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Tetra Pak to Offer New Levels of Customisation and Flexibility With Digital Printing Technology

Wednesday January 16 th 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ —

A first for the beverage carton industry, this investment taps the power of digital on-package printing to offer new possibilities for beverage brands 

Tetra Pak is to become the first company in the food and beverage carton industry to offer full-colour digital printing on its carton packages, working in collaboration with Koenig Bauer, a global leader in the field.

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The digital printing technology will simplify the complexity of design handling, reducing time from design to print and opening up new opportunities for flexibility in order placement and product customisation. Beverage brands can take advantage of added benefits like dynamic on-package printing and the ability to include a variety of designs within the same order.

Charles Brand, Executive Vice President, Product Management Commercial Operations at Tetra Pak said, “We are committed to helping our customers explore new avenues with a truly ‘smart’ package, supporting their need for product customisation, smaller batch sizes, greater traceability and the ability to interact with the consumer. Our investment in this digital printer demonstrates our commitment to support customers with future-proof technologies as the digital revolution transforms the way we all do business.”

The full-width digital printer is currently being built by Koenig Bauer and will be installed at Tetra Pak’s converting plant at Denton, Texas. Field testing of the new, digitally-printed carton packages is expected to begin in early 2020 with North American customers.

Carmen Becker, President and CEO of Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada, said, “Brands continue to look for opportunities to deliver greater customisation and personalisation of their products. We’re thrilled to offer our customers new and innovative ways to engage with consumers, all while increasing flexibility in the design and order process.”

Christoph Müller, Member of the Board of Koenig Bauer said, “We are absolutely delighted that Tetra Pak has decided in favour of our digital printer. Collaboration between our companies is on an extremely constructive and trusting basis. I am sure that, together, we will significantly change the market for the benefit of Tetra Pak customers.”

Tetra Pak is the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 160 countries. With over 24,000 employees around the world, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business.  Our motto, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOODâ„¢,” reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere.

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Koenig Bauer is the world’s second-largest printing press manufacturer with the broadest product range in the industry. For 200 years, the company has been supporting printers with innovative technology, tailor-made processes and a wide array of services. The portfolio ranges from banknotes, via board, film, metal and glass packaging, through to book, display, coding, magazine, advertising, corrugated and newspaper printing. Sheetfed and webfed offset and flexo printing, waterless offset, intaglio, simultaneous perfecting and screen printing or digital inkjet – Koenig Bauer is at home in virtually all printing processes and is the market leader in many of them. In the financial year 2017, the approximately 5,600 highly qualified employees worldwide generated annual sales of more than EUR 1.2 billion.

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Honor The Veterinary Heroes In Your Animal’s Life!

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – For millions of Americans, animals are not just their best friends, but their heroes. Whether they are lending eyes to the unsighted, ears to the deaf, protection to the sleeping family and the soldier, or providing a welcoming lick at the end of a hard day, animals affect us in so many different ways. We know behind almost every hero pet (and millions more animals) is a hero veterinarian or hero veterinary nurse. These benefactors save and improve the lives of our two- and four-legged best friends in many ways, and for the past five years, one awards ceremony has honored the tremendous achievements of America’s veterinarians and veterinary nurses.

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American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, recognizes the hard work these professionals put in day-in and day-out in the name of helping animals, and is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the sixth annual American Humane Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Nurse Awardsâ„¢, presented by Zoetis Petcare (a U.S. business unit of Zoetis). Pet owners and animal lovers alike are invited to visit between now and Feb.28 to nominate their favorite veterinary professionals dedicated to the betterment of the health and welfare of animals and the promotion of the people-animal bond. The winning veterinarian and veterinary nurse will be flown to Los Angeles to be honored as part of the ninth annual American Humane Hero Dog Awards® on Oct. 5, which will air nationwide as a two-hour special on Hallmark Channel this fall.

