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Call for Nominations for annual Industry Awards program

Electro-Federation Canada has issued a Call for Nominations for its Industry Awards program, which recognizes leaders from its member community. “Whether they demonstrate strong leadership or a commitment to contributing to the health of the industry, it is important to recognize these individuals to breed success,” says the association.

Technical Safety BC undertaking 2024 CE Code impact assessment

Don’t delay! Until February 23, Technical Safety BC is conducting public consultation digitally to gather feedback on the impact of adopting the 2024 Canadian Electrical Code into regulation. “The input collected through this consultation will help us draft a recommendation to the Ministry of Housing on its suitability for provincial adoption,” says the agency.

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Signify’s celebrates new Calgary distribution centre

Signify Canada celebrated the opening of its Western Canada distribution centre in Calgary. The celebration commenced with a ribbon-cutting, “marking a major milestone in our company’s commitment to excellence in customer service, allowing us to ship stock products to our customers in the west, quickly”, said Jody Sikham, director of marketing. » Read more

Building construction prices decelerate in Q4 2023, but still see increase

Residential building construction costs increased 0.9% in the fourth quarter of 2023, reports Statistics Canada, following a 1.2% increase in the previous quarter. Non-residential building construction costs rose 0.7% in Q4 2023, following a 1.3% increase in the previous quarter. The deceleration observed in Q4 continued the 2023 trend of abating price pressure in both residential and non-residential building construction costs. » Read more

ArriveCAN – No checks, no balances, and exact cost impossible to calculate

The Canada Border Services Agency, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and Public Services and Procurement Canada failed to follow good management practices in the contracting, development, and implementation of the ArriveCAN application. “The Canada Border Services Agency’s documentation, financial records, and controls were so poor that we were unable to determine the precise cost of the ArriveCAN application,” admits the Office of the Auditor General in its report. » Read more


HPS Centurion S sine wave filter safeguards motor and cables

Hammond Power Solutions launched the HPS Centurion S sine wave filter to condition the pulse-width modulated (PWM) output of variable frequency drives (VFDs) “into a nearly perfect sinusoidal waveform” to protect motors and cables in industrial applications. The Centurion S serves as a low-pass filter, eliminating high-frequency components in the VFD output. » Learn more


Loop EV chargers now available for SmartThings platform

Loop’s electric vehicle chargers are now available for SmartThings, allowing homeowners to seamlessly integrate Loop’s solutions in the SmartThings ecosystem. Available for both iOS and Android, SmartThings is a free app that uses Wi-Fi to connect vendor-agnostic smart devices built on the Matter protocol. » Learn more


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EHRC 11th Annual Electricity Sector Awards of Excellence

TOMORROW, Toronto. Presented by Electricity Human Resources Canada. » More info

Light + Building

March 3-8, Frankfurt am Main, Germany » More info

Work Truck Week

March 5-8, Indianapolis, Ind. » More info

4th Annual Women in Construction

March 7, Online. Presented by Electrical Business Magazine and Friends. » More info