Ministers to announce agricultural sector enforcement
Ontario Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton will be joined by Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ernie Hardeman this morning to announce an enforcement initiative to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at agricultural workplaces. Remarks will begin at 10:30 a.m.
CMHC to release rental survey
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation will release its 2020 Rental Market Survey tomorrow at 10 a.m. E.T. The annual RMS provides an overview of the primary purpose-built rental market and the secondary rental market covering condominium apartments. Market specific reports will be made available.
Pomerleau appoints new CFO
Pomerleau today announced the appointment of Philippe Adam as EVP and CFO effective May 3, 2021. Adam will also lead the operations of Pomerleau Capital, the private capital and infrastructure investment arm of Pomerleau. Adam most recently worked for Goodfood, where he served as CFO, and previously held the position of SVP at Champlain Financial Corporation.
Walcott acquires Quebec lithium claims
Walcott Resources Ltd. today announced it has entered into a property purchase agreement to acquire a 100 per cent interest in the Route 381 Lithium Property, comprised of 40 mineral claims located in James Bay Territory, north of Matagami in Quebec, covering 2,126 hectares. The Route 381 Lithium Property is located directly west of Stria Lithium Inc.’s Pontax-Lithium project. David Thornley-Hall, CEO of the company, stated, “With the acquisition of the Route 381 Lithium Property, we have initiated the second phase of our business model of acquiring and developing battery-material focused assets.”
Deere invests in startups
Illinois-based John Deere today announced four startup firms that will participate in its Startup Collaborator program. One of the firms, Teleo, is active is converting construction and mining equipment into tele-operated robots controlled by operators working remotely from a desk. The technology has the potential to unlock productivity and operational gains for contractors, says the manufacturer.