News from around the region including regional business optimism a tale of extremes; Nova Scotia’s Seven Lakes project an eco-planning landmark; the Rock’s minimum wage rises, but it’s still pretty low; Tracey Dobbin has lots to wine about–you could too; Saint John needs a makeover, says Conference Board of Canada; and, distiller looks to past for its competitive spirits.

News briefs from around the region: DHX Media opens new studio; sports arenas play name game; medical marijuana growth in N.S.; big money in bad habits; P.E.I. proves it pays to be nice; and, why micro business and vacations don’t mix.

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