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Provigo to invest $110 million and create hundreds of jobs in Québec in 2014

News - The President of Loblaw Companies Ltd., Vicente Trius, speaking today before members of the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Québec at the Déjeuner des chefs d'entreprise du Carnaval de Québec, announced an investment of more than $110 million dollars in the province in 2014. Trius made this announcement on the eve of the Company's National Kick-off, which will bring together for the very first time more than 3,000 Loblaw executives and partners to Québec City this year. In addition to creating hundreds of new jobs in many regions across the province, this investment will make possible the opening of new stores and the renovation of existing stores under the Provigo, Maxi, and Maxi & Cie banners. Part of a long-term commitment made by Loblaw to its nearly 4 million customers in Québec, this investment is in addition to the $100 million already invested in 2013.

Atrium Innovations Inc. Receives Final Court Approval of Arrangement with the Permira Funds

News - Atrium Innovations announces that the Superior Court of Québec issued a final order approving the previously announced plan of arrangement providing for the acquisition of all of the outstanding common shares of Atrium for cash consideration of $24.00 per common share by corporations backed by the Permira funds and the acquisition by the Corporation of all of its outstanding convertible debentures.

Certain probiotics could help women lose weight

News - Certain probiotics could help women lose weight and keep it off, according to a recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition by a team of researchers headed by Université Laval Professor Angelo Tremblay.

Preverco shows its hand at Surfaces Las Vegas

News - Customers will be thrilled with the innovative and inspiring new product lineup from Preverco, Canada's leading hardwood floor manufacturer. This year Preverco is back at the Surfaces trade show in Las Vegas from January 28 to 30 with a diversity of new creations.

Ubisoft reinforces its presence in Quebec City

News - Ubisoft announces its plans to invest CAD 28 million over the course of three years with the goal of creating 100 new jobs at its Quebec City studio. These investments will enable the studio to strengthen its infrastructure and recruit new talents, and take the lead on the development of AAA next-gen games. The Quebec government is supporting the studio's expansion as part of the ESSOR program, with a contribution of CAD 510,000.

Canda ranks second overall in Bloomberg’s Best Countries for Business 2014

News - Going from 6th place in 2013, Canada has swept past the U.S., Germany and Japan up to the second place in Bloomberg Rankings’ Best Countries for Business 2014.

Canam Group Acquires an Engineering Firm Specialized in Wood Structures

News - Canam Group announces the acquisition of a 66% interest in an engineering firm that specializes in wood structures. The transaction, the amount of which has not been disclosed, was completed in the final days of 2013. The company, called Massif Technologies, is composed of a group of engineers and technicians who are specialized in designing non-residential buildings featuring a wooden frame or wood components. The Company, which has offices in Quebec City and Saguenay, also has expertise in project management.

Confidence in growth improved worldwide; Canadian CEOs looking primarily to the US to drive growth with innovation as an important priority

News - According to the 17th Annual Global CEO Survey, released by PwC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today, 85% of the CEOs surveyed both worldwide and in Canada are confident in their revenue growth prospects over the next 12 months.

Atrium Innovations’ Securityholders Approve Arrangement with the Permira Funds

News - Atrium Innovations Inc. announces that its shareholders and convertible debentureholders have approved the resolution authorizing the previously announced plan of arrangement providing for the acquisition of all the outstanding Atrium shares for cash consideration of $24.00 per common share by corporations backed by the Permira funds and the acquisition by the Corporation of all of its outstanding convertible debentures. Pursuant to the Arrangement, Atrium’s senior management will be rolling over up to approximately $8 million of equity investment in the Corporation.

International Water Association (IWA) will meet in Québec City in 2017

News - The International Water Association’s Specialist Group (SG) confirms that the 12th International Conference on instrumentation, control and automation of water systems (ICA2017) will meet at the Québec City Convention Centre June 12 to 14, 2017.

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