ICYMI (in case you missed it)

After 32 years, Eugene’s General Store in Tignish changed ownership. Tommy and Joanne Perry handed the keys to Joey Morrissey, on Feb. 2. Morrissey’s son Carter took over as manager, red suspenders and all.

After three years of lobbying, The Humble Barber has been granted liquor licences for their locations in Charlottetown and Summerside.

Stir It Up, a new vegan restaurant, opened for business on Queen St. in Charlottetown.

The Cook’s Edge expanded into a larger space. While still in the same location on Sydney St. in Charlottetown, moving to the first level space offers owner Adam Sweet a bit more breathing room for his knives and kitchen tools.

The International Potato Technology Expo took place in Charlottetown on Feb. 23 and 24. The expo had over 120 exhibitors and also offered workshops and information sessions focused on potato agriculture.

The federal government announced the formation of an ‘Ocean Supercluster’, a partnership to boost innovation and modernization in Canada’s ocean industries. The partnership spans fisheries, aquaculture, oil and gas, marine bio products, transportation, defence, marine renewables, and ocean technology.

On Feb. 16 Northern Pulp representatives presented on the proposed new effluent treatment facility that will see discharge from Northern Pulp in Pictou, NS flow into the Northumberland Strait. The presentation to the Standing Committee for Agriculture and Fisheries was attended by fishers, environmentalists and concerned citizens. Island MLAs questioned Northern Pulp about the impact on the Strait, in particular fishing grounds. The current treatment plant, built in 1967, is scheduled to be decommissioned by 2020. An environmental assessment for the plan is expected to be submitted to the NS government this spring.

H.F. Stewart (Salty’s February 2018 cover story) was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the West Prince Chamber Of Commerce.

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