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2013

Le Massif de Charlevoix named one of National Geographic's Best Winter Trips 2014

News - National Geographic Traveler, recognized as a benchmark in the tourism industry for 125 years, published its list of top can't-miss winter destinations today. A superb achievement for Le Massif de Charlevoix, which now proudly ranks on the prestigious "Best Winter Trips 2014" list, alongside Paris, France; the Sauti za Busara Music Festival in Stone Town (Zanzibar, Tanzania); the Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia); Winter Wolf Viewing (Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park); Nosara Beaches (Costa Rica); Lake Baikal (Siberia, Russia); Phu Quoc (Vietnam) and a few other hand-picked destinations from around the globe.

Simons to open first Ontario store at Square One Shopping Centre

News - Square One Shopping Centre announces the opening of a 113,000-square-foot flagship La Maison Simons store in spring 2016 - the first location of the Quebec fashion specialty retailer to open in Ontario. The two-level Simons store represents a $52 million investment and will occupy a large portion of the existing Sears store as part of Square One's ongoing development projects. Simons marks another first-to-market premium brand acquisition for Square One and will enhance the first-class shopping experience west of Toronto.

Le Massif de Charlevoix’s daring and sense of innovation win top marks at the Canadian Tourism Awards

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.

Université Laval Joins the Electric Circuit

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.

CO2 Solutions Expands Its Intellectual Property Portfolio with New Canadian Patents

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.

Davie's new quality management system receives ISO 9001:2008 certification

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.

Quebec natural health brand Atrium sold to European private equity firm in $1.1-billion deal

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.

Atrium Innovations Inc. to be acquired by the Permira funds and a group of Québec investors

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.

Commercial commissioning of the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms' first 131 MW

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.

Consider Canada City Alliance Representing 59% of Canadian GDP Delivers Infrastructure Opportunity Message on CETA During Three-City European Investment Mission

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.

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