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.
Atlantic Canadians Nominated for National Women Entrepreneur Awards
Four female East Coasters made the nominations list for the 2018 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award. Port Rexton Brewing Company Ltd. co-owners Sonja Mills and Alicia MacDonald are up for the inaugural Ones to Watch award, Heather Modlin of Key Assets Newfoundland and Labrador is nominated in the Social Change category and Kathleen Quinlan of Lunenburg’s Fiore Botanica Natural Skin Care is up for the Micro Business Award.
Presented by Women in Influence, the awards will be held November 21 in Toronto.
NS Government approves permit for tidal energy project in Bay of Fundy
The department of Energy and Mines has issued a permit that will allow Black Rock Tidal Power to test harnessing the power of the tidal energy in the Bay of Fundy. The Halifax-based company will pilot the 280-kilowatt floating platform for six months in the Grand Passage while they determine how it will contribute to marine renewable energy.
Mad Wok opening second Charlottetown location
Neil Guo, who opened the first Canadian Mad Wok restaurant in Charlottetown is planning on expanding the brand after the successful opening of the first Chinese-based Mad Wok restaurant on Queen Street in 2016. The Chinese fast casual restaurant will see a second location at Belvedere Plaza, serving up stir-fried Asian cuisine.
Alpacas of Newfoundland to close after two decades
After twenty years of business, Felix Cove couple Ed Hutchings and Cathy Whitehead have decided to close Alpacas of Newfoundland. The farm and gift store has been on the market since 2014, but with no buyers willing to take over the farm, the couple has decided to sell off the animals and close operations on September 30. The Port au Port Peninsula shop also sold alpaca products and stained-glass crafts at local fairs since the 1990s.
- Stats Can reports job gains in Atlantic Canada
- Peppereka offers fast-casual dining in Dartmouth
- Irving to hire 7500 people by 2021
- New Brunswick company scores on Dragon’s Den
- Atlantic Canada’s first vegan butcher shop opens in Halifax
- Rodd announces revamp of N.S. hotel
- Cannabis Legalization selected as business story of the year
- Landwash Brewery opens in Mount Pearl
- Training Works Inc. and Fonemed win double honours with St. John’s BOT
- WestJet reassigns St. John’s to Dublin flight to Halifax