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A public charging station in Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury

News - The Electric Circuit and the united townships of Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury are pleased to announce the commissioning of a charging station in the parking lot of Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury's city hall on Chemin du Hibou. The charging station is now available for drivers of plug-in electric vehicles.

Desjardins Financial Security reports successful third quarter with increased sales in individual savings and group and business insurance

News - For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2014, Desjardins Financial Security (DFS), a subsidiary of Desjardins Group specializing in life insurance, health insurance and retirement savings products, recorded a net income of $239.4 million, compared to $271.6 million for the same period in 2013. Favourable financial markets saw investment performance positively impact the company’s results.

Don’t have car, but need one in a hurry – maybe Car2Go is the solution

News - There is a new player coming to town for those people who like to have a car at their disposal without having to buy one. A German company known as Car2Go, has approached the city to install their new system of car sharing throughout the downtown area.

First Canadian Tesla destination charging network rolled out at Le Germain and Alt Hotels across Canada

News - Group Germain Hotels is proud to announce today that all electric vehicle (EV) enthusiasts will literally be able to recharge their batteries while getting a great night's sleep at its Le Germain and Alt Hotels across the country. The independent Canadian hoteliers are the first to roll-out the new Tesla Destination Charging program thereby providing its guests access to a private network of over 20 EV charging stations capable of delivering a full charge in 4 to 8 hours at its many hotels.

Quebec fashion retailer Simons has ambitious designs on the rest of Canada

News - When La Maison Simons, the venerable Quebec-based department-store chain, opened its outpost in West Edmonton Mall two years ago, it was the company’s first store outside its home province. That foray, though, was just the beginning for the 175-year-old retailer, merely the eve of the next phase of Simons’s ambitious national expansion. Two years from now, five more stores – four outside Quebec and the fifth across from Ottawa in Gatineau – will be completed, if all goes according to plan.

258 Biotech Graduates Start Careers in Canadian Biotech Companies Thanks to Federal Program

News - Thanks to the Career Focus program funded by the Youth Employment Strategy of the federal department of Employment and Social Development Canada, BioTalent Canada has successfully placed 258 new graduates in their first career employment in dozens of Biotech businesses across Canada.

CMHC Releases Results of Its House Price Analysis and Assessment Framework for Canada and Major Markets

News - Results from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) House Price Analysis and Assessment (HPAA) framework were released today indicating that overall, housing markets in Canada remain broadly consistent with underlying demographic and economic factors such as employment and interest rates. Nevertheless, a modest amount of overvaluation is observed, meaning that house prices are slightly higher than what the underlying factors would suggest.

Industrial Alliance Launches FORLIFE Series - An innovative solution for better retirement planning

News - Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services is happy to announce the addition of the FORLIFE Series to its individual savings and retirement plan (IAG SRP). This new lifetime guaranteed income solution meets the needs of clients looking to grow their retirement savings through market investments in order to build up a stable, guaranteed lifetime retirement income.

Black Tie Ventures closes 3rd Round of Financing, 25% of 4th Round Already Raised

News - Black Tie Ventures, a video game developer of highly targeted social casino games for the Facebook, iOS and Android platforms announced today that it has closed its 3rd round of financing and has commitments for 25% of the total investment it is raising in it's 4th round.

A first in Québec City: Gaudreau Environnement chooses natural gas as fuel

News - Gaudreau Environnement, Gaz Métro and its subsidiary Gaz Métro Transport Solutions (GMTS) today underscored a major first in Québec City with the use of a cleaner, cheaper fuel and quieter engines. Gaudreau Environnement is the first company to choose natural gas as a fuel on a permanent basis within Québec City.


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