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AstraZeneca to Buy Alexion for $39 billion to Expand in Immunology

The skating oval on the Halifax Common is scheduled to open for the season on Jan. 4, but with some pandemic-induced modifications. Halifax Regional Municipality announced Monday that the Emera Oval will operate at reduced capacity this season, and skaters will be expected to sign up in advance. Registration for free public skate times will open two days in advance on the municipality’s website and by phon.

Local Journalism Initiative Council concerned about deferring masonry work at Listowel Library NORTH PERTH – North Perth council raised concerns about the possibility of masonry work at the Listowel branch of the North Perth Public Library would be deferred. During the 2021 budget meeting on Dec. 9, CAO Kriss Snell told council there are no new capital projects for the library planned.

The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021, subject to regulatory clearances and approval by shareholders of both companies. Upon completion, Alexion shareholders will own about 15% of the combined company.

Back on August 24, Porges included AstraZeneca among six companies he viewed as less likely to buy Alexion among 10 potential acquirers for the company. 

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