What’s next for Sunnyside now that GBS has moved out?
SUNNYSIDE, NL — A month after the massive gravity base structure (GBS) was towed out of Bull Arm to the Hebron oil fields, "For Rent" and "For Sale" signs appear to be the norm in Sunnyside.
Helped along by the colossal success of the hit Broadway musical “Come From Away” and an iceberg bump, Gander’s tourist information centre has reported a 17 per cent increase in visitors versus last year’s numbers.
The centre, which is operated by the Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce, indicated the tourist season started earlier this year, due in large part to the large number of icebergs spotted along the northeast coast.
Kirk White, chairman of the tourism committee, said he’s experienced the increase first-hand as a small antique shop owner.
“These are great numbers, which are also being experienced throughout the whole region,” he said.
“This is sure to be a banner year for all tourism operators in the area, and the province as a whole.”