FACILITYCalgary Publisher Mark Kolke visits with interesting Calgarians - to catch a glimpse of what drives them, how they see the world and what they see in Calgary's future - and shares what caught his attention.
This week's conversation with Mel Foht from Royop Development Corporation
Last week's conversation with Pat Evans from Sizeland Evans Interior Design
+ ExxonMobil, BP, ConocoPhillips and TransCanada Corp. JV planning Alaska LNG project; re-opening ConocoPhillips Nikiski site is likely location for plant, 800 mile pipeline project to ship North Slope gas – total project to be $45-65 billion
+ Genalta Power Inc. finalized agreement with Husky Energy to build a 22 Megawatt power facility at Cadotte; surplus power will be sold into the grid
+ Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. go a refusal from Industry Canada on its proposed sald of MTS Allstream to Accelero Capital Holdings S.a.r.l.
+ Porto Energy Corp. engaged advisors to assist in maximizing shareholder value
+ Talisman Energy Inc. shares surge on news Carl Icahn disclosed his firm has taken a 5.97%-$802 million stake in Talisman . . . tic toc ...
+ U.S. gov. operations remain ‘officially shut down and semi-paralyzed’ over budget impasse while debt-ceiling deadline (Oct. 17) looms; all markets watching for signs of sanity … but seeing little as White House, House Republicans and Senate Democrats play high-stakes game of chicken
+ Veresen Inc. has reached agreement with shippers for, in aggregate, 25% of requirements for its Jordan Cove LNG project
+ the Government of Alberta hired AMEC and AECOM for assessment of flood impacts and feasibility of proposed flood reduction projects in southern Alberta watersheds impacted by this summer’s flooding ; early plans point to $830 million in capital costs to put upstream modifications and diversion tunnels in place. Premier Redford’s response supportive but waffling … obviously, because of the huge cost and current challenge paying for $6 billion in flood damage
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln
“There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
+ St. Mary’s UniversityCollege will be saluting benefactor Alan Markin on Nov. 5th for his financial support – since 1994 he has donated $20 million to St. Mary’s. .. oh my!
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