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Environmental assessment process underway for Burin-based cannabis production facility

Union president Earle McCurdy said he doesn’t believe the fish plant in Burin needs to be shut down, just that High Liner believes it “saw a chance to make a bigger buck elsewhere.” — Photo by Paul Herridge/The Southern Gazette
Oceanic Releaf Inc. is proposing to develop and operate a cannabis production facility at the former High Liner Foods fish plant in Burin. - SaltWire Network file photo

BURIN, N.L. – Oceanic Releaf Inc.’s proposed cannabis production facility in Burin has been registered for an environmental assessment with the provincial government.

The company is planning to develop and operate the facility in the former High Liner Foods fish plant.

The proposal includes renovations of the interior of the 60,000-square-foot structure to include two grow/flowering rooms as well as production rooms, offices, a warehouse and a packaging area.

The public has until Aug. 9 to submit comments on the development.

Municipal Affairs and Environment Minister Andrew Parsons’ decision is due by Aug. 18.

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