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3Macs and Desjardins Securities announce acquisition completion

News - Following their agreement announcement on June 18, 2014, 3Macs has completed their acquisition of three Ontario branches of Desjardins Securities. The two firms will continue to work together to grow their businesses.

Desjardins General Insurance Group reports increase for second quarter

News - Desjardins General Insurance Group (DGIG), a Desjardins Group subsidiary specializing in property and casualty insurance, recorded a net income of $49.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, up 16.2% from the corresponding period in 2013.

4Degrees: The First And Only Data Centre In The Quebec City Region To Achieve Tier III Certification

News - 4Degrees, the company behind the new high-technology and eco-friendly data center is proud to announce that Uptime Institute, the international reference in the data center field, awarded 4Degrees their coveted Tier III certification.

EXFO Launches Real-Time Network Performance Monitoring Solution

News - EXFO Inc. today unveiled EXFO Xtract, a comprehensive monitoring platform using a combination of patented software engines to collect, analyze, correlate and report on real-time, historical, and predicted events in the network. This solution offers complete visibility of network infrastructure performance through a distributed polling system with the ability to monitor millions of elements in real time.

Distinguished lectures at Neomed Institute

News - Dr. Moira Gunn, Host of BioTech Nation, a regular interview segment on Tech Nation and Director of the Business of Biotechnology Program at the University of San Francisco will present "The Shifting Value Proposition of Global Bio-Business" on September 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

All of the credit rating agencies have confirmed Québec's credit rating

News - Minister of Finance Carlos Leitão is satisfied with the decisions announced in recent weeks by the five credit rating agencies that attribute a rating to Québec. "All of the agencies, without exception, have confirmed Québec's credit rating and outlook. They have confirmed the seriousness of our government's plan and the relevance of the initiatives that we promptly adopted when we took power to restore order to public finances and to boost economic recovery," the Minister of Finance noted.

Cominar inks deal to buy Ivanhoe Cambridge shopping centre, office portfolio for $1.53-billion

News - Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust has signed a deal to buy a portfolio of 15 properties including shopping centres, office buildings and an industrial park in Quebec and Ontario from Ivanhoe Cambridge for $1.53 billion.

NEOMED receives $12 million from Federal Government

News - NEOMED, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create a bridge between academic research and the pharmaceutical industry, will receive $12 million in funding from the Government of Canada to help academic researchers turn their early discoveries into future medicines. This financing was attained thanks to the success of NEOMED’s application to the highly competitive federal CECR program.

Desjardins Financial Security reports net income of $194.8 million and 16.2% growth in individual savings sales for the first half of 2014

News - Desjardins Financial Security (DFS) reported net income of $194.8 million for the first six months of 2014, compared to $191.7 million for the same period in 2013. DFS, a subsidiary of Desjardins Group, specializing in life insurance, health insurance and retirement savings products also posted a 4.6% increase in gross insurance premium income, which totalled $1.8 billion compared to $1.7 billion in the first half of 2013.

Midcentury church in Quebec is converted to a library

News - When Jean Marie-Roy built the St Denys du Plateau church in Quebec City in 1964, it was a modern wonder. At the time, almost 90% of Quebecois attended church regularly. Now it is barely 8% and churches are being desanctified and converted all over the Province; Arcade Fire turned one into a recording studio. Now Dan Hanganu has turned this one into a library. It is a wonderful demonstration of the adaptive reuse of a mid-century building for more modern uses.


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