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First Notice: Howe Bridge summit; Marten Falls road EA; CIBC green bond

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First Notice: Howe Bridge summit; Marten Falls road EA; CIBC green bond


Gordie Howe Bridge business summit 

Registration is limited for the Gordie Howe International Bridge 2020 Sandwich Business Development Summit on Oct. 27. West Windsor businesses and entrepreneurs are encouraged to register now before the closing date on Oct. 22.   


Province supports U of Guelph Ridgetown project 

The University of Guelph announced yesterday it has received $6.5 million from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs towards construction of a new field crop services building in Ridgetownsouth of London, Ont. Funded through the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario, the allocation will support the building of a 12,000-square-foot facility intended to modernize crop research on campus. Construction is underway for completion by spring 2022. 


Federal EA proceeds for Marten Falls road 

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada yesterday announced it is making funding available to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups in the federal impact assessment for the proposed Marten Falls Community Access Road Project in northern Ontario. The project would connect the northern end of the Painter Lake forestry road to the community of Marten Falls. Marten Falls is located at the junction of the Albany and Ogoki rivers, approximately 170 kilometres northeast of Nakina, Ont. 


CIBC green bond to finance green projects 

The CIBC announced yesterday a US$500million, five-year green bond to help finance new and existing green projects that are intended to mitigate the risks and effects of climate change, including renewable energy, green buildings, clean transportation, natural resource conservation, biodiversity conservation, energy efficiency and pollution prevention and control. It’s the bank’s first green bond issued under its Green Bond Framework, developed in accordance with International Capital Market Association Green Bond Principles 2018. 


CP signs expansion deal with Maersk 

Canadian Pacific Railway has signed a multi-year rail agreement with A.P. Moller — Maersk to move freight through the ports of Vancouver and Montreal. The agreement is further to the Sept. 15 announcement regarding the construction of a new transload and distribution facility in Vancouver to expand CP’s and Maersk Canada’s supply chain options for customers,” stated a release issued yesterday. 

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