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  • June 5, 2018
    Deputy Premier and Health Minister Sarah Hoffman has proclaimed June as Philippine Heritage Month in Alberta. The Government of Alberta is proud to recognize and celebrate the tremendous contributions of generations of Filipinos to the province’s faith, civic, and cultural communities by designating June of each year as Philippine Heritage Month in Alberta. According to Statistics Canada, Alberta...
  • June 5, 2018
    Toronto-headquartered GreenSpace Brands Inc., a brand ideation company that develops, markets, and sells premium natural food products, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with the Sinova Group through its subsidiary, JustOrder Technologies Inc., to launch a curated assortment of GreenSpace wholly-owned Love Child products through cross-border e-commerce channels in China. Sinova is a...
  • June 4, 2018
    Vancouver-headquartered East Asia Minerals Corp., a mineral resource exploration company focused on developing precious metals projects in Indonesia, has entered into an arrangement with Isatis Capital Group of Montreal to secure a credit facility loan of up to C$17.5 million. Proceeds will be used to bring the Sangihe gold project in Indonesia into production, and for exploration and infill...
  • June 4, 2018
    Ottawa-headquartered Northern Graphite Corp., a mine development company with a 100 per cent interest in the Bissett Creek graphite deposit located in southeastern Ontario, has signed a memorandum of understanding with a European commodity trading company to sell 100 per cent of the projected output from the Bissett Creek graphite project in China. The parties intend to enter into a binding...
  • June 4, 2018
    The anti-trade and anti-immigration policies pushed by the current United States administration have reinforced Canadians’ concerns about the global trend of protectionism. According to the findings of a new national opinion poll to be released by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) on June 5, 2018, there is an inverse correlation between perceptions of a worsening Canada-U.S....
  • June 1, 2018
    Canada and Singapore have been added to Australia's specialist accreditation program for trade and exports, after new recognition arrangements were signed by the government today. Australian businesses participating in the country's 'Trusted Trader Program' will now have streamlined access to these two export markets. Australia has similar arrangements with New Zealand, South Korea, Hong Kong,...
  • June 1, 2018
    Ottawa-headquartered Avivagen Inc., which operates in the multi-billion-dollar animal and human health markets, has made its first sale of Vivamune Health Chews into the Chinese market through an arrangement with China's Pawllion Inc. China is the third-largest pet market in the world with a growth rate of over 20 per cent for 2017. Vivamune Health Chews are a supplement for companion animals....
  • May 31, 2018
    Malaysian state-owned energy company Petronas will take a 25-per-cent equity interest in LNG Canada. The Shell Canada-led project, with an estimated cost of C$40 billion including a natural gas pipeline, is considered a frontrunner among some 20 proposed West Coast LNG projects, with a final investment decision expected this year. In 2017, Petronas and its partners cancelled a C$36-billion...
  • May 31, 2018
    Toronto-based insurance and investments firm Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., through its subsidiaries, has entered into a definitive agreement to invest an additional US$500 million of equity in Seaspan, increasing Fairfax's total investment in the Hong Kong-headquartered shipping company to US$1 billion. Seaspan described the investment as “transformative,” adding it will significantly...
  • May 31, 2018
    Toronto-headquartered Canada Goose Holdings is expediting its push into China with the launch of retail stores and an e-commerce site this fall, The Globe and Mail reported today. The Globe’s Marina Strauss wrote that it is joining with China-based Alibaba Group and another Asian retailer to roll out its first flagship stores in Beijing and Hong Kong. Canada Goose has been testing an e-commerce...
  • May 30, 2018
    Montreal-headquartered investment firm InnoStart Capital is teaming up with Malaysia-headquartered early-stage venture capital firm 1337 Ventures for the latter's upcoming pre-accelerator program, Alpha Startups: Fintech Edition, which will kick off in July. The program, which runs every quarter, selects three top startups to receive early-stage funding of C$12,560. InnoStart Capital will grant...
  • May 30, 2018
    Ottawa-headquartered Avivagen Inc. has received GRAS (generally regarded as safe) regulatory approval for its OxC-Beta feed supplement for use in livestock in New Zealand, a significant exporter of dairy and dairy products, as well as beef. Avivagen said it will leverage this approval in other jurisdictions as New Zealand is often viewed as the regulatory "gold standard" upon which other nations...
  • May 30, 2018
    Burnaby, B.C.-headquartered Nano One Materials Corp., which is developing patented technology for the low-cost production of high-performance battery materials used in electric vehicles, energy storage, consumer electronics, and next-generation batteries, has been issued its second Korean patent, No. 10-1854708, and has been given notice of allowance for Canadian patent application No. 2905525....
  • May 29, 2018
    Montreal-headquartered Xebec Adsorption Inc.'s subsidiary in China has received four orders worth C$3.4 million for its hydrogen gas purification systems deployed for fuel cell electric (FCEV) vehicles. China plans one million FCEVs by 2030 and is already investing in infrastructure. Currently, Xebec has over 220 advanced Xebec purification systems in operation worldwide, two manufacturing...
  • May 29, 2018
    Vancouver, B.C.-headquartered Irving Resources Inc.'s Irving Resources Japan GK (Irving) has received approval for nine prospecting licences from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry at its 100-per-cent-controlled Omu gold project in Japan. The licences were submitted for expedited approval and were granted with support from the town of Omu. Once the licences have been registered, Irving...
  • May 29, 2018
    Winnipeg-headquartered Empire Industries Ltd., a company focused on theme park attractions and ride systems, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Dynamic Attractions Ltd. has signed contracts worth C$73 million for two ride systems under the terms of its previously announced five-year strategic co-operation agreement with a theme park conglomerate in Asia. Under the contracts, Dynamic...
  • May 28, 2018
    The Government of Canada, in partnership with Canadian Geographic, has launched a ‘Show Us Your Canada’ photo contest in celebration of the 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism. Minister of Small Business and Tourism Bardish Chagger, along with John Geiger, CEO of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, called on Canadians to submit their best pictures of their favourite Canadian destinations under...
  • May 28, 2018
    Vancouver, B.C.-based Phivida Holdings Inc., a hemp oil health products company, has activated distribution agreements with Asayake Inc. in Japan, with an inaugural import shipment sent in advance of a national market roll-out. The agreements follow approvals of the company’s cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil products, including an audit by the Ministry of Health and Welfare's National Institute of...
  • May 28, 2018
    Ottawa-headquartered BetterU Education Corp. has completed a C$1.25-million equity investment by HT Overseas Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hindustan Times Media Ltd. The investment is the second of eight tranches over two years totaling C$10 million to support BetterU's marketing efforts across India in partnership with Hindustan Times. The www.betterU.in platform saw a spike from...
  • May 25, 2018
    Sydney, Australia-headquartered Central Iron Ore Ltd., a mineral exploration company trading on Canada’s TSX Venture, has announced that it has entered into an agreement for the C$568,000 sale of its South Darlot Exploration Project to Kingwest Resources Ltd., an unlisted public company focused on mineral exploration in Western Australia.

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