By Andrew Macdonald Maritime business Frank McKenna, deputy chair of TD Group, and a former three-term premier of New Brunswick, used a recent speaking opportunity to discuss a perennial favourite topic of his: the need for more immigration in the Atlantic region. In...
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Feb 27, 2021 | Politics
By Andrew Macdonald Maritime Business The Steele Auto Group has expanded its footprint in New Brunswick by acquiring three well-established car dealerships in Saint John. Kim Day, president of Dartmouth-based Steele Auto Group, confirmed Tuesday the deal to purchase...
Andrew Macdonald Maritime business TD Group vice-chair Frank McKenna is bringing more jobs to his beloved region. Speaking last week with the CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI), Laurel Broten, McKenna noted TD Group has 1,040 employees at a financial centre in...
Andrew Macdonald Maritime business The deal to buy out the billionaire co-founders of Clearwater Seafoods, of Bedford, was processed in a billion-dollar takeover in January 2021. British Columbia-based Premium Brands Holdings Corporation and seven Mi’kmaq First...
Feb 13, 2021 | Business
Andrew Macdonald Maritime business Retail power centre Dartmouth Crossing has announced on its Twitter page that iconic Maine boot and clothing manufacturer L.L. Bean’s Canadian invasion, which began in 2019, will see the popular company set up shop in Metro Halifax...
Feb 6, 2021 | Business
By Andrew Macdonald Maritime business Amedeo ‘Tony’ Ravina has retired after a 51-year career in which he reckons he has cut the hair of thousands of customers, and recently even the fourth generation of some families. Originally operating Head Masters beginning in...
Jan 30, 2021 | Transportation
By Andrew Macdonald Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the Atlantic region’s largest, does not expect to get back to record-level passengers until 2024, says the airport’s CEO Joyce Carter. And she suggests the wintertime sunshine excursion packages will be...
Jan 23, 2021 | Real Estate
By Andrew Macdonald Maritime business The luxurious Roy Condos are now 50 per cent occupied, and I took a tour of the Louis Reznick-built project on Barrington & Granville streets in downtown Halifax. Reznick has been owning and developing and sometimes restoring...
By Andrew Macdonald Maritime business Bear River First Nation in southwestern Nova Scotia has confirmed it is now the majority owner of the legendary Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa near the town of Digby. “The chief and council of Bear River First Nation are excited to...
Jan 9, 2021 | Transportation
By Andrew Macdonald Maritime business The 2020 cruise ship season was cancelled in Halifax, as well as Saint John, and across the Atlantic. It has meant the region’s port cities took a significant economic hit. In 2019, a study from the Halifax Port Authority reported...
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