TAK­ING THE PAST INTO THE FU­TURE

Truro Daily News - - COLCHESTER COUNTY - BY BAR­BARA DEAN-SIM­MONS

IT USED TO BE THAT IF YOU TOLD SOME­ONE YOU LIVED IN RU­RAL AT­LANTIC CANADA, IT WAS AS­SUMED YOU WERE MUST BE A FISHER, A FARMER, A LOG­GER OR A MINER. THOSE IN­DUS­TRIES ARE STILL THE ECO­NOMIC DRIV­ERS IN SMALL TOWN AT­LANTIC CANADA. BUT IN­NO­VA­TION, TECH­NOL­OGY AND EX­PO­SURE TO CON­SUMERS AROUND THE WORLD HAS LED TO A RE­NAIS­SANCE AND TRA­DI­TION HAS A BRAND-NEW VIBE.

17,800 EM­PLOYED

That is the num­ber of peo­ple em­ployed in the agri­cul­ture in­dus­try in At­lantic Canada in 2018, ac­cord­ing to the Statis­tics Canada Labour Force Sur­vey.

15,207 PEO­PLE

That is the num­ber of peo­ple who held com­mer­cial fish­ing li­cences in At­lantic Canada in 2017, ac­cord­ing to the Depart­ment of Fish­eries and Oceans Canada.

63 COUNTRIES

That’s the num­ber of countries that pur­chased forestry prod­ucts from New Brunswick in 2017, ac­cord­ing to the Govern­ment of New Brunswick’s nat­u­ral re­sources ex­ports high­lights re­port. The value of the ex­ports was $1.9 bil­lion.

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