Springtime Sales in Bloom for Volkswagen Canada

Jun 2, 2015

May sales at Volkswagen Canada once again proved to be record-setting. A total of 7,367 new cars and light trucks were sold by the company, which was a 14% improvement over the same month last year (6,465). Year-to-date, sales of 30,520 are 25% ahead of the previous year (24,390).

“We continue to introduce new products to the market,” stated Maria Stenström, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. “The arrival of the Golf Sportwagon has given consumers another option in the Golf family.”

The hatchback Golf, GTI and Sportwagon accounted for 2,021 sales during the month, 360% more than the 562 sold in May of 2014. Offering a choice of 2 or 4 doors, and either a hatchback or wagon bodystyle, the Golf has long been a favourite among Canadian consumers. In its 40+ year history, the car has sold over 30,000,000 copies, and continues to set the standard in the class.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of May 2015:

Volkswagen May 2015 Year-to-date
Golf 2,021 8,567
Beetle 327 1,178
Jetta 3,043 12,480
Eos 60 196
Passat 579 2,580
Tiguan 1,151 4,614
Touareg 186 905
TOTAL 7,367 30,520

About Volkswagen Canada:

Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario. It is the largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada, and sells the Golf, Golf Sportwagon, Golf GTI, Golf R, Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, Tiguan, and Touareg through 136 independent Canadian Dealers. It is the leader in affordable TDI Clean Diesel vehicle sales in Canada, and forms part of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and is Europe’s largest automaker.

Visit Volkswagen Canada online at Volkswagen.ca.

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Silver Lining in the Cloud on Gwinnett Business RadioX Spotlights Pak-Lite

Jun 2, 2015

On May 13, 2015, Silver Lining in the Cloud welcomed to the studio Rik Katz with Pak-Lite. Host Nikole Toptas spoke with Katz about the products and services provided by Pak-Lite and their corporate culture.

Katz serves as CFO with Pak-Lite, a leading manufacturer of underlayment for laminate, engineered and LVT flooring. They also produce foam, plastic, rubber and non-woven parts often with adhesive backing, for the automotive and light industrial industries. Pak-Lite was founded in 1972 in Atlanta and has grown to have manufacturing facilities in Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio and Taiwan and a variety of distribution affiliates on both the East and West Coasts of the United States and Canada.

“We’re very much a customer-focused company, the customer always comes first,” explained Katz. “At the same time, we have a very efficient manufacturing group, so we are really great all-rounders.”

Pak-Lite operates with an emphasis on simplicity and the basic principle of quality above all. They surround themselves with top leaders that in turn produce outstanding managers. “Our company culture revolves around safety, and we are TS certified for quality,” said Katz. This combination of safety and quality are at the source of everything Pak-Lite does, making it a desirable organization for employees as well as customers.

To learn more about Pak-Lite, listen to the entire interview on Silver Lining in the Cloud.

About Silver Lining in the Cloud:

Silver Lining in the Cloud is presented by Computer Design and Integration. Silver Lining in the Cloud is an open forum show that highlights and promotes many of Atlanta’s top businesses and business leaders. Guests hone in on what is the silver lining that their business offers to the community, how they are making a difference and celebrating their success.The show airs on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Eastern and is co-hosted by Nikole Smith-Toptas and Dominick Rainey.

About Business RadioX®:

Business RadioX® interviews dozens of innovative entrepreneurs and successful leaders each week. Its mission is to help local businesses Get the Word Out about the important work they’re doing for their market, their community, and their profession. With a pro-business slant and a long-form interview format, guests don’t have to worry about being ambushed or talking in “sound bites.” Guests have enough time to tell their whole story and to share their insights and experience without interruptions. Business RadioX® hosts are business professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged business audience. Business topics that are frequently covered include: Law, Finance, Healthcare, Technology, Trade Shows, B2B Marketing, Venture Capital, Training and Development and other issues impacting the business community. For more information, visit: http://businessradiox.com.


Booster Juice Opens at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Jun 2, 2015

Everyone wins when two fantastic organizations come together. In this instance it is travelers who will be the biggest winners as they make their way through Toronto Pearson International Airport’s Terminal 1. Visitors to Terminal 1 now have two different options to grab their favourite Booster Juice Smoothie.

