News - Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi) Board Chair André Fortin and President and CEO Gaëtan Gagné released the company’s 2014 Annual Report at the AQi Annual General Meeting. As the report makes clear, 2014 was a year of development and growth, noteworthy achievements, and milestones, made possible by the community’s ever-growing trust in Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport.
News - For the fifth time in its history since 2004, the Québec Port Authority (QPA) won “Best Destination Experience”, awarded annually by the prestigious Cruise Insight magazine. The QPA was awarded the coveted prize at Cruise Shipping Miami, the cruise industry’s biggest conference of the year. This recognition is awarded to ports that are the highest rated by passengers.
News - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS) (TSX: AEZ) announced the closing of its previously announced public offering of 59,677,420 units (the "Offering") generating net proceeds of approximately US$34.5 million, with each unit consisting of one common share, 0.75 of a Series A warrant to purchase one common share, and 0.50 of a Series B warrant to purchase one common share, at a purchase price of US$0.62 per unit.
News - Videotron is pleased to announce that it has acquired 4Degrees Colocation and its data centre, the largest in Québec City. The amount of the transaction is $31.5 million, which could increase to $35.5 million if certain targets are reached. Acquisition of the data centre will give Videotron Business Solutions a significant advantage when it comes to offering bundled services to Québec businesses, which are increasingly interested in digitizing and decentralizing their data servers. 4Degrees is one of the few data centres in Québec to be Tier III certified by the Uptime Institute. Tier III is an international standard that ensures maximum reliability and operational sustainability.
News - Davie announced the award of a new contract from the government of Canada for the Vessel Life Extension (VLE) of Canadian Coast Guard Ship CCGS Earl Grey. The vessel’s 9-month life extension program will take place in Davie’s secondary drydock, the Lorne dock. The program primarily consists of replacements and upgrades to engines, machinery, equipment and electrical systems.
News - For the year ended December 31, 2014, Desjardins General Insurance Group (DGIG), a Desjardins Group subsidiary specializing in property and casualty insurance, announced a net income of $151.3 million, a decrease of $43.9 million compared to 2013. Return on equity (ROE) was 12.9%, compared to 19.0% in 2013, still ranking the company among the best in the industry.
News - Canada Green Building Council (Québec Section) in collaboration with the Bâtiment Vert et Intelligent network (BVI), visited the Québec City Convention Centre’s expansion on February 17 to experience firsthand an eco-friendly facility.
News - TSO3 Inc. (TSX: TOS), an innovator in sterilization technology for medical devices in healthcare settings, announced that the Company has signed its first commercial agreement with Getinge Infection Control in support of the launch of the STERIZONE® VP4 Sterilization System. The non-exclusive agreement covers multiple markets in which Getinge has significant market share, including North America and other selected markets. Efforts to launch the product will begin immediately.
News - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced that four creative companies from the Québec region have been granted financial support to improve their productivity and innovative capabilities as well as for expansion and commercialization projects. The four recipients of this financial assistance from the Government of Canada are Squeeze Studio Animation Inc., APN Inc., Eddyfi NDT Inc. and Multi-Action Communication Inc.
News - B-TEMIA Inc., a leader in the growing market of human augmentation, announces the appointment of Mr Steven Smith as Vice President Business Development. Mr Smith has extensive industry experience in the home medical equipment market and, in particular, in the commercialization of mobility devices that will be very valuable for the commercialization of KeeogoTM.