Canada – Atlantic Seal Science Task Team to hold a briefing on its newly released Report

Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador – Fisheries and Oceans Canada will facilitate an availability with Glenn Blackwood, Co-Chair of the Atlantic Seal Science Task Team, for media interested in the release of the Atlantic Seal Science Task Team Report.

Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador – Fisheries and Oceans Canada will facilitate an availability with Glenn Blackwood, Co-Chair of the Atlantic Seal Science Task Team, for media interested in the release of the Atlantic Seal Science Task Team Report.

Date:                Thursday, May 12, 2022

Time:               9:30 a.m. (local time)

Location:         Via Teleconference

Note: Fisheries and Oceans Canada is facilitating this media availability in its secretarial role for the Atlantic Seal Science Task Team. Media planning to participate are required to register with Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Media Relations at Media.xncr@dfo-mpo.gc.ca by Wednesday, May 11, at 8 p.m. NDT. A confirmation email with teleconference instructions will be provided to media who have registered. 

Claire Teichman

Press Secretary 

Office of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

604-679-5462

Claire.Teichman@dfo-mpo.gc.ca 

Virgin Atlantic supports World Health Organisations ‘Go give one’ campaign through onboard donations



Virgin Atlantic is supporting the World Health Organisation (WHO) Foundation’s Go Give One campaign through onboard donations this December. The campaign funds Covid-19 vaccines for middle and lower-income countries to help close the global vaccine equity gap. 


As the impact of Covid-19 continues globally, the campaign calls on everyone, everywhere to play their part in helping to offer much needed vaccines to the world. Created by the WHO Foundation, the money raised goes to an international financing mechanism called Gavi COVAX Advanced Market Commitment (AMC), which buys COVID-19 vaccines, prioritising those who need them the most in countries that cannot afford them. The campaign is asking individuals to donate £4, which is the cost of a single vaccine, with the aim to get 50 million people across the world to take part.


Corneel Koster, Chief Customer and Operating Officer, Virgin Atlantic, commented: “It’s evident that Covid-19 is something we must learn to live with. We know that en masse vaccine programmes work, thanks to the success we’ve seen in developed nations around the world, but unless we support lower-income countries in accessing these vaccines, we will not beat this global threat. By supporting the World Health Organisation in raising funds for the Go Give One campaign through our onboard donations this month, our teams and customers can play a part in helping to close the gap. The WHO foundation and Virgin Atlantic are grateful for every contribution.


“It costs just £4 to buy a vaccine, meaning even the smallest donations can go a long way. Successful vaccination programmes are the route out of the pandemic and we must all play our part in combatting this virus; together we can do our bit to offer vaccines to the world and beat Covid”


Anil Soni, Chief Executive Officer, WHO Foundation said: “Getting vaccines to people who need them most is vital to help end the pandemic. We are delighted to have Virgin Atlantic support vaccine equity through the Go Give One campaign with onboard donations and the additional donation through the Foundation. The travel industry has been stepping up through our coalition efforts. Only by working together can we close the gap and ensure vaccines for everyone, everywhere”.


For further information on the campaign and to donate, visit www.gogiveone.org

Canada – Annette Clarke announces retirement from the NFB after a distinguished career of championing women’s and Atlantic filmmaking. Will remain with the NFB’s Quebec and Atlantic Studio to complete ongoing projects as producer.  

Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has announced that Annette Clarke is stepping down as Executive Producer of the NFB’s Quebec and Atlantic Studiov.

A veteran Newfoundland producer, Annette will remain with the studio to complete her ongoing projects before retiring from the NFB at the end of March, 2022.

John Christou, Director of Production & Operations for the NFB English Program, has been named Interim Executive Producer, effective September 24, 2021.

“It was with great emotion that we learned of Annette Clarke’s plans to retire. For 27 years, Annette has devoted herself with passion, generosity and great humanity to her various roles at the NFB. Throughout her career, whether as a Marketing Manager, Producer or Executive Producer, she has admirably embodied the values of the NFB and has been much appreciated by her team and collaborators. I’m delighted that Annette will continue to work as a producer until March 31, so we’ll have the pleasure of having her with us for a few more months!” said Julie Roy, Director General of Creation and Innovation at the NFB.