Once clearing security on the trans-border side, travelers and airport employees will now be able to pick up and enjoy their favourite Booster Juice Smoothie, fresh squeezed juice or food item prior to their flight. The second Booster Juice location in Terminal 1 is pre-security, so travelers waiting for their luggage or people waiting to pick up their loved ones can also enjoy Booster Juice Smoothies and food while they wait. Both locations incorporate a sleek unique look for Booster Juice. A few of the fun features include a digital wall at the Post Security location and a complex oval design at the Pre-security location which includes inspirational messages along the curved bulkhead that was inspired by the strawberry tornado in the logo.

“This is an exciting time for us as we have planned on opening a location within Toronto Pearson International Airport for quite some time now,” said Dale S. Wishewan, Booster Juice President & CEO. He added, “I know travelers will be excited based on the positive feedback we receive on our airport locations in Edmonton, Ottawa and Halifax. With Toronto Pearson International Airport truly being a gateway to the world we are excited to bring a healthy option to fast food for the new customers we will reach with these locations. These locations could not have been possible without the hard work and vision of Glenn Tucker, Director of Non-traditional and International Development for Booster Juice, who was instrumental on securing these locations.”

“At Toronto Pearson, we’ve worked hard to develop a unique array of options for all budgets and tastes. We are thrilled to welcome the great Canadian brand Booster Juice, as it gives us even more to offer people on the go,” said Mike Ross, Director, Commercial Development, Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “From signature smoothies to delicious snacks, Booster Juice brings healthy new options for our passengers, meeters and greeters, and employees.”

About Booster Juice

The first Booster Juice was opened in Sherwood Park, Alberta in November 1999 by Dale Wishewan, Booster Juice President & CEO, a guy who thought it would be a good idea to sell smoothies in the middle of a Canadian winter. Turns out, taste trumps temperature, and today there are over 330 locations worldwide. Booster Juice serves its intensely loyal customers a delicious, convenient and healthy alternative to fast food. In addition to their signature smoothies, their menu offers fresh-squeezed juices, hot food, and snacks. A vibrant brand that attracts an active clientele, Booster Juice was honoured with a Technomic 2013 & 2014 Consumers’ Choice Award. Additionally in 2014 Booster Juice was inducted into the Canadian Franchise Association Hall of Fame and Dale was inducted into the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Global Hall of Fame.

About the Greater Toronto Airports Authority

The GTAA is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport, the largest airport in Canada and one of the largest in North America in terms of passenger and air cargo traffic. In 2014, Toronto Pearson handled nearly 39 million passengers. The focus of the GTAA continues to be on competitiveness, growing the airport’s status as an international gateway, meeting the needs of our travellers and ensuring the long-term success of the organization, our airline customers and the regional economy.

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Summer and Sunshine — Make Outdoor Activities Sun Safe

Jun 1, 2015

The Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) launched Sun Awareness Week 2015 this week, with a call to outdoor enthusiasts just as they take to the trails, waterways and golf greens. Sun damage accumulated over a lifetime means half of all senior citizens will experience some form of skin cancer. Dermatologists would like to change this.

The CDA recommends that everyone use a broad spectrum sunscreen to block harmful UVA and UVB rays. Look for sunscreens with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. Even high SPF sport and water-resistant sunscreens should be reapplied often and more so around water and when sweating.

Most people do not apply enough sunscreen to ever reach the intended level of a SPF 30. Ideally, applying two to three tablespoons of sunscreen over your body and a teaspoon on your face before going out is a good start. Reapplying often will help better protect you from sunburn, skin cancer and premature skin aging. Up to 90 percent of skin aging is due to UV radiation from the sun and devices like tanning beds.

“This year the Sun Awareness Week outdoor theme inspired us to hold a press conference and skin cancer screening at the Club de Golf la Tempête,” said DrJoël Claveau, dermatologue à la clinique du mélanome de L’Hôtel-Dieu de Québec and national co-chair of CDA’s Sun Awareness Program. “Jacques Tanguay, President of the large Quebec furniture chain Ameublements Tanguay, with the support of his friend NHL legend and current Colorado general manager Patrick Roy, will share his own skin cancer story. We found it appropriate to mark the event at a golf course because this sport leaves players vulnerable to the sun, given the long hours of play.” Throughout Sun Awareness Week, the CDA will issue a series of more detailed tips for outdoor enthusiasts. Here is some quick advice specific to certain activities.