These awards are not limited to companion animal veterinarians. Professionals from all fields of veterinary medicine are eligible for entry including, but not limited to those who work in: research, emergency services, shelters, and those who work with large and exotic animals. The five finalists in the American Hero Veterinarian and American Hero Veterinary Nurse categories will be selected by a special blue-ribbon panel of judges consisting of celebrities, veterinary professionals, and animal care professionals. Beginning May 9, the American public will be invited to vote online for their favorite veterinarian and veterinary nurse.

“Zoetis Petcare is proud and honored to support America’s veterinary community, and the American Humane Hero Veterinarian and Veterinary Nurse Awards are our way of saying ‘thank you’ to these tireless individuals,” said J. Michael McFarland, DVM, DABVP, Executive Director, Zoetis Petcare Marketing. “They are the ones in the forefront of the effort to keep America’s animals happy and healthy, and they deserve recognition from a grateful nation.”

“The world’s animals depend on veterinarians and veterinary nurses, and we thank Zoetis Petcare, the exclusive sponsor of the Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Nurse Awards and official Corporate Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 Hero Dog Awards, for helping recognize their achievements in saving lives, conducting groundbreaking research, and working on the front lines of animal welfare,” said American Humane President and CEO Robin Ganzert, Ph.D. “To us, all vets and vet nurses are heroes and these awards help us shine a bright spotlight on the best of the best.”

Key dates for the 2019 American Humane Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Nurse Awards contest are:

  • Nominations Period:   Jan. 16 – Feb. 28, 2019
  • Public Voting Round: May 9 – Aug. 8, 2019
  • Oct. 5: Winning Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Nurse announced at the 2019 Hero Dog Awards in Los Angeles
    *All rounds open and close at Noon Pacific Time

To nominate a veterinarian or veterinary nurse between now and Feb. 28, and for complete contest rules, please visit To nominate a Hero Dog in your life for the 2019 American Humane Hero Dog Awards®, please visit between now and Feb. 28.

About American Humane
American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization. For more information please visit

About Zoetis
Zoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products, genetic tests, biodevices and a range of services. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2018, the company generated annual revenue of $5.3 billion with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information, visit


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New Access to Justice Institute will help Nova Scotians navigate the legal system

HALIFAX, Jan. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians expect and deserve appropriate resources to help resolve their legal issues efficiently, affordably and fairly. This is why the Government of Canada is working to enhance support to Nova Scotians navigating the legal system by providing funding for the creation of a research institute to help increase access to the legal programs they need.  

Today, on behalf of the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax, and Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament for West Nova, announced funding for the creation of the Access to Justice and Law Reform Institute of Nova Scotia. This centre will coordinate access to justice work across the province and provide leadership in research related to access to justice.    

Along with support from the Nova Scotia Department of Justice and the Law Foundation of Nova Scotia, this one-time funding of $175,000 from the Department of Justice Canada’s Justice Partnership and Innovation Program will help the Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia take on projects to improve access to justice in Nova Scotia and undertake important justice research, including centralizing access to research data.


“As one of the most pressing justice issues we face today, our Government is working to ensure Canadians have access to a justice system that is fair, relevant and accessible. We are proud to support initiatives that improve access to justice across Canada, like the new Access to Justice and Law Reform Institute of Nova Scotia. This centre will help Nova Scotians access and navigate the legal system and will support a coordinated approach to delivering and improving access to justice programs in the province.”
The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

“Today’s announcement reflects our Government’s commitment to ensuring that gaps in the Nova Scotia justice system are identified and addressed through research and collaboration.” 
Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax

“Improving access to justice in Nova Scotia is an important goal. I am proud that our Government is dedicated to helping Nova Scotians access the programs they need.”
Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament for West Nova

“The province is proud to support the transformation of the Law Reform Commission into the Access to Justice and Law Reform Institute of Nova Scotia,” said Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey. “Through its work and research, the Institute will help us modernize our justice system and continue to make it is easier for all Nova Scotians to access and navigate.”
The Honourable Mark Furey
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Nova Scotia

