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Former Dalhousie GS “did not react as anticipated to the blast”

Demolition experts Delsan AIM Environmental Services and Dykon Blasting recently attempted to collapse several structures at the former NB Power generating station in Dalhousie... but something went wrong. >> Read full article

Salary growth to slow

Canadian employers are expecting salaries to rise by an average of 2.5 per cent in 2016. This is down somewhat from the average 2.8 per cent salary increase expected this year, according to new research from Morneau Shepell. >> Read full article

Gross Sales now T&B Emergi-Lite agent

Thomas & Betts has appointed Gross Sales Ltd. as the sales agent for Emergi-Lite emergency lighting products in the southwestern Ontario, Tri-City and Golden Horseshoe regions. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Best way to gauge light pollution?

Best way to gauge light pollution? From a space station, of course!

Scientists are tapping into photographs taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to measure the amount of light pollution worldwide and, not surprisingly, their results confirm that the diffuse glow that brightens the night skies in and around cities is scattered light from streetlights and buildings. >> Learn More…


New GoPro hot stick from Hastings

Hastings, a manufacturer of hot line tools and equipment, has unveiled a new camera-mounting hot stick, modeled after the Tel-O-Pole series. >> Read full article

Trimble’s version 2.0 of MEPdesigner

Trimble has released version 2.0 of Trimble MEPdesigner for SketchUp, a platform extension to SketchUp Pro, specifically designed to improve productivity and ease of use in 3D computer-aided design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) for mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contractors and engineers. >> Read full article

B-Line series conduit and cable clamp from Eaton

Eaton has introduced its new B-Line series conduit clamp, featuring a one-piece assembly for installation on strut profiles and most B-Line series cable tray rungs. Available in multiple finishes for commercial environments, the clamp and its saddle help to secure and protect conduit, flexible conduit and cables to cable tray rungs and strut profiles. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

CIGRÉ Canada 2015 Conference

Date & Location: Aug. 31-Sept. 2 • Winnipeg, Man.
Info: “The CIGRÉ Canada conference has become a tradition and a strong forum for the exchange of technical knowledge and ideas between Canadian and international delegates in the area of power systems,” writes CIGRE Canada president Mike Bartel. The 10th annual CIGRÉ Canada Conference (International Council on Large Electric Systems) is being hosted by Manitoba Hydro. >> More Info

Franklin Empire Customer Appreciation Day

Date & Location: Sept. 9 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Franklin Empire is hosting its 3nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day on Sept. 9, 2015. Last year’s event featured a food truck, loot bags, top suppliers and more. >> More Info

ECAA’s Bob Carson Classic Golf Tournament

Date & Location: Sept. 9 • Edmonton, Alta.
Info: Hosted by the Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta (ECAA)’s Edmonton chapter, the Bob Carson Classic 26th Annual Golf Tournament hits the Highlands Golf Club at 6603 Ada Blvd. in Edmonton. Entry fees for ECAA members are $185. Non-members pay $195. This includes a round 18 of golf, cart, prizes, breakfast and a prime rib dinner. >> More Info

Electric Elle 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

Date & Location: Sept. 15 • King, Ont.
Info: Electric Elle brings together women for a 9-hole round of Best Ball golf, followed by dinner and awards. The event, held at Cardinal Golf Club, is open to women working in the electrical industry—including electrical contracting, distribution, and manufacturing—and you don’t need to have any experience to participate. Prizes will be awarded for all skill levels of golfers: closest to the pin, most balls lost, and best shot onto the wrong hole, just to name a few. >> More Info