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Onoway man receives medal for heroism; Fantasyland Hotel makes a comeback; Dan Tsubouchi joins Petrowest board

The Spotlight: Celebrating Alberta Business

Mar 24, 2016

by Willow White

Dan Tsubouchi has been appointed to Calgary-based Petrowest’s board of directors. He has more than 20 years’ experience in capital markets. Most recently, Tsubouchi was the head of energy research and investment banking at Haywood Securities.

Bill Murray will be the new advisor to the board of directors at eQube Gaming, an Edmonton-based technology company. Murray has worked in investment banking for more than 20-years at a variety of firms including National Bank Financial, Versant Partners, and AltaCorp Capital.

SOCAN, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, has named the most successful song writing and composing regions in Canada. The organization highlighted a number of Calgary neighborhoods as the best areas for music in Alberta.

University of Alberta researchers have garnered attention from Cotton Inc., a U.S. organization that works with cotton growers and retailers. Rachel McQueen, James Harynuk and others have concluded that natural fibres – like cotton – last longer, require less laundering and are better for the planet.

Vanja Baros has resigned from the board of directors of Loon Energy, a Calgary-based oil and gas exploration and development company. His replacement has not yet been announced.

Adam James Tarnowski of Onoway will receive a Carnegie medal for heroism. In 2014, Tarnowski rescued a man from a burning truck in Stony Plain. Seven Canadians will receive the award named for American businessman Andrew Carnagie.

Fantasyland Hotel in West Edmonton Mall has been named one of the 25 most unique accommodations in Canada by Flight Network.

The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, a global non-profit focused on environmental preservation and protecting chimpanzees, is opening an office in Edmonton – its first office in Western Canada.


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