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Quebec Parliament Buildings to be Updated

News - The administrative board for the National Assembly has approved the motion to send out tenders for the improvement to the security system, the building of a new maintenance staff office building and a new visitor’s pavilion which will improve the operations of the parliament which has had no real expansion or improvement for a hundred years.

Four Years After Mobile Network Launch : Videotron Launches LTE Network to Deliver High-Performance Mobile Experience

News - Four years to the day after the launch of its mobile network, Videotron has achieved another milestone with today's launch of its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. Videotron's new LTE service reaches nearly 90% of Québec's population and supports speeds of up to 150 mbps, enabling consumers and business people to use their mobile devices to their full potential by accessing the best available technology to obtain the fastest data transfer speeds, wide coverage and the best value for the money.

Cominar inks deal to buy Ivanhoe Cambridge shopping centre, office portfolio for $1.53-billion

News - Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust has signed a deal to buy a portfolio of 15 properties including shopping centres, office buildings and an industrial park in Quebec and Ontario from Ivanhoe Cambridge for $1.53 billion.

Midcentury church in Quebec is converted to a library

News - When Jean Marie-Roy built the St Denys du Plateau church in Quebec City in 1964, it was a modern wonder. At the time, almost 90% of Quebecois attended church regularly. Now it is barely 8% and churches are being desanctified and converted all over the Province; Arcade Fire turned one into a recording studio. Now Dan Hanganu has turned this one into a library. It is a wonderful demonstration of the adaptive reuse of a mid-century building for more modern uses.

Wynne, Couillard to push national energy strategy at premiers conference

News - Bolstered by the new partnership with her Quebec counterpart, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is eyeing Quebec’s abundant hydro power to light up Northern Ontario’s Ring of Fire development and reinvigorate talks for a national energy strategy.

Ocean becomes a dominant player in reactivating shipbuilding in northern New Brunswick

News - Ocean announces a major collaboration with the New Brunswick Naval Center and the provincial government by becoming a leading partner in reactivating the Bas-Caraquet shipyard, inactive for seven (7) years.

Exceldor confirms the purchase of P&H Foods

News - Following the recent decision rendered by the Competition bureau, Exceldor confirms its purchase of P&H Foods, a turkey processing plant in Hanover, Ontario, and an investment in Golden Valley Farms, a further processing plant in Arthur, Ontario. These two plants will continue to produce products under the Butterball brand, as per a License Agreement with Butterball LLC, whose head office is located in Garner, North Carolina.

De Marque partners with Libranda, the world’s largest Spanish-language ebook distributor

News - De Marque announces the achievement of an important agreement between De Marque and Distribuidora Digital de Libros, SA (Libranda), the digital distribution and promotion body comprised of 75 major Spanish publishing houses, owned by Penguin Random House, Planeta, Roca Editorial, Wolters Kluwer, SM and Edicions 62.

Coveo Recognized a Leader in Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search

News - In its 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search released last week, the analyst firm Gartner has positioned Coveo, a provider of search and relevance solutions, furthest along the completeness of vision axis in its Leader’s quadrant. Gartner’s report evaluates 17 providers of enterprise search solutions, each assessed based upon both their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Another advancement in imaging from INRS professor François Légaré’s team

News - François Légaré’s team at the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre successfully imaged a chemical reaction with a spatial and temporal resolution greatly exceeding that obtained to date using microscopes. The team used a femtosecond laser source to shoot a molecular movie of how an acetylene molecule turns into vinylidene. An article presenting the advancement was recently published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

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