Volta bestows ecosystem awards to Atlantic Canadian startup supporters

Volta bestows ecosystem awards to Atlantic Canadian startup supporters

New Brunswick’s grocery store shelves will soon include local beer, plus four more things you need to know about it Atlantic Canadian business this week.

Volta bestows ecosystem awards
The Halifax startup hub Volta gave out their Ecosystem Impact Awards last week to acknowledge the winners’ work helping Atlantic Canadian startups. Yarmouth’s Ignite Labs were given the Catalyst Award for their work growing the technology, ocean and tourism sectors in Southwestern Nova Scotia, while Halifax’s Square Roots got the Positive Impact Award for their work with farmers. Build Ventures, a VC firm based in Halifax, took home the Community Leader Award for their investment in 14 different companies, McInnes Cooper was awarded the Corporate Supporter Award for their continuing presence in different startup organizations and SomaDetect in Fredericton got the Disruptor Award for their work in the dairy industry.

New Brunswick to sell beer in grocery stores this fall
NB Liquor has announced there will soon be beer available in select grocery stores come October. Wine and cider have been sold since 2014, but soon 66 stores across the province will also be selling locally-produced brews.

The Cat Maine ferry services delayed
Bay Ferries Limited, who run The Cat ferry service between Nova Scotia and Maine, has announced it will be mid-summer until they start up for the season. The ferry was scheduled to start on June 21 but will be delayed because work on the new terminal in Bar Harbor is taking longer than expected.

New cafe opens in Bonavista
A heritage home in Bonavista, N.L. is now home to a new cafe. The Quintal Cafe opened on June 1 at 63 Church Street, one of the main streets in the town, and serves up coffee and pastries along with breakfast, soup and sandwiches.

Summerside food truck licenses doled out
Two food trucks have been given the green light in Summerside with their mobiles sales establishment license. High on a Hog will operate at 652 Water Street while Hoss’s Fish and Chips will be back again this summer at 151 Heather Moyse Drive.

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