+ Alain Cote to Vice-Chair @ Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
+ Bob Strachan to Chair @ Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
+ Dan Fortin to Director @ Economical Insurance
+ Fred Walsh to Director @ Rock Energy Inc.
+ Jim Bertram to Exec. Chairman @ Keyera Corp. eff. Jan. 1/15
+ Michael Wilson to Director @ Air Canada
+ Rob Riecken to Director @ Divergent Energy Services Corp.
+ Sherri Brillon, Director @ PrairieSky Royalty Ltd., resigned
+ Tom Buchanan, Director @ Pembina Pipeline Corporation, resigned
+ Tony Kinnon to Director @ International Frontier Resources Corporation
INTERESTING REAL ESTATE NEWS, other places
+ American Hotel Properties REIT LP agreed to acquire a portfolio of hotel properties (733 rooms) in Oklahoma and Texas (US$79.4 million)
+ the legendary Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York to be sold to a Chinese insurance company for US$1.95 billion who are signing a 100-yr. management contract with the Waldorf-Astoria group
+ The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company will be lead tenant and co-venturer with Ivanhoé Cambridge in a new building, 900 de Maisonneauve, in Montreal; Manulife will take 11 floors (260,00 sq. ft.) of the 486,500 sq. ft. building; LEED Gold building will commence construction in 1st quarter/2015
Kuwait invests large into Chevron’s Duvernay | Veresen $950 million + 6 other financings | Encana closes $2 billion sale | carbon capture project opened | Calgary Sun sold + 30 executive appointments >>>>
NEWS SUMMARY Sept. 30 - Oct. 7
+ Alberta Securities Commission sanctioned Platinum Equities, related entities and principals
+ Argent Energy Trust initiated a strategic review process to maximize unitholder value
+ to David & Gail O’Brien – they made a $12 million gift to the University of Calgary to establish the O’Brien Institute for Public Health
INFRASTRUCTURE / P3 / GREEN
+ TransCanada Corporation acquired three more Ontario solar power facilities (10MW) from Canadian Solar Solutions Inc.
+ Carbon Capture - Government of Canada invested $240 million from Budget 2008 toward SaskPower's $1.4 billion project to integrate CCS at its existing Boundary Dam coal-fired power plant on the Souris River, just south of Estevan
+ Ivanhoé Cambridge, Metrolinx (Province of Ontario's regional transportation agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area) agreed to plan for integrated office and transit development in downtown Toronto. Subject to pre-leasing, project construction could commence spring 2015. Development will feature: 2.7 million ft2 (250,000 m2), multi-phased, premium office complex at 45-141 Bay Street built to LEED® Platinum standards; new, larger GO Bus Terminal at base of new 45 Bay Street office tower and elevated park above the rail corridor with new public green spaces
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