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Senior’s fatality nets Niagara’s Pro-Teck Electric “the largest fine”

For faulty electrical work that left one man dead, ESA reports 1137749 Ontario Ltd.—dba as Pro-Teck Electric—was fined $537,500 in a Niagara Falls, Ont., court—the largest fine in the history of electrical contractor licensing in Ontario. >> Read full article

5-Year licences for Ontario Contractors & Masters start this July

Effective July 1, 2016, Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is implementing 5-Year licences for Licensed Electrical Contractors (LECs) and Master Electricians (MEs), meaning you provide documentation to ESA once every five years BUT continue to pay annually. >> Read full article

Nedco closing its Lloydminster branch

In a letter to its suppliers, Nedco announced it permanently closed its Lloydminster, Alta., branch last week, noting it will continue to serve the area from its Edmonton branch. >> Read full article

Last chance to book space in the MEET Show Guide!

One of Canada’s top industry events—the MEET Show—returns to the Moncton Coliseum (N.B.) May 18-19, 2016, showcasing the latest products and services available to the electrical and mechanical industries... and EBMag proudly returns as Official Electrical Publication of the show! Book your space now! >> Read full article

 Featured News 
AEL offers CE Code 2015 training; partners with Magna IV

AEL offers CE Code 2015 training; partners with Magna IV

Alberta Electrical League (AEL) has partnered with Magna IV Engineering to offer training on the Canadian Electrical Code, 2015 ed. The one-day course will cover changes in the CE Code to keep you current with safety standards for the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment. >> Learn More…


VIDEO: Mitsubishi Fuso E-Cell truck

EBMag was on the show floor at the Work Truck Show 2016 in Indiana recently to see Mitsubishi Fuso’s new all-electric, battery-powered Canter FE-Series medium-duty cabover work truck. >> Read full article

Intertec’s “Ex p” cabinets

Outdoor enclosure specialist Intertec has launched a new range of explosion-proof cabinets to prot tect field instrumentation operating in hazardous areas. >> Read full article

 Featured Product 
Bolt Star reusable bolt template

Bolt Star reusable bolt template

Bolt Star aims to improve crew productivity by eliminating the practice of building wood bolt templates for round concrete foundations commonly specified for parking lot and outdoor area lighting, tennis and sports courts, streetlighting, security camera poles, etc. >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

Canadian Commtech East Show

Date & Location: Apr. 12-13 • Mississauga, Ont.
Info: The Canadian Commtech East Show & Seminars offers an exhibitor forum of 80+ vendors, distributors and industry associations over two days. Attendees come from the Telecom, Cable, IPTV and Wireless industries, sub-contractors and engineers, as well as IT professionals from governmental, regulatory, municipal, utility, oil and gas, and various related industries. >> More Info

EFC Annual General Meeting

Date & Location: Apr. 13 • Brampton, Ont.
Info: Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is hosting its Annual General Meeting at the Pearson Convention Centre, from noon until 3:30 pm. Prior to the AGM, Franklin Empire’s Bob Shapiro will be presented with this year’s Industry Recognition Award (IRA). Congratulations! Plus, Jason Prevost, national chair of EFC’s Young Professionals Network, will provide an overview of YPN’s program developments, and share insight on how your company can become more involved and help play a role in bridging generational gaps, and strengthening industry programs and best practices. >> More Info

Future Building 2016

Date & Location: Apr. 19-21 • London, Ont.
Info: Future Building is a three-day exhibition that provides young career seekers with the opportunity to experience hands-on activities in all areas of the construction sector. In addition, the exhibition will showcase partnerships of labour and management working together to build Ontario’s future. >> More Info

Salon Lumen Montreal

Date & Location: Apr. 21 • Montreal, Que.
Info: Salon Lumen (or the Lumen Exhibition), held every two years in Montreal and Quebec City, is now on its 9th edition. Events get underway in Montreal at the Palais des congres. Organizers at Lumen say the show gathers about 150 suppliers in a 40,000-sf venue to provide hands-on seminars and conferences. The target audience includes electrician contractors and clients from the commercials, industrials, OEM, consulting engineers, municipals & institutional markets. >> More Info

Ideal Supply Tradeshow 2016 North

Date & Location: Apr. 21 • Orillia, Ont.
Info: Our friends at Ideal Supply are hosting their ‘Northern’ tradeshow at Casino Rama from 2 pm to 8 pm. This is Ideal Supply’s 90th anniversary year, so be sure to wish them an extra-special happy anniversary when you see them. Ideal Supply is a 3rd-generation, family-held business with 30 branch locations in central Ontario, distributing electrical supplies and auto parts. >> More Info