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New Website Promotes Atlantic Seafood Products

first_imgA new and improved website promoting Atlantic Canadian seafood will help the industry compete in a global market. The website address is www.atlanticcanadaexports.ca. The Atlantic Canada Seafood Trade Group has been working with the seafood industry and associations to re-create an enticing and user-friendly website that connects national and international buyers to the product diversity Atlantic Canada has to offer. “Not only will this robust website tell the story of Atlantic Canada’s product quality and diversity, it will also connect national and international buyers with Atlantic Canadian companies to help build long-term business relationships,” said Sterling Belliveau, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture. The website guides buyers to Atlantic Canadian companies and products that are available, searchable by company, product or by keyword. Buyers can learn more about the care the industries take to move toward building sustainable fisheries. A new trade calendar enables buyers to identify various networking opportunities with participating Atlantic Canadian companies. It also caters to chefs and consumers by providing recipes that can be made with seafood purchased locally. The website is available in English and French and is accessible by all mobile devices anywhere in the world. “Atlantic Canada is proud of the rich history of its fish and seafood industries, as well as the devotion of aquaculturists, fishermen, processors, wholesalers, traders, retailers and restaurants for moving the product from the ocean to the plate carefully and quickly,” said Mr. Belliveau. Fisheries departments from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency worked together to help develop the project.last_img read more

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Housing starts cool in Calgary

by Cindy White Posted May 25, 2015 1:54 pm MDT Housing starts cool in Calgary Summary Average home prices to drop 2.7 percent in Calgary AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Expect home construction to slow further in Calgary this year and into next.Canada Mortgage and Housing has released its spring outlook, and is predicting home starts will drop to 13,200 this year and 11,500 in 2016.CMHC analyst Richard Cho tells 660News, slower employment growth and less migration from other parts of the country is pushing demand down.“On top of that, we’re also expecting to see more supply in the resale market, giving buyers more choice,” he said. “As well, there’s an expectation that new home inventories will rise, holding back production in 2015;”Prices are forecast to fall 2.7 percent this year to an average of $448,000 but Cho says they should start to inch up again in 2016, to an average to $253,000.The CMHC is also predicting a record number of more than 10,000 condo units started last year will flood the market, and construction in the sector is expected to fall off to just 6,000 by next year. read more