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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 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.
January 17, 2019 – The federal government is pilot-testing a new apprenticeship incentive grant for women to help them get certified in Red Seal skilled trades, including as electricians.
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).
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