Looking back: Over 10,000 cod to be transferred to sea cages in Bay of Fundy

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Edited from the Courier Weekend Week of Friday, Nov 10, 2006

BACK BAY
Over 10,000 cod will be transferred from the Biological Station to an industry cage site in Back Bay this week for their final grow-out phase.
The fish are the last of more than  100,000 cod transferred this season to two sites in the province as part of the Atlantic Cod Genomics and Broodstock Development Project (CGP).
The CGP is a multi-million dollar project involving a collaboration of industry, university, federal and provincial government partners, which is developing cod broodstock families through the application of selective breeding and genomics.
The successful transfer of these tagged juveniles is a major project milestone which will allow researchers to continue their evaluation of commercial traits such as growth performance and disease resistance.

Civic centre updates coming
ST. STEPHEN
With initial drawings and plans complete, the Charlotte County Civic Centre has announced the new honourary chairs of the board – David and Diane Ganong.

“We needed someone who is well respected in the community,” said Richard Fulton, chair of the board.

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There’s been some movement on the actual building of the civic centre as well.

Fulton says the board has just received architectural drawings and estimates for the project. The owners of the Budd Avenue site have also agreed to sell the property to the town – so the downtown site is a go.

Charlotte Fundy Kin Club events held
On Nov. 4, the club held its first annual Kin-Ducky Derby. Ducks were launched in Deadman’s Harbour at 3:30 p.m. at low tide. The winners were: first place, Wade Cook, $250; second place, Wayne Stuart, $150, and third place, Jack McGuigan, $100.

20 YEARS AGO – 1996

Calais Marianne’s and Marianne Plus will close CALAIS

Marianne’s and Marianne Plus will close in the near future, although the exact date is undetermined.

Adam Weiner, spokesperson for Petrie Retail, Inc., a privately-held company in Secaucus, N.J., confirmed the closures as part of a number of closings resulting from difficult retail industry conditions and pressure from trade creditors.

The Calais Marianne’s opened in November 1987, and currently employs eight full-time and one part-time worker.

Just Wandering
The voter turnout for Monday’s Quebec referendum was probably one of the highest ever recorded – if not the highest. It would be interesting to find out how many Canadians were glued to their television sets that night watching those figures as they came in because the next morning it was hard to find anyone who had not stayed up into the wee small hours to find out the final result.

30 YEARS AGO – 1986

SSHS students take a tuna break
How long does it take to eat 100 cans of tuna?

Less than five minutes, if you have the help of several hundred St. Stephen High School students.

Doing their bit to help turn the tide of negative publicity brought about by the Star-Kist tainted tuna affair, a large number of the high school students turned their Wednesday morning break into a tuna sandwich break as, with the sound of the break bell, they descended on a table in the school foyer loaded down with tunafish sandwiches.

The event was organized by the student government’s Minister of Student Affairs, Martee Gallant, with the help of Mary Bartlett and the History 122 class.

Turcott visits area on Tuesday
Sheldon Turcotte, a news anchor of Midday and a contributor to the CBC Journal, will be speaking to the Canadian Club of St. Stephen/St. Andrews Nov. 5, 1986 at 8 p.m. at the Anglican Trinity Church Hall at the corner of Armstrong Street and Churchill Street in St. Stephen.

A 20-year veteran of CBC’s news services, Turcotte was, in 1966, CBC’s first nationalist reporter. He was based in Vancouver.