January 21, 2019 – Montreal’s upcoming Mécanex/Climatex/Expolectriq/Éclairage (MCEE), reportedly Canada’s largest trade show for the electrical, lighting, hydronics, plumbing and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) industries, has sold 90% of its space to 366 exhibitors, anticipating more than 400 by the time it opens in April.
January 14, 2019 – The government of Saskatchewan is transferring responsibilities for electrical licensing from the ministry of government relations and electrical inspections and permits from SaskPower, the province’s principal electric utility, to the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK).
January 10, 2019 – Schneider Electric Canada has developed an EcoStruxure Platform design for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to deliver plug-in electrical shore power connections for ships docked Centerm Container Terminal, operated by DP World Vancouver. The system was connected to the first ship on Oct. 15, 2018.
January 4, 2019 – On Nov. 7, 2018, Justin Trudeau became the first sitting prime minister to address the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA).
December 14, 2018 – Toronto-based contractor Quantum Electric recently helped restore a widowed mother’s “faith in humanity” by coming to her family’s aid before Christmas.
December 3, 2018 - Lumca, an outdoor lighting firm based in Quebec City, won the lion’s share of a tender for a $28-million project to replace Montreal’s decorative light fixtures with LEDs.
November 20, 2018 – On Nov. 6 and 7, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) hosted its inaugural Supporting Women in Trades (SWIT) Conference in Halifax, bringing together more than 350 delegates to discuss female participation in electrical work and skilled trades.
November 8, 2018 – A fatal fall for an electrician has resulted in a $150,000 fine for Vollmer, a multi-trade (including electrical) construction contractor based in Windsor, Ont.
October 25, 2018 – Ontario’s government plans to cut some of the regulations affecting the province’s skilled trades and apprenticeship system and proposes to wind down the Ontario College of Trades (OCoT).
CanWEA Operations and Maintenance Summit
January 29-30, 2019
EIAA Annual Technical Conference
February 1-2, 2019
IES Ottawa Lighting and Lighting Controls Trade Show
February 21, 2019