Tips for outdoor enthusiasts:

Golfers: Choose a high SPF sunscreen (minimum SPF 30) and reapply after 9 holes. Seek out shade, whenever possible. Wear a broad brimmed hat and make sure to protect your neck.
Kayakers, snorkelers, wake boarders, surfers and water skiers: Apply (and reapply) a high SPF, water-resistant sunscreen – remember your feet, neck, face and ears.
Runners, cyclists, tennis and soccer players: Choose sweat-resistant or water-resistant sunscreen and remember to reapply after heavy perspiration.
Hikers: Take extra care if you’re on high hills and mountains; with every 300-metre increase in altitude, UV radiation levels increase by 4 percent.

Sun Awareness Week
The Canadian Dermatology Association has organized the nation-wide early summer Sun Awareness Week since 1989. The aim is to educate Canadians about the dangers of too much sun and to help stop the rising incidence of skin cancer in Canada.

This year’s Sun Awareness Week is Monday, June 1 to Sunday, June 7, and involves a number of events and activities across Canada, including free skin cancer screenings, community events, and school visits by dermatologists.

About the CDA
The Canadian Dermatology Association, founded in 1925, represents Canadian dermatologists. The association provides easy access to the largest, most reliable source of medical knowledge on dermatology. CDA exists to advance the science and art of medicine and surgery related to the care of the skin, hair and nails; provide continuing professional development for its members; support and advance patient care; provide public education on sun protection and other aspects of skin health; and promote a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. By doing so, CDA informs and empowers both medical professionals and the Canadian public.

To learn more about what the work CDA does visit http://www.dermatology.ca

Contact Information

For further information please contact:

Jean-Marc Pageau
Communications & Relations publiques
Bureau : (418) 847-4411
Cellulaire : (418) 261-0826

Jennifer Scott
Director, Communications
Canadian Dermatology Association
Office: 613-738-1748 x 222
Cell: 613-716-2098


Kraken Appoints Greg Reid as Chief Financial Officer and Grant Option

May 31, 2015

Kraken Sonar Inc.is pleased to announce that Greg Reid has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective as of June 1, 2015.

Mr. Reid is a seasoned executive with over twenty years of finance,
investment, and business development experience, predominantly focused
on the technology sector. Most recently, Mr. Reid was co-founder and
President of GasGen Canada Ltd., a distributor of natural gas-based
industrial engine generators. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Reid was a founding
partner of Wellington West Capital Markets Inc. and led the technology
and clean technology research and then investment banking efforts until
the sale of Wellington West Capital Inc. to National Bank Financial in
2011. Mr. Reid is a Charted Professional Accountant, Chartered
Accountant, (CPA, CA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

The Company also announces that the board of directors of the Company has
approved the granting of 2,000,000 incentive stock options pursuant to
the Company’s Stock Option Plan to Mr. Reid. The options are exercisable
at a price of $0.21 per share. The options expire on June 1, 2020, with
the options granted vesting over the next three years on the following
schedule: 250,000 vesting six months following the date of grant,
250,000 vesting on the first anniversary of the date of grant, and an
additional 750,000 vesting on each of the second and third anniversary
of the original grant date.

“Greg is extremely well qualified to
serve as CFO,” said Karl Kenny, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Kraken. “His experience will be a strong complement to our executive
team and will be invaluable as we continue to drive our business

Mr. Reid will replace Ms. Kim Evans as CFO. Kraken would
like to thank Ms. Evans for her exceptional insight, guidance and
knowledge as CFO as the company transitioned from being privately held
to publicly traded. Given Mr. Reid’s experience with capital markets, he
will also assume responsibility for all Investor Relations. As a result
of this, the Company will be centralizing this function in Toronto. The
Company would also like to thank Mr. David Bajwa for his insight and
guidance to the company during his tenure as Investor Relations for
Kraken and wish him well in his future endeavours.

