Welcome to the WEEKLY Electrical Business eNews, the only newsletter you need to read. First, it’s ours: it’s Canadian. Secondly, no other electrical industry newsletter is as clear and concise, timely and—most importantly—relevant.
It costs nothing to subscribe, so give it a try (you can cancel at any time). It only takes a few seconds, so sign up for a free subscription.
PROBLEMS SIGNING UP?
If so, email Bona Lao at
or call 416-442-5600 x3552 and we’ll get you set up!
New study compares charge-out rates across CanadaJune 19, 2019RECALL: Tech Lighting pendant fixtures pose risk of injuryJune 12, 2019Canadians lead development of tomorrow's electricity distribution systemJune 5, 2019Electrical contractors’ conference flies high at Nav CentreMay 29, 2019May Top Picks: Beghelli Canada acquired, ABB CEO steps down and moreMay 25, 2019Did you win in our MCEE prize draw?May 22, 2019Did you win in our MCEE prize draw?May 15, 2019Ascot Capital Group acquires Beghelli CanadaMay 8, 2019RECALL: Certain Honda portable generatorsMay 1, 2019April Top Picks: Prompt payment legislation update, EFC marketing awards deadline and moreApril 27, 2019Grid upgrades needed to prevent transformer failures, power outagesApril 24, 2019VIDEO: Shazam! premieres with electrifying Tesla coil performanceApril 17, 2019Meet the new account manager for Electrical Business!April 10, 2019VIDEO: EFC marketing awards return for 2019April 3, 2019March Top Picks: Canada's best-managed electric companies, MCEE finalists and moreMarch 30, 2019CSA recommends climate change adaptations to CE CodeMarch 27, 2019Electrical businesses rank among Canada’s best managed companiesMarch 20, 2019Unlicensed electrical contractor fined for illegal workMarch 13, 2019Hydrogen from seawater to power New Brunswick gridMarch 6, 2019VIDEO: Art deco generating station opens for public toursFebruary 27, 2019February Top Picks: Apprentice incentives, Saskatchewan's new electrical authority and moreFebruary 23, 2019How electricity could repel sharks—and save their livesFebruary 20, 2019Digital protective relay’s inventor inducted into hall of fameFebruary 13, 2019Why Canadian apprentices love working for electric utilitiesFebruary 6, 2019New authority takes on electrical licensing, inspections and permits for SaskatchewanJanuary 30, 2019January Top Picks: PM addresses electricity association, IBEW adds training centre and moreJanuary 26, 2019Houle Electric hooks up Port of Vancouver with shore powerJanuary 23, 2019VIDEO: Justin Trudeau addresses Canadian Electricity AssociationJanuary 16, 2019IBEW expands safety certification options with new training centreJanuary 9, 2019Ontario’s ESA announces electrical safety updates for 2019January 2, 2019December Top Picks: Hydropower Award winners, women’s apprenticeship conference and moreDecember 29, 2018B.C. agency’s lack of oversight contributes to shock riskDecember 19, 2018VIDEO: New techniques for thermal inspections of high-voltage switchgearDecember 12, 2018Seven ways LEDs improve industrial workplacesDecember 5, 2018Women in trades supported by new apprenticeship conference in HalifaxNovember 28, 2018November Top Picks: CEA winners, lighting CEO’s retirement and moreNovember 24, 2018B.C. bridge replacement and Ontario safety instructor win 2018 CEAsNovember 21, 2018Electrical contractors recognized by Technical Safety BCNovember 14, 2018Standby power creates new opportunities for electrical contractorsNovember 7, 2018Ontario winds down College of Trades, plans 1:1 apprenticeship ratioOctober 31, 2018OCTOBER Top Picks: Alberta’s solar RFP, Captain Electric’s safety award and moreOctober 27, 2018EHRC to research new and changing jobs in Canada's electricity sectorOctober 24, 2018ESA wins appeal to fine licensed electrical contractor over customer's deathOctober 17, 2018ECAA calls for 2018 STARS gala supportOctober 10, 2018Ontario’s WSIB reduces rates for 2019October 3, 2018SEPTEMBER Top Picks: Police investigate electrical firms, ratio restrictions and moreSeptember 29, 2018Police investigate big electrical firms for cartel pricing, corruptionSeptember 26, 2018Ratio restrictions prevent hiring of apprenticesSeptember 19, 2018The job that David Bowers will