AJAs 2016 Finalists


Date Aired or Published Oct. 5, 2016
Media outlet where first aired or published: Telegraph-Journal
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Location: Saint John
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Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

In a province with a number of troubling economic indicators, Port Saint John stands out as the economic engine that could. Total container traffic is roughly double what it was just a few years ago, and the total number of annual cruise ship passengers and crew exploring Saint John and the surrounding area climbed to more than 200,000 in 2016. After talking to virtually everyone from the harbour longshoremen to shipping agents, cruise ship passengers to the port administration, the Telegraph-Journal examined what makes Port Saint John tick - and what can be done to ensure that its increasing economic activity can pay dividends in every corner of New Brunswick. The result was a city section that provided our readers a full look at the port's humanity, logistics, economy, its past and its future.

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To help understand what drives the port forward, the Telegraph-Journal on Oct. 4 assigned a half dozen reporters, all but one of its complement of city staff, to examine every corner of the port as it entered into one of the busiest weeks of its year.

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