This year’s ABEX Awards, presented by Conexus Credit Union, brought together businesses from across the province at TCU Place in Saskatoon on October 20, 2018. Industrial Machine and Mfg. Inc. is the recipient of the ‘Business of the Year’ Award, sponsored by the David Aplin Group, as well as the Export Award, for its ingenuity and quality products that it continues to successfully export worldwide. “Although all finalists were deserving of the Business of the Year Award, Industrial Machine and Mfg. Inc. has been bringing Saskatchewan quality and expertise to customers around the world. In this competitive industry, Industrial Machine […]

Librestream is pleased to announce the company recently achieved significant milestones including the completion of a financing round led by Emerald Technology Ventures, a globally recognized investment firm in energy, water, advanced materials and industrial IT, and BDC Capital’s Industrial, Clean and Energy Venture Fund. A follow-on financing is underway to focus on additional strategic partners that align to Librestream’s growth objectives. Librestream will use the funds to execute its aggressive growth plans including the addition of sales and marketing resources and acceleration of its digital transformation product roadmap. Industrial markets are embracing digital transformation, especially within their service operations, […]

Transaction Establishes Global Medical Cannabis Leader TSX: ACB EDMONTON, March 28, 2018 /CNW/ – Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora” or the “Company“) (TSX: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) announced today that with the second take-up under its offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (“CanniMed“) (TSX: CMED), the Company now owns approximately 95.9% of CanniMed common shares (the “CanniMed Shares“). The Company intends to acquire the remaining outstanding shares it does not already own through a compulsory share acquisition, pursuant to the Canada Business Corporations Act. The transaction unites Aurora, one of the world’s […]

By Ted Liu, Private Capital Journal Golden Opportunities Fund Inc. (GOF), a retail fund managed by Westcap Mgt, has sold 4,020,292 common shares of CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: CMED) to Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX: ACB; OTCQB: ACBFF; FSE: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) pursuant to Aurora’s take-over bid for all of the issued and outstanding common shares. On January 24, 2018, Aurora Cannabis agreed to acquire CanniMed with CanniMed shareholders receiving 3.40 Aurora shares for each share held, or a combination of cash and shares subject to pro-ration with the maximum aggregate cash consideration of $140 million. Aurora Cannabis completed the acquisition […]

By Paul Huber, Industry West Magazine In our new Feature series “A Conversation With…”, we sit down with a Saskatchewan entrepreneur talk about doing business in the province, its challenges and opportunities, and to get their thoughts on how to succeed in today’s business world. Industry West Publisher Paul Huber spoke with AGT Foods CEO Murad Al-Katib and discussed the agriculture sector, the opportunities available in Saskatchewan, and Murad’s advice for Saskatchewan’s entrepreneurs. Agriculture Today & Tomorrow Opportunities in Saskatchewan’s rapidly changing agriculture industry are vast. Al-Katib sees agriculture as one of Saskatchewan’s—and Canada’s—major competitive advantages. He points out, that for the first […]

SASKATOON, Feb. 9, 2018 /CNW/ – Golden Opportunities Fund Inc. (“Golden” or the “Fund”) is pleased to announce the addition of well-known Saskatchewan business leader, Mr. Murad Al-Katib, to the Fund’s Board of Directors. Mr. Al-Katib is the President and CEO of AGT Food and Ingredients, a company that put Saskatchewan on the map in the area of pulse specialty crops.  He is the Founder, CEO, President, and Director of Alliance Pulse Processors Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Alliance Grain Traders Inc. Mr. Al-Katib was elected to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Special Crops Association […]

EDMONTON, Alberta & SASKATOON, Saskatchewan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora”) (TSX: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) and CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (“CanniMed”) (TSX: CMED) announce today that they have entered into a support agreement (the “Support Agreement”) whereby the Board of Directors and the Special Committee of the CanniMed Board have agreed to support a new offer made by Aurora for the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of CanniMed not owned by Aurora. In addition to the Board and Special Committee, the new offer (“New Offer”), as described below, will continue to be supported by certain […]