never forgetSeptember 12, 2018Energy Summit 2018: energy management, ISO 50001, CHP and moreSeptember 5, 2018Leading by example: AD transitions to member ownershipAugust 29, 2018AUGUST Top Picks: AD leads by example, EBMag names new editor and moreAugust 25, 2018Northern Cables expanding to add more production capacityAugust 22, 2018ABB and Ballard Power to develop fuel cell power systemAugust 15, 2018Electrical Business Magazine names new editorAugust 8, 2018Video: “Can Milwaukee really do more with M18?”August 1, 2018JULY Top Picks: CBRE Ltd. fined $80K, Eaton switch recall and moreJuly 28, 2018CBRE Ltd. fined $80,000 for electrical shock to workerJuly 25, 2018RECALL: Red Head Trubolt+ wedge anchors for concrete anchoringJuly 18, 2018RECALL: Eaton heavy duty 30A and 60A safety switchesJuly 11, 2018Reflections from IEEE ESTMP 2018July 4, 2018JUNE Top Picks: Capkun assumes Publisher role, Milwaukee NPS2018, Brian Power retires and moreJune 30, 2018WARNING: Counterfeit UL Marks on GFCIs model TGMT20June 27, 2018MacPherson departs; Capkun assumes Publisher roleJune 20, 2018“Can Milwaukee really do more with M18?”...You be the judgeJune 13, 2018Techspan’s Brian Power announces his retirementJune 6, 2018Warning: Potentially hazardous Advanced Energy Renewables Inc. inverter/combiner boxMay 30, 2018MAY Top Picks: AEA Learning Expo, Photos from ESTMP 2018, safety switches recalled, and moreMay 26, 2018RECALL: Honeywell Fibre-Metal E2 and North Peak A79 hard hatsMay 23, 2018RECALL: Shock hazard with various Square D safety switchesMay 16, 2018PHOTOS from the ESTMP 2018 in CalgaryMay 9, 2018Wiring practices, solar, surges and more at AEA Learning Expo 2018May 2, 2018APRIL Top Picks: Lamborghini's Terzo Millenio, BC trades demand prompt payment and moreApril 28, 2018BC trades groups unite to demand prompt paymentApril 25, 2018PGC Services and K-Line fined $285K for hydrovac worker electrocutionApril 18, 2018Lamborghini’s Terzo Millennio “rewriting the rules on super sports cars”April 11, 2018JMR Electric, Toromont and Bondfield fined after worker injured in arc flashApril 4, 2018MARCH Top Picks: Unlicensed contractors, Panic Wagons, Kidde recall and moreMarch 31, 2018Burlington electrical contractor convicted of unfair practiceMarch 21, 2018Unlicensed contractor to pay $50,625 for illegal electrical workMarch 14, 2018From 1 employee and a “Panic Wagon” to 60 years of Gerrie ElectricMarch 7, 2018Meter technician Adam Dixon to lead sledge hockey team in PyeongchangFebruary 28, 2018FEB Top Picks: Canadian manufacturing at critical point, EFC marketing awards video and moreFebruary 24, 2018“Together, we will write the future... one electrifying race at a time”February 21, 2018$12,500 fine for advertising illegal electrical workFebruary 7, 2018A look back at Lightfair 2017January 31, 2018JAN Top Picks: Shapiro retiring, Ledvance shutters Drummondville, and moreJanuary 27, 2018Veolia now able to recycle your lamps in OntarioJanuary 24, 2018Ledvance shuttering its Drummondville facilityJanuary 17, 2018Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program sets recordsJanuary 10, 2018Anatomy of a tax fightJanuary 3, 2018EBMag’s Top Stories of 2017December 30, 2017Lafarge fined $115K after worker shockedDecember 20, 2017Ontario passes Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017December 13, 2017ECA of Alberta’s 55th Anniversary Convention and Training DayDecember 6, 2017Jim Taggart now leads IMARK CanadaNovember 29, 2017NOV Top Picks: Canadian Electrical Awards, OEL Conference, BCUC Site C inquiry and moreNovember 25, 2017Franklin Empire marks 75 years with Carlingview expansionNovember 22, 2017“Change your thinking, change your outcome”November 15, 2017Tunnels, Mills, Subsea Cables, Turnarounds and Safety ChampsNovember 8, 2017Entegrus Powerlines fined $70,000 after workers injuredNovember 1, 2017OCT Top Picks: IEEE PCIC, Ideal Skills challenge, a settlement & moreOctober 28, 2017Arlington and Bridgeport settle all pending litigationOctober 25, 2017Electric Elle “attracts some incredible industry women”October 18, 2017Reflections and photos from IEEE PCICOctober 11, 2017DC “hot stick” for electrician, first responder safetyOctober 4, 2017SEPT