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GALLERY: CanSIA’s Solar Canada 2014 (Dec 2014) Toronto

December 9, 2014 - The Canadian Solar Industries Association’s (CanSIA’s) annual conference, Solar Canada, just wrapped up its 2014 instalment, where practitioners and the curious come to learn of advancements in solar energy technology and policy, and network with colleagues and stakeholders from around the country and the world.

GALLERY: “Veal on O’Neil Electric” (Dec 2014) Woodbridge, Ont.

December 4, 2014 - EBMag was happy to join the folks of O’Neil Electric Supply Ltd. (thanks S.K.!) at their latest instalment of “Veal on O’Neil”, which was an extra-special occasion because it not only heralded the approach of the company’s 50th anniversary next year, but kicked off a new…

GALLERY: EFC Christmas Reception (Dec 2014) Toronto, Ont.

December 4, 2014 - Electro-Federation Canada’s year-end Christmas receptions are a great way to connect (or reconnect) with the people who comprise Canada’s manufacturers, distributors and sales agencies... and the team at EBMag, of course!

GALLERY: Affiliated Distributors North American Meeting (Oct 2014) Chicago, Ill.

October 22, 2014 - Earlier this month, EBMag was pleased to attend Affiliated Distributors’ (AD) 2014 Electrical Supply Division North American Meeting in Chicago, which was the largest to date, welcoming over 1000 attendees—including 173 first-timers—from over 390 companies in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Business

“North American energy independence and security are within reach” says Canada’s Greg Rickford

December 16, 2014 - “North American energy independence and security are within reach, and we are proud to be a part of the strategic trilateral agenda in support of this attainable goal,” said Greg Rickford, Canada’s minister of Natural Resources, at the meeting of North American Energy Ministers.

Electrofed loses another Council: Consumer Electronics Marketers

December 12, 2014 - Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) announced the closure of its Consumer Electronics Marketers of Canada (CEMC) Council, effective December 31, citing “economic conditions and changing business models in the consumer electronics industry, resulting in reduced numbers of CEMC members”.

Techspan now a preferred supplier to IMARK Canada

December 5, 2014 - Techspan Industries Inc. is now a preferred supplier to IMARK Canada, an electrical and lighting distribution industry marketing group.

C’mon Canada! Call for entries issued for 2014 GE Edison Awards

December 4, 2014 - The call for entries has been issued for the 2014 GE Edison Award competition, which recognizes lighting professionals who creatively employ significant use of GE Lighting products.

Personalities

Chung named SaskPower Research Chair in Power Systems Engineering

December 16, 2014 - Tony Chung—a professor in the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Engineering—was named the inaugural SaskPower Research Chair in Power Systems Engineering earlier today.

Chris Bell finds oldest Klein side-cutting pliers in Canada

December 15, 2014 - Klein Tools set out to find Canada’s oldest pair of Klein side-cutting pliers, and ended up finding them in Winnipeg, Man., with the great-grandson of an employee of The Northern Electric Co.

Wayne Edwards retiring from Electro-Federation Canada

December 12, 2014 - Wayne Edwards, vice-president Sustainability & Electrical Safety with Electro-Federation Canada (EFC), is retiring after about 10 years with the organization (yet his involvement in the industry stretches back over 40 years).

CSA Group’s leader Ash Sahi to retire in 2015

December 10, 2014 - CSA Group’s board of directors has announced that Ash Sahi—the organization’s president & CEO—will be retiring next year.