A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

Is it really “Product of Canada”?

After waxing about Canadian apple juice not really being Canadian, I was quite pleased to see CBC’s Marketplace tonight discussing the same issue on a larger scale. The program examined some food products which are labeled as “Product of Canada” and attempts to trace where the main ingredients actually come from. The host Wendy Mesley, […]

October 24th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Business, Economics | one comment

‘Made in Canada’ – via China

Where is your apple juice from? Following on from my earlier post about Open Farm Day, I did a bit more digging about the apple market and in particular importation of Chinese apple juice concentrate. I found an article ‘Made in Canada’ – via China on the Globe and Mail which discusses the issue (along […]

October 16th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Business, Economics | 6 comments

N.B. minister holds out hope for beef plant

In Atlantic Canada, there is only one federally inspected beef plant Atlantic Beef Products which is located in Albany, PEI. Unfortunately, the processing plant has lost over $10 million over the last three years since it was opened and is in danger of closing after the PEI government announced that it will no longer cover […]

October 3rd, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Business, Fredericton, Misc | no comments

New Brunswick Open Farm Day

Yesterday, for the third year in a row, the family and I went out to enjoy New Brunswick Open Farm Day. This annual event allows members of the public to tour farms throughout New Brunswick and hopefully get a better appreciation for the agricultural sector. Farms range from dairy operations to fruit orchards to an […]

September 25th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Business, Economics | 7 comments

August unemployment rate up in New Brunswick: Good News???

On Friday the 7th Statistics Canada released the latest Canadian employment figures (The Daily, Friday, September 7, 2007. Labour Force Survey). Although the headline grabbing unemployment rate has gone up from 7.2% to 7.7% in August this masks very positive trends in the labour market. Employment has gone up by 1000 (rounded) jobs – a […]

September 10th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Economics, Fredericton, New Brunswick | one comment

Fredericton Conference Centre / Complex: full steam ahead

I must congratulate Fredericton’s city council for forging ahead with development of a downtown conference centre. The proposal for a conference centre has been on the books for about 3 years but there has always been some hesitation due to unknown funding support from provincial and federal sources. The provincial government has pledged 5 million […]

September 5th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Fredericton, New Brunswick | no comments

Good economic news for New Brunswick

I am quite happy to hear a few good news New Brunswick economic stories in the news lately. The biggest announcement has been Potash Corp.’s announcement that they will build a new potash mine in Sussex, New Brunswick. This construction phase of this project has an estimated cost of $1.7 billion and is projected to […]

August 23rd, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Economics, Fredericton, New Brunswick | no comments

NancyJon – Jonnie Java Roasters

It appears that Fredericton is getting its own micro coffee roaster! Nancy and Jon from Paradise Imports on York Street (near King) are starting in-store roasting of fair trade beans. I will definitely have to try it out once it opens. Having lived near the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto and having access to fresh […]

August 15th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Fredericton, New Brunswick | no comments

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