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BCIT offers new Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship Program

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) now offers specific training for industrial electricians. The new program is a 4-year apprenticeship that contains a 10-week technical training session in each of the four years. >> Read full article

Clear career paths aid retention

More than three-quarters of employees report they would stay with their current employer if they knew their career path with the organization. >> Read full article

Draft for New Brunswick LORESS renewables program posted

The Government of New Brunswick has posted draft regulations online for a program that aims to help “local entities and aboriginal communities” to develop renewable energy projects. The Locally-owned Renewable Energy Projects that are Small Scale (LORESS) program encourages the creation of new renewable generation to serve the province’s demand for energy. >> Read full article

 
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CEA’s report finds 22% reduction in carbon emissions

CEA’s report finds 22% reduction in carbon emissions

The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) has released its 2015 Sustainable Electricity Annual Report, titled “Delivering Value to Canadians”. The report highlights that CEA member companies achieved a 5.8% reduction in GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions in 2014, contributing to a 22% reduction in carbon emissions over the last five years. >> Learn More…

 
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DoorBird flies into North American market

DoorBird, previously only known in the European WiFi doorbell system market, is coming across the pond. The smartphone video doorbell from Bird Home Automation LLC is now available in North and South America and can be ordered from and shipped to Canada. >> Read full article

More depth with Diablo’s new hole saws

When cutting holes through thicker materials, often multiple passes are required as standard hole saws do not have the depth needed, says Diablo. That’s not the case with the company’s new hole saws, which provide cutting length to bore deeper holes in a single pass. >> Read full article

Dual-Lite presents Dynamo emergency light

Dual-Lite has launched the Nema 4X Dynamo emergency light, designed for complex industrial applications. Dynamo enables spacing up to 74 ft at 12 ft mounting heights or 81 ft at 7.5 ft mounting heights—the widest spacing in the industry, Dual-Lite says. >> Read full article

 
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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

CECA National Industry Conference

Date & Location: Sept. 16-20 • St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, N.B.
Info: The Canadian Electrical Contractors Association (CECA) is hosting its 2015 National Industry Conference at the newly renovated Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, N.B. Organizers want you to attend so you can meet and network with your peers, discover products and service solutions, explore and prepare for new markets, and grow your business and boost productivity by training with the experts. >> More Info

OEA’s Energy Conference

Date & Location: Sept. 16-17 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The Ontario Energy Association’s (OEA) Energy Conference looks at how technological, political, and economic developments in the energy industry affect consumers, and how evolving consumer behaviour in turn impacts the business of producing and delivering energy in Ontario. The conference “attracts an elite group of current and emerging industry leaders, government decision makers, and innovators from across North America”, OEA says, and provides an opportunity for delegates to network, discuss, and gain new insight. >> More Info

Niagara Falls InfraCanada 2015

Date & Location: Sept. 18 • Niagara Falls, Ont.
Info: The Infrared Training Center (ITC) and FLIR are hosting InfraCanada one-day conferences again this year. The Niagara Falls conference is the first one and is a way to “interact, learn and network with those people who have already been successful in applying the infrared camera and analysis techniques into challenging applications”. Registration is free. >> More Info

BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition

Date & Location: Sept. 20-24 • Las Vegas, Nev.
Info: The 2015 BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition takes place at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. Presentation topics for this event include DAS, designing wireless networks, LAN, optical fiber cabling, 4K video technologies, and more. New technologies will also be out in Exhibit Hall along with numerous opportunities for peer networking. >> More Info