July 19, 2019 – S&C Electric and North Bay Hydro Services have installed what they say is Canada’s first utility-scale advanced microgrid, completing the Community Energy Park in North Bay, Ont.
July 15, 2019 – The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) has issued sanctions against 22 construction electricians for engaging in academic misconduct while attending apprenticeship technical training.
July 15, 2019 – Northern Transformer, which designs and manufactures industrial power transformers in Vaughan, Ont., has received a repayable contribution of $3 million from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) to help implement ‘clean’ technologies and reduce its environmental footprint.
July 10, 2019 – Ideal Electrical has launched its fourth competition to find the best electricians in North America, but is also expanding its championship program this year to include more international competitors.
July 10, 2019 - Electricity companies across Canada are recognizing today (July 10) as the first National Lineworker Appreciation Day.
July 2, 2019 – AD, a member-owned wholesale buying and marketing group, held its second annual finance and human resources (HR) summit in St. Paul, Minn., from June 3 to 5. More than 180 attendees from across North America represented 114 independent distributors in nine industries, including the electrical business.
June 24, 2019 - CSA Group—which is celebrating 100 years—recently celebrated the 2019 winners and recipients of its Academic Challenge, Awards of Merit and, the group’s highest honour, the John Jenkins Award. EBMag was at CSA’s annual conference in Ottawa to help the organization cheer on its members of distinction, with a specific eye for those involved in the electrical sectors.
June 24, 2019 – Last Friday, Canada’s governor-general gave royal assent to Bill C-97, which includes the Prompt Payment for Construction Work Act. The passage of this legislation paves a foundation for prompt payments throughout the construction chain—including electrical work—for projects procured by the federal government.
June 21, 2019 – Three executives of corporations that loom large in the electrical industry are among the winners of the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honouring the Top CEOs in 2019.
June 10, 2019 – Last week, Ontario’s government passed the Modernizing the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Act, which updates the province’s skilled trades governance model and support for apprentices.
June 2, 2019 - Congratulations to IPEX Electrical, Ledvance and Schneider Electric, all of whom were recognized for “service and partnership during the year 2018” by Nedco.
May 28, 2019 - A consortium of Canadian energy companies has been shortlisted to develop the ‘electricity distribution system of the future,’ as part of Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan’s) Power Forward Challenge.
May 15, 2019 – Tomorrow (May 16) will be marked as the second edition of the International Day of Light (IDL), celebrating the central role of light in science and culture, with more than 300 events taking place in 60 countries around the world.
May 27, 2019 – Last month’s Mecanex/Climatex/Électricité/Éclairage (MCEE) trade show at Place Bonaventure in Montreal was a success for more than 400 exhibitors and more than 5,000 visitors—but especially for two lucky winners in our prize draw.
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.
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