GTA Plumbing Limited (“GTA”)

GTA Plumbing Limited ("GTA"), a family-owned and operated business that provides a variety of plumbing services in the Greater Toronto Area, including residential, commercial and construction type projects, filed a Proposal to its creditors on January 18, with total liabilities of approximately $2.1 million. GTA found itself indebted to CRA due to a variety of factors, including mismanagement, alleged misappropriation of corporate funds, medical issues suffered by the principal and the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions that took hold in 2020. GTA identified the need to seek a settlement with its creditors. BDO is the Proposal Trustee. By Dina Milivojevic

Galarneau Entrepreneur Général Inc.

Galarneau Entrepreneur Général Inc. and various related entities (collectively, the "Galarneau Group"), a Rouyn-Noranda, Québec-based group of companies offering drilling and blasting, crushing, paving, civil engineering, transportation and snow removal services to clients working in the mining, municipal and industrial fields, each filed an NOI on December 9. The Galarneau Group employs between 150 and 300 employees at any given time to meet customer demand. In the current and previous fiscal years, Galarneau Entrepreneur Général Inc. suffered an operating loss of more than $19 million, due primarily to the completion of 5 loss-making projects, as well as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Galarneau Entrepreneur Général Inc., which has more liabilities than any of the other entities within the Galarneau Group, lists approximately $48.1 million in liabilities, including approximately $12.9 million to Caisse Desjardins. On December 29, the Québec Court issued a reverse vesting order approving a transaction between the Galarneau Group and 9422-8806 Québec inc. (a related party to Duroking Construction). MNP is the proposal trustee. Stikeman Elliott is counsel for the companies, Miller Thomson is counsel for the purchaser, Davies is counsel for secured creditor Caisse Desjardins de Rouyn-Noranda, McCarthy Tétrault is counsel for unsecured creditor Desjardins Capital de Risques and Morency is counsel for supplier Équipements Morri 7 Inc. By Dina Milivojevic

1138969 Ontario Inc. (“113”)

1138969 Ontario Inc. ("113"), which operates one of the few full-service aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul businesses in Canada, and the only one located in Northern Ontario, and Springer Aerospace Holdings Limited ("Springer"), which owns the facilities from which 113 operates, obtained CCAA protection on November 23. The companies' financial difficulties are attributable to: (a) the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Springer’s business, and the decision not to undertake massive employee layoffs during the pandemic in the hope that the travel industry would normalize in the short- to mid-term; (b) operational inefficiencies arising from: (i) the rapid expansion of the business undertaken prior to the COVID-19 shutdown; and (ii) a lack of key performance indicators to measure performance on an operational and financial basis; (c) rapid expansion of the business without adequate strategic planning; and (d) high levels of turnover within the organization, including in the senior management team. MNP was appointed monitor. Counsel is Aird & Berlis for the monitor, Reconstruct for the companies and Gowling WLG for Desjardins, By Dina Milivojevic

All-Rite Dock & Door Systems Inc.

All-Rite Dock & Door Systems Inc., a Brampton-Ontario based company which was in the business of supplying, inspecting, repairing and installing all aspects of the door and dock system, filed an assignment in bankruptcy on November 22. TD Bank, the company's senior secured creditor, appointed a receiver over the company's property pursuant to its GSA on November 25. msi Spergel inc. (GRIP) is the bankruptcy trustee and receiver. Harrison Pensa is counsel for TD Bank and Minden Gross is counsel for the trustee/receiver. By Dina Milivojevic

Cox Mechanical Ltd.

Cox Mechanical Ltd., which operated as a mechanical services and contracting company previously headquartered in St. Albert, Alberta, filed an assignment in bankruptcy on November 30, 2022, listing approximately $2.2 million in assets and $5.1 million in liabilities. Due to a number of factors, the operations of the business suffered over the past several years, and its relationships with its creditors and customers were materially affected. In March 2022 the company ceased operations. Around the same time, the company sold the building within which it had conducted its operations to satisfy the related secured indebtedness. EY is the bankruptcy trustee. By Dina Milivojevic

