Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Seafood Producers Get Funding

Businesses in Lunenburg, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties among those to receive provincial funding to help the seafood industry improve its competitiveness in the global marketplace. Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Sterling Belliveau announced today more than 310-thousand-dollars for seafood processors to diversify markets, improve productivity, and assess lobster fishing areas. The investment is part of 3.75-million-dollars in seafood Cedar Bay Grilling Company of Blandford, Seastar Seafoods of Clarks Harbour and Nova Scotia Fish Packers of Yarmouth will use the funding to enhance productivity and for market diversification and technology.


A new physician is being welcomed to South Shore Health. Dr. Ryan Finnamore, a graduate from Dalhousie University's medical program in 2004 will be located at the Chester Family Practice where he has been providing part-time coverage since 2006.
Dr. Finnamore will be accepting new patients beginning in the New Year. Priority will be given to patients who do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioners and those who are travelling outside the area and want to transfer back to the local practice.