John Norman – 2017 Top 50 CEO Award Winner

Atlantic Business Magazine

Since 1999, Atlantic Business Magazine has dedicated one of its six issues per year to profiling Atlantic Canada’s most accomplished business leaders. Their intention is to give a worthy individual the recognition he/she deserves as well as to use their example to inspire other companies and business leaders to achieve similar success.




Pathways & Palates, writer Adam Gollner and Charlie’s Burgers founder Franco Stalteri meet up with chef Jeremy Charles of restaurants Raymonds and The Merchant Tavern in BONAVISTA! You’ll also see Bonavista locals Gerry Hussey and Katie Hayes of Bonavista Social Club. From foraging fall chanterelles for a moose and wild mushroom pizza to hand-lining cod, Franco and Adam find out first hand why Newfoundland is becoming increasingly known as one of the best places to eat in the country.…/v…/pathways-palates-newfoundland


Could Newfoundland and Labrador’s Golden Triangle be Atlantic Canada’s next resource and industrial hub?

Could Newfoundland and Labrador’s Golden Triangle be Atlantic Canada’s next resource and industrial hub?

Atlantic Canada’s next region to watch is rich with resources, infrastructure, and skilled labour. Having geography on its side doesn’t hurt, either

It could be Newfoundland’s best-kept secret: a remarkably tight concentration of resource wealth and industrial development, clustered together around calm, ice-free waters, deep harbours, effective sea and land transportation networks, and a host of communities that are readily declaring themselves open for business.

The area, which stretches from Bonavista to Grand Bank — taking in Placentia Bay, Trinity Bay, Long Harbour, and a host of distinct towns and ports along the way — forms a “Golden Triangle” of activity and opportunity. Oil and gas, mining, fishing, aquaculture, fabrication, and manufacturing industries are successfully diversifying and driving the local economy; a multi-faceted service sector and skilled work force are expanding in step.

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Chacun son île (The Island Diaries) Travel Series Filmed in Bonavista

During July we had the pleasure of showing around a wonderful film crew from DBCOM MEDIA shooting a travel series called Chacun son île (The Island Diaries). The Island Diaries features unique island destinations around the world. The Town of Bonavista is one of three places in Newfoundland selected to feature in an upcoming episode along with the City of St. John’s and Change Islands. The French episode of Chacun son île (The Island Diaries) will air TONIGHT on TV5 Canada at 10:00 pm EST. It will air again on Monday, December 5th at 7:00 pm and on Tuesday, December 6th at 9:00 am.

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Bonavista Art Walk

Bonavista Creative is gearing up once again for the Bonavista Art Walk.  This year we are featuring:

18 Artists; 3 Group Shows ; 5 Authors; 9 Venues!!

No admission charged at any of the venues during the Art Walk event on August 5th. All venues open for viewing Saturday August 6, 10 AM – 5 PM & Sunday, 10 AM – 3 PM. The Ryans Premises charge admission after August 6th. Exhibition at the Ryan’s Premises runs until September 5th.


1. Ryans Premises National Historic Site of Canada, Proprietor Building: Michael Pittman – Grand Falls, NL.   Louise Markus – Pouch Cove, NL.   Boyan Furst – St. John’s, NL.   Deb Wickwire – English Harbour, NL.   Robert McNair – Waterloo, ON.   Cynthia Kremerer – Toronto, ON.   Ron Murphy – Champneys East, NL

2. The Harbour Quarters Inn, Boardroom: Velma Boudreau – Conception Bay South, NL

3. Walkhams Gate Pub & Café: Jerry Mouland – Bonavista, NL

4. The Aleksandrs’ Artistic International Design of Art Group Exhibition – National & International Artists: Hugo Landry – Quebec City, QC

5. Paddy Barry Gallery: Paddy Barry – Bonavista, NL

6. Boreal Diner / Broken Books: Jon Howse – Bonavista, NL

7. Tree Line Fine Art & Craft: Shawn Ohagan – Cornerbrook NL

8. Mame Mouland House: John Hofstetter – Waterloo, ON.   Petra Beeking – Munich, Germany.   Kailey Bryan – St. John’s, NL.   Crystal Fudge – Bonavista, NL.   Clem Curtis – St. John’s NL.   Gerald Vaandering – Pouch Cove, NL.

9. Mockbeggar Plantation Provincial Historic Site, Fish Store: “Trial Run” – College of the North Atlantic, Anna Templeton Centre, Group Exhibition of first year students – St. John’s, NL.   Discovery Collegiate Student Exhibit, Bonavista, NL


*An Evening of Stories Broken Books / Boreal Diner Featuring: Stan Dragland, Paul Dean, Mark Dickson, Anna Swanson, Shannon Webb-Campbell. Free Admission. August 4th at 7:00 PM