Annette first joined the NFB in 1987 in St. John’s, and in 1989 moved to Montreal to work with Studio D, where she also began her producing career. She was later named National Manager for women’s marketing in English Canada before leaving the NFB in 1997 to return to Newfoundland, where she created Ruby Line Productions. Annette returned to the NFB in 2003.

As a producer and executive producer with the NFB, she has been a tireless champion of films by women and great storytelling from across Atlantic Canada and Quebec.

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Canada – Eight National Film Board of Canada titles featured at FIN Atlantic International Film Festival. Stellar lineup includes multi-award-winning docs and world premieres—including a strong selection of new Atlantic shorts.  

Halifax – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

The 2021 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival will showcase the talents of visionary filmmakers from across Atlantic Canada, the country and beyond, from September 16 to 23.

Award-winning feature-length documentaries by Indigenous and Acadian creators are just part of the selection, which includes four world premieres of NFB shorts.

Atlantic works debuting at the festival include two new films from the Labrador Doc Project, featuring inspired documentary shorts by Inuit creators from Nunatsiavut and Labrador, as well as two short docs by PEI filmmakers, with a world premiere and a festival award winner.

Screenings will be presented in theatres as well as online via FIN Stream, available across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Documentaries Program

Kimmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy (125 min.)

September 18 at 9:20 p.m. at Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane

Award-winning filmmaker and actor, and member of the Kainai First Nation and the Sámi in Norway, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers creates an intimate portrait of her community and the impacts of the substance use and overdose epidemic. Witness the change brought by community members with substance-use disorder, first responders and medical professionals as they strive for harm reduction in the Kainai First Nation.

Awards: Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award and Rogers Audience Award for Canadian Feature Documentary, Hot Docs 2021; Colin Low Award for Best Canadian Director, DOXA 2021.

Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy is produced by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Lori Lozinski (Seen Through Woman Productions) and NFB producer and executive producer David Christensen (North West Studio), with the participation of Telefilm Canada and the assistance of the Hot Docs CrossCurrents Canada Doc Fund.

The Silence (106 min.)

September 19 at 9:20 p.m. at Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane

FIN STREAM: Online starting September 16, until 7 p.m. on September 23 

Acclaimed Acadian director Renée Blanchar sensitively tackles the difficult topic of sexual abuse perpetrated by Catholic priests against young boys in francophone New Brunswick from the 1950s to the 1980s. Called to confront the power of collective silence, Blanchar meets with survivors in an attempt to untangle the deeply rooted reasons for this secrecy.

Awards: La Vague Léonard-Forest Award for Best Acadian Medium-length or Feature Film, FICFA 2020; Award for Best French-Canadian film, Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma 2021.

The Silence is produced and executive produced by Maryse Chapdelaine for Ça Tourne Productions, and produced by Christine Aubé and executive produced by Denis McCready for the NFB’s Canadian Francophonie Studio in Moncton, in collaboration with Radio-Canada.

Reel East Coast Shorts Gala

Love in Quarantine (10 min.)

September 19 at 7 p.m. at Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane

FIN STREAM: Online for 24 hours, from September 19 at 7 p.m. to September 20, 7 p.m.

When COVID protocols impose restrictions on human interaction, PEI filmmaker Millefiore Clarkes seizes the opportunity to reflect on the nature of love itself, juxtaposing her own existential quest with those of a teenager grappling with identity and self-worth in a time of social distancing, and a woman who finds surprising new romance despite pandemic isolation.

Awards: Short Subject Non-fiction, 2021 Yorkton Film Festival

Produced by Rohan Fernando and executive produced by Annette Clarke at the NFB’s Quebec and Atlantic Studio for the NFB COVID-19 project, The Curve.

Nalujuk Night (13 min.) | WORLD PREMIERE

September 19 at 7 p.m. at Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane

FIN STREAM: Online from September 19 until 11:59 p.m. on September 20

Inuk filmmaker Jennie Williams plunges audiences directly into the action in this bone-chilling black-and-white short documentary about a winter night like no other. Every January 6, from the dark of the Nunatsiavut night, the Nalujuit appear on the sea ice. They walk on two legs, yet their faces are animalistic, skeletal and otherworldly as they approach their destination: the Inuit community of Nain.