Womens Entrepreneurs In Advanced Technology (Weatech) Inc. o/a Eventtours

Womens Entrepreneurs In Advanced Technology (Weatech) Inc. o/a Eventtours, a Toronto-based event management company, filed an assignment in bankruptcy on November 18, listing approximately $268,000 in liabilities. The company had organized a 17-day trip that was to take place on April 13, 2020 to the Holy Land, Greece, Italy, Austria, Germany and Croatia. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shutdown in March 2020, the trip was postponed. The Company attempted to reschedule the trip, however, the continued travel restrictions due to COVID-19 did not allow for a rescheduling to be finalized. With no new business being booked, the company was no longer able to meet its obligations as they became due. msi Spergel Inc. (GRIP) is the bankruptcy trustee. By Dina Milivojevic

Gill’s Vacuum Service Ltd. (“Gill’s”)

Gill’s Vacuum Service Ltd. (“Gill’s”) - an Alberta developer of mobile hydrovac units specializing in directional drilling, fibre optic installation, pipefitting, and trenching - and related entities One Earth Environmental Solutions Inc. and 2012613 Alberta Ltd. were placed in receivership on November 18, on application by BMO, owed collectively over $415,000. BMO has lost confidence in the companies' ability to run their respective businesses or to repay their respective indebtedness. BMO also believes that the companies' principal intends to relocate to British Columbia and is unlikely to return to Alberta to carry on the day-to-day operations of the companies. In addition, the buildings on the lands owned by Gill's are abandoned, and BMO has concerns regarding the preservation of the buildings. The Bowra Group was appointed receiver. Counsel is Dentons for BMO. By Dina Milivojevic

Universal Mechanical Ltd. (“UniMech”), Movin’ Air Heating & Air Conditioning Ltd. (“Movin’ Air”), and Agincourt Limited (collectively, the “Companies”)

Universal Mechanical Ltd. (“UniMech”), Movin’ Air Heating & Air Conditioning Ltd. (“Movin’ Air”), and Agincourt Limited (collectively, the “Companies”) each filed an NOI on September 6, 2022. UniMech and Movin’ Air respectively operated as mechanical and HVAC contractors in Calgary, Alberta. The Companies collectively listed $9.7 million in liabilities, including approximately $3.3 million to RBC. Due to project delivery delays, customer payments have been withheld or delayed, which resulted in liquidity pressures and the decision to file the NOI. Grant Thornton is the proposal trustee. DLA Piper is counsel for the Companies and Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer is counsel for the proposal trustee. By Dina Milivojevic

Merritt FuelCo Limited Partnership, Nicola Valley FuelCo Inc., Merritt Operations Services Limited Partnership, Nicola Valley Operations Services Inc., Fort St. James FuelCo Limited Partnership, Prince George FuelCo Inc., Fort St. James Operations Services Limited Partnership and Prince George Operations Services Inc.

Merritt FuelCo Limited Partnership, Nicola Valley FuelCo Inc., Merritt Operations Services Limited Partnership, Nicola Valley Operations Services Inc., Fort St. James FuelCo Limited Partnership, Prince George FuelCo Inc., Fort St. James Operations Services Limited Partnership and Prince George Operations Services Inc., which were incorporated to provide fuel and services to an electricity generation project located in Fort St. James, British Columbia, were each adjudged bankrupt on June 7, on application by Veolia ES Canada Inc., a creditor and related party to the companies, owed approximately $7 million. In recent years, the project ran into significant issues, including: (i) construction delays and defects, which resulted in higher and unplanned expenses; (ii) major forest fires in British Columbia, which disrupted the biomass fuel supply in the area and increased Canadian softwood lumber tariffs; and (iii) the closure of several sawmills within the vicinity of the project site and the unavailability of fuel in the market. Deloitte is the bankruptcy trustee. Counsel is Stikeman Elliott for Veolia ES Canada Inc By Dina Milivojevic

Modern Acrylic Systems Ltd.

Modern Acrylic Systems Ltd., a Winnipeg, Manitoba-based company whose primary business was providing exterior insulation and finishing services, was placed in receivership on May 18, on application by TD Bank, owed approximately $300,000 on a secured basis. The company had previously assigned itself into bankruptcy on April 25 and LC Taylor & Co. was appointed bankruptcy trustee. The bankruptcy trustee declined to act as agent for TD Bank in respect of the preservation and collection of the company's accounts receivable. Grant Thornton was appointed receiver. Counsel is MLT Aikins for TD Bank and Taylor McCaffrey for the receiver. By Dina Milivojevic