Kraken Sonar Inc.
is an industrial technology company, founded in 2012, that is dedicated
to the production and sale of software-centric Synthetic Aperture Sonar
(SAS) technology. The Company’s products have been sold to leading
defence contractors, commercial survey companies and research
institutions for producing real-time, ultra high resolution imagery and
bathymetry of the seabed. Marine Technology Reporter has twice
named Kraken to their MTR100 — a list of the 100 most influential
companies in the international marine technology marketplace. For more
information, please visit www.krakensonar.com.

the TSX Venture Exchange Inc. nor its Regulation Services Provide (as
that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Glenda Leyte, Marketing Manager
(709) 757-5757 extension 242



Virgin Technologies Global Dealer Network Gaining Market Share

May 30, 2015

In the last three months Virgin
Technologies has signed eight international resellers, including
resellers in Africa, Sweden and the USA. Virgin Technologies
manufacturers its own line of Ku and Ka auto-aiming satellite antennas,
along with a wireless intercom system that provides any remote site an
instant networked office with telephony.

Driving this momentum is
an appetite in the marketplace for a well-established and proven
product priced very aggressively for customers purchasing in American
dollars. “I am finding that in marketplaces such as Latin America,
customers are frustrated by the lack of choice and once they learn about
our history and dealer network strategy, they have that ‘ah ha!’
moment,” notes Virgin Technologies International Sales Engineer Douglas
Girard. “It is very exciting to find customers who want to pass on our
hard earned lessons to their customers around the world.”

From a
technology standpoint, Virgin has invested heavily into creating a
trusted and reliable 1U DVB Controller so customers can move easily
between different satellite providers. “After a couple of big
international trade shows, we quickly recognized that the international
marketplace requires modem independence so they can shop around and
respond to their own needs,” comments Virgin Technologies President
Robert Smibert. “Our controller is extremely easy-to-use, and our
training school and certification can be completed in a day or less —
that is a big deal compared to the complexity of many of our
competitor’s controllers.”

The auto-aiming antenna marketplace
internationally is very competitive, as companies continue to bring on
smaller, lighter, and faster antennas, and many now with Ka band
capability. One of the more exciting international developments is the
highly anticipated Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX – Satellite Inmarsat-5
F2) launch in the Americas, which will provide fast Ka band service.
Accordingly Virgin recently integrated its modem into a Ka compatible
format to ensure it can offer the Global Xpress service to meet the
demands of the high appetite for high quality satellite coverage at
residential or small business price points. “I am hearing a lot of
excitement in the international marketplace for an antenna and
controller ready to go with Global Express,” notes Girard. “Again, being
able to pass that along to our international dealer network gives them
another great reason to trust Virgin as their antenna manufacturer of

About Virgin Technologies
Technologies Inc. was founded in 2001 and is based in the USA and
Canada. The company is a leading provider of reliable telecommunications
solutions to a wide range of individuals and organizations. Virgin
Technologies owns and operates its own iDirect teleport, manufactures
the VR series line of auto-aiming Ku and Ka satellite antennas,
manufactures Intercom solutions for use in hazardous locations, provides
sales and rentals of communication equipment including Internet over
satellite service, cellular repeaters, portable towers, VoIP phones and
service, handheld satellite phones and portable VHF / UHF radios.

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Ted Naylor



Northern Frontier Corp. Announces Grant of Share Options

May 29, 2015

Northern Frontier Corp. announces that the board of directors (the “Board“) has granted the following share options (“Options“) to the independent directors of the Corporation:

  • 400,000 Options entitling the holder to acquire up to an aggregate of 400,000 common shares of the Corporation (the “Shares“)
    at an exercise price of $0.51 per Share which represents the 10 day
    volume weighted average price of the Corporation’s Shares.

All Options were granted under the Corporation’s Option plan,
have a five-year term and vest (as to one third of the number of Shares
that may be purchased) on the first, second and third anniversaries of
the date of grant. The Options were granted in normal course, as part of
the Board’s annual compensation review.

About Northern Frontier Corp.

Northern Frontier’s strategic objective is to create a large
industrial and environmental services business through a buy and build
growth strategy. Currently, the Corporation provides civil construction
and excavation services to the industrial industry, primarily in the in situ Oilsands region south of Fort McMurray, Alberta and bulk water and fluids transfer logistic services in western Canada.

