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Canadian Real Estate: The Year That Was and a Look Ahead to 2012

Wondering what to expect from the Canadian market in 2012? Here’s the latest from Don Campbell. Towards the end of the video, Don talks jointly about the Halifax and Saint John markets. He suggests that prices will spike around 2012 due to the impact of Halifax’s massive $25B ship building contract and huge population influx due to the lack of skilled labor for this 25 year contract. As a result, Don...

New Brunswick’s $4.5-million potash play

Amazing news coming out of New Brunswick as Atlantic Potash makes a play for a major Potash discovery which would come with an investment in the range of $4 billion. The construction phase of the mine could create about 1,600 direct and indirect jobs over seven years, while production could create about 900. For more on this exciting news, read below. $4.5-million potash play Mining: Saint John-base firm to explore...

Atlantic Potash Corp. awarded new mining deal

A $4.5M investment that could jump to $4B? Great news as New Brunswick’s provincial government has signed a new exploration agreement with the Atlantic Potash Corporation. This is terrific for Saint John, as the city will feel yet another boost in the increased harbor and train traffic. There are even rumors suggestion that a new potash refinery may be built at the port of Saint John. Atlantic Potash Corp....

House prices better than expected, Re/Max says

Positive news on the Canadian housing market. Interestingly, Saint John, New Brunswick still came away with a 3% increase despite the market’s negative overtones. Read on for more. House prices better than expected, Re/Max says from The Canadian Press Canada’s housing market will end this year with a better performance than it had expected, the Re/Max real estate sales organization said Tuesday. Re/Max...

New Brunswick’s SLAM excited about potential of Northwest Gold Property

There is a frenzy of excitement surrounding a new gold discovery in New Brunswick’s northern territory. The company responsible for the announcement, SLAM (Slam Resources Ltd.) is waiting for the core sample analysis to determine the grade of the gold, but since the sites have never been drilled before, the discovery has “huge potential”, according SLAM’s CEO, Mike Taylor. They have also...

Governments of Canada and New Brunswick Celebrate New Affordable Housing in Saint John

Keeping the city in a state of renewal, the Federal and Provincial governments are stimulating spending for a much needed supply of senior housing in the Saint John area. This is great news, as of course any spending keeps suppliers and the construction industry very happy, while helping to build appreciation. Governments of Canada and New Brunswick Celebrate New Affordable Housing in Saint John SAINT JOHN, NEW...

University of New Brunswick and Cisco Collaborate to Drive IT Innovation and R&D

New Brunswick continues to find creative partnerships to keep the coals burning as a world-class technology innovator. Cisco and the University of New Brunswick recently signed an agreement outlining a collaboration to boost the university’s research division to the tune of $2 million endowment from Cisco. This partnership establishes a Cisco Chair in Advanced Learning Technologies, to promote, support, and...

Success of Radian6, Q1 Labs could signal good news to come

New Brunswick has really become the focus for venture capitalist tech start-ups. Since the recent success stories of Radian6 and Q1 labs, the province has become the new stomping grounds for people with great minds, with venture capitalists dropping in to offices here regularly, just to see whats cooking. I love this quote from Don Kjosness of Capital Road, an Alberta based venture capital group. He says that in...
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