Tender Called for Queensland Parking Lot Work

first_imgThe parking lot and a lifeguard station at Queensland Beach will be restored to the condition they were before post-tropical storm Noel blew through the area in the fall. A tender was issued today, May 30, for work that includes removing debris and excess material deposited in the parking lot during the storm. The parking lot will also be gravelled with appropriate material and graded. In addition, excess material will be removed and damages to a lifeguard station will be repaired. Some of the rock and other material that is being removed will be placed along sections of guardrail that separates the parking lot from the road. This will further define the parking lot and will provide added separation from the highway. The work is the Department of Natural Resources’ responsibility in restoring the area to its pre-storm status. Parking lot and lifeguard station repairs are expected to be completed by June 20. For information on the tender visit the website at www.gov.ns.ca/tenders/search/search_advanced.asp .last_img read more

Desjardins launches 45M fintech fund as competition heightens

LEVIS, Que. — Desjardins Group has launched a new $45-million fintech investment fund in a bid to tap into cutting-edge technology as competition heightens.The co-operative financial group says these investments are aimed at “significantly” improving the client experience by accelerating its “digital transformation.”It added that the investment pool will support businesses that use “innovative operational, technological or economic models” to address existing or emerging issues.The fund will be managed by Desjardins Capital, the private investment arm of Desjardins Group.Desjardins says the fund’s first investment will be in X-Telia Group Inc., a Quebec-based wireless network operator in the internet-of-things and home automation sectors.It says an example of X-Telia’s technology involves installing smart sensors on farm silos as part of a pilot project led by the agri-business division of La Coop federee, a major partner of Desjardins.The Canadian Press read more