January 7, 2013 - The Canadian Airports Electrical Association (CAEA) announced the Campbell River Airport and the City of Campbell River will co-host the 2013 Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop (CANEW) September 23-29 at Painter’s Lodge.
December 31, 2012 - Fleet managers from  all industries can now register for The Work Truck Show 2013 to learn techniques to improve their operations, put on by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) in Indianapolis, Ind., March 6-8.
December 31, 2012 - TE Connectivity is now an “Adopter” member of the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), an independent IT consortium comprised of global IT players who have come together to work toward a unified customer vision for long-term data centre requirements.
December 28, 2012 - Quebec’s City of Rivière-Rouge, along with the founding partners of The Electric Circuit—Les Rotisseries St-Hubert, Rona, Metro, the Agence metropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Quebec, has announced plans to install a local public charging station for electric vehicles (EVs) in the new year.
December 28, 2012 - A recent report from Pike Research finds the community and residential energy storage (CRES) market will experience sharp growth over the next 10 years, driven by the expansion of distributed solar photovoltaics (PV) capacity, the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs), and the spread of dynamic pricing programs.
December 22, 2012 - British Columbia-based Naikun Wind Energy Group Inc. has signed a preferred supplier agreement with Siemens Canada Ltd. The latter will assist Naikun in advancing the development of the first phase of its Haida Energy Field project using 100 of the new SWT-4.0-130 4MW turbines (photo).
December 22, 2012 - Just in time for Christmas, a team of GE scientists and engineers have introduced several new features to Santa’s sleigh. The updated vehicle incorporates a number of new technologies that promise to make Santa’s travels greener, faster and more efficient. Features of the sleigh include:
December 22, 2012 - Alstom Grid says it has completed its acquisition of ASAT Solutions Inc., a Calgary, Alta.-based based substation automation solutions provider.
December 21, 2012 - Think you can “Rip It real good”? If so, Southwire wants you to make a video that could earn you a cool prize.
December 20, 2012 - Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) says it has taken a major step forward to increase the participation of alternative technologies (such as aggregated loads, flywheels and battery storage) in the electricity market by selecting three new suppliers of regulation service: a grid-balancing function “traditionally provided by generators... a first for Ontario”.
December 19, 2012 - British Columbia has confirmed it will invest $6.3 million to expand trades programs at NorKam Secondary. The funds will be used to develop a new NorKam Secondary Trades & Technology Centre of Excellence at a total cost of $7.4 million.
December 19, 2012 - Are you 18 to 29 and passionate about renewable energy and sustainability? If so, apply by January 9, 2013, to join the Canadian Solar Industries Association’s (CanSIA’s) Emerging Leaders in Solar Energy (ELSE) Program.
December 19, 2012 - Universal Lighting Technologies has reached IDEA’s (The Industry Data Exchange Association’s) Platinum Band, the “most prestigious level of IDEA’s Bands of Excellence program”, it said.
December 19, 2012 - The 2007 National Apprenticeship Survey (NAS) is the third survey to collect detailed information on apprentices in Canada, and focuses on the experiences of apprentices before, during and after their training. In September 2012, the remaining five studies based on the NAS were made available.
December 19, 2012 - Are you interested in getting involved in the development of national occupational standards and examinations? If you are a qualified holder of a Red Seal, the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) encourage you to share your trade expertise and knowledge.

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