Saturday April 19 2014
Keeping in touch with the Community
  • A Montreal-based company that manufactures high-value metal elements with the help of a Laval research facility is being loaned $4 million interest-free by the federal government to purchase start-up equipment for a facility in Quebec’s Gaspésie region that will produce a high-quality base ingredient that is usually used for making aluminum.

  • Taking into account that the first snow of winter fell this past week and yesterday was Black Friday, retailers in Laval and elsewhere in Quebec should start seeing their sales heading upwards in the coming weeks. At least that’s what the head of the Conseil québécois du commerce de détail says.

  • A one million dollars investment that brings significant benefits to the Quebec aerospace industry.The Institut de formation aérospatiale (IFA) announced last Thursday the opening of its new AéroCompétence™ Training Center in Laval.

  • While consumer demand for electric cars has been weak until now, within two years there should be lots more interest and a much wider choice of fully-electrified vehicles to choose from, the head of strategic planning for Hydro-Quebec told members of the Laval Chamber of Commerce and Industry during their weekly lunchtime gathering at the Château Royal last Thursday.

  • If there is something deeper underlying the message that representatives of Google’s Quebec division are taking to corporate audiences as the world’s biggest web service provider tries to drum up business in this province, it’s that some of you “old” media types better watch out – Google could end up eating your lunch.

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    During a press conference held on April 12, Paquet said the financial assistance will help the company, Manyeta Informatique, to complete work on Human Telemetry, which is entering testing stages with patients afflicted with diabetes.

  • Gilles Vaillancourt, Mayor of Laval, Pierre Desroches, President and Executive Director of LAVAL TECHNOPOLE and President of the Biotech City, and Samir Mounir, Director of the Biotech City and th

  • (CNW Telbec) As part of a comprehensive agreement, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ (the "Fonds") has completed an orderly disinvestment in Simard Beaudry Construction by obtaining prepayment of the entire $36 million balance of subordinated loans with varying maturities through 2018. Initiated in early 2007 at the request of the company's owner, Mr. Accurso, the now completed disinvestment is part of a business transfer plan.

  • Marc Garneau, the federal Liberal Party’s spokesman for industry, science and technology, was in Laval on March 14, for head-to-head discussions with Laval’s small and medium-size enterprise (SME) owners.

  • The Harper Conservatives have launched a new campaign recognizing 2011 as the Year of the Entrepreneur, while emphasizing the essential role the government expects small and medium-sized businesses

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