FREDERICTON (GNB) – The deadline to submit an application for Crown land leases identified for wild blueberry development has been extended.

Interested parties now have until 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, to deliver their submission. No submissions will be accepted after this deadline.

The Request for Proposals can be seen online on the New Brunswick Opportunities Network. Choose “Browse Tenders and Awards” from the right-side menu. Registration is required and is free.

Nearly 1,520 hectares (3,800 acres) of Crown lands in Gloucester and Northumberland counties are being offered through lease for the commercial cultivation of wild blueberries. Thirty-nine sites are being offered, ranging in size from about 25 hectares to 57 hectares. Four sites have been set aside for new entrant applications.