CAN (NL): Burin-based old fish plant finds new life thanks to cannabis

Taylor Giovannini says that when she was looking for a building to house a production facility for cannabis company Oceanic Releaf, the former High Liner Foods fish plant in Burin was an natural choice.

When the seafood processing plant closed in 2012, more than 120 people lost their jobs and the area was "devastated," said Giovannini, who is originally from St. Lawrence but had been attending Memorial University in St. John's.

"It made a lot of sense to go back home, to give back to the Burin Peninsula and to revitalize that area," she said in an interview on The Broadcast.

Now, the plant is being converted into a cannabis cultivation centre and production facility. The plant already employs 20 people in the area. 

Read more at cbc.ca


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