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FEATURED NEWS: ESA recognizes Ontario’s leaders in electrical safety
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Oscan, Visioneering, Paul Wolf and Kidde recognized at IMARK meeting

At a recent ceremony, IMARK Group president & CEO Bob Smith handed out awards for “superior performance by IMARK Canada members and suppliers”. >> Read full article

Toronto Hydro’s CUPE Local One to merge with Power Workers’ Union

CUPE Local One members at Toronto Hydro and Cogeco Peer 1 Communications voted by a margin of 92% to merge into the Power Workers’ Union (PWU) last month. >> Read full article

EFC Scholarship Program dishes out $136,000

Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) and its members have awarded Canadian university and college students $136,000 across 53 scholarships this year. Congratulations to all the recipients! >> Read full article

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The new Stelpro high-end convector

Stelpro has reinvented the convector with the new ORLÉANS high-end convector. With its unique design, the ORLÉANS offers a faster temperature rise than any other convector on the market. The optional built-in thermostat is equipped with the ZigBee protocol, so it can be connected to the smart home. Energy efficiency, connectivity, adjusted profile and a wide variety of models, the ORLÉANS is now the benchmark for high-end convectors. >> Find out more.

 Featured News 
ESA recognizes Ontario’s leaders in electrical safety

ESA recognizes Ontario’s leaders in electrical safety

Congratulations to Eaton Electrical Services & Systems, Birnie Electric, Toronto Hydro and contributors to the Ontario Electrical Safety Report—all winners of a 2016 Ontario Electrical Safety Award from the Electrical Safety Authority. >> Learn More…


Dyson Airblade V hand dryer 30% quieter

By reworking the technology, refining airflow paths and reducing turbulence, Dyson engineers say the latest-generation of Airblade hand dryer runs 30% quieter and costs 28% less to run than its predecessor. >> Read full article

WARNING: Ortech brand connectors

Crown Distributors Ltd. has issued a public notice regarding certain Ortech-branded connectors, which are marked with an unauthorized UL Mark but have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate standards for safety. >> Read full article

WARNING: Unauthorized ETL mark on Shenzhen T8 LEDs

Users are being cautioned about certain Shenzhen Ledsion Lighting Technology Co. (Enviro-Light Solutions branded) self-ballasted T8 LED tubes that bear unauthorized Intertek certification marks for Canada. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 


Date & Location: Oct. 18-Nov.2 • Various locations
Info: FLIR’s InfraCanada, claimed as Canada’s only facility maintenance & infrared imaging conference, is taking place in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario this fall. Interact, learn and network with those who have already been successful in applying the infrared camera and analysis techniques and receive recertification credits that can be applied to your current ITC certification level. >> More Info

AD Affiliated Distributors North American Meeting

Date & Location: Oct. 19-22 • Washington, D.C.
Info: Affiliated Distributors’ (AD) is hosting its 2016 North American Meeting, Electrical Supply Division at the Gaylord National. AD’s 540+ independently owned members span seven industries and three countries with annual sales in excess of $30 billion. >> More Info

BC Electrical Association LINK Conference

Date & Location: Nov. 2-3 • Vancouver, B.C.
Info: The British Columbia Electrical Association (BCEA) is hosting its first LINK Conference at the Fairmont Waterfront. BCEA says the LINK conference was created to provide a forum for leaders in the electrical industry to learn, share and practise the association’s four strategic pillars: Leadership, