Recession? What recession? It was nice to learn this week that Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based Trail Blazer Products Ltd. has once again made Progress magazine’s list of Atlantic Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies. This is the second time Trail Blazer has made the list.

I first met company vice-president Shawn Levangie some years ago down in Las Vegas at the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show, and was impressed then with the quality of Trail Blazer’s hatchets and knives (among other outdoor-related products). Shawn also knows, incidentally, how to have a good time in Vegas.

Speaking of which, hey Shawn, does all this great news mean the outdoor writers posse can look forward to another limo tour of Vegas at the 2010 SHOT Show?