+ Colin Soares, Director @ High North Resources Ltd., resigned
+ Douglas Brooks to Director @ Madalena Energy Inc.
+ George Armoyan, Director @ Spyglass Resources Corp., resigned
+ Kevin Andrus to Director @ Blackbird Energy Inc
+ Lou Eccleston to Director @ TMX Group Limited
+ Michael Rapps to Director @ Spyglass Resources Corp.
+ Steven Sharpe to Director @ Madalena Energy Inc.
INTERESTING REAL ESTATE NEWS, other places
+ John Hancock, U.S. division of Manulife Financial Corporation, acquired 55 West Monroe, a 40 story, 804,214 SF, Class "A" office building located in Chicago's Central Business District's Central Loop for US$244 million.
+ International Pipeline Exposition underway in Calgary in conjunction with the International Pipeline Conference
+ Junex Inc. adopted a shareholder rights plan
+ Marquee Energy Ltd. agreed to sell a non-core gas-weighted Pembina are asset for $14 million
+ Prentice government 2nd week; accelerating flood claims processing, floor mitigation programs for High River and dry reservoir west of Calgary, looking at rural health services, plans for an act to ensure transparency in government appointments …
+ Prentice government called 4 by-elections for Oct. 27th: Calgary-Foothills, Calgary-Elbow, Calgary-West and Edmonton-Whitemud
+ Spencer Ogden recruiters opened and office in Calgary
+ Stantec is acquiring Montreal-based Dessau, to become 2nd largest engineering firm in Canada
+ Total agreed to sell its 25% stake in Cardinal Gas Services to a Korean group for upwards of US$450 million
+ Ultra Petroleum Corp. closed the Pinedale field acquisition from SWEPI, LP (an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell plc)
+ United Nations climate change conference is making headlines, not setting deadlines, much talk, little action; to set goals of 30% emissions reductions by 2030 and set stage for global conference in Paris later next year - stay tuned ..tic toc
+ to Martens-Group, Sharon Martens and crew – ARIDO Award winners, second year in a row, Award of Excellence for the new Gowlings offices in Calgary – way to go Doug Niwa and Ian Franceschi
+ to the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Alberta; on completion of largest conservation easement in the in Canadian history: Waldron Ranch project is 30,535 acres of privately owned property located along the Cowboy Trail (Highway 22), south of Longview and northwest of Lethbridge. It is a conservation agreement involving the largest intact native fescue grassland remaining on the eastern slopes of the Alberta Rocky Mountains. The 72 ranchers behind the Waldron Grazing Co-operative were largest donor and driving force behind this conservation effort. Funders were Government of Alberta who contributed $12.2 million through the Alberta Land Stewardship Grant Program; Government of Canada who contributed $4 million through the Natural Areas Conservation Program and; The Calgary Foundation provided the remaining $1 million to bring this project across the finish line
INFRASTRUCTURE / P3 / GREEN
+ Enbridge Inc. agreed to invest $225 million in two Quebec wind projects with EDF EN Canada Inc.
this week in REITS
+ Plaza Retail REIT is on the market to refinance $170 million in mortgages
+ NorthWest International Healthcare Properties REIT closed $35 million convertible debt financing
+ Fluor Corporation awarded EPFC contract for Fort Hills Energy LP for utilities at tits Fort Hills oilsands mining project
+ Statoil Canada Ltd. decided to postpone its Corner SAGD development at the Kai Kos Dehseh oilsands project for three years, 70 layoffs; other projects not affected
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