Atlantic Canada’s Entrepreneurs Head to G20 Summit in Buenos Aires

Atlantic Canada’s Entrepreneurs Head to G20 Summit in Buenos Aires

Atlantic Canada’s entrepreneurs head to Buenos Aires for G20 summit
Futurpreneur Canada has announced the 30 Canadians who will attend this year’s G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit in Buenos Aires. Three entrepreneurs from Atlantic Canada will travel to the summit taking place September 18 to 21. From New Brunswick Jeff Alpaugh of Dangerous Dress Shirts will be attendance, while Newfoundland and Labrador is represented by Katie Gillespie of Fulfilament and Peter Francis of HelpMeOrder.

Canada’s first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel takes a dip in Halifax
The first of up to six Arctic and Offshore Patrol vessels built at Halifax’s Irving Shipyard hit the waters over the weekend. The HMCS Harry DeWolf was lowered into the Bedford Basin on Saturday for testing ahead of schedule — it’s set to be delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy in the summer of 2019. Irving was awarded the $8.9-million contract in May of this year.

Charlottetown restaurant shuttered after five years
The Prince Edward restaurant on the corner of University Avenue and Huston Street in Charlottetown has closed its doors. After five years in business at the location that used to house Relish Gourmet Burgers and previously Seatreat Restaurant, owner Paul Haddad cited personal reasons for the closure.

Who made this year’s Growth 500?
Canadian Business Magazine released their annual Growth 500 list ranking Canada’s fastest growing companies by revenue. Five companies from Atlantic Canada made this year’s list: New Brunswick’s Auction Transport Services came in at 447th with 119 percent growth in the past five years, while Prince Edward Island’s Screenscape ranked 190th with 400 per cent growth. Three Nova Scotia companies made the list: Carson Leasing and Export at 92nd with 936 per cent growth, Supplement King at 156th with 541 per cent growth and Vista Care Communications at 353rd with 177 per cent growth.

Scotiabank branch in Roddickton-Bide Arm to close
Next year, Scotiabank clients in the Newfoundland and Labrador town of Roddickton-Bide Arm will have to drive more than 100 kilometres to check their bank accounts. The local branch is set to close October 9, 2019 and the nearest branch is in Flower’s Cove, 111km away, or in St. Anthony 129km from the town, which can have drastic impact on seniors in the community.

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