+ Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan closed its $1.8 billion acquisition of SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd.
+ PSAC forecasts modest uptick in drilling activity for 2013
+ Redberry Investments bought Burger King’s Canadian subsidiary, including 94 company owned restaurants
+ Winstar Resources Ltd. agree to takeover by Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc.
INFRASTRUCTURE / P3 / GREEN
+ Capital Power’s new 900 megawatt natural gas fired facility will be built near an existing coal-fired facility at Genesee, south of LakeWabamun
+ Canadian National Railway to invest $100 million in rail line upgrades and freight yards capacity expansion between Winnipeg and Edmonton to handle increased volume of forestry industry shipments
+ Government of Ontario established a new $100 million infrastructure fund for small, rural and northern municipalities to bridge their infrastructure deficit
+ Infrastructure Ontario and Hamilton Health Sciences Corp. issued RFP call to three shortlisted consortia to design, build and finance the new McMaster Children’s Treatment Centre: PCL Constructors Canada Inc., Integrated Team Solutions and Kids Health Infrastructure Solutions
SAVE THE DATE / upcoming events
+ May 2; Breakfast with Champions/Special Olympics fundraiser, TELUS Convention Centre - tickets
+ May 9; Edmonton Real Estaet Forum, Edmonton Convention Centre info/register
+ May 14-16; Canadian Advanced Manufacturing Expo, Toronto Congresss Centre,info/register
+ May 16; IFMA Calgary Chapter Luncheon/Five Levels of Leadership, Fairmont Palliser, Calgaryinfo/register
+ May 29; Calgary Real Estate Leasing Conference, Telus Convention Centre, Calgary info/register
+ May 29-31; Pathways 2 Sustainability Conference, Telus Spark Centre, Calgaryinfo/register
+ June 17-18; Supply Chain Contracts for Energy Conference; Marriott Downtown, Calgaryinfo/register
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+ Jarome Iginla got traded, and put his house up For Sale; it sold at list price ($4 million) on the first day. Mario Toneguzzi wrote a splashy article in the Calgary Herald like it was a good news story. Sure, for the buyer. Iginla didn’t counter??? Go figure .. how much did he leave on the table? Maybe he was in too much of a hurry to get out of town that he didn’t think to counter-offer, or wait a day or two!
“As a group, we do spend a lot of time on buses, at lunches, and politics does come up. I don’t know if we know what we are talking about.” – Jarome Iginla
“But I’m very libertarian in the sense that I believe in small government and, as a general rule, I don’t believe in imposing values upon people.” – Stephen Harper (yes, our Prime Minister)
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