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).
September 13, 2017 - One couldn’t have asked for better weather for the 5th annual Electric Elle golf tournament, and EBMag’s new account manager—Jacquie Rankin—was there as a first-timer. She came back saying “it is a great event that attracts some incredible industry women”.
September 12, 2017 - Congratulations to Mike Hodgson of MH Electric in Kingston, Ont., who won a gorgeous Milwaukee Tool 24-in. Jobsite Rolling Bag by visiting Electrical Business Magazine’s booth at Nedco Electrifest XI.
September 11, 2017 - Organizations like the Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta is supporting STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), and could use items for an upcoming silent auction.
August 30, 2017 - Last month, more than 50 Schneider Electric Canada employees volunteered in Edmonton and Winnipeg, supporting Habitat for Humanity’s Canada150 Build and the 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, helping to construct 150 homes in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.
August 30, 2017 - The Canadian Electrical Contractors Association (CECA) University of Toronto student chapter was chosen—along with Penn State University—as finalists in the 2017 Electri International Student Passport Competition. Congratulations!
August 24, 2017 - Weatherhaven Global Resources Ltd. has selected LED Smart Inc. of Edmonton to provide specialized tactical lighting systems in support of the company’s efforts to fulfil the requirements of the $168-million Headquarters Shelter System (HQSS) program for the Department of National Defence.
August 15, 2017 - Montreal-based Ficodis—an industrial supply distribution group—has launched Cromson: a range of tools for the construction and other sectors.
July 19, 2017 - Several electrical players—both familiar and new—can be found among this year’s Energy Star Canada award winners: Conglom Inc., Hydro One, Manitoba Hydro, Philips Lighting Canada and Saint John Energy. Congratulations!
June 29, 2017 - After about a year of construction, the Philips Lighting Concept Centre (LCC) in Markham, Ont., is officially open. EBMag was there for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which was carried out by Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of Markham, Mike Gentile, president & CEO of Philips Lighting Canada, and Ellen Godson, senior manager for Philips Lighting University.

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