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N.B. brothers look to bridge the rural-urban digital divide

New Brunswick has no shortage of intelligent entrepreneurs, that’s certain! Case in point: a pair of silver-haired brothers who are focused on championing the rural internet market for Canada. In just 4 years, Bill and Ed Barrett have built up revenues in excess of $100M, taking over the market from Bell Canada and Rogers. Another example of why New Brunswick is such a stable, emerging...

Bay of Fundy may hold cancer-fighting bacteria

New Brunswick is front page news once again, this time with the Bay of Fundy drawing all the attention. Researcher Ben Forward of the Research and Productivity Council (RPC) has been researching a marine bacteria which could protect the salmon farming industry. In doing so, they’ve found that this same bacteria could protect humans from cancer and infectious disease. What a score for the Bay of Fundy area as...

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...
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