Technology upgrades help Western Newfoundland businesses to modernize and grow 

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Government of Canada investments support clean, inclusive recovery and long-term economic growth  

May 6, 2022 · Doyles, Newfoundland and Labrador · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

A key part of Canada’s economic recovery is supporting businesses as they adapt, grow and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Small and medium-sized businesses and the organizations that support them represent the backbone of regional economies. They generate good paying jobs and are a source of pride for their communities. To do so, businesses and entrepreneurs need a strong foundation, built on technological innovation, inclusivity, and clean growth to create the workforce of the future.

Federal investments support business growth

Today, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, announced a total investment of $357,500 through the Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) for two projects in Western Newfoundland. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.

A repayable investment of $200,000 is helping Gale's Septic Cleaning Limited upgrade its wastewater treatment facility with green technology to offer an environmentally sustainable service to businesses, municipalities and industries such as aquaculture in Newfoundland and Labrador.

In addition, 3 T's Limited is receiving a $157,500 repayable investment to enhance its live hold storage for lobsters, which will improve product quality and value for international markets.

Launched in July 2021, the Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) provides $700 million over three years to Canada’s regional development agencies to support a regional response and stimulate economic recovery following the COVID-19 crisis by investing in projects that will help to create jobs. Through the JGF, the Government of Canada aims to support the transition to a green economy, foster an inclusive recovery, enhance competitiveness, and create jobs in every corner of the country.


“The vitality of our business communities across Atlantic Canada is key to our economic recovery. We’ll continue to invest in our local businesses and the organizations that support them to create good jobs, support inclusive and clean growth opportunities, and build resiliency for years to come.”  

- The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA

“Supporting local businesses helps create jobs and contributes to key industries such as environmental services and fishing. Through these investments, Gale's Septic Cleaning Limited and 3 T’s Limited are making important upgrades to improve their operations and develop more productive, competitive businesses.”

- The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains

Quick facts

  • Gale's Septic Cleaning Limited operates a waste management business in Doyles and provides services such as septic system maintenance to residential and commercial customers throughout Western Newfoundland.

  • Based in Woody Point, 3T's Limited processes, packages and markets seafood products such as snow crab, lobster and ground fish for domestic and international markets.

  • In Atlantic Canada, ACOA is delivering $70 million of the $700-million national Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) to eligible businesses, non-profit organizations, community economic development partners, and Indigenous-led organizations and businesses, with projects that:

    • support the transition to a green economy
    • foster an inclusive recovery
    • preserve Canada’s competitiveness and future-proof businesses through digital adoption
    • strengthen capacity in sectors critical to Canada’s recovery and growth
  • For more information on the application process, eligibility criteria and eligible expenses, or to apply for the JGF, reach out to your regional development agency.

  • Canada’s regional development agencies are continuing to deliver targeted support for economic recovery in the region. Application intake is open through ACOA for the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, Jobs and Growth Fund, Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative and Tourism Relief Fund.

Associated links


Marianne Blondin

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Official Languages and of the

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Paul McGrath

Director of Communications

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency


Shelley Gale


Gale's Septic Cleaning Limited


Todd Young

General Manager

3 T’s Limited


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