Canada is an ocean nation and home to a valuable fisheries industry. Fueling innovation to increase the creation and adoption of clean technologies in key sectors of the Canadian economy, like fisheries, will lead to better stewardship and sustainability of jobs in the industry and the environment for years to come.
Recognizing the opportunities that exist in Indigenous tourism in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Qalipu First Nation is undertaking various activities as part of the implementation of its Experience Qalipu Tourism Strategy. The five-year strategy will help to further develop and promote Indigenous tourism in the province, enhance community capacity and build stronger Indigenous communities.
The Fortune Port Corporation is making significant upgrades at the Port of Fortune to accommodate two new state-of-the-art ferries that will operate between the Town of Fortune and the French islands of St. Pierre et Miquelon on a year-round basis. The project includes expanding the existing wharf, enhancing traffic flow on the waterfront and improving directional signage. This initiative will enable the Town of Fortune and local businesses to capitalize on tourism and economic development opportunities arising from an increase in the number of visitors to the area and the transport of goods and services.
Providing unique opportunities for visitors to experience Western Prince Edward Island’s rich history of fishing, cuisine and entertainment helps to boost the tourism sector and the regional economy. With support from the Government of Canada, music lovers and history enthusiasts from all over can take in great tunes, picturesque views and a whole lot more at the Stompin’ Tom Festival Series in Skinners Pond.
C-CORE is building capacity to collect data from small satellites (smallsats) that orbit the earth for observation purposes such as environmental monitoring. Using comparably small-scale ground stations, C-CORE is extracting large amounts of data from the orbiting smallsats. It then analyzes and interprets the data to more effectively monitor and measure environmental indicators, such as greenhouse and air quality gas emissions, for clients in various sectors, including resource development, transportation, and safety and security.
Supporting local festivals that promote Atlantic Canada’s most well-known features helps attract visitors to communities big and small and creates a financial boost to the local economy year after year. That’s why the governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island are investing in the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival (TVOF), a five-day event centered around food, cultural heritage, music and entertainment that draws thousands of tourists to Tyne Valley each summer.