Acadia Laboratory cash

Provincial taxpayer’s are forking over $916,000 for the Acadia Laboratory for Agri-food and Beverage wine program.

Agriculture Minister and Kings South MLA Keith Colwell said that they want that success to continue and that lab will advance the industry’s efforts to pursue product development, innovation, and future growth.

The money will be used to buy testing equipment, an information management software system and make sure the lab receives International Organization of Standardization certification.

That means that Nova Scotia wine producers will no longer have to send their samples out of province for testing.