Contact Information

  • Northern Frontier Corp.
    Chris Yellowega
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    cyellowega@nfcorp.caNorthern Frontier Corp.
    Monty Balderston
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    mbalderston@nfcorp.caNorthern Frontier Corp.
    400, 435 – 4th Avenue SW
    Calgary, AB T2P 1H4



Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Redemption of 5.75% Convertible

May 27, 2015

Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust today announced that it is issuing a notice of redemption to holders of
its 5.75% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due June 30,
2017 (the “Debentures“), representing a redemption in
full of all of the currently outstanding 5.75% Convertible Debentures.
The Debentures will be redeemed on June 30, 2015 (the “Redemption Date“),
in accordance with their terms, at a total redemption price of $1,000
plus accrued and unpaid interest of $28.75 up to but excluding the
Redemption Date, both per $1,000 principal amount. Calloway intends to
use cash on hand to pay the redemption price and accrued and unpaid
interest to the extent that there are any unconverted Debentures
outstanding on the Redemption Date. As at the close of trading on May
26, 2015, the aggregate principal amount of the Debentures outstanding
was $55,579,000.

Pursuant to the terms of the trust indenture and the supplemental trust

indenture governing the Debentures (collectively, the “Trust Indenture“),
holders of the Debentures have the right until 5:00 p.m. on the last
business day prior to the Redemption Date to convert their Debentures
into Units of Calloway (“Units“) in accordance with the
Trust Indenture, at a conversion price of $25.75 per Unit, being a rate
of approximately 38.84 Units per $1,000 principal amount of Debentures.

About Calloway

is one of Canada’s largest real estate investment trusts with an
enterprise value of approximately $7 billion. It owns and manages
approximately 27 million square feet in 121 value-oriented principally
Walmart anchored retail centres having the strongest national and
regional retailers, as well as strong neighbourhood merchants. In
addition, Calloway is a joint-venture partner in the Toronto and
Montreal Premium Outlets. Calloway’s vision is to provide a
value-oriented shopping experience to Canadian consumers. For more
information on Calloway, visit www.callowayreit.com.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Peter Sweeney
Chief Financial Officer
Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust
(905) 326-6400 ext. 7865



Unisync Concludes Air Canada Multi-Year Contract

May 27, 2015

Unisync Group is pleased to announce that its wholly owned
subsidiary, Unisync Group Limited, has concluded a multi-year agreement
with Air Canada to provide uniforms to its 28,000+ employees,
domestically and abroad. The contract includes employees of Air Canada,
Air Canada rouge®, and Air Canada’s regional partners operating under the Air Canada Express®
brand. Air Canada, together with its leisure airline subsidiary and
regional airline partners, is expected to become one of Unisync’s
largest customers.

As indicated in our April 8, 2015 news release,
the transitioning of existing product and historical data from the
previous provider, the establishment of three boutiques in Canada to
service employees, and the launch of an enhanced web-based ordering
system has been completed. Unisync is now well into the process of
distributing transitioned and manufactured product to the vast employee
network of Air Canada.

Unisync Group President, Carmin Garofalo,
commented, “The long term nature of our agreement is representative of
Air Canada’s confidence level in our ability to provide unparalleled
services. We are very proud of what we have accomplished working with
the Air Canada team. The result is an innovative and cutting edge
fulfillment process that is specifically geared towards Air Canada and
unlike any other in the airline industry.”

About Unisync

operates through two business segments: Unisync Group Limited of
Mississauga, Ontario and Peerless Garments LP of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Unisync Group is a leading customer-focused provider of corporate
apparel, serving a list of leading Canadian iconic brands in a variety
of industries. Peerless Garments specializes in the production and
distribution of highly technical protective garments, military
operational clothing and accessories for a broad spectrum of Federal,
Provincial and Municipal government departments and agencies such as the
Armed Forces and the RCMP.

Unisync’s goal is to make the process
of ordering, receiving and wearing of apparel, related accessories and
duty gear, a pleasant experience. Unisync is a vertically integrated and
proudly Canadian enterprise with exceptional capabilities in garment
design, domestic manufacturing and off-shore outsourcing, combined with
state-of-the-art web based B2B ordering, distribution and program
management systems.

For more information on our capabilities, products and services please visit our website at www.unisyncgroup.com.


Douglas F. Good
Chief Executive Officer

Contact Information

Investor relations contact:
Douglas F. Good
Tel: 778-370-1725
Email: dgood@unisyncgroup.com
Website: www.unisyncgroup.com