October 20, 2017 — The Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) scholarship program set a record this year, providing $154,000 across 57 scholarships.
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 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).
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.
OEL Electrical Industry Conference 2018
April 25-28, 2018
Electrical Safety Innovation Summit 2018 • Vancouver
April 26, 2018
National Day of Mourning
April 28, 2018