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Canadian team takes top spot in James Dyson Award

For the first time, a Canadian team has taken the top spot in the international James Dyson Award, and the prize of about $54,000 should help them further develop their Voltera V-One printed circuit board (PCB) printer. >> Read full article

Modest salary increases in 2016

In a slow-growth Canadian economy, organizations are planning for moderate base salary increases in 2016. The Conference Board of Canada projects average increases for non-unionized employees to be 2.6%, with the lowest increases going to workers in British Columbia and Alberta. >> Read full article

Security, control, energy, lighting top the smart home impact

New GfK research shows that half of people around the world (in GfK’s study area) believe smart home technology will make an impact on their lives in the next few years, particularly in security and control, and energy or lighting. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
BCEA’s Channel Challenge Cup

BCEA’s Channel Challenge Cup raises $2500

The British Columbia Electrical Association (BCEA) raised $2500 for the Power 2 Feed charity campaign during their second annual “Channel Challenge Cup”. This two-day, four-round golfing event brings members of the British Columbia distributor and supply channel together to challenge each other for the coveted Cup and this year there was a full field of 48 players. >> Learn More…


Arlington’s TVBS810 TV Box for retrofits and new work

Arlington’s cULus listed TVBS810 TV Box can be installed horizontally or vertically for proper positioning of low voltage connections behind the TV and handles multiple connections for sound systems, satellite TV, cable TV, DVRs, and more, according to the company. >> Read full article

Soraa’s 4-degree AR111 LED

Soraa says it has introduced the “world’s first full visible spectrum 4-degree” AR111 LED lamp. The ANSI size standard, 6W lamp has a CRI of 95 and R9 of 95, whiteness rendering, and is customizable with the company’s Snap System. >> Read full article

New Milwaukee Temp-Guns

Milwaukee Tool has four new Infrared Temp-Guns that feature the “clearest screens and fastest scanning in their categories”, according to the company. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Energy 2015: Energy Opportunities in Changing Times

Date & Location: Nov. 23 • Mississauga, Ont.
Info: Join Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME Ontario) for Energy 2015: Energy Opportunities in Changing Times, which will highlight opportunities to improve Ontario’s competitiveness from an energy perspective. The event is being held at the Mississauga Grand Conference Centre on 35 Brunel Road, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. >> More Info

BCEA Annual Awards & Christmas Luncheon

Date & Location: Nov. 26 • Burnaby, B.C.
Info: The BCEA (British Columbia Electrical Association)’s Annual Awards & Christmas Luncheon goes from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre. Come network with industry friends and colleagues, kick off the holiday season, and recognize the BCEA’s award winners and new alumni inductees. All proceeds go to Easter Seals. >> More Info

20th Annual Fraud & Anti-Counterfeiting Conference

Date & Location: Dec. 2-4 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Renowned Canadian fraud and counterfeit expert Lorne Lipkus of Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP is hosting the 20th Annual Fraud & Anti-Counterfeiting Conference. Among the sessions that caught our eye is the one entitled “Internet-Related Fraud: Detection, Investigation and Enforcement”. Here, specialists will discuss the tips, tricks and techniques they use to find counterfeit sales online; preserve evidence, track sellers; locate physical addresses and make purchases. >> More Info

The Buildings Show 2015

Date & Location: Dec. 2-4 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The Buildings Show returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), supported by Construction Market Data, BILD, Toronto Construction Association, Ontario Association of Architects, Canadian Construction Association, Real Estate Institute of Canada, Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario, BOMA Toronto, Interior Designers of Canada, and Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The huge event brings together Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and the World of Concrete Pavilion to the South Building and IIDEXCanada to the North Building, and is held simultaneously with the Real Estate Forum Toronto. >> More Info

EFC Ontario Region Christmas 2015 Reception

Date & Location: Dec. 2 • Woodbridge, Ont.
Info: Join in the festivities of the Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)-Ontario Region Christmas Reception with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, as you network with key industry leaders and support a great cause for the holiday season: Power2Feed. The reception starts at 4 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. at the Paramount Conference & Event Venue, located at 222 Rowntree Dairy Road. >> More Info