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New CAF-FCA report finds no dead-ends in skilled trades

With insights and observations from 754 certified journeypersons across Canada, a recent report titled The Benefits of a Skilled Trades Career: Journeyperson Perspectives and Experiences sheds new light on career progression in the trades. >> Read full article

GALLERY: CanWEA 31st Conference & Exhibition

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre was buzzing with talk of turbines and batteries last week as the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) hosted its 31st annual conference & exhibition. >> Read full article

Optical ‘rectenna’ converts light to DC current

Using nanometre-scale components, researchers say they have demonstrated the first optical rectenna—a device that combines the functions of an antenna and a rectifier diode to convert light directly into DC current. >> Read full article

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AD North American Meeting

Our distributors and suppliers shine at AD North American Meeting

EBMag recently returned from the annual North American Meeting of Affiliated Distributors’ Electrical Supply Division (NAM ESD) where—among the networking and business sessions—we celebrated this year’s cream of the crop at the Spirit of Independence Awards dinner. >> Learn More…


FLIR’s CM174, “world’s first” thermal imaging clamp meter

The CM174 is the “world’s first all-in-one electrical clamp meter”, equipped with a built-in thermal imager, FLIR claims. Designed for electrical professionals, the CM174 is the only clamp meter that visually identifies temperature anomalies before they become a major problem, the company adds. >> Read full article

Milwaukee crimping pliers 48-22-6103

Milwaukee’s crimping pliers 48-22-6103 boast a cutter at the tip for “more efficient” access into electrical boxes, and have the ability to crimp both insulated and non-insulated wire during the install of stranded wire connections, according to the company. >> Read full article

Platinum Tools’ 8-in-1 screwdriver

The new 8-in-1, ratcheted, stubby screwdriver (19120C) from Platinum Tools features seven bits and a six-position bit retention holster in the cap built directly into the handle. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

15th Annual OWA Power of Water Canada Conference

Date & Location: Oct. 18-20 • Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.
Info: The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is hosting the 15th Annual Power of Water Canada Conference at the White Oaks Conference Resort. This year’s event will feature several keynote speakers, plenary and educational sessions that will address the key issues facing the waterpower industry today. The conference is the largest gathering of the hydroelectric sector in Canada, organizers say. >> More Info

Security Canada - Central 2015

Date & Location: Oct. 21-22 • Toronto
Info: According to organizers, Security Canada Central is the largest annual gathering of Canada’s security industry professionals. Hosted by the Canadian Security Association (CANASA) October 21-22, 2015, at the Toronto Congress Centre, the event showcases technologies and services in use by professionals in the residential and commercial sectors. >> More Info

ECANB course on CSA Z463

Date & Location: Oct. 22 • Fredericton, N.B.
Info: The Electrical Contractors Association of New Brunswick (ECANB) is now a registered and approved provider of CSA courses, and registration is open now for its first offering—a one-day course on CSA Z463 “Maintenance of Electrical Systems”—which is scheduled for October 22, 2015, at the association’s location on 62 Durelle in Fredericton. >> More Info

Building Magic in the Air - STARS Gala Fundraiser

Date & Location: Oct. 24 • Edmonton, Alta.
Info: Join organizations like the Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta (ECAA) at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Building Magic in the Air Gala in support of STARS. The anniversary event will include a sponsor reception, dinner, live entertainment, raffles and a live and silent auction. >> More Info

EFC 2015 Future Forum - Game Changers

Date & Location: Nov. 4 • Brampton, Ont.
Info: Electro-Federation Canada invites its members to attend the 2015 Future Forum, being held November 4, 2015, from 7 am to 1:30 pm, at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, Ont. At Future Forum, the winners of EFC’s 2015 Marketing Awards will be announced. >> More Info