The former High Liner Foods fish plant in Burin has avoided the wrecking ball.

article high liner plantAfter roughly two years of negotiations with the Nova Scotia-based company, the town has acquired the facility. The acquisition means the building won’t meet the same fate as Ocean Choice International’s fish plant in Marystown, which closed just a few months prior to High Liner in early 2012 and was demolished this year. The fish plant was essentially turned over to the town for free, according to Mayor Kevin Lundrigan, although $10 was required to change hands to make the deal official. Read the rest here 16:49