+ July 8 – 17; Calgary Stampede, Stampede Park, Calgary - info/tickets + Oct. 26; Calgary Real Estate Forum, Telus Convention Centre, Chaired by Randy Fennessey; info/registration + Oct. 27; Calgary Leasing Conference, Telus Convention Centre, Chaired by Greg Guatto; info/registration
“There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity.” – Tom Peters
+ the Alberta government has issued an RFQ which closes June 22 to choose up to five architectural consortia who will then compete to design and build the $340 million Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton
+ Aecon Group Inc. led JV awarded $140 million contract to build water supply tunnel under the FraserRiver to provide service to Vancouver
Brandon staggered into a hospital emergency room, badly battered and bruised. A nurse and a doctor rushed over to help him to an examining room. "How did you receive these injuries?" the doctor asked. "I was playing golf with my wife," Brandon replied. The doctor was incredulous. "How could you possibly have been injured this severely playing golf with your wife?" he asked. Brandon explained what happened. He and his wife both hit their tee shots on the first hole off line. "I hooked mine into the woods, left," Brandon said, "while my wife hit a huge slice that flew into a cow pasture on the right side of the hole." After Brandon found his ball and hit it back into the fairway, he explained, he went to help his wife locate her tee shot. "I was walking around amongst the cows," Brandon explained, "when I spotted something white on the backside of a heifer. I went over to it and lifted its tail, and sure enough, my wife's ball had lodged right in the heifer's posterior! "So I pointed at the heifer's backside and yelled over to my wife, 'Hey, honey, this looks like yours.' "
+ IMF supports UK belt tightening as European Union financial malaise continues with Greece shaky, selling telecom assets to raise cash; meanwhile French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is front runner to take over post left vacant by Dominique Strauss-Kahn
+ ING’s online U.S. bank will fetch $9 billion as GE & Capital One duke it out to get access to $81 billion deposit base
+ Wall Street coming of 2 ˝ month low on worries over economy concerns
NEWS REVIEW June 1-6
+ Alberta set a single day land sale record - $841 million for 390 parcels available
+ Canada Post unions began rotating strikes
+ EPCOR Water (USA) Inc. closed its acquisition of Chaparral City Water Company for US$35 million
+ Equal Energy Ltd. closed its US$ 93.5 million acquisition of Hunton Oklahoma assets from Petroflow Energy Ltd.
+ Essential Energy Services Ltd. closed its acquisition of Technicoil Corporation
+ Federal Budget speech touts undisclosed budget trimming, otherwise little change from Flaherty’s pre-election plan ; download budget
+ Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. to open branch in Calgary
+ Intact Financial Corporation agreed to acquired AXA Canada for $2.6 billion
+ Meyers Norris Penny rebranded itself as MNP
+ Mullen Group Ltd. closed its acquisition of Hi-Way 9 Group of Companies
+ Paramount Resources Ltd. closed its $64.8 million acquisition of ProspEx Reources. Ltd.
+ PetroFrontier Corp. completed its combination with Texalta Petroleum Ltd.; will operate as PetroFrontier
+ Progress Energy Resources Corp. formed a partnership agreement with Petronas for development of Montney shale assets; Petronas to invest CDN$267.5 million now and a further CDN$802.5 million over the next 5 yrs.
+ Questerre Energy Corporation closed its acquisition of the remaining 50% of the Beaver River Field to own 100%
+ SNC-Lavalin agreed to acquire Aqua Data
+ Sable NGL LLC agreed to acquire Stanley Condensate Recover Pland and Prairie Rose Pipleine form EOG Resources Inc. of US$185 million
+ The Bank of Canada’s rate announcement; overnight rate is maintained at 1%, but with warning rates may rise soon
+ TransCanada Corp.’s Keyera pipeline restarted under tight scrutiny from U.S. regulators following leak that shut down the line May. 29
+ Tuscany Energy Ltd. & Sharon Energy Ltd. got shareholder approval for & completed their combination
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