Top Picks: Prompt Payment, WSIB, Technical Safety BCSeptember 30, 2017ABB acquiring GE Industrial Solutions for $2.6 billionSeptember 27, 2017“Can you hear me now?” Philips Lighting answersSeptember 20, 2017Strategy for solving & avoiding power quality problemsSeptember 13, 2017Write your MP! Support Canada Prompt Payment ActSeptember 6, 2017An analysis of lithium-ion energy storageAugust 30, 2017August TOP PICKS: Baron retiring, jail time, Fluence & MoreAugust 26, 2017Jail time and $50K fines for illegal electrical workAugust 23, 2017Are Quebec & Ontario EV subsidies “just a waste”?August 16, 2017Wow! Milton Shop marks 40 years without LT injuryAugust 9, 2017Electrimat recognized for entrepreneurial excellenceAugust 2, 2017July TOP PICKS: Bruce Diplock, Truck King, Floatovoltaics & MoreJuly 29, 2017BCSA seeks technology advisory committee membersJuly 26, 2017World’s largest “floatovoltaic” test bedJuly 19, 2017Navigating a “sea of sameness” with EFC’s Carol McGloganJuly 12, 2017Truck King Challenge: Which pickup reigns supreme?July 5, 2017Celebrating Canada150 at ElectrifestJune 28, 2017A call for GIVE ambassadorsJune 21, 2017Building trades monument “a gift to all Canadians”June 14, 2017May Top Picks: Skills & Ideal Supply show, vision for Chalk River + moreMay 27, 2017April Top Picks: Shock for Bruce Site B worker, supervisor fined after fatality + moreApril 29, 2017Are you pricing for profits, or poverty?April 26, 2017March Top Picks: $28K fine for supervisor and isotopes at OPGMarch 25, 2017$28K fine for SaskPower supervisorMarch 15, 2017Graybar is home again in WindsorMarch 1, 2017February Top Picks: Electrified mass transit and fatal shock from a craneFebruary 25, 2017600V gantry crane delivers fatal shockFebruary 15, 2017Stanley Black & Decker brings the noiseFebruary 8, 2017January Top Picks: A Tradie Tip & Canada’s Magna IV Engineering opens 2nd U.S. officeJanuary 28, 2017Easco Electric gets it done in HalifaxJanuary 25, 2017Douglas Lighting stakes out Burnaby HQJanuary 18, 2017Winning work with a little psychologyJanuary 11, 2017The birthday Glen Miller will NEVER forgetDecember 21, 2016December Top Picks: An Intertek warning and nuclear waste-powered batteryDecember 17, 2016Have your say in workplace health & safetyDecember 14, 2016Moving a 155-ton transformer 3000 km in 4 hoursDecember 7, 2016It’s a capacity market for AlbertaNovember 30, 2016November Top Picks: High school powerline techs and electricians as roofersNovember 26, 2016Manitoba joins New West Partnership Trade AgreementNovember 23, 2016Alberta’s power pros welcome Renewable Electricity ActNovember 9, 2016What do Nixon Electric, Jason Loney & Horizon have in common?November 2, 2016October Top Picks: Big Prompt Payment talk and Canada's Electrical Safety superheroesOctober 29, 2016TSP Canada Towers fined AGAINOctober 26, 2016Big artificial skyglow in new atlasOctober 19, 2016WARNING for Ortech connectorsOctober 12, 2016Fingers crossed for Prompt PaymentOctober 5, 2016SaskPower calling for solar vendorsSeptember 28, 2016September Top Picks: A Tornado, Acquisitions & Electric Elle GolfSeptember 24, 2016Windsor tornado can't keep Graybar downSeptember 21, 2016“Business as usual” for LEDvance in CanadaSeptember 14, 2016Batman should be “Flatman”September 7, 2016CS Wind Canada worker caught in a skirtAugust 31, 2016August Top Picks: Machine Shop Death, Chadwick After Fire & MoreAugust 27, 2016RECALL: Kohler portable generatorsAugust 24, 2016An electrifying taste for wasteAugust 17, 2016Shock leads to machine shop deathAugust 10, 2016July Top Picks: Caught on Kijiji, Off-grid in Alberta & More!July 30, 2016Light up your urinal while you peeJuly 27, 2016What do you get from 1000 electrical plans?July 13, 2016Siemens helps refugees stay connectedJuly 6, 2016RECALL: Shock hazard with 3M hard hatsJune 29, 2016June Top Picks: Workers’ Comp, Recalls, WiRE WomenJune 25, 2016RECALL! Southwire’s voltage detectorsJune 8, 2016Electrical worker falls; dealer dealt $65k fineJune 1, 2016FREE code training for Fort Mac evacueesMay 25, 2016VIDEO: Legrand flicks fuel cell switchMay 18, 201626th OESC comes into effectMay 11, 2016High-five to Franklin Empire’s Bob Shapiro!April 20, 2016