“We are very proud to be developing an institute dedicated to centering the voices of all Nova Scotians in law and justice reform. This funding will help us to build a center dedicated to research, engagement and collaboration on the most pressing law and justice reform issues facing the public in Nova Scotia. We are confident that the Institute will serve as an effective and solutions-oriented actor in meeting the access to justice challenges that many face in this Province.”
Professor Robert J. Currie
President of the Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia

Quick Facts

  • The Justice Partnership and Innovation Program provides funding for organizations to develop innovative solutions to emerging justice issues. The program supports the Department of Justice in its mission of working to ensure that Canada is a just and law-abiding society with an accessible, efficient and fair system of justice.
  • The Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters also reported that individuals with lower incomes and members of vulnerable groups experience more legal problems than higher income earners and members of more secure groups.

Associated Links

  • Justice Partnership and Innovation Program
  • Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters

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Government of Canada helps Quebec specialty-cheese producer modernize and improve competitiveness

Tuesday January 15 th 2019

SAINT-BENOÃŽT-DU-LAC, QC, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ – The dairy sector plays a vital role in Canada’s economy, contributing $20.9 billion through sales by farmers and food processors, including over $7 billion in Quebec. The Government of Canada knows the importance of supporting a strong and competitive dairy sector, to ensure Canadian families continue to benefit from high-quality products while creating well-paying jobs.

Minister of International Development and Member for Parliament of Compton—Stanstead Marie-Claude Bibeau, along with the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for La Prairie Jean-Claude Poissant, on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay, today announced an investment of over $1.6 million under the Dairy Processing Investment Fund to La Corporation des Moines Bénédictins (Fromagerie de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac).

This project enabled the award-winning Fromagerie de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac to purchase and install modern automation equipment in its new plant, leading to lower operation costs, increased production, higher demand of milk and job creation.


“Our Government proudly supports the modernization and competitiveness of the dairy processing industry. This funding will help the Fromagerie de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac boost their production of award-winning, specialty-cheese and increase milk inputs from this region’s dairy farmers to benefit our economy.” 
- Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and Member of Parliament for Compton—Stanstead

Quebec’s dairy sector – especially cheese making – has grown significantly in the last 10 years. The investment announced today is one of the many examples of our Government working hand in hand with dairy farmers and processors to foster growth and competitiveness of the sector. The Government of Canada is proud to support projects like this that help processors in this region modernize and improve competitiveness, to ensure the sector remains strong and creates more, well-paying jobs.”
- Jean-Claude Poissant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food and Member of Parliament for La Prairie

“The Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Abbey is well-known in the Eastern Townships. With its beautiful architectural elements and magnificent site, where visitors can enjoy the surrounding landscape, the monastery attracts many visitors and tourists to the region. Cheese production is a key component of their economy and people from the region are able to find work in line with monastic management values (honesty, respect, accountability, collaboration, spirit of service and dedication to quality).”
- Father Abbot Dom André Laberge, Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Abbey

Quick Facts

  • Fromagerie de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac’s project was supported by the Dairy Processing Investment Fund, a $100 million, four-year (2017-21) program designed to help dairy processors modernize their operations and diversify their product lines to pursue new market opportunities.
  • The Fromagerie de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, located in the Eastern Township area of Québec, is a small-scale specialty-cheese and award-winning producer operating since 1943, employing 19 people. It specializes in 13 different types of blue-veined and swiss-type cheese including the Mont-Saint-Benoît, Frère Jacques and Ermite.
  • Canada’s dairy sector is also supported by the associated Dairy Farm Investment Program, a $250 million, five-year federal investment launched in August 2017. To date, over 1900 projects have been approved for funding support valued at over $128 million, including over 870 projects in Quebec worth over $49 million, in a wide array of projects from small investments in cow comfort equipment to large ones for automated milking systems.

