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EFC Scholarship recipients awarded record $120,000

Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) and its members have awarded Canadian university and college students $120,000 across 52 scholarships this year—a record amount of cash for the Scholarship Program, according to EFC. Congratulations to the 2015 recipients! >> Read full article

Ontario’s WSIB not increasing premium rates in 2016

Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) announced it will not increase premium rates in 2016. WSIB chair Elizabeth Witmer said this decision “provides stability for employers ...”. >> Read full article

Lumen celebrates opening of Laval distribution centre

Electrical distributor Lumen (a division of Sonepar Canada) recently held a grand opening of its new central distribution centre in Laval, Que. Customers, vendors and employees from across the province were invited to celebrate. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
GALLERY: CECA National Conference in New Brunswick

GALLERY: CECA National Conference in New Brunswick

EBMag recently returned from beautiful St. Andrews By-the-Sea, N.B., which played host to the Canadian Electrical Contractors Association (CECA) 2015 National Industry Conference. Contractor delegates from across the country were there to catch up with one another, enjoy the sights and attend several informative presentations. >> Learn More…


VitaLink cables pass circuit integrity to ULC-S-139

VitaLink (a business unit of RSCC Wire & Cable) reports that its MC (metal-clad) cables pass the circuit integrity test in accordance with ULC-S-139, and are now ULC listed as being protected against exposure to fire for a period of 2 hours with hose stream. >> Read full article

Liteline reveals LED Fluorobar

Canadian manufacturer Liteline Corp. has launched the LED Fluorobar, a linear light expandable to a maximum link of ten fixtures. It comes with a built-in On/Off switch and no shadow linking connector. >> Read full article

61-704 clamp-style tester new from Ideal

Ideal Electrical says its 61-704 clamp-style tester enables electricians to perform procedures that previously required four separate tools, resulting in “improved cost-efficiencies, a less cluttered tool bag, and enhanced on-the-job safety due to the tester meeting CAT III standards”. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

WANO Biennial General Meeting

Date & Location: Oct. 4-7 • Toronto
Info: Members of WANO (World Assoc. of Nuclear Operators) will flock to Toronto for their next Biennial General Meeting. WANO’s flagship event typically involves around 500 delegates from around the globe, many at senior executive level, and is an opportunity for members to come together and renew their “focus and commitment” to nuclear safety. >> More Info

IES 2015 Street and Area Lighting Conference

Date & Location: Oct. 4-7 • Savannah, Ga.
Info: The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is hosting the 34th Annual Street and Area Lighting Conference (SALC). The event provides industry professionals with a forum for an open exchange of information on a range of outdoor lighting issues such as products for specific application, lighting controls, benchmarks from other users in the lighting community, and milestones reached by municipalities, utilities and departments of transportation. The conference also offers educational opportunities that promote excellence in the street and area lighting industry. >> More Info

CanWEA’s 31st Annual Conference & Exhibition

Date & Location: Oct. 5-7 • Toronto
Info: The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is hosting its 31st Annual Conference & at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Organizers say the event is the meeting place for all members of the wind energy industry, with an expected 1600+ delegates comprising project developers, manufacturers, federal, provincial and municipal governments, utilities, consultants, communities and students. >> More Info

3rd Annual Manitoba Building Expo

Date & Location: Oct. 6 • Winnipeg, Man.
Info: The 3rd annual Manitoba Building Expo at the Victoria Inn and Conference Centre in Winnipeg serves as the showcase for all the latest products and technologies for commercial and institutional buildings, as well as a learning and networking opportunity for industry professionals. The Expo is a partnership of the Winnipeg Construction Association, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Manitoba (MCAM). >> More Info