+ Matthew Gaasenbeek to Pres. capital markets div. @ Cannacord Genuity Corp.
+ Peter Dorrins to Pres & COO @ Junex Inc.
+ Ray Crossley to Managing Partner, Western Canada @ PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
+ Shane Joes to Chief Investment Officer @ ScotiaMcLeod
SAVE THE DATE / upcoming events:
+ 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 + Oct. 27; 12th Annual Tech Showcase & Open House; Alastair Ross Tech Centre – info/register + Nov. 8-9; BUILDEX Calgary Tradeshow & Conference, BMO Centre, Stampede Park, info/registration + Nov. 17; IFMA Silent Auction Night; Radisson Calgary; info/register + Nov. 23; Sustainabuild Conference, Hyatt Regency, Vancouver info/register + Nov. 29-Dec.1; 20th annual Toronto Real Estate Forum, Metro Toronto Convention Centre; info/registration + Nov. 29-Dec.1; 20th annual Toronto Real Estate Forum, Metro Toronto Convention Centre; info/registration + Jan. 18/2012; Calgary Real Estate Board Forecast Conference and Tradeshow, Telus Convention Centre
+ Alberta Utilities Commission suspended two 500-kilovolt power transmission infrastructure applications (Western Alberta Transmission line & Eastern Alberta Transmission Line) on Government’s request
+ U of C opened $205 million Taylor Family Digital Library
A golfer has been slicing off the tee on every hole. He asks the Irish caddy if he has noticed any obvious reasons for his poor tee shots, to which the caddy relies:“Aye, there’s a piece of shite on the end of your driver.”The Golfer picks up his driver and cleans the club face, at which point the caddy says: “No, the other end.”
+ kudos to John Aldred, Sydney Kahanoff & Jack Donald – inductees in the Calgary Business Hall of Fame
FRESH ITEMS TODAY - Oct. 25/2011
+ Bank of Canada will Release Monetary Policy Report tomorrow
+ Canadian Dollar up on optimism over Euro zone debt crisis
+ Plains All-American Pipeline making unsolicited US$1 billion offer directly to shareholders of SemGroup
+ Premier Alison Redford declared Alberta will return to a surplus budget by 2013
+ U.S. government bond debt facing possible 2nd downgrade; U.S. Treasury mulling a floating-rate security
NEWS REVIEW Oct. 19 - 24
+ Blackstone Group LP establishing US$3 billion energy fund
+ Cenovus Energy Inc. sold its Kitimat liquids import terminal to Royal Dutch Shell
+ Encana Corp. looking to sell $1-2 billion in assets to restructure balance sheet
+ Euro Zone crisis continues as full-blown political crisis; €440-billion bailout fund known as the European Financial Stability Facility must be ratified by each country’s parliament, which appears difficult; Germany and France yet to agree on structure of bailout
+ CGX Energy Inc. closed $92 million common share issue
+ Keystone XL Pipeline continues to attract controversy; Nebraska state legislature to have special session to consider rights of pipeline to cross aquifer
+ Legend Oil and Gas Ltd. closed its acquisition of International Sovereign Energy Corp.
+ Tesco Corporation agreed to acquire Premiere Casing Services-Egypt S.A.E.
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