Associated Links

  • Dairy Processing Investment Fund
  • Dairy Farm Investment Program
  • Fromagerie de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac

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Routes Americas 2019

QUÉBEC CITY, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The largest route development forum in the Americas will be held in Canada this year for the first time, with Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) hosting. From February 12 to 14, hundreds of influencers from the airline industry will gather in Québec City to plan and negotiate the future of air services while discovering the area’s beauty and business potential.

YQB Welcomes Routes Americas 2019 (CNW Group/Aéroport de Québec)

“This annual forum is one of the largest and most prestigious in the air transport industry. It’s an invaluable opportunity to build relationships with airlines from around the world, showcase YQB and its cutting-edge facilities and pave the way for fruitful partnerships, all to the benefit of our 1.75 million passengers. Hosting this event in Québec City will position YQB as a world‑class airport capable of rivalling the best in the industry,” stated Gaëtan Gagné, President and CEO of YQB.

The 12th annual Routes Americas Forum will allow airports in Canada and the Americas to meet with major influencers and develop valuable relationships with some of the most influential aviation professionals in the world.

“Being able to host Routes Americas in Québec City is a major accomplishment for our region. It’s an opportunity to showcase the Capitale-Nationale area and its exceptional tourist attractions. An event this size is sure to bring significant economic and tourism benefits in the short, medium and long term,” stated Geneviève Guilbault, honorary president of the event, deputy premier, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region.

Steven Small, brand director of Routes, has said that “[Québec City] is a fascinating, historic city with a dynamic economy and exciting aviation opportunities supported by the growth plans of YQB. It is an ideal location for the first Canadian Routes Americas and we firmly believe that the highly qualified YQB team will do a fantastic job of showing off Quebec City to the route development community.”

A shared success
This event could be hosted in Québec City thanks to the help of numerous partners: Québec City Business Destination, the Secretariat to the Capitale-Nationale, the Alliance de l’industrie touristique du Québec, Air Canada, Indigo, Aer Rianta International, GardaWorld, Norton Rose Fulbright, Pomerleau, Hilton Québec and Deloitte.

About Routes
Routes events are unique forums dedicated to the development of air services, bringing together airlines, airports and destinations to meet, plan, discuss and negotiate new and existing flights. Five ‘regional’ route development forums are held between February and July in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa/Middle East and Silk Road/Russian Commonwealth, and the flagship World Routes event takes place in September. The events revolve around pre-scheduled meetings and an exhibition and conference which are delivered in partnership with host stakeholders.

About Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)
YQB is managed by Aéroport de Québec Inc., the private corporation responsible since November 1, 2000 for the management, operation, maintenance and development of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). Around a dozen carriers use YQB to offer connections to North America, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe, and daily flights to the main hubs in eastern North America.

Recent awards:

  • 2018 – Airport Innovation and Excellence Award – Canadian Tourism Awards
  • 2018 – Excellence in Communication Practices – ACI-NA
  • 2018 – INOVA Award from the Urban Development Institute of Québec
  • 2018 – Level 2 Airport Carbon Accreditation certification
  • 2018 – Grands prix du génie-conseil québécois – mechanical and electrical building engineering
  • 2018 – Employee Recommended Workplace Awards, presented by Morneau Shepell and The Globe and Mail
  • 2017 and 2015 – Priority Pass Lounge of the Year Awards – Best lounge in North America
  • 2017 – Élixir PMI-Montréal award for outstanding management of the YQB 2018 project
  • 2017 – Boomerang Award – website or application – service of the year award for the “YQB, Aéroport de Québec” mobile app
  • 2016 – Boomerang Award – website or application – service of the year award for the “” website
  • 2016 – Priority Pass Lounge of the Year Awards – Highly Commended
  • 2013/2011/2010 – Best airport in North America in the 0 to 2 million passenger category, Airport Service Quality (ASQ)


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