+ 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 + Nov. 8-9; BUILDEX Calgary Tradeshow & Conference, BMO Centre, Stampede Park, info/registration + 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
+ RoyalRoadsUniversity is seeking a Partnership arrangement to design, build, finance and operate a mixed-use facility on its Victoria campus (closes Nov. 10)
+ City of Abbotsford will have a referendum on the ballot in the Nov. 19th municipal election to authorize a $230 million P3 Water Project
+ Premier-elect Alison Redford says she plans to amend legislation next spring that allows the government to freeze public land for infrastructure projects; she also intends to suspend a land-use planning law and send power-line transmission projects back to the drawing board . .. stay tuned . . .
Jim and Bob were golfing one fine day, when Jim, an avid golfer, slices his ball deep into a wooded ravine. Jim takes his 8 iron and proceeds down the embankment into the ravine, in search of his lost ball. The brush is quite thick, but Jim searches diligently for his errant ball. Suddenly Jim spots something shiny. As he nears the location of the shiny object, Jim realizes that it is an eight iron in the hands of a skeleton laying near an old golf ball. Jim excitedly calls for his partner Bob. "Hey Bob, come here, I got trouble down here." Bob comes running over to the edge of the ravine and calls out to Jim, "What's the matter Jim?" Jim shouts back in a nervous voice, "Bring me my 7 iron. You can't get out of here with an 8."
Mark Kolke, Editor/Publisher
FRESH ITEMS TODAY - Oct. 4/2011
+ Birchcliff Energy put itself on the market in reaction to receipt of unsolicited offers to takeover the company
+ Enbridge Inc. and Enbridge Energy Partners LP announced 2 project expansions (Line 5 - $100 million & Line 9 - $20 million) for completion in 2012 + ENMAX breaking ground on Shepard Energy Centre, Alberta’s largest natural gas fired power plant + Greek deficit/concern about Eurozone stability/bank-failure risks and recession fears hit stock markets with a sharp downturn + PetroBakken Energy Ltd. engaged advisors to assist in balance sheet restructuring, possible asset sales + TransCanada Corporation’s Keystone XL pipeline continues to generate lots of controversy in the United States as hearings draw to a close, and lobbying information comes to light in advance of an imminent Presidential decision on the project
NEWS REVIEW Sept. 28 - Oct.
+ Alison Redford won the Alberta PC Party leadership race; premier-elect won narrow victory on 2nd preferential ballot
+ Alliance Pipeline announced go-forward on the 77 mile Tioga Lateral Pipeline
+ Athabasca Oilsands Inc. sold its interest in Halfway Creek for $26.8 million
+ Connacher Oil and Gas Limited solds its 50% interest in Halfway Creek for $26.8 million
+ Enterprise Products Partners LP and Enbridge Inc. announced plans to build 800,000 barrels/day Wrangler Pipeline – from Cushing, OK to Texas coast
+ double-dip recession talk persists in Canada . . .
+ Ivanhoé Cambridge regrouping activities in France, Spain, United Kingdom and Germany under banner "Ivanhoé Cambridge Europe”
+ Major Drilling Group International Inc. closed its acquisition of Bradley Group Limited
+ Oilsands Quest Inc. agreed to sell its WallaceCreek assets for $60 million
+ Plazacorp Retail Properties Ltd. closed $27.7 million common share issue
+ Ranger Energy Ltd. agreed to merge with North Sea Energy
FINANCINGS - proposed & closed
+ Cominar REIT is on the market to raise $100 million in a new equity offering of units
+ Enbridge Inc. closed $500 million preferred share offering
+ Major Drilling Group International Inc. closed $70 million equity offering
+ Paramount Resources Ltd. is on the market to raise $62.8 million in flow through common shares
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