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PAL FINDS FRIEND IN NEW INVESTOR

by OceansAdvance on November 20, 2014

(St. John's, NL: 16 Nov. 2014) Provincial Aerospace said Wednesday it has reached an agreement that would see its parent company, the PAL Group of Companies, sold to Winnipeg-based Exchange Income Corporation (EIC).
Under the terms of the deal, the PAL Group — whose holdings involve an airline, a fleet of 30 aircraft and defence and aerospace interests — will continue to be operated independently under its current management at its headquarters in St. John’s.   Read more.

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MAKING THE OCEANS-KINESIOLOGY CONNECTION

by OceansAdvance on November 20, 2014

Kinesiology may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about oceans, but they are more connected than they seem.   What about working conditions for offshore workers--do the accommodations work for offshore workers who are at sea for weeks? What about health and safety procedures? Is the safety equipment in good working order?   Read more.

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OPPORTUNITY AND TALENT IN THE OCEAN INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

by OceansAdvance on November 19, 2014

It was a meeting of minds, or more exactly a meeting of purpose. The senior bureaucrat and the entrepreneur had not co-ordinated their two presentations but their messages dovetailed nicely to underscore the opportunities and the talent in this province’s ocean technology cluster. Read more.

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FROM CAPTAIN COOK TO CAPTAIN KIRK

by OceansAdvance on November 19, 2014

(St. John's, NL: 19 Nov. 2014) Glenn Blackwood grew up on the ocean and comes from a long line of ship captains and seafarers. Therefore, it was no surprise that by the time he was 17 Blackwood had enrolled in the marine biology program at Memorial University. “I wanted to be Jacques Cousteau,” he admits.    Read more.

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SWEPT AWAY

by OceansAdvance on November 6, 2014

Chelsie Archibald was one of those children with orca whales on her bedspread and sea creatures on her walls.  She had dozens of picture books about the ocean and was enchanted by stories of young girls living off the sea.  This interest did not wane when her family moved to Ontario and every summer she returned to her Halifax-area home to visit her extended family and to smell the salt air.   Read more.