News - Suspense ended on an extremely positive note at the Canadian Tourism Awards, when le Massif de Charlevoix was selected as Innovator of the Year. Recognition that is equal to the sustainable vision embraced by the entire team, in its quest to deliver the unexpected and offer a unique experience sealed in authenticity. This prestigious award now places both the Charlevoix and the le Massif project among top recreation and tourism destinations in the world.
News - The founding partners of the Electric Circuit—Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, RONA, METRO, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec—are pleased to announce the inauguration of six new public charging stations for electric vehicles (EV) on the campus of Université Laval. The charging stations located in the parking lots of the PEPS sports complex, the Ferdinand-Vandry building and the Alphonse-Desjardins building are now available to the public.
News - CO2 Solutions Inc. (TSX-V: CST), an innovator in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, today announced that it has received Notices of Allowance in Canada for two new patents. The Company anticipates that these patents will be applicable to the use of CO2 Solutions' technology for efficient and environmentally superior CO2 capture and reuse, in large Canadian industries, including the enhanced oil recovery and power generation sectors.
News - On November 28th, 2013 Davie has earned the ISO 9001:2008 certification for its new integrated management system. The quality-management certification has been awarded to Davie for meeting rigorous criteria for assuring quality in the products and services it provide its customers. The ISO 9001:2008 certification follows a significant capital expenditure program this year which resulted in a broad range of facility and systems upgrades. These include the installation of a state-of-the-art integrated facility management system.
News - Atrium Innovations Inc., the Quebec City-based natural health products company whose brands include arthritis-fighter Wobenzym, agreed to sell itself to European private equity firm Permira.
News - Atrium Innovations announces that it has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement with a company backed by the Permira funds whereby the Permira funds will acquire all the issued and outstanding common shares of Atrium, other than the shares to be rolled over by Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, for $24.00 in cash per Share. Upon completion of the transaction, Atrium will be jointly owned by the Permira funds (75%), the Fonds (12.5%) and CDPQ (12.5%), before management equity programs.
News - Boralex, Gaz Métro Limited Partnership and Valener Inc. are pleased to announce commercial commissioning of the first 131 MW of the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms within the projected time frame. Within the next few days, an additional 141 MW will also be commissioned, thereby completing the largest phase of the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms.
News - Recognizing the massive opportunity of Canada's largest trade deal ever offering market access to a European Union population of 500 million people, this week the Consider Canada City Alliance Inc. is on a three-city EU investment mission in support of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The European Commission estimates CETA could boost bilateral trade between Canada and the EU by 23%, or CDN$37.7 billion.
News - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today released a new trade plan that reflects the changing global landscape, focuses on core Canadian strengths, aligns Canada’s trade, development and foreign policy tools to advance commercial interests around the world, and sets concrete targets to grow the presence of Canada’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets. The comprehensive report, entitled the Global Markets Action Plan: The Blueprint for Creating Jobs and Opportunities for Canadians Through Trade, was announced during a keynote speech Minister Fast delivered to the Economic Club of Canada in Ottawa.
News - EXFO is proud to contribute to the effort given to rebuild the Philippines' infrastructures which have been destroyed by the typhoon, Haiyan, on November 8th. In collaboration with our local distributor, Access Frontier, EXFO will donate testing units to local operators PLDT (Philippine Long Distance Telephone) and Globe Telecom. These units including our OTDR (Optical Time Domain Reflectometer) and OSA (Optical Spectrum Analyzer) will help telecommunication companies detect and analyze network failures. It is very important to get networks up and running quickly to help the victims reconnect with their families.