+ Sept. 15; Calgary IFMA Chapter AGM/Social Event, Big Rock Brewery; info/register + Oct. 1; 2012 Calgary Stampede 100th Anniversary tickets go on sale + Oct. 3- 4 ; Water and Land Management Summit, Telus Convention Centre info/registration + Oct. 6 & 7; Banff Venture Forum 2011, Fairmont Springs, Banff; info/reg + 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, Vancouverinfo/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
+ ring road negotiations continue; Premier Ed Stelmach hopeful a deal will be struck with Tsuu T’ina Nation before he leaves office Oct. 1 … stay tuned
An avid golfer dies and finds himself at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter greets him and tells him that he has a tee time at Heaven's replica course of PebbleBeach and that some of his old golfing friends are already at the tee waiting for him. Furthermore, he has a starting time the next morning at the replica of St. Andrews and that he can check in after that for his future starting times. He joins his old friends and has a fine day at Pebble. His golf is not perfect (that would be Hell) but he is striking the ball well, has back his old vigor, and is ready to go the next morning at St. Andrews. When he checks in the next day, St Peter inquires about his game and asks him if there is anything else that can be done to make his stay more enjoyable. "Well, St. Peter" says the golfer, "This is fantastic. If it hadn't been for all that Oat Bran my wife had been feeding me, I could have been here 7 years ago."
SAVE THE DATE / SHAREHOLDER MEETINGS
+ Sept. 9; Homburg Invest Inc., Halifax, Annual General Meeting + Sept. 13; Kingston and Pembroke Railway Company, Calgary, Annual General Meeting + Sept. 13; Lake Erie and Northern Railway Company, Calgary, Annual General Meeting + Sept. 13; Manitoba and North Western Railway Company of Canada, Calgary, Annual General Meeting
+ Gulf of Mexico; 61% oil production and 46% of natural gas production off-line due to tropical storm Lee
+ Wall Street expecting a difficult day on reaction to continued Eurozone debt, gold prices up and slow job growth numbers in U.S.
NEWS REVIEW Aug. 31 - Sept. 5
+ Allied Properties REIT closed on its acquisition of 4 Calgary properties/132,000 sq. ft.; Alberta Hotel Building, Fashion Central, Cooper Block and Art Central
+ Calgary Stampede Board given $5 million by the Province of Alberta to promote the 2012 centennial of the Stampede
+ Cameron agreed to acquire LeTourneau Technologies Drilling Systems for $375 million
+ Crescent Point Energy Corp. agreed to acquire Bakken play assets in North Dakota for $164 million
+ Economist Magazine survey rated Calgary as #5 most livable city in a worldwide survey; Vancouver was #3, Toronto #4
+ Ensign Energy Services Inc. closed its US$510 million acquisition of RowanLand Drilling
+ Flint Energy Services Ltd. agreed to acquire Carson Energy Services Ltd. in a cash & stock deal
+ Genesis Land Development Corp. executives Gobinder Singh and Frank Devcich fined n consent settlement with Alberta Securities Commission; includes ceasing as officer of any issuer for 7 years
+ Government of Canada lifted its sanctions against Libya, paving the way for Canadian companies to resume business there
+ Halliburton suing BP for defamation & negligent misrepresentation over 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill
+ Homburg Canada Inc. withdrew its previously announced offer to acquire shares of Homburg Investment Inc. it does not already own;stay tuned . . .
+ Homburg Invest Inc. engaged advisors to conduct a strategic review
+ Mullen Group Ltd. closed its acquisition of Polaris Petroleum Ltd.
+ Newalta Corp. signed a $60 million deal to process tailing ponds for Syncrude
+ Rosneft and ExxonMobil entered $3.2 billion JV development agreement
+ Royal Dutch Shell PLC agreed to sell its stake in a Norway natural gas pipeline to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for $730 million
+ Shaw Communications Inc. cancelled its plans to enter the mobile phone market, opting instead to focus on developing a wireless network
+ Stantec Inc. agreed to acquire FSC Architects and Engineers
+ TransCanada Pipeline’s $7 billion Keystone XL project appears to be getting closer to an approval notwithstanding vigorous environmental protests – but, as pointed out in a NY Times article the waters will be choppy . . .
+ Valero Energy Corp. agreed to buy Louisiana refinery from Murphy Oil Corp. for $625 million
+ Laricina Energy Ltd. is on the market to raise $520 million in new equity
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