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  • 3 hours ago
    Richmond, B.C.-based Norsat International Inc. Norsat International Inc., a provider of communication solutions for remote and challenging applications, has announced the completion of the plan of arrangement with China’s Hytera Communications Co., Ltd. in which Hytera’s wholly-owned indirect subsidiary, Hytera Project Corp., has directly acquired ownership and control over 100% of Norsat’s...
  • 3 hours ago
    Japan’s Princess Ayako of Takamado has completed a visit to Western Canada, including official activities and events in Alberta and British Columbia. In Lethbridge, she took part in the 50th anniversary celebration for the city’s Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden that her family helped inaugurate in 1967. Her parents also marked the gardens’ 25th anniversary in 1992. In Calgary, she took part in the...
  • Yesterday
    North Vancouver, B.C’s Grouse Mountain ski resort and entertainment complex has been purchased by Grouse Mountain Resorts Limited Partnership (GM Resorts), a company established through China Minsheng Investment Group, a state-owned Chinese investment firm. GM Resorts was incorporated in March of this year and was established by CM (Canada) Asset Management Co. Ltd., a Canadian investment and...
  • Yesterday
    At a recent groundbreaking ceremony for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on India’s east coast, Dharmendra Pradhan, India’s minister of state for petroleum and natural gas, announced that the terminal would import LNG from Canada, Qatar, the United States and Iran. While a Canadian project was not named, reports indicate that Indian Oil owns a 10 per cent stake in Pacific Northwest LNG, a...
  • 2 days ago
    Representatives from the Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) travelled to China as part of a small Canadian delegation undertaking activities centred on meeting executives at Chinese dairy company Feihe International on the occasion of Feihe’s 55th anniversary. Feihe has made a C$225-million investment in an infant formula plant in Kingston, the groundreaking for which will take...
  • 2 days ago
    Calgary-based oilfield services company Raise Production Inc. has received a patent in Australia for its Horizontal Wellbore Production System. The system was developed to be used in oil-and-gas drilling where wells are at angles approaching horizontal. The patent, the first to be awarded for the technology outside Canada, legally protects the intellectual property for a number of method claims...
  • 2 days ago
    The University of British Columbia’s Centre for Chinese Research is convening an event to commemorate Chinese human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiaobo, who died on July 13. The commemoration is taking place on Wednesday, July 19, from 4:00-6:00pm on the UBC campus. For more information and to register, click here.
  • 3 days ago
    Laval, Quebec-headquartered Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. will sell its Obagi skin care business to a Hong Kong-based group for US$190 million. The buyer is a fund managed by a limited partnership that includes China Regenerative Medicine International and Haitong International Securities Group, both headquartered in Hong Kong. Valeant estimates its Obagi Medical Products unit will...
  • 3 days ago
    Vancouver-headquartered Lithium Americas Corp. has closed an investment agreement with BCP Innovation Pte Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bangchak Corporation Public Company Ltd., a Thai energy company. Bangchak has agreed to provide Lithium Americas with US$113 million in financing primarily to fund a portion of Lithium Americas’ share of construction costs for the Cauchari-Olaroz lithium...
  • 3 days ago
    Vancouver-headquartered Revelo Resources Corp. has signed a Letter of Intent with Austral Gold Ltd. allowing Austral to purchase two of Revelo's gold-silver projects located in northern Chile, in exchange for common shares in Austral and a royalty on future production from the projects. The agreement is subject to due diligence and the signing of definitive documentation in Chile within 90 days,...
  • 6 days ago
    Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec-headquartered Premier Tech has announced that it has acquired a majority shareholding position in Brisanzia Technologies Pvt, Ltd., located in New Delhi, India. The acquisition was conducted through Premier Tech’s Environmental Technologies Group (ETG). Brisanzia offers a range of products and services in water management, and will be integrated with ETG, resulting in a...
  • 6 days ago
    Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, has concluded a five-day trip to China, with visits to Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Guiyang and Beijing. Minister Chagger was a member of the Right Honorable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada’s official visit to China. During the visit, the minister promoted Canada ahead of the...
  • 6 days ago
    Approximately 130 Canadian Army soldiers participated in Exercise Talisman Sabre, a military exercise which runs every other year and that trains, primarily, Australian and American forces to plan and conduct combined taskforce operations to improve combat readiness and interoperability on a variety of missions from conventional conflict to peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance efforts. The...
  • July 13, 2017
    Vancouver-headquartered Aurora Cannabis Inc. is hosting an Australian delegation led by the Minister of Agriculture and Minister for Regional Development for the state of Victoria at its Alberta facilities. The delegation will visit Aurora’s production facility in Mountain View, Alberta, and its 800,000-square-foot facility now under construction at Edmonton International Airport. The purpose of...
  • July 13, 2017
    Vancouver-headquartered Compass Gold Corp. and Australia’s Mali Gold Exploration Pty Ltd. (MGE) have entered into an agreement setting out the terms and conditions for Compass to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of MGE in exchange for the issuance shares in Compass to MGE’s shareholders. MGE is a private Australian company with gold exploration permits in Mali.
  • July 12, 2017
    Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, has announced a modernized and expanded Canada-Thailand air transport agreement. The new agreement, which replaces the existing agreement that was signed in 1989, allows for 21 flights per week for each country. It also enhances rights that allow airlines to extend Canada-Thailand services to third countries on up to seven of the 21 weekly flights. In addition...
  • July 12, 2017
    The Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto is hosting 'Diligence and Elegance: The Nature of Japanese Textiles', from July 12, 2017, through to January 21, 2018. The exhibition features over 50 textiles and garments from the Textile Museum of Canada’s collection of 19th and 20th century pieces and also features the contemporary work of two Japanese-Canadians, Hiroko Karuno and Keiko Shintani. The...
  • July 11, 2017
    Manila, Philippines-headquartered Maynilad Water Services has awarded Calgary-headquartered Pure Technologies Ltd. a 12-month contract, worth up to C$1.7 million, to assess a critical water pipeline within Metro Manila. Maynilad Water Services is the water and wastewater services provider for the 17 cities and municipalities that comprise the West Zone of the Metropolitan Manila area in the...
  • July 11, 2017
    Vancouver-headquartered Wavefront Wireless Commercialization Centre Society has received funding from the Government of Canada's Global Opportunities for Associations program to lead nine global market entry trips in 2018. Wavefront plans to take 36 Canadian companies to meet potential partners and customers in Europe, Latin America, the United States, and Asia, including a trip planned this year...
  • July 11, 2017
    The Trade Commissioner Service of Global Affairs Canada has launched its first ever Canadian Wine Sommelier Championship for sommeliers or food & beverage professionals in China, Hong Kong and Macau. Registration is open until August 18, 2017. Divided into two rounds, the competition will be held in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong with semi-finals scheduled for September...

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