Articles by Gabby Peyton

Close To The Heart, an online babywearing store based in Moncton, New Brunswick has opened a new storefront at 1988 Mountain Road. After five years of selling online and being named the best babywearing store in the country by Babywearing in Canada, owner Larissa Flanagan decided to open a shop with a variety of babywearing products as well as local handmade wares. The store will also have a community area for local events to be held.

Atlantic Container Line, the New Jersey based shipping company, has announced the closure of their office in Halifax at the end of 2018. As one of the only global shipping companies headquartered in Halifax and almost 50-year old tenancy at the port, the company says it can’t continue office operations. The twice weekly calls to Halifax will not be affected meaning six people stay on staff but 15 will not.

The Antigonish chocolate company Peace by Chocolate owned by new Canadian Tareq Hadhad has been selected by the Growth with Google program (a free training program to help grow business skills) as the National Hero Case. After immigrating from Syria in 2016 Hadhad and his father started the company and now their chocolate is sold in more than 400 stores across Canada.

Uptown Donuts opened up their shop in the historic Saint John City Market early this month offering up jazzed-up jam-filled treats. The new Moncton events centre had their ribbon-cutting ceremony mid-month and announced that the new $113-million facility will officially be called Centre Avenir Center, as locally-owned Avenir Hearing opted to buy the naming rights.

World-wide ride-share company Uber met with city staff of Saint John, Fredericton and Moncton to chat about potential for the service to operate in the province. The meetings, which took place in Saint John, aimed to talk about the potential for Uber to set up shop and the current bylaws from each city. Currently, Uber’s service is not available anywhere in Atlantic Canada.

Futurpreneur Canada has announced the 30 Canadians who will attend this year’s G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit in Buenos Aires. Three entrepreneurs from Atlantic Canada will travel to the summit taking place September 18 to 21. From New Brunswick Jeff Alpaugh of Dangerous Dress Shirts will be attendance, while Newfoundland and Labrador is represented by Katie Gillespie of Fulfilament and Peter Francis of HelpMeOrder.

Uptown Saint John will soon be home to a gourmet donut shop. Uptown Donuts will sell a variety of classic donuts in addition to jazzed up jam-filled treats topped with things like cookie dough and bacon at their shop located in the historic Saint John City Market. The shop is set to open later this week.

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation has made their first order of cannabis in preparation for the October 17 legalization date. The 3.75-million-gram order consists of 78 different strains of cannabis, 282 cannabis products and 21 different accessories to be sold on store shelves. The order will be filled by 14 different vendors from across the country.

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