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2014-04-03 08:23:20

ST. JOHN'S, NL, April 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is investing more than $500,000 in six research and development projects related to mineral exploration and development. The projects are being carried out by researchers at Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic to enhance exploration efforts, improve environmental mitigation strategies, and strengthen opportunities through the purchase of specialized equipment. "The mining sector has been...

2014-04-01 12:26:18

ST. JOHN'S, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) today announced the renewal of the GeoEXPLORE program, with $3 million available for investment in mineral and petroleum-related research and development (R&D) projects over the next three years. "We are a mineral and petroleum-rich province whose resources are being developed into commodities for the global market. Our mineral sector is currently worth approximately nine per cent of the province's GDP....

2014-03-05 12:20:21

ST. JOHN'S, NL, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is investing $1.9 million in 12 business-led R&D projects that help increase the province's knowledge-based economy for long-term economic benefit. The total value of the research projects is $4.6 million, the majority of which is leveraged from the private sector and federal funding agencies. The announcement was made today at the office of Oceans Ltd. by the Honourable Terry French,...

2014-02-26 20:20:27

OTTAWA, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Canada's Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, has referred a labour dispute at Cancrew Enterprises Limited to the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB). The company operates four crude oil shuttle tankers in Newfoundland and Labrador serving the Hibernia, Terra Nova and White Rose oil fields. Under the Canada Labour Code, upon referral by the Minister of Labour during a labour dispute, the CIRB...

2013-11-27 16:25:05

DARTMOUTH, NS, Nov. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Harry R. Steele of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia announced today that his recent normal-course market purchase of 5,000 Class A Subordinate Voting Shares ("Class A shares) of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited (the "Company") at a price of $8.50 per share, combined with the Company's recent share repurchases under its Normal Course Issuer Bid has increased his ownership percentage of the Company. Mr. Steele now owns or controls 15,592,417 Class...

2013-10-23 08:22:15

ST. JOHN'S, Oct. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Ocean Industries Student Research Awards (OISRA) competition. The competition supports up to $1 million in ocean industries relevant research and represents a strategic investment in the next generation of researchers and in technical expertise required in industry, academia and government. "Advancing ocean technology in Newfoundland and Labrador is a...

2013-09-30 08:29:56

ST. JOHN'S, Sept. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - The Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC) is investing $3.7 million in Memorial University to support 34 academic-led research projects aimed at solving technical challenges and closing knowledge gaps. The research is being conducted in a range of areas, including natural resource industries, manufacturing and health and life sciences. These projects have secured additional investments totalling $6.3 million...

2013-03-04 12:24:31

ST JOHN'S, NL, March 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC) is investing $10,300 towards a research project in western Newfoundland that will enhance the design and manufacturing process of snowboards. In partnership with College of the North Atlantic (CNA), RDC is supporting Magine Snowboards in Port au Port to develop a more durable snowboard product by replacing glass-based fibre with environmentally-friendly composite...

2013-02-28 16:21:44

ST. JOHN'S, NL, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Deepwater seabed surveying, navigation and control systems for field robots, and improving cyber security measures are among the 10 academic-led research and development projects receiving more than $1.7 million in total funding from the Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC). Today's investment leverages more than $10 million from others sources including the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Natural...

2012-11-20 12:29:31

ST. JOHN'S, NL, Nov. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Making working conditions safer for offshore employees, developing production efficiencies for the lumber industry and advancing healthcare technology are among the 18 business-led projects receiving more than $1.6 million in funding from the Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC). RDC today announced investment support that will assist several provincial companies with research and development (R&D)...