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    BioExx aces first full protein production run

    September 8, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    TORONTO: BioExx Specialty Proteins Ltd. has successfully produced commercial-scale canola protein isolate during the first complete end-to-end production run at its Saskatoon plant. BioExx, a Toronto-based industrial food processing company, said the protein was tested in its lab for purity

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    US employment malaise is ominous news

    September 8, 2010 by TODD HIRSCH

    Todd Hirsch is a senior economist at Edmonton-based ATB Financial. Photo: Troy Media Maybe it’s proof that hope really does run eternal. Whatever it is, investors were grasping for good news last week as stocks rallied and sentiment turned solidly

  • Enbridge lands $475M Sunrise oil sands deal

    September 7, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    CALGARY: Enbridge Inc. has entered into an agreement to provide pipeline and terminal services to the proposed Sunrise Oil Sands Project. Enbridge, the Calgary-based energy transporter with the world’s longest crude oil and liquids transportation system, said the $475 million

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    Quebec manufacturer opens US facility

    September 2, 2010 by Canadian PLANT Staff

    MONTREAL: Delhi-Solac Inc., a Quebec-based manufacturer of steel tubing, has officially opened its plant in Kings Mountain, NC. Solaris Industries Inc., the new wholly owned subsidiary of Delhi-Solac, plans to hire about 50 employees over the next two years. The

  • Husky Energy acquires natural gas properties

    September 2, 2010 by Canadian PLANT Staff

    Calgary, Alta.: Husky Energy has announced that a purchase agreement has been signed to acquire natural gas properties in west central Alberta, which will significantly add to the company’s production and reserves and extend the optimum utilization of its Ram

  • $2.6 B added to current account deficit

    August 30, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    OTTAWA: Canada’s overall current account deficit widened by $2.6 billion bringing the total to $11 billion in the second quarter, for a seventh straight quarter of deficit. A Statistics Canada report said export growth for goods slowed while import growth

  • Shell technology tackles oil sands tailings challenge

    August 26, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    CALGARY: Shell Canada has started-up its commercial-scale Atmospheric Fines Drying field demonstration for managing tailings from its oil sands operations. The demonstration project, which received Energy Resources Conservation Board Aug. 6, is located at Shell’s Muskeg River Mine and occupies

  • W2 Energy seeks SolarBug road certification

    August 26, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    The solar-powered SolarBug carries two passengers and a small amount of cargo.Photo: W2 Energy GUELPH, Ont.:  W2 Energy Inc. has become a research affiliate of the Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy (AzRISE), which will certify the first commercially available

  • Ontario power supply steady for next 18 months

    August 25, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    TORONTO: Ontario has sufficient electricity generation and transmission resources available to maintain reliability over the next year and a half, according to an outlook report by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The Ontario agency reports 3,400 megawatts of new

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    AbitibiBowater settles NAFTA suit with Ottawa

    August 25, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    MONTREAL: The Newfoundland Labrador government’s expropriation of AbitibiBowater assets and natural resource rights in 2008 will cost Canadian taxpayers $130 million. The Montreal-based pulp and paper giant currently under bankruptcy protection has settled a $500-million complaint with the federal government

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    Noveko makes ultrasound breakthrough in China

    August 24, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    MONTREAL: Noveko International Inc. has made a breakthrough selling its next generation ultrasound scanners into the Chinese market and in North America. The Montreal-based medical products company said its subsidiary SAS ECM has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the

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    Copper prices on the rise as supplies tighten

    August 23, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    TORONTO: Tightness on the supply side is improving profit margins for copper on the world market after prices dipped in the spring. LME copper prices were resilient in July, according to Scotiabank’s Commodity Price Index. They rallied from US$2.95 per

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    How provinces handle your taxes

    August 23, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    HALIFAX: There’s no escaping taxation, no matter where your business is located, but how much you pay varies by province, according the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). The consultancy has released its annual Tax Facts and Figures report. Here are some highlights of

  • June manufacturing sales edge forward

    August 19, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    OTTAWA: Manufacturing sales edged up 0.1% in June to $44.8 billion, the 11th increase since manufacturing sales bottomed out 13 months ago, while the composite index slowed in July. Statistics Canada reports constant-dollar manufacturing sales rose 0.7% to $41.7 billion

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    Enigma to make IOS modules for Lyrtech in $28M deal

    August 19, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    QUEBEC CITY: Enigma Interconnect, a Canadian electronics manufacturing services company, will be manufacturing intelligent motion detection modules for Lyrtech Inc., a developer of digital signal processing (DSP) technologies based in Quebec City. The $28-million OEM contract will involve Enigma designing,