The Winnipeg Commodity Exchange has been renamed ICE Futures Canada.

Atlanta-based IntercontinentalExchange has announced that its Winnipeg Commodity Exchange subsidiary is to be known as ICE Futures Canada, effective January 1. The firm says the new name is in line with ICE’s other futures subsidiaries, ICE Futures U.S. and ICE Futures Europe.

The WCE, which was established in 1887 and today offers futures and options on canola, domestic feed wheat and western barley, was acquired by the ICE on August 28, 2007. All trading on the exchange transitioned to the ICE electronic platform on December 10.

“Following the successful integration into the ICE family, WCE will take on the ICE brand in 2008, enabling us to fully leverage the resources of our company as well as bring together the diverse range of products ICE offers on a global platform,” says ICE chairman and CEO Jeffrey Sprecher.