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September 18, 2019 - “There’s a lot of energy and momentum in the electrical industry right now. Things are modernizing, changing and evolving,” said Tara Ternes, executive director of the Alberta Electrical Association, as she explained the rationale behind the non-profit organization officially changing its name to Alberta Electrical Alliance, effective immediately.
Sept. 11, 2019 - Bleutech Park Las Vegas, the first digital infrastructure city in the world boasting net-zero buildings within their own insular mini-city, is set to break ground in December 2019 in the Las Vegas Valley.
September 9, 2019 – Powerline technicians and apprentices with Hydro One have been building an electrical grid to power next week’s 2019 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) in Verner, a community within West Nipissing, Ont.
September 5, 2019 – The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) recently ordered overnight electric bus (e-bus) charging systems from Montreal-based ABB Canada to power its growing zero-emission fleet.
August 30, 2019 - TCO Development is developing new criteria for information technology (IT) networking equipment, data storage products and servers, so it can expand its ’TCO Certified’ program to help data centres reduce their consumption of electricity.
August 28, 2019 – The Ottawa-based Canadian Apprenticeship Forum - Forum Canadien sur l’Apprentissage (CAF-FCA) announced today a task force of its members from across the country will oversee the development of a national strategy for women in the trades, based on extensive consultations with stakeholders over the last two years.
Aug. 22, 2019 – Matt Wayland, executive assistant to the international vice-president (IVP) and Canadian director of government relations (GR) for IBEW, is one of the first members of a new advisory committee to help promote apprenticeships and skilled trades across Canada.
July 19, 2019 – S&C Electric and North Bay Hydro Services have installed what they say is Canada’s first utility-scale advanced microgrid, completing the Community Energy Park in North Bay, Ont.
July 15, 2019 – The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) has issued sanctions against 22 construction electricians for engaging in academic misconduct while attending apprenticeship technical training.
July 15, 2019 – Northern Transformer, which designs and manufactures industrial power transformers in Vaughan, Ont., has received a repayable contribution of $3 million from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) to help implement ‘clean’ technologies and reduce its environmental footprint.
July 10, 2019 – Ideal Electrical has launched its fourth competition to find the best electricians in North America, but is also expanding its championship program this year to include more international competitors.
July 10, 2019 - Electricity companies across Canada are recognizing today (July 10) as the first National Lineworker Appreciation Day.
July 2, 2019 – AD, a member-owned wholesale buying and marketing group, held its second annual finance and human resources (HR) summit in St. Paul, Minn., from June 3 to 5. More than 180 attendees from across North America represented 114 independent distributors in nine industries, including the electrical business.
June 24, 2019 - CSA Group—which is celebrating 100 years—recently celebrated the 2019 winners and recipients of its Academic Challenge, Awards of Merit and, the group’s highest honour, the John Jenkins Award. EBMag was at CSA’s annual conference in Ottawa to help the organization cheer on its members of distinction, with a specific eye for those involved in the electrical sectors.
June 24, 2019 – Last Friday, Canada’s governor-general gave royal assent to Bill C-97, which includes the Prompt Payment for Construction Work Act. The passage of this legislation paves a foundation for prompt payments throughout the construction chain—including electrical work—for projects procured by the federal government.
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