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Yukon Energy says Yes to LED streetlighting

Following a 5-year long pilot project in Dawson City and Mendenhall, Yukon Energy reports it will begin replacing all of its existing streetlights with LEDs in Dawson City. Later in the year it will install LED streetlights in the rest of Yukon Energy’s service areas, including Mayo, Faro, Champagne and Mendenhall. The Dawson project alone should see a reduction of around 32MWh annually, says the utility. >> Read full article

Nova Scotia helps out apprentices

The Nova Scotia government is launching a procurement pilot to encourage businesses to hire apprentices. The pilot was developed in partnership with the Construction Association of Nova Scotia and requires that contractors bidding on provincially funded construction projects take part in the province’s apprenticeship program. >> Read full article

VIDEO: What does a Net Zero Energy home look like, anyway?

We’re not sure what a Net Zero Energy (NZE) home is supposed to look like but, if it’s anything like the one built by Reid’s Heritage Homes—then they’re pretty darn sweet! Take a tour of a Guelph, Ont. NZE home where EBMag was onsite for the unveiling. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Hatch delivers $3-million gift to Oakville hospital

Hatch delivers $3-million gift to Oakville hospital

Global engineering and professional services firm Hatch announced the successful completion of a roughly $3-million rooftop solar array, which it donated as a gift to the newly opened Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Completion of the array follows more than two years of project design, installation and testing. >> Learn More…


NK Technologies rolls out 2016 catalogue

NK Technologies has released its 2016 product catalogue, featuring several products developed over the past year, including sensors with a patent-pending design. >> Read full article

Griplock Systems introduces Wisp

Griplock Systems has introduced what it calls “the thinnest cable suspension system on the market today”: Wisp. The system is small and “ultra-thin”, with a range of gripper and cable combinations, and it utilizes 7x7 stainless steel and galvanized aircraft cable with a factory-fitted terminal. >> Read full article

TE releases hot-melt Raychem S1260 tape

TE Connectivity has released new Raychem S1260 hot-melt tape adhesive for high-temperature wire and cable repairs. The S1260 tape uses an environmentally resistant modified fluoropolymer for sealing high-temperature heat-shrink components to backshells, according to TE, and is well suited for power cables with fluoropolymer and fluoroelastomer insulations and jackets. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

EDIST 2016 Conference & Trade Show

Date & Location: Jan. 13-15 • Markham, Ont.
Info: The Electricity, Distribution, Information Systems and Technology (EDIST) 2016 event is an educational conference and exhibition addressing critical engineering, operational, IT and management issues faced by Ontario’s Local Distribution Companies. Suppliers, manufacturers and service providers will have the opportunity to network and showcase their products and services. >> 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

NEMRA Annual Conference 2016

Date & Location: Feb. 3-6 • Dallas, Texas
Info: The 2016 Annual Conference of the National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) is also attended by members of CEMRA (Canadian Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association).The conference features educational sessions, manufacturer sales meetings, business review sessions, product & business services showcase, all-industry general session with keynote speakers, and a cocktail reception. Additionally, many manufacturers host after-hours events for their sales reps. >> More Info

BCEA Women’s Network Evening of Mentorship

Date & Location: Feb. 5 • Burnaby, B.C.
Info: The BCEA Women’s Network will be hosting a mentorship evening to encourage the guidance and engagement of women in the electrical industry. Join in on the discussion of recruitment and help BCEA reach their goal of raising $30,000 for the Easter Seals. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at Joey Burnaby. >> More Info