1436126 Alberta Ltd. o/a Morinville Plaza & Suites

1436126 Alberta Ltd. o/a Morinville Plaza & Suites, which owns a mixed-use commercial and residential building located in Morinville, Alberta, was placed in receivership on June 22 on application by Peace Hills Trust Company ("Peace Hills"), owed approximately $1.4 million pursuant to a term loan extended by Peace Hills to the company. The Bowra Group was appointed receiver. Parlee McLaws is counsel to Peace Hills.

0751380 B.C. Ltd. dba Sunshine Contracting

0751380 B.C. Ltd. dba Sunshine Contracting, a Terrace, BC-based construction company, was placed in receivership on June 22 on application by TD, owed approximately $185 thousand. The company lists $168.1 thousand in assets. BDO was appointed receiver. Harper Grey is counsel to the applicant.

Pulse RX Inc. and Family Pharmacy Clinic Inc.

Pulse RX Inc. and Family Pharmacy Clinic Inc., Woodbridge, Ontario-based companies which carry on business as a pharmacy focusing on servicing long term care and retirement residences, were placed in receivership on June 10 on application by 1951584 Ontario Inc. (dba Maxium Financial Services), owed approximately $1.4 million pursuant to a fixed rate promissory note between the companies and the applicant's predecessor in title, Desante Financial Services Inc. The companies have not made any payments to the applicant since June 2020. MNP was appointed receiver. Counsel is Wilson Vukelich for the applicant and Weisz Fell Kour for the receiver.

Randhawa Group of Companies (“RGC”),

Randhawa Group of Companies ("RGC"), which runs a trucking, warehousing, and logistics business, was placed in receivership on June 7 on application by Swinderpal Singh Randhawa, who has been in a dispute with the respondent Rana Partap Singh Randhawa concerning the ownership, operation, and sale of RGC since 2018. KSV Advisory was appointed receiver. Counsel is Stikeman Elliott for the applicant and Cassels for the receiver.

O2 Industries Inc.

O2 Industries Inc., a Kitchener, Ontario-based company that designs and sells personal respirators for consumer, healthcare, and military/law enforcement markets, was placed in receivership on May 27. The company has experienced severe financial challenges as a result of declining sales, revenues, and substantial unsold inventory. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic had created substantial demand for personal protective equipment ("PPE"), including masks and respirators. However, the company experienced a drastic decline in sales volumes as consumer demand for PPE peaked and the market became saturated with excess supply. Despite the bridge financing provided by lenders, the company has been unable to to execute on its business plan to attract additional capital from new investors or generate liquidity from the sale of product inventory. As part of the receivership proceedings, the receiver will solicit proposals for a sale of the company's business and assets. RSM Canada was appointed receiver. Goodmans in counsel for the applicant.

Queen Mary Park Place Ltd.

Queen Mary Park Place Ltd., which owned and operated a commercial strip mall located in central Edmonton, Alberta, was placed in receivership on May 26 on application by CMLS Financial Ltd., owed approximately $2.9 million. The Bowra Group Inc. was appointed receiver. BLG is counsel to the applicant.

Altmore Mortgage Investment Corporation

Altmore Mortgage Investment Corporation, an Ancaster, Ontario-based company that pools together investor funds with funds from banks and other financial institutions to make investments in mortgages, bridge loans and builder advances, was placed in receivership on May 25 on application by Monica Matta and Mark Amello (collectively, the "Applicants"). Between 2015 and 2018, the Applicants made substantial investments in the company by subscribing for its shares. Pursuant to their investments, the Applicants were entitled to receive monthly dividend payments in an amount equal to 12.75% per year based on the amount invested. The company, which stopped paying monthly dividends to the Applicants in May 2019 without prior notice, eventually notified its shareholders that it had temporarily halted payment of dividends. Although it advised that such dividend payments would resume in September 2019, these payments never resumed and the Applicants have not received any dividends since May 2019. As of November 2020, the company has ceased communicating with the Applicants. BDO was appointed receiver. Miller Thomson is counsel to the Applicants.

Okje Cho & Family Enterprise Ltd. (“Okje”) and 2341567 Ontario Ltd. (“234 Ontario”)

Okje Cho & Family Enterprise Ltd. (“Okje”) and 2341567 Ontario Ltd. (“234 Ontario”) were placed in receivership on May 25 on application by Meridian Credit Union Limited (“Meridian”), owed approximately $7.77 million. 234 Ontario operates as a Hampton Inn by Hilton hotel franchise in Napanee, Ontario, and Okje owns the property from which the hotel operates. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Okje requested payment relief from its obligations in spring 2020. Meridian agreed, deferring principal and interest payments for a consensual period of time. Okje subsequently failed to make suitable repayment arrangements with Meridian and has not made payments under certain credit facilities since December 2020 and January 2021, as well as failing to repay a third credit facility by its maturity date in October 2020. In addition, royalties to the franchisor, Hilton Hotels, accruing municipal property taxes and harmonized sales tax have gone unpaid for a period of time, threatening operations. BDO Canada was appointed receiver. Counsel is Lipman, Zener & Waxman for Meridian and Loopstra Nixon for the receiver.

P7 Construction Ltd. (“P7 Construction”) and 1619904 Alberta Ltd. (“161 Alberta”)

P7 Construction Ltd. ("P7 Construction") and 1619904 Alberta Ltd. ("161 Alberta") were placed in receivership on May 21 on application by BDC, owed approximately $7.0 million. In February 2015, BDC approved a loan to P7 Construction in connection with its development of a Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Bonnyville, Alberta. 161 Alberta, which operates the hotel, guaranteed payment of the loan. P7 Construction has been in default of the loan since March 24, 2020, and in November 2020, BDC and its counsel demanded payment. BDO was appointed receiver. McLennan Ross is counsel to the applicant.

Alberta Foothills Properties Ltd.

Alberta Foothills Properties Ltd., a Calgary, Alberta-based company that carries on a real estate development business, was placed in receivership on May 17 on application by ATB Financial, owed approximately $13.9 million pursuant to a commitment lender under which ATB Financial agreed to make certain loans to the company in order to finance a three-phase residential land development project in Okotoks, Alberta known as Wind Walk (the "Project"). By March 2018, the company had breached the terms of the commitment letter by, among other things, failing to make payments when due. After various formal extensions of the forbearance period, ATB Financial also informally agreed to allow the company two weeks to secure either a sale of the lands where the Project is located or a refinancing that would allow the company to repay the indebtedness. To date, ATB Financial has not received any evidence of substantial progress with respect to the sale of the lands or of the refinancing. FTI was appointed receiver. Fasken is counsel to ATB Financial.