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Electrocuted machine tech costs Ideal Drain Tile $110K

Ideal Drain Tile Ltd.—a manufacturer of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe—pleaded guilty and was fined $110,000 in the death of a worker who was working alone and received a fatal electrical shock in July 2013. >> Read full article

IMARK Canada claims its first Quebec distributor

Effective January 1, 2016, Marcel Baril Ltd. (Rouyn-Noranda) became the newest member of IMARK Canada, and the first based in Quebec. >> Read full article

Horizon Utilities gets animated with Mohawk College

Mohawk College students enrolled in the Graphic Design Production - Integrated Animation course have produced “attention-grabbing” videos to help Horizon Utilities’ customers stay safe, conserve energy and save money. Vote on the two finalists before January 22! >> Read full article

 Featured News 
EBMag returns as Official Electrical Publication of MEET 2016

EBMag returns as Official Electrical Publication of MEET 2016

One of Canada’s top industry events—the MEET Show—returns to the Moncton Coliseum (N.B.) May 18-19, showcasing the latest products and services available to the electrical and mechanical industries... and EBMag proudly returns as Official Electrical Publication of the show! >> Learn More…


Eaton redesigns mounting brackets

Eaton says it has redesigned its largest and most popular B-Line series mounting bracket sets and they’re now available in the Canadian market. The newest BB2-16T and BB2-24T brackets feature a telescoping design, which Eaton says allows for varying stud wall spacing. >> Read full article

Brady announces new cable padlocks

Brady’s new compact cable padlocks feature a flexible, elongated cable in two length options. They are available as keyed different or keyed alike, in four colours: red, blue, green or yellow. >> Read full article

Digital Lumens unveils LightRules app

Digital Lumens’ LightRules Mobile gives users a way to control and manage lighting settings from their mobile device or tablet. The app also saves on deployment costs, according to Digital Lumens, by eliminating the need to install multiple wall switches and keypads. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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

ECANB course on CSA Z463

Date & Location: Feb. 11 • 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 for its first offering—a one-day course on CSA Z463 “Maintenance of Electrical Systems”. Cost is $495 per person. >> More Info