St. John’s

There’s a lot of disappointed social media chatter over WestJet’s cancellation of the direct flight between St. John’s, N.L. and Dublin. Local business owners like Mallard Cottage restaurateur Todd Perrin and politicians were open about the effect this will have on the tourism industry.

Chinova Bioworks, a company that makes a preservative called chitosan out of mushrooms for the food and beverage industry, has received $2 million investment money from DSM Venturing BV. Venture capital firm AgFunder and non-profit Natural Products Canada were also in on the round of funding that will go towards building Chinova’s team and scaling up manufacturing.

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