News - Reinforcing its commitment to provide the best healthcare information technology solutions in Canada, TELUS announced today the acquisition of privately-held KinLogix, the largest provider of cloud-based Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in Quebec. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
News - Success really does taste sweet for Josée Vigneault and Jean-René Lemire, the husband-and-wife co-founders of Vigneault Chocolatier Ltée., a Quebec City-based producer of fair trade, certified organic chocolates sold under the Theobroma Chocolat brand.
News - Nouriel Roubini, the economist from New York University's Stern School of Business who earned the nickname "Dr. Doom" when his predictions of an economic meltdoom came true in the 2008 recession, sees co-operatives as part of the solution. Speaking at the International Summit of Co-operatives in Quebec City's convention centre Tuesday, Roubini said he has known about co-operatives, "since I was a child."
News - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced that the Office du tourisme de Québec (OTQ–Québec City Tourism) and Québec International (QI) have been granted financial support from the Government of Canada to increase the Québec region’s international presence.
News - A conference that brings together economic leaders of co-operative businesses around the world has opened in Quebec. Imagine 2012 is focusing on the co-operative economy with a number of academics and economists from around the world. Monique Leroux, President and CEO of Desjardins, opened the conference as co-host alongside Dame Pauline Green, President of the International Co-operative Alliance. Imagine is the pre-conference to the 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives, which is organised by Desjardins.
News - Robert Lepage, the Canadian theatre maker who has regularly brought shows to London's Riverside Studios, National Theatre and Barbican and also directed at the Royal Opera House, is to return to the U.K. with Playing Cards 1: Spades, which will begin performances at London's Roundhouse Feb. 7 prior to an official opening Feb. 11, for a run through March 2, 2013.
News - Medicago and Cellectis plant sciences, a US-based subsidiary of Cellectis Group, the specialist in genome engineering, today announced the successful completion of the first step in their research collaboration to improve therapeutic proteins produced in tobacco plants.
News - EXFO announced today a global commercial and technology partnership with Artiza Networks (Japan) to jointly provide the most complete and advanced line of wireless network simulators, from RF and functional testing to very-large-scale EPC traffic generation.
News - CO2 Solutions, an innovator in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technologies, announced today that it has been granted U.S. Patent 8,277,769, “PROCESS FOR TREATING CARBON DIOXIDE CONTAINING GAS”. The patent broadly covers the use of the enzyme carbonic anhydrase (CA), or an analogue thereof, for the efficient capture of carbon pollution from various gas streams with any aqueous solvent or solution.
News - The second year of construction of the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms 2 & 3 is being completed on time and on budget. This project, valued at close to $800 million, will have 126 wind turbines and is one of the largest wind farms currently being built in Canada and the largest construction site in the Greater Quebec City area. The site, which employs more than 400 workers a day, has changed greatly since the groundbreaking ceremony in April 2011. Today, more than 30 wind turbine towers have been erected and over 75 km of the 115-km electrical collector system has been buried. Project commissioning is slated for December 2013.