Bayer CropScience AG and Performance Plants Inc. (Kingston, Canada) have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement for the development and commercialization of drought-tolerant cotton using Performance Plants’ Yield Protection Technology® (YPT). The agreement follows several years of successful field trials by Performance Plants, which have shown YPT to be highly effective in preserving yields under conditions of drought stress. In five years of field trials, YPT canola has produced consistent seed yield increases of up to 26 percent.   Dr. Linda Trolinder, Global Cotton R&D Manager at BioScience, a business operations unit of Bayer CropScience, welcomes this business relationship with […]

Calgary, Alberta – July 23, 2009 – Phase Separation Solutions Inc. (“PS2”), a wholly owned subsidiary of West Mountain Capital Corp. (TSX-V:WMT), has received its first payment from Bennett Environmental Inc. (TSX:BEV) in connection with Bennett’s contract to treat PCB contaminated material from the Pottersburg Creek Remediation Project in Ontario.   PS2 is providing standby treatment capacity in support of Bennett’s contract to treat PCB contaminated material from the Pottersburg Creek Remediation Project in Ontario.  Previous government announcements have indicated that there is approximately 78,000 tonnes of PCB-impacted material stored at Pottersburg Creek however there is no certainty as to […]

Saskatoon’s Solido Design Automation Inc. has more than $1.5 million in new money to spend on research and development after receiving a special Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) tax rebate Thursday. The company, which designs software used by firms around the world for electronic chip manufacturing, earned CRA scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) investment tax credits in 2007 and 2008 combined. Amit Gupta, Solido’s president and CEO, accepted the SR&ED tax rebate from National Revenue Minister Jean-Pierre Blackburn on Thursday. “The big trend right now is to export R&D operations to China and India,” Gupta said. “As a result of […]

Phase Separation Solutions Inc. (“PS2”), a wholly owned subsidiary of West Mountain Capital Corp. (TSX-V:WMT), now has commitments for PCB soil treatment services that exceed 75% of its treatment capacity for 2009 at its facility in Wolseley, Saskatchewan. PS2 is pleased to announce that it has an agreement with Bennett Environmental Inc. (TSX:BEV) pursuant to which it will provide standby treatment capacity in support of Bennett’s recently announced Pottersburg Creek Remediation Project in Ontario.  Pursuant to this standby capacity agreement, PS2 has agreed to hold between 4,400 and 8,580 tonnes of processing capacity for PCB-impacted material removed from the Pottersburg […]

Golden Opportunities Fund Inc. (“Golden Opportunities” or the “Fund”), Saskatchewan’s first and largest provincial labour-sponsored fund, and 2004 Labour Fund of the Year in Canada, is pleased to announce on this, the 10th anniversary of its investing in Saskatchewan, the introduction of its new Innovation Share (“I Share”) Class.  The Fund will now provide investors the option to continue to invest in diversified Class A Shares or to invest in the new Innovation Share Class.  Proceeds from the sale of I Shares will be used to invest in a diversified portfolio of innovation based companies across different industry sectors, ranging […]