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Province welcomes opening of Deep Roots Distillery

Deep Roots Distillery is a new business developing value-added products from its family owned and operated organic orchard in Warren Grove. The company has received support to grow its business from Innovation PEI and the Growing Forward program, a joint partnership of Agriculture Canada and the Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

Province releases June tourism indicator report
Tourism is a vital industry in Prince Edward Island providing over 7,000 full time equivalent jobs for Islanders, accounting for approximately $380 million in economic activity each year and seven per cent of GDP.

Figures released today by the province show continued strength in several key areas including overnight stays and air traffic during the month of June.

Increased funding for Tyne Valley Oyster Festival announced
Two highlights of this year's festival include the "Rock the Boat" concert and an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most oysters shucked in one hour by 10 oyster shuckers.

Increased investments in the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival have allowed the festival to expand and attract a wider audience as it celebrates its 50th year.

Raspberry Point Oyster Co. expands to meet export demand
(L-R):Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretart to the Minister of Justice on behalf of ACOA Minister Rob Moore; Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development Minister Ron MacKinley; and Raspberry Point Oyster Co.General Manager James Power.

Raspberry Point Oyster Co. in New London is upgrading its oyster grading and aquaculture equipment to help meet increasing international market demands, thanks to investments from the Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island.

Natural Area designated in Hazel Grove
(L-R): Benjamin Wells; Island Nature Trust Executive Director Jackie Waddell; Lynne Douglas; Environment, Labour and Justice Minister Janice Sherry; and Agriculture and Forestry Minister George Webster.

Prince Edward Islandís system of protected Natural Areas expanded recently with the addition of four privately owned properties totalling 68 hectares in the Hazel Grove area of Queens County.

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