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Andy Cleven wins Lieutenant Governor Safety Award

Congratulations to Andy Cleven, director of the Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC), for receiving the Excellence in Electrical Safety Award as part of the BC Safety Authority’s 9th annual Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards. >> Read full article

Depression going untreated

More than half of all workers who reported symptoms of depression did not perceive a need for treatment, according to a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. >> Read full article

SaskPower finishes Saskatoon D plant

SaskPower has officially unveiled its newly commissioned “D Plant” at Saskatoon’s Queen Elizabeth Power Station. The $525 million project adds 204MW, or enough electricity to power more than 200,000 homes, and was completed on time and on budget, the utility notes. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 
“Learning Loft” at Fleming thanks to $100k from Siemens

“Learning Loft” at Fleming thanks to $100k from Siemens

Siemens Canada says it has donated equipment, software and training valued at $100,000 to Ontario’s Fleming College School of Trades and Technology. In recognition of the support, the college has renamed an area of the Instrumentation Lab, located on the mezzanine level on its Sutherland campus in Peterborough, “The Learning Loft”. >> Learn More…


Hilti PS 50 takes concrete scanning deeper

The Hilti multidetector PS 50 brings new depth to area scanning, according to the company. The self-calibrating tool uses pulsed radar technology to detect a variety of concealed objects: ferrous and non-ferrous, wood or plastic and electrical conduits at depths up to 5-7/8 in. in concrete. >> Read full article

Bud Industries introduces PTQ enclosure

The PTQ Series enclosure, an IP67 rated box, is new from Bud Industries. Unlike some other plastic enclosures, the PTQ Series is made of polycarbonate plastic infused with 10% fiberglass, Bud Industries noted. >> Read full article

Eaton launches Power Xpert C445

Eaton says its new Power Xpert C445 intelligent motor management and protection relay has been designed for global heavy industrial and continuous process customers. The electronic overload is designed to help improve energy awareness over traditional control methods, improve operator safety, and support reliable operations through enhanced diagnostics, the company says. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

EAM’s Greatest Tail Gate Party 2015

Date & Location: Nov. 6 • Winnipeg, Man.
Info: The Electrical Association of Manitoba is hosting the “Greatest Tail Gate Party” for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ last game as they take on the Argonauts in Toronto. The party kicks off at 6 p.m. at Investors Group Field Pinnacle club in Winnipeg. Casual attire or Bomber gear is recommended. >> More Info

WiN-Canada 12th annual conference

Date & Location: Nov. 8-10 • Ajax, Ont.
Info: The 12th WiN-Canada annual conference takes place at Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility in Ajax, Ont. The theme of the 2015 conference is: Linking the Nuclear Family: Past, Present & Future. The event will consist of a plenary session, WiN curling bonspiel, visits to Parkwood Estates or Treetop Eco-Adventure Park, two networking receptions and five different technical tours. >> More Info

Anthony Haines at OEN Networking Luncheon

Date & Location: Nov. 13 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Anthony Haines, president and CEO of Toronto Hydro Corp., is the speaker at the Ontario Energy Network (OEN) Industry Luncheon this month at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The luncheon runs from 11:45 a.m. until 2 p.m. >> More Info

BCEA Annual Kelowna Holiday

Date & Location: Nov. 16 • Kelowna, B.C.
Info: Start the festive season off with a glass of wine at the BCEA’s (British Columbia Electrical Association) Kelowna Holiday event. The Meet & Greet Wine Tour begins at 4:30 p.m. and runs until 6:30 p.m. at Quail’s Gate in West Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley. Please register by November 6, 2015. >> More Info

APPrO 2015 - Canadian Power Conference

Date & Location: Nov. 17-18 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The 27th annual Canadian Power Conference & Networking Centre (a.k.a. APPrO) is taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. APPrO (Association of Power Producers of Ontario) represents more than 100 companies involved in the generation of electricity in Ontario, including generators and suppliers of services, equipment and consulting services. APPrO members produce power from co-generation, hydro, gas, coal, nuclear, wind energy, waste wood and other sources. >> More Info