Produced for the Labrador Doc Project by Latonia Hartery, Rohan Fernando and Kat Baulu, with Annette Clarke as executive producer for the NFB’s Quebec and Atlantic Studio.

Atlantic Shorts

Evan’s Drum (14 min.) | WORLD PREMIERE

September 19 at 3:30 p.m. at Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane

FIN STREAM: Online from September 16 to September 23

A Montreal-based Inuk freelance journalist from North West River, Labrador, Ossie Michelin follows a young boy and his mother, who share a passion for Inuit drum dancing in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. After generations of silence, the rhythm of the traditional Inuit drum has returned to Labrador, and seven-year-old Evan is part of the new generation that will keep its heartbeat strong.

Produced for the Labrador Doc Project by Latonia Hartery, Rohan Fernando and Kat Baulu, with Annette Clarke as executive producer for the NFB’s Quebec and Atlantic Studio.

The Storm (4 min.) | WORLD PREMIERE

September 17 at 3:30 p.m. at Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane

FIN STREAM: Online from September 16 to September 23

Dividing her time between St. John’s and Calgary, physician/filmmaker Monica Kidd collaborates with St. John’s animator Duncan Major on her NFB directorial debut, reflecting on what it means to bring a baby into a world under pandemic lockdown, and evoking memories of wild summer storms to amplify a sharply etched tale of disruption and rebirth.

Produced and executive produced by Annette Clarke for the NFB’s Quebec and Atlantic Studio.

Then Sings My Soul (15 min.) | WORLD PREMIERE

September 19 at 12:30 p.m. at Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane

FIN STREAM: Online from September 16 to September 23

Prince Edward Island singer and part-time fisherman Chad Matthews is a hardworking father of four and a Stompin’ Tom Connors tribute artist. In a rural town where making a living means only earning minimum wage, PEI director and author Susan Rodgers’ Then Sings My Soul follows Chad as he reaches for a guitar to help ease the pain.

Produced by Rohan Fernando and executive produced by Annette Clarke for the NFB’s Quebec and Atlantic Studio.

Shorts: Canada and the World

Flowing Home (Nhu môt dòng sông) (15 min.)

September 21 at 6:20 p.m. at Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane

The child of a Vietnamese mother and French father, Sandra Desmazières has crafted an award-winning animated short about two sisters who are separated by war for nearly 20 years. The letters they exchange are their only way to connect as Thao and Sao Maï write about their everyday lives, their memories, war and its ghosts.

Awards: Best Animation, 2021 LA Shorts International Film Festival

Produced by Dora Benousilio (Les Films de l’Arlequin) and Julie Roy (NFB French Program Animation Studio).

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Zoho CRM Integration for Atlantic Canadian Businesses

 Let’s Nurture, the Atlantic Canadian web design and technological development and solutions company, is excited to announce its most recent service to be offered through their site. Let’s Nurture now offers the integration of the Zoho CRM system for businesses inside of Atlantic Canada.

The announcement comes off of the recent news that Let’s Nurture had completed its global expansions after forming an office in Brazil. The site also announced it will be debuting its new Google Workforce integration service sometime within the next month.

Zoho CRM is a powerful tool used by many businesses in order to create a competent customer relationship management system for business. It allows to store all of sales information, marketing tools and materials, customer support programs, information, and protocols, and a variety of other tools and processes to streamline policy for employees and customers alike all in one platform. Additionally, businesses curious about the Zoho CRM system can try the program for free with the freeware version of the software and purchase a monthly user membership after they’ve decided if it is right for them.

Zoho integration services will help businesses to integrate this powerful system in their day-to-day business operation including Microsoft Outlook, as well as your companies Google calendar.

Additionally, your Zoho account can be linked to things such as Salesforce, Shopify, and other important e-commerce platforms in order for you and your team to calculate your total earnings, inspect past earnings through historical billing, and go through the various analytics associated with your e-commerce and online business accounts. Regardless of how you intend to use Zoho CRM, Let’s Nurture is prepared to get your company up and running as soon as possible.

Ketan Raval CEO of Let’s Nurture explains further, “Our CRM consulting is not only limited to integrating Zoho CRM but to do the entire digital transformation of small businesses in Atlantic Canada. Most Canadian businesses are still lacking when it comes to using all these tools and expanding their business. Our aim is to help them and not stay behind in this digital age.”

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