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Powerline Plus fined $80k after workers suffer burns

Powerline Plus Ltd.—an overhead and underground utility contractor—has pleaded guilty and been fined $80,000 after two workers suffered burns while working on electrical equipment that had not been properly shut off. >> Read full article

Bringing back boomerangers

There’s a new type of candidate circling the hiring pool: the boomerang employee who leaves an organization only to rejoin it in the future. >> Read full article

Electrical College of Canada expands, rebrands as Skilled Trades College

The Ontario-based Skilled Trades College of Canada, formerly known as the Electrical College of Canada, is expanding its curriculum. After creating an electrical apprenticeship curriculum “dense with hands-on and in-class training” more than eight years ago, the rebranded college is launching its first-ever plumbing course this fall, as part of its new formalized plumbing apprenticeship-training program. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
GALLERY: 3rd Annual Electric Elle Golf Tournament

GALLERY: 3rd Annual Electric Elle Golf Tournament

The nearly 60 golfers who gathered at Cardinal Golf Club in King, Ont. last week for the 3rd Annual Electric Elle tournament couldn’t have picked a better day for it. Electric Elle brings together women of the electrical industry—including electrical contracting, distribution, and manufacturing—for a 9-hole round of Best Ball golf, followed by dinner and awards. >> Learn More…


Arlington’s enclosure boxes meet NEMA 3R

Arlington says its UV rated enclosure boxes now meet NEMA 3R requirements for outdoor use. They protect and secure power backups, security devices, etc. indoors or outside. >> Read full article

Marathon introduces TEAO cooling tower motors

Marathon Motors recently introduced a new line of totally enclosed air-over (TEAO) cooling tower motors with BCP—Bearing Current Protection—using AEGIS Shaft Grounding Rings. >> Read full article

New fiber optic reel-handling accessories from GMP

General Machine Products Company (GMP) has introduced three new reel-handling accessories to its line of aerial and underground cable placement tools and equipment. These components—the pole mount spindle, the reel buck, and the reel caddy—are engineered to make fiber optic cable deployment safer and more productive, GMP says. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

ECABC AGM and Hall of Fame Inductee Gala 2015

Date & Location: Sept. 24-27 • Kelowna, B.C.
Info: The Electrical Contractors Association of British Columbia (ECABC) is hosting its 2015 Annual General Meeting and Hall of Fame Inductee Gala at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre. The weekend includes a Welcome Reception, Friday Breakfast, Lunch and tradeshow at The Kelowna Yacht Club, the AGM itself, guest speakers and a Gala Dinner—with entertainment and a Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Saturday boasts optional events, such as the spa day, golfing and a sunset wine-tasting tour and dinner. >> More Info

UAVs 101 Webinar: Applications and Implications in Canada

Date & Location: Sept. 24 • Online
Info: Join Eric Edwards of Xiphos Technologies for an online discussion on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS) and unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones. Presented by Wings Magazine and Helicopters Magazine, this webinar explores the impact UAVs will have on the Canadian commercial framework and the value they will bring to a wide variety of industries. >> More Info

CANEW 2015 - Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop

Date & Location: Sept. 27-Oct. 2 • Penticton, B.C.
Info: This is a special year for CANEW, as the 2015 Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop marks its 20th anniversary. The event is hosted by the Canadian Airports Electrical Association (CAEA), and co-hosted by the Penticton Airport this year. Presentations will include subjects related to operating and maintaining airport building electrical systems, airfield electrical infrastructure, energy management and renewable energy systems. This year’s training will cover “Installation of Amerace primary and secondary connectors” and “Cable location and fault finding”. >> More Info

Connected+ 2015

Date & Location: Sept. 28-29 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Connected+ (formerly Home Connect) is a Toronto event tailored to meet the industry’s need for a “unified and collaborative forum, that paves the way to smart home success.” From wearables, home automation, smart security, smart energy, or even connected health, Connected+ says it promises a 360 degree view on the industry. The second edition of this two-day conference offers you sessions, an exhibition and technical workshops. >> More Info