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“Prosperous communities recognize and build on their strengths. Our strengths lie in the fishing and marine industry,” stated Warden Smith.

Along with today’s announcement, other recent investments have been made:

The Municipality recently contributed $50,000, along with Provincial and other financial partners, to the Marine Innovation Centre, which will be located at the NSCC. The NSCC is looking to expand its offering to include greater opportunities to bring innovation to the sector and to support the concept of innovation and excellence in the fishery.

The Warden met with the Honorable Keith Colwell, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture last week, along with the NSCC, to discuss funding of simulation equipment for the Centre, which would bring the first simulator in the country having fishing operations included with the navigation.

The Municipality also financially invested in upgrades to the Shelburne Marine Terminal along with the Town of Shelburne, Develop NS and ACOA.

“These are great examples of what can be accomplished for the community when all three levels of government, along with businesses, work together. The Municipality of Shelburne values the investment this announcement is making in our communities. We would like to thank the Honorable Bernadette Jordan for recognizing our skilled workforce, and the positive impact this investment will make. We are optimistic that additional announcements will be made in the future,” said Warden Penny Smith.