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VIDEO: Four “intrepid cyclists” catch the Power2Feed spirit

As Debra Kerby, president & CEO of Canadian Feed The Children explains, “four intrepid cyclists” from Canada’s electrical industry “caught the Power2Feed spirit” and, through their efforts, were able to present the charity with a cheque of over $37,000 earlier…

VIDEO: “Advancing the [ICT] careers of our Canadian members”

September 16, 2014 - While attending BICSI’s Canadian Conference 2014 in Vancouver earlier this year, EBMag interviewed several delegates to learn more about the importance of this event to information & communications technology (ICT) professionals.

VIDEO: “The top electrical safety people in the world” attend IEEE’s ESW

September 7, 2014 - “The top electrical safety people in the world” attend IEEE’s ESW, explained Hugh Hoagland, chair of the 2015 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop, when Anthony Capkun (EBMag’s editor) recently caught up with him at the Kinectrics…

Industry News

ECAO’s Eryl Roberts receives Cliff Bulmer Award

February 28, 2015 - At the Council of Ontario Construction Association’s (COCA) recent annual general meeting, Eryl Roberts—executive vice-president of Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO)—was awarded the Cliff Bulmer Award. Congratulations!

Schneider Electric recognized for “Talent Breakthrough of the Year”

February 27, 2015 - Energy management specialist Schneider Electric has won SCM World’s inaugural Power of Profession Award in the “Talent Breakthrough of the Year” category. Congratulations!

HPS appoints Jay Davis as COO

February 26, 2015 - Hammond Power Solutions Inc. (HPS), a manufacturer of dry-type transformers and magnetics, has named Jay Davis as chief operations officer.  


EB Launches Distribution & Supply Magazine

Aurora, Ont., March 2009 — Electrical Business is pleased to introduce Distribution & Supply magazine, the long-awaited independent voice of Canada’s electrical channel.


Training is not optionalBy Oliver PostTraining is certainly on the minds of everyone in business these days. Every industry is changing just a bit faster than it used to, and the proliferation of products and technologies that are the result mean that everyone must pay special attention to the products…

Electrical Business Goes DIGITAL

Aurora, Ont., October 2008 — Electrical Business is pleased to announce it now offers a fully functional and interactive Digital Edition of current issues. When readers visit, they can click on the Digital Edition link (top of Left Navigation Menu) to start enjoying the benefits of live links, quick…

Scott T. Hamilton joins the Electrical Business Team

Aurora, Ont., September 2008 — Electrical Business magazine, Canada’s national electrical industry publication, is pleased to introduce its newest team member.Scott Tyler Hamilton has chosen to intern with Electrical Business as a writer before returning to McGill University in September 2009, where he intends to enroll in a Masters of…


Subaru improves SGX generators for March 2015

March 3, 2015 - Subaru Industrial has upgraded its line of commercial-grade SGX generators with a larger fuel tank, no-flat tires and larger mufflers. The generators also sport a new blue and silver look to match the company’s automotive division.

Alltec offering Canadian UL Listed SPD models

March 2, 2015 - Alltec now offers Canadian UL listed surge protection device (SPD) models in 347/600 Vac, three phase Wye and 600Vac Delta configurations.

Greenlee adds GTSD-1930 to Saber stripping tool line

March 2, 2015 - Greenlee has released the GTSD-1930 drill mounted Saber tool, the newest addition to the company's Saber stripping tool line.


Canada’s National Flag turns 50!

February 11, 2015 - This coming Sunday, Canada’s national flag turns 50!

Time for the ultimate phone upgrade!

January 5, 2015 - Our friends at Samsung want EBMag readers to enjoy the latest and greatest in smartphones for the professional tradesperson with the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active. Built to military spec and IP67-rated, this smartphone resists salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation and thermal shock.

Yours to Discover: Ontario’s $1.9-billion smart metering boondoggle

December 11, 2014 - Ontario’s Ministry of Energy did not develop a cost-benefit analysis nor a business case before it made the decision in 2004 to install smart meters across the province, and the business case it released after the decision was seriously flawed, says Ontario’s auditor general Bonnie Lysyk…


OSHA cites International Paper after worker suffers severe shock

February 5, 2015 - In September 2014, a 24-year-old temporary maintenance employee at International Paper Co. (Madison, Ohio) suffered a severe electrical shock, resulting in burns involving hospitalization, and leaving him unable to work for more than four months.

