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November 27, 2017 — Jordan Hamilton is this year’s winner of Magic Lite’s Future Leaders Award Scholarship, part of the EFC Scholarship Program. Tom Penton, president, Magic Lite, and senior management presented the $3,000 scholarship to Hamilton earlier this month.
November 20, 2017 — There are now 105 locations worldwide that have been approved as Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) accredited service centres, as part of the EASA Accreditation Program. Participation in the program is voluntary and not restricted to EASA members.
November 14, 2017 — Standard Products has awarded Mattias Peters, a student at Ryerson University in Toronto, a $3,500 scholarship, as part of the EFC scholarship program.
November 14, 2017 — Standard Products has announced it is on the commendation list of the Top 300 small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Quebec, in the classification published by the newspaper Les Affaires.
November 6, 2017 (Toronto, Ont.) — Electrical Business Magazine congratulates the winners of its 2017 Canadian Electrical Awards program, the first and only program of its kind to recognize Canadian electrical professionals doing great work across the country, as well as those paying conspicuous attention to the health & safety of electrical workers.
November 7, 2017 — Omron Automation Americas has announced the grand opening of its expanded and relocated Montreal offices. The company will occupy new offices in a Dorval, Québec business complex.
November 6, 2017 - The British Columbia Electrical Association is sporting a new logo that, according to president & CEO Barbette Igonia, better aligns with the group’s “new direction and momentum”.
October 20, 2017 — The Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) scholarship program set a record this year, providing $154,000 across 57 scholarships.
October 18, 2017 - While at Gerrie Electric’s recent Saleabration and Electrozad’s Oktoberfest, we stumbled upon the 2017 Ideal Skills Challenge Canada competition, which pits electricians, apprentices and students’ wiring skills against the clock.
October 6, 2017 — Growth Enterprise and Manitoba Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen have announced that the Manitoba government introduced legislation to meet its obligations under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) and “ensure future domestic trade agreements are easily implemented.”
October 5, 2017 - “The Building Trades regrets the opportunities that have been lost in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario and on the Prairies,” said Robert Blakely of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) on the news that TransCanada has cancelled the $12-billion “nation-building” Energy East Pipeline.
September 27, 2017 - We’re wrapping our visit at the 2017 North American Meeting of AD’s Electrical Supply Division (NAM ESD). Again, the highlight was celebrating this year’s Spirit of Independence Awards recipients. Congratulations to the following Canadian distributors and suppliers:
September 19, 2017 - “This fall we are also officially launching the Ontario Mechanical League,” writes Stephen Sell, president of the Ontario Electrical League, in the September 2017 edition of The Dialogue. “We would like to welcome our mechanical contractor members to the organization, and we look forward to working with them on industry issues that are affecting them.”
September 19, 2017 — By 2020, the city of Edmonton plans to buy only electric transit buses.
September 13, 2017 - At Mobile World Congress Americas, Philips Lighting and American Tower Corp. announced an alliance to “accelerate the digital transformation of urban spaces and the adoption of smart city services” (in the United States).

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