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Kudos to Canada’s inaugural Electrical Safety Champion winners

Electrical Business Magazine congratulates the winners of its inaugural Electrical Safety Champion Awards program, the first and only program of its kind in Canada. The annual program recognizes Canadian companies and individuals who are passionate about promoting the health & safety of Canadian electrical workers. Stay tuned to Electrical Business Magazine for an upcoming feature on our winners. >> Read full article

ECA of Alberta sports a new look this winter

Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta recently retired its previous brand and has launched a colourful, sleek new look and website. The retired logo will make its way into a time capsule, which will be opened at ECAA’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2062. >> Read full article

BC Electrical Code 2015 comes into force February 2016

BC Safety Authority reports the Electrical Safety Regulation in British Columbia has been amended as per Ministerial Order M392, and is effective as of February 29, 2016. This provides for adoption of the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code—with BC amendments—as the BC Electrical Code 2015. >> Read full article

DuPont and Dow to combine in “merger of equals”

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company announced their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive multi-billion-dollar agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock “merger of equals”. The combined company will be named DowDuPont. >> Read full article

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GALLERY: EFC Toronto Christmas Reception

GALLERY: EFC Toronto Christmas Reception

Electro-Federation Canada hosted a well-attended Christmas reception recently in Toronto. And the folks from Power2Feed (Canadian Feed the Children) were once again on-hand to help guide attendees’ charitable inclinations... well done, Bonnie, Kailey and Brianna! >> Learn More…

 
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Health Canada tests 2015 seasonal lights

Consumers are reminded to exercise caution when purchasing lights for the upcoming holiday season, as Health Canada is warning of defects with some seasonal lights that may pose potential safety risks, including overheating, as well as fire and electric shock hazards. >> Read full article

Wago expands 787-16XX ECBs to 48 VDC, 12 VDC models

New additions to 787-16XX line expand the functionality of Wago’s electronic circuit breakers (ECBs), the company says. Recently added variants include 48 VDC and 12 VDC models. These devices can reset and switch tripped channels via remote input and select models have active current limitation, according to Wago. >> Read full article

Step inside Northern Cables: the “armoured cable specialists”

For a real treat, check out Northern Cables’ new video which—by way of some cool aerial drone videography—takes you over and around and through the Brockville, Ont., facility of the “armoured cable specialists”. >> Read full article

 
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OCI Annual Christmas Luncheon

Date & Location: Dec. 17 • Brampton, Ont.
Info: Join the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) for a festive afternoon of carolling, prizes and great food. Entertainment will be provided by the Salvation Army Band and OCI is accepting non-perishable food items and unwrapped toys to donate to the Durham Region Christmas Food & Toy Drive. The holiday event takes place at the Lionhead Golf and Country Club from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. >> More Info

OEN Networking Luncheon: Bruce Campbell, IESO

Date & Location: Jan. 11 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Ontario Energy Network (OEN) invites you to attend its first 2016 Networking Luncheon, featuring the head of Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), Bruce Campbell. The event runs from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is being held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel (Imperial Room). >> More Info

EFC 2016 Ontario Region Gala

Date & Location:Jan. 22 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) Ontario Region invites you to attend its Mardi Gras-themed Gala at the Delta Toronto East Hotel. Enjoy the networking reception, New Orleans-inspired dinner and lively entertainment throughout the evening plus dancing. Individual, Couple or Table bookings are available. >> More Info

BICSI 2016 Winter Conference & Exhibition

Date & Location: Jan. 31 - Feb. 4 • Orlando, Fla.
Info: BICSI is a professional association providing information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) community. This conference will expand technical insight, networking base and familiarity with quality vendors, it says. “Innovation speaker and advisor” Stephen Shapiro will be the opening keynote. >> More Info