RECALL: Sea Gull Lighting chandeliers from several Collections

February 5, 2015 - Health Canada, the U.S. CPSC and Sea Gull Lighting have issued a joint product recall involving several chandelier collections from the lighting manufacturer, because the screw collar that holds the chandelier to the ceiling mount can break, causing the chandelier to fall and creating a risk…

Electrocution is no way to launch wedding festivities!

February 3, 2015 - Signature Events Rental Shoppe (a.k.a. 1483322 Ontario Inc.) pleaded guilty and was fined $100,000 after a young worker was killed and others were injured due to overhead powerline contact while erecting a tent for a wedding.

Codes & Standards

UL 943 GFCI standard being changed to address auto-monitoring

January 31, 2015 - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA in the U.S.) along with Underwriters Laboratories announced changes to UL 943 “Standard for Safety for Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)”—a tri-national, harmonized UL 943/CSA C22.2 No. 144.1/ANCE NMX-J-520—that will take effect June 29, 2015.

NEMA publishes MG 1-2014 “Motors and Generators”

December 23, 2015 - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA in the States) has published MG 1-2014 “Motors and Generators”.

Dark Skies ahead for New York State

December 20, 2014 - The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) both praised New York Governor Cuomo for signing into law the “Healthy, Safe and Energy-Efficient Outdoor Lighting Act” (a.k.a. the Dark Skies bill), which establishes requirements for outdoor lighting installed by state agencies.

Industrial Internet Consortium welcomes ABB

December 3, 2014 - ABB says it is joining the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC); founded in March 2014, the group consists of more than 100 companies, organizations and universities working to “drive innovation, develop standards, boost interoperability and ensure security”.

Energy & Power

Hydro-Quebec Distribution calling for tenders for 500 MW of power

March 4, 2015 - Hydro-Quebec Distribution issued a call for tenders today for the purchase of 500 MW of firm capacity and associated energy.

New incubator network to help clean energy entrepreneurs

March 3, 2015 - The Clean Energy Incubator Network, launched last month by the U.S. Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), wants to improve the performance of clean energy business incubators.

ABB takes its transformer intelligence to new height with smart sensors

March 3, 2015 - ABB, a power and automation technology group, unveiled a smart sensor based technology earlier today for utility and industrial customers to optimize and manage transformer assets.

Horizon Utilities celebrates 10-year anniversary

March 1, 2015 - It has been 10 years since Ontario’s Hamilton Hydro Inc. and St. Catharines Hydro Utility Services Inc. merged to form Horizon Utilities Corp. Congratulations!


EB CAREERS: Ouellet Canada seeking B.C. sales rep

February 26, 2015 - Ouellet Canada, a company that designs, manufactures and distributes electric heaters, is looking for a sales representative in British Columbia.

EB CAREERS: House of Electrical Supplies, Outside Sales Rep, Cambridge

February 25, 2015 - For over 35 years, House of Electrical Supplies has been servicing clients in the industrial, OEM, entertainment and construction markets. We offer a wide array of product solutions ranging from electrical, automation, safety, lighting and portable power distribution. We are currently seeking an:Outside Sales Representative for…

EB CAREERS: House of Electrical Supplies, Inside Sales, Cambridge

February 25, 2015 - For over 35 years, House of Electrical Supplies has been servicing clients in the industrial, OEM, entertainment and construction markets. We offer a wide array of product solutions ranging from electrical, automation, safety, lighting and portable power distribution. We are currently seeking:Inside Salespeople for our new…

Need cash for your studies? Apply now to 2015 EFC Scholarship Program

February 20, 2015 - “The Canadian electrical industry is competing with other innovative industries for the interest of talented, young individuals,” said Siemens Canada’s Joris Myny, chair of the 2015 EFC Scholarship Program. “We need to invest in Canadian talent to foster their pursuit of careers in the electrical engineering…