The lighting of Clare's first lobster trap tree

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Little Brook (N.S.) – November 24, 2022: A crowd of more than 200 spectators bundled up on the evening of November 24 to observe the Municipality of Clare’s very first trap tree lighting ceremony at Joseph-et-Marie-Dugas Municipal Park in Belliveau Cove.

A collaboration between the Municipality’s Recreation Services and its Welcoming Francophone Communities initiative, the tree made of more than 150 lobster traps serves as an ode to Clare’s lobster fishing industry, a vital economic driver for the community. The opening of LFA 34 is scheduled for next week, weather permitting.

Shane Robicheau of Ptit Robicheau serves guests at a Dine on the Ocean Floor event.

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Little Brook (N.S.) – November 9, 2022: Entrepreneurs in the food and beverage industry in the municipalities of Clare and Argyle brainstormed future business ideas during customized workshops with renowned Nova Scotia food ambassador Alain Bossé (The Kilted Chef) in August and October 2022.

Left to right: President of la Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse Kenneth Deveau, the Honourable Jill Balser, the Honourable Colton LeBlanc and Manager of the Immigration francophone de la Nouvelle-Écosse program Emmanuel Nahimana

On Monday, November 7, Communauté francophone accueillante de Clare had the honour of co-hosting the Provincial Forum on the State of Francophone Immigration in Nova Scotia with its partner the Réseau en immigration francophone de la Nouvelle-Écosse at the Rendez-vous de la Baie Welcome Centre on the campus of Université Sainte-Anne.

abandoned fishing traps on the beach

Until December 31, 2022, the Municipalité de Clare, in collaboration with the Fishing Gear Coalition of Atlantic Canada, will be accepting end-of-life PVC-coated wire lobster mesh and wire lobster traps, fishing rope and netting at the Clare Transfer Station free of charge. The FGCAC will then subsidize the cost of having these materials collected and recycled by our partners and diverted from Nova Scotia’s landfills.

This is part of a program funded by the DFO Ghost Gear...