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FEATURED NEWS: MEET Show 2016 winners and innovators
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VIDEO: EFC Marketing Awards... Why do they do it?

With so many existing awards programs for marketing, why participate in EFC’s Marketing Awards program? We spoke with representatives from past winners plus Electro-Federation Canada’s John Jefkins and learned it’s about pride in your efforts, raising the bar and showcasing our industry’s tremendous marketing talent. >> Read full article

FREE electrical code training for Fort Mac evacuees

On May 27, 2016, Magna IV Engineering and the Alberta Electrical League are offering Canadian Electrical Code Update Training free to Fort McMurray Master Electricians and safety codes officers displaced by wildfires. >> Read full article

BC Hydro completes Victoria substation upgrade

BC Hydro says it has completed a major $47 million expansion of the George Tripp substation to help meet the growing needs of the Greater Victoria area. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 
MEET Show 2016 winners and innovators

MEET Show 2016 winners and innovators

While everyone’s a winner when they attend the MEET Show in Moncton, there are a few who stand out from the crowd. Congrats to the winners of Skills Canada-NB’s Electrical Competition as well as EFC’s Innovation award honouree. The Illuminating Engineering Society Maritime Sections also handed out an award at the event. >> Learn More…


AnyWARE Ideal Networks app means more data sharing

Ideal Networks, manufacturer of cable and network testers, has introduced a free app that allows field technicians to share test data with colleagues and mobile devices. >> Read full article

FLIR thermal imaging digital multimeter DM284

The DM284, new from FLIR Systems, is an all-in-one digital multimeter with a built-in thermal imager powered by FLIR’s Lepton thermal micro-camera core. >> Read full article

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Carlo Gavazzi’s RSWT: soft starters for pumping

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 Event Calendar 

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 26-28 • 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

EFC Electro-Federation Canada Annual Conference

Date & Location: May 31-June 1 • Halifax, N.S.
Info: Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is hosting its 2016 Annual Conference at the Marriott Harbourfront Halifax. Organizers say this year’s program will provide 20/20 Vision on where the Canadian electrical industry is heading in the next four years. Panels and reports will offer insight on the many changes taking place in our industry—from the standpoint of technology, products and services, customer needs and other key areas. >> 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

Canadian Commtech West Show

Date & Location: June 1-2 • Calgary, Alta.
Info: The Canadian Commtech West Show & Seminars offers an exhibitor forum of 80+ vendors, distributors and industry associations over two days. Attendees come from the Telecom, Cable, IPTV and Wireless industries, sub-contractors and engineers, as well as IT professionals from governmental, regulatory, municipal, utility, oil and gas, and various related industries. This national, multi-industry technical communication show provides an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere, where cross-industry needs can be met and experiences shared, show organizers say. The will be the show’s 11th year and takes place at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre. >> More Info