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Nominate a standards luminary for SCC Awards

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is accepting nominations for its 2016 SCC Awards, which recognize the commitment of individuals, organizations and committees who dedicate their time and expertise in support of Canada’s national standardization network. >> Read full article

NRCan targeting MH ballasts, small electric motors & more

The Government of Canada says it is taking “tangible steps to protect the environment and improve energy efficiency [...] by undertaking important updates to the Energy Efficiency Regulations”. >> Read full article

ENMAX terminates Keephills power purchase arrangement

ENMAX is terminating its Keephills power purchase arrangement under the PPA’s Change in Law provision, which allows the PPA buyer to terminate an arrangement when there is a change in law that makes the agreement unprofitable or more unprofitable. >> Read full article

Ontario College of Trades shuffled to Ministry of Labour

According to a statement from Ontario College of Trades Registrar & CEO, David Tsubouchi, “As of May 6, 2016, the Government of Ontario decided that the regulatory and administrative oversight of [OCoT] will be transferred from the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities to the Ministry of Labour.” >> Read full article

 Featured News 
VIDEO: Legrand flicks fuel cell switch

VIDEO: Legrand flicks fuel cell switch

Legrand North America recently powered up a new 500kW, solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system to provide power to its HQ in West Hartford, Conn., and EBMag was there to watch them “Flick the Switch”. >> Learn More…


Megger enhances MIT400/2 series testers

Megger says it has enhanced its MIT400/2 series of insulation and continuity testers and they now feature an adjustable insulation test voltage from 10V to 1000V in 1V steps, “giving them a much tighter control of test voltage”. >> Read full article

Fluke 279 FC thermal multimeter integrates two tools

Fluke has announced the 279 FC TRMS thermal multimeter as “the first test tool to integrate a full-featured true RMS (TRMS) digital multimeter (DMM) with a thermal camera in one device”. >> Read full article

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Arlington presents Snap-Tite for RWFMC conduit

Arlington presents Snap-Tite for RWFMC conduit

Arlington’s new one-piece, screw-in Snap-Tite connectors for flexible metal conduit are designed for use in new or old work (installed) electrical boxes. >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

Westburne Showcase “Energy to Transform”

Date & Location: May 18 • Kitchener, Ont.
Info: Westburne invites you to join them and their supplier partners at this year’s Showcase from 1 pm to 8 pm at Bingeman’s Convention Centre, 425 Bingeman’s Centre Drive. Take in over 50 exhibits and over 20 seminars organized along 4 tracks. Topics range from digital tools for productivity and residential home automation to OLEDs and automation panel design. >> More Info

16th Annual EFC Quebec Region Golf Day

Date & Location: May 24 • Mirabel, Que.
Info: The 16th Annual Electro-Federation Canada Quebec Region Golf Day takes place at Hillsdale Golf & Country Club at 9850 Montée Ste-Marianne in Mirabel. Individual Golfer fees are $232 (plus taxes). Foursome is $928 and the dinner only option is $105. >> More Info

EFC Ontario Region Golf Day

Date & Location: May 26 • Ajax, Ont.
Info: The Ontario Region of Electro-Federation Canada is hosting its Golf Day at Deer Creek Golf in Ajax. New this year is the format, starting with an 8 am shotgun start, three meals, networking reception, and prizes for contest holes. Cost is $195 (plus tax) per person or $780 per foursome. >> More Info

ECAA Training Day

Date & Location: May 27 • Edmonton, Alta.
Info: The Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta (ECAA) is hosting its annual Training Day at the Marriott River Cree Resort just outside Edmonton, Alta. in Enoch. The resort is located on 215 Street & Whitemud Fwy. The day kicks off at 7:30 am and features speakers as well as a mini tradeshow. >> More Info

Alberta Safety Codes Council 2016 Conference

Date & Location: June 1-3 • Banff, Alta.
Info: Under the theme “Enhancing Safety through Innovation, Partnerships and Leadership,” Alberta’s Safety Codes Council is hosting its annual conference at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff. Organizers say Conference 2016 offers a friendly occasion to meet and engage with other safety codes professionals on areas of interest related to the challenges, opportunities and innovations in the safety codes system. >> More Info