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Baie des Chaleurs Economy: February 2013 Archives

Growth, opportunity and change for industries in the Baie des Chaleurs region

Gaspe - Glenn 024.jpgOver the past few decades, many of the communities along the coast, from Gaspé Town all the way to New Richmond, lost major industries -- the copper mine, the Gaspesia mill, Smurfit-Stone. But there's new hope in communities along the Gaspé coast that economic times are changing for the better. In the final installation of our look at industry along the Baie des Chaleurs, Quebec AM's Glenn Wanamaker brings us stories of about growth, opportunity, and challenge.
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Wind in the sails of the wind energy business in the Gaspé

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There are many reasons why the economy along the Baie des Chaleurs is showing signs of improvement. The wind energy business is one in particular that has showcased the versatility of local entrepreneurs, and lead to growth in the region. CBC's Glenn Wanamaker took a tour of the new wind farm near New Richmond, and hear how one local industry has re-made itself.
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State of the fisheries in the Baie des Chaleurs

The Baie des Chaleurs has lost some big industries over the last decade, but there's reason to think the tide is turning. Today, as we continue our series on the area's economy, we'll look at the prospects in the fishery. The CBC's Glenn Wanamaker was in the region earlier this year, and spoke to a few different people about the state of the industry. We hear from Jeffrey Vautier, board member of the professional fishermen's association for le Sud-de-la-Gaspésie, Shigawake and Gino Lebrasseur, general manager of Unipêche MDM plant who also serves as Mayor of Paspebiac.
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