The Antigonish chocolate company Peace by Chocolate owned by new Canadian Tareq Hadhad has been selected by the Growth with Google program (a free training program to help grow business skills) as the National Hero Case. After immigrating from Syria in 2016 Hadhad and his father started the company and now their chocolate is sold in more than 400 stores across Canada.

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation has made their first order of cannabis in preparation for the October 17 legalization date. The 3.75-million-gram order consists of 78 different strains of cannabis, 282 cannabis products and 21 different accessories to be sold on store shelves. The order will be filled by 14 different vendors from across the country.