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New call center will create 300 jobs
August 10, 2020
Premier Roger Grimes announced the beginning of a major new business initiative in the Carbonear
Over the next year the ICT Group will employ 300 people to work at the new
call center. The ICT GROUP currently manages six other customer
relationship management (CRM) sales and service operations throughout the
provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, which support clients in the
U.S. and Canada. The Corner Brook facility is the company's seventh
Canadian contact center, expanding its presence to the third Canadian
province of Newfoundland. ICT GROUP continues to increase capacity and
open additional contact centers in Canada because of the high-quality,
cost-effective labor available for its customer sales and service
representatives, training, quality assurance and operations management
positions. Additionally, the company's Canadian CRM operations have
delivered consistent, superior sales and service performance for clients
across major industry sectors since it began operating there more than 5
years ago. Grimes says government and the private sector have been
actively encouraging call centers like ICT to come to Newfoundland.
Visitation to the province continues
to be strong and growing
Minister Kevin Aylward says there are some very positive signs that
this will be another successful tourism season. Aylward says there's
been a 15 per cent increase in inquiries for travel planning
information through government's toll-free number. There's been a 12
per cent increase in direct international arrivals at St. John's
International Airport from January through June and a 7 per cent
increase in hotel occupancy rates from January through April.
Aylward says there was a 10 per cent jump in reservations made
through tourism's toll-free number for the first six months of the
year, with the value of those reservations increasing 34 per cent.
Reservations to that line in June were up 24 per cent with the value
of those reservations near double that of last year. Cruise ship
activity has jumped 49 per cent. There have also been slight
increases in the numbers of visitors to provincial tourism chalets
Source: VOCM (Doug
of Tourism News Release
Newfoundland Leading The Way
July 6, 2001
will lead the Atlantic region in economic growth this year. That
according to the TD Bank's Provincial Economic update. Senior
Economist Derek Burleton says the provincial economy will grow by
2.5 per cent this year, second only to Alberta's 4.2 per cent.
Burleton says the slower growth rate for Newfoundland is directly
tied to the oil sector.
Food Fishery Announced
July 3, 2001
of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has finally announced the details on the
recreational food fishery for this year.
In past years, the recreational fishery in Newfoundland has been
limited to just two weekends. This year the fishery will run from July 18 to Sept 19. Recreational
fishermen will be able to catch a total of 30 cod, 10 fish per day.
Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans said. "recreational
fishers will be able to enjoy a longer and safer season, with
opportunities to fish in favourable conditions rather than being
restricted to designated weekends."DFO has
issued a $10 license fee for the tags which are available at all
Canada Post outlets.
Release from Federal Minister
comments on Atlantic Recreational Fishing
Safety: DFO Rules and Regulations
Pitchers Pond Golf Course
Pitchers Pond Inc. and the Town of Whiteway
have successfully negotiated a Capital
Cost Package for the development of Pitchers Pond Golf Course.
Work on the first 9 of 18 holes will begin in July, with a completion date
set for the summer of 2003.
Quinlan Brothers Limited
Congratulations, to Quinlan Brothers Limited of
Bay de Verde, NF for receipt of a license for
secondary processing and manufacturing of shrimp and crab shell for the
production of Chitin (pronounced kite-in) and chitosan (kite-o-san) are fibers.
Chitin is a polysaccharide�a string of sugar molecules�that naturally
occurs in the hard outer shell of insects, shellfish such as crab,
lobster, and shrimp, and marine coral. Chitin is chemically similar to
cellulose and starch, the most abundant plant fibers. It is used to make
various other substances, including chitosan, which is derived from chitin
by heating it with a chemical solution. Chitosan has the advantage of
being more soluble in water compared to chitin. Scientists have
intensively investigated the properties and uses of chitin/chitosan and
Baccalieu Trail Heritage
Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation will be commencing
its summer work program throughout the region on June 4, 2001.
season the archaeological work on Dildo Island will explore the Beothuk
connection with the Island. There is considerable evidence that the
Beothuk used the island as a base for their hunting and fishing activities
in that area of Trinity Bay. As well, some of the time will be used
to investigate local tradition that the island was at one time fortified
and garrisoned troops during the wars between Britain and France in the
16th and 17th centuries.
Archaeological excavation will resume at John Guy's Plantation
Cupers Cove (Cupids). This year it is planned to expand the boundaries of
the dig to determine further the extent of the occupation of the site.
Historically, this site is extremely important for it represents the
earliest official English settlement in what is now Canada, and the second
oldest English settlement on the continent. It represents the cradle of
settlement in Conception Bay and has historical links with English
settlements as far a field as Virginia.
An archaeological survey will be conducted in specific
locations along the Trinity South shore between Old Perlican and New
Perlican. There are sites along that stretch of shore that hold particular
interest as a basis for future development of archaeological resources
along the Baccalieu Trail.
Community Public Internet Access
May 24, 2021
Avalon West School District and the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador
Community Access Program (CNL-CAP) announced that 11 new "Community Public Internet Access
Kiosks" will be placed around The Baccalieu Trail. The new Community Public Internet Access
Kiosks will allow Residents within
their communities to access, experience and share in the vast and global experience
of using the Internet. The Computer Kiosk Program is a partnership between
the Avalon West School District and CNL-CAP. Brian Tobin, Minister of
Industry Canada; Dr. Bruce Sheppard, Director of
Avalon West School Board; Robert Young, Assistant Deputy Minister,
Department of Education; and Mr. Calvin Butt, Chairperson of Avalon West
School Board were present for the Virtual Ribbon Cutting and Signing
of the Guest Book.
You can visit these computer kiosks at the following
|All Hallows Elementary
|Town of Heart's Delight-Islington
|Heart's Delight-Islington Town Council
|Town of Heart's Delight-Islington
|St. Anne's Academy
|St. Joseph's High
|Bay de Verde
|Bay de Verde