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B.C. refocusing Industry Training Authority with Bill 7

British Columbia has introduced several amendments to the Industry Training Authority Act that, it says, will enable the Industry Training Authority (ITA) to lead and deliver trades training in B.C. more effectively. >> Read full article

McKenna Agencies scoops up Arlington award

Alberta-based McKenna Agencies Ltd. has won Arlington’s Canadian Sales Achievement Award, as part of the company’s 2015 National and Regional Sales Awards. Congratulations! >> Read full article

CCS centre being developed by SaskPower & BHP Billiton

To build on Saskatchewan’s “global leadership” in carbon capture & storage research, SaskPower says BHP Billiton is investing in the creation of a global centre for CCS knowledge to be located at the Innovation Place Research Park in Regina. >> Read full article

More help for Ontario EV industry with incentives

It’s getting easier to switch to an electric vehicle (EV) in Ontario, which means more charging stations will be needed. The province is introducing a modernized Electric Vehicle Incentive Program, which it says will increase incentives for the vehicles and chargers. >> Read full article

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VIDEO: Seneca to start churning out Mechatronic-savvy students

VIDEO: Seneca to start churning out Mechatronic-savvy students

Seneca College and Siemens Canada say they are helping Canadian manufacturing take a positive step in addressing the technical skills gap with the opening of Ontario’s first Mechatronics Simulation & Demonstration Centre (MSDC), which was officially launched earlier this month. >> Learn More…


Bussmann fuses from Eaton 48% smaller

Eaton has introduced its Bussmann series compact high-speed fuses, which the company claims use up to 48% less space than standard high-speed, round body fuses. The 50-400A fuses feature a bolt-on design and are rated 500V alternating current/direct current. >> Read full article

Leviton’s Lumina RF 0-10V dimmer

The Lumina RF Decora wall switch dimmer from Leviton combines dimming capabilities for any 0-10V controlled load with wireless automation and can be used for stand-alone lighting control or attached to the Lumina RF and Lumina Gateway automation eco-system in new light commercial construction and retrofits. >> Read full article

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Sunverge’s “next-generation” solar integration system

Sunverge’s “next-generation” solar integration system

Sunverge Energy says its Solar Integration System (SIS) offers customers “a cost-effective package of more battery options and a streamlined design with even more system intelligence than the original SIS”. >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

The Work Truck Show 2016

Date & Location: Mar. 2-4 • Indianapolis, Ind.
Info: NTEA—the association for the work truck industry—is hosting The Work Truck Show 2016, hailed “North America’s largest work truck event”. Vocational truck fleet operators of all sizes, manufacturers, truck dealers and equipment distributors are among those recommended to attend. The show features the newest vocational trucks, vans, vehicle components and equipment on a trade show floor covering more than 500,000 sf. >> More Info

98th CCA Annual Conference

Date & Location: Mar. 6-10 • New Orleans, La.
Info: The Canadian Construction Association’s 89th annual conference theme is Unmasking Our Contributions, which speaks to the industry’s accomplishments that all too often go unnoticed, said Gil Brulotte, chair of the conference. There will be keynote speakers and the “best and brightest” in Canadian construction will be celebrated at the CCA Awards ceremony. The event also features a golf tournament, pub-crawl in the French Quarter, and a swamp and plantation tour, in addition the panel sessions and council and board meetings. >> More Info

IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW) 2016

Date & Location: Mar. 7-11 • Jacksonville, Fla.
Info: For over 23 years, IEEE says its IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW) has been a source of “ground-breaking papers and research that have shaped today’s electrical work practices and electrical safety standards (such as NFPA 70E and CSA Z462)”. Technical committee chair Ken White notes, “At the Louisville ESW, we had 22 technical presentations, 19 focus (poster) presentations, 6 four-hour tutorials, and 5 case studies.” >> More Info

EFC Ontario Region Breakfast Meeting

Date & Location: Mar. 8 • Vaughan, Ont.
Info: Electro-Federation Canada’s Ontario Region presents a breakfast event titled: “Who Dropped the Paperclip? What it takes to grow your cash flow and market share in 2016”. The presentation features Earl Robertson, president & CEO of Quota International, and will list a 10-step small business plan. The event takes place at the Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. >> More Info

Light+Building Show 2016

Date & Location: Mar. 13-18 • Frankfurt, Germany
Info: With the support of the Central Association of the German Electrical and Electronic Engineering Industry and the Central Association of German Electricians, Messe Frankfurt presents the Light+Building Show. Every two years, this international show presents the latest innovations for the fields of lighting, electrical engineering, house and building automation and software for the construction industry. The 2016 theme is ‘Where modern spaces come to life: digital – individual – networked’. >> More Info