News - AMETEK announced that it has acquired Creaform, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative portable 3D measurement technologies and a provider of 3D engineering services for approximately $120 million. Based near Québec City, Canada, the privately held company has annual sales of approximately $52 million.
News - The traditional smashing of the champagne bottle on the first ship built at Canada’s oldest and biggest shipyard christened the Cecon Pride Friday. That symbolic act at a dockside ceremony in front of some 1,000 guests at the Davie Shipyard also signalled the resurgence of shipbuilding in Quebec.
News - Quebec City will host the 2013 edition of Cartoon Connection Canada and Mini Pixel October 28 to 31 at Loews Hôtel Le Concorde. Distributors and producers of animation and video game content will focus on business plans and take advantage of the numerous networking opportunities for international collaborations. Top international broadcasters in attendance include Family Channel-Disney, Corus Entertainment, CBC, France Télévisions, BBC, RAI and Canal+.
News - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has reached an important milestone with its Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) mission on-board of the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) SCISAT satellite. Successfully launched on August 12, 2003 by NASA, the satellite is far out-performing its original mandate, and provides excellent data related not only to ozone depletion, but also to climate change and air quality.
News - This highly innovative genomic centre in pediatrics located at Sainte-Justine UHC, the largest mother-child university hospital centre in Canada, will contribute to the development of new solutions to diagnostic challenges in children with genetic diseases. The initiative will transform the quality of care made available to young patients and improve prevention efforts from early childhood. This Canadian first represents a tremendous source of hope for sick children and their families.
News - Construction of the Convention Centre’s expansion is progressing quickly. The addition will add 73,000 sq. ft. to the Convention Centre’s existing 232,000 sq. ft. of usable surface. The work will also reconfigure areas of the facility, including the hall 2000. This pre-function space now has 6,338 sq. ft. and can welcome up to 660 delegates.
News - Gone are the days when Saint-Roch was best known for its empty lots and unpopular shopping mall. Québec City’s most popular neighbourhood is also its most innovative, with IT companies and emerging designers setting up shop along Saint Joseph’s Street. The Route 440 overpass is covered with colourful frescoes that make this urban setting heaps more inviting. Saint-Roch is stocked with restaurants by day and indie music venues by night, while fashion boutiques and artisanal breweries fill in the gaps.
News - ABB is partnering with BAE System and Saab in a competitive bid for the Department of National Defence (DND) $2 billion Close Combat Vehicle (CCV) program. The Canadian Army requires high survival medium weight vehicles for future missions. The bid includes a total of 108 vehicles along with an option for the purchase of an additional 30 vehicles. A significant portion of the vehicle will be manufactured in Canada through the government's Indus¬trial Regional Bene¬fits (IRB) program. IRB policy requires business activity in the Canadian economy equal to 100 per cent of the contract value.
News - Nyx Hemera Technologies is pleased to announce an agreement with ENALOS Ltd. to serve as its agent in Greece. ENALOS will distribute Nyx’ Tunnel Lighting Addressable Control System (TLACS) that controls tunnel luminaires and enables operators to save substantially on energy and maintenance costs. The TLACS is one of the most technologically advanced tunnel lighting control system on the market. It is already installed in one of the longest tunnels in the world, the Kallang – Paya Lebar Expressway in Singapore. It is also in operation in several tunnels across Canada and in the United States.
News - The readers of Condé Nast Traveler have spoken: in the latest edition of the prestigious U.S. magazine’s annual ranking, to be published in November, Québec City was voted 10th best destination in the world, 3rd best in North America and No. 1 in Canada.