Taking Flight: CEOs on the move and runway retrofits

Taking Flight: CEOs on the move and runway retrofits

Halifax soccer franchise announces team name
The Canadian Premier League is adding another team to the roster for its inaugural 2019 season. Sports and Entertainment Atlantic presented the new team’s name, logo and colours last Friday for the Halifax-based soccer club. The Halifax Wanderers FC will take to the pitch in the spring of next year donning team colours of aqua, blue and grey at the new 6000-seat soccer stadium on the Halifax Common, to be called Wanderers Ground.

Project Runway: Charlottetown Airport gets funding for upgrades
The federal government has announced $8.1 million in funding for improvements to Prince Edward Island’s major airport. Charlottetown Airport will see major work completed on the main runway and taxiways which includes grading, drainage and storm water collection upgrades. Combined with the $900,000 provided by the provincial government, the airport is only halfway to its $18 million goal — the anticipated cost for the full retrofit of the runway, which hasn’t been upgraded in 20 years.

New call centre announced for Edmundston
Customer service solution company S&P Data has determined the location of their newest call centre will be Edmundston, N.B. While it means 50 new jobs at the Madawaska Mall office in the first few rounds of hiring, the call centre is projected to create 289 jobs over the next five years. With a potential investment of $1.875 million from Opportunities NB, S&P Data estimates the centre could contribute more than $50 million to New Brunswick’s GDP.

Smoked out: N.S. salmon company moving to P.E.I.
St. Mary’s River Smokehouse in Sherbrooke, N.S. is being moved to P.E.I. less than a year after it was purchased by Cooke Aquaculture. The smokehouse will operate under the same branding, but production will occur the company’s Atlantic Fish Specialties Ltd. facilities in Charlottetown. Sherbrooke’s smokehouse, which has been in operation for more than 20 years, currently employs 18 people and will shut down June 22. Employees have been offered other jobs with the company or can opt for a severance package.

Anchors away: Marine Atlantic’s CEO moves to C-CORE
After 8 years as Marine Atlantic’s CEO and president, Paul Griffin is moving on. Griffin has been appointed president and CEO of C-Core, the St. John’s based research and development firm. He replaces interim CEO Mark Macleod, who stepped in for Dr. Charles Randell last year, on June 4.

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