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April 30, 2019 – Just before the opening of last week’s Mecanex/Climatex/Électricité/Éclairage (MCEE) trade show at Montreal’s Place Bonaventure, the winners of the show’s New Products Competition were announced.
April 1, 2019 - EBMag attended its first ABB Customer World in March 2019 and we’ve come back with a tonne of insights and information from leading subject matter experts, so keep your eyes open for our full report.
March 21, 2019 – In this week’s federal budget announcement, finance minister Bill Morneau (pictured) further solidified the Liberal government’s commitment to implement ‘prompt payment’ legislation and adjudicative measures for Canadian trade contractors.
March 20, 2019 – The new product competition finalists have been announced for the 2019 Mécanex, Climatex, Expolectriq, Éclairage (MCEE) show, which will be held next month at Montreal’s Place Bonaventure.
March 19, 2019 – Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has announced it will launch its annual marketing awards program on Apr. 12, with a deadline of June 28.
March 15, 2019 – Michael Sean Brennan, vice-president (VP) of purchasing for House of Electrical Supplies, passed away on Mar. 12 at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ont. He was 48.
March 7, 2019 – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) hosted its first-ever Women in Science Conference this week, with approximately 200 female high-school students from across Eastern Ontario learning about careers in the trades, engineering, research, environmental science and even health science.
February 20, 2019 – The Electrical Contractors Association of Ottawa (ECA Ottawa) and IBEW Local 586 have signed a significant agreement with regard to local negotiations across the Ottawa area.
February 19, 2019 – During March Break, Hydro-Québec will offer free guided tours of its Beauharnois generating station, one of the world’s largest run-of-river hydroelectric plants.
February 19, 2019 - Stelpro, which manufactures electric heating products and controls in St-Bruno-de-Montarville, Que., has won three Good Design Awards, competing with submissions from 47 countries.
February 7, 2019 - Ocean Guardian claims its patent-pending eSpear is the world’s first handheld electrical shark deterrent for use while diving, snorkelling and spearfishing. The Australian company has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to expedite the product’s development.
February 4, 2019 – Electrical construction and maintenance provider Ducon Utilities has partnered with ‘smart energy’ communications platform developer Trilliant to provide connected LED streetlights to the town of Milton, Ont.
January 31, 2019 – University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) researchers have developed a hybrid AC-DC distribution system for electricity, which they say would improve service reliability and reduce prices.
January 22, 2019 – For the sixth consecutive year, electrical utility Hydro Ottawa has been named one of Canada’s top employers for young people. The organization reports apprentices represent nearly 20% of its trades workforce.
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.

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