Toot Toot! Theodore Tugboat and PEI Newspapers are sailing away!

Toot Toot! Theodore Tugboat and PEI Newspapers are sailing away!

Theodore Tugboat Sails to Saint John
The popular Theodore Tugboat is setting sail for a new harbour this summer. The cheerful fixture of Halifax harbour will be moored in Saint John for peak tourist season, from June until November. The TV star come to life, owned by Ambassatours Gray Line, typically gives daily tours around Halifax Harbour in the summer months, but Theodore has also spent summers in Quebec City, Tampa and even Chicago. Those in search of family-friendly boat tour this summer can hop aboard the Harbour Hopper Tour in Halifax.

New oil discovery made off the coast of Newfoundland
Husky Energy has reported another discovery in the White Rose oil field. The majority owner of the field has announced that the exploration drill located 10 kilometres north of the SeaRose Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel is said to have detected 85 metres of oil-bearing sandstone. Husky is still evaluating the discovery, but news of find is timely for Newfoundland and Labrador’s oil industry; the price of oil is on the rise, with barrels coming in at US$80 a barrel this past Thursday, the highest rates since 2014.

SPCA open newest thrift store in Nova Scotia
The SPCA in Sydney, Nova Scotia will turn on the open sign to their new thrift store on Welton Street at the end of the month. Staff and volunteers are preparing the shelves of the fourth thrift store in the province. With rising costs of care for the animals the SPCA hopes to cover the costs of care that aren’t covered by adoption fees. Proceeds of the profits will go to caring for the animals as well as the cost of electricity and water for the 11 shelters across the province, which carry an operating cost of $60,000 per month.

Cooke Aquaculture announces 100 jobs
Sea-farming company Cooke Aquaculture made the announcement on Thursday about the creation of at least 100 jobs in the next five years. With the support of provincial government in partnership with Opportunities NB, the company is eligible for $1.9 million in funding. The jobs created will run the gamut from marine site workers to logistic experts and truck drivers based out of Blacks Harbour, St. George or Grand Manan.

PEI newspaper printing operations desert the Island
Two of Prince Edward Island’s major newspapers will no longer be printed on the island. The Guardian and Journal Pioneer will stop press at the Borden-Carleton facility as of print deadline July 7. Both papers, owned by the SaltWire Network, will be printed in Halifax and then trucked to P.E.I. via the Confederation Bridge, which sees many winter closures to high-sided vehicles. SaltWire says no jobs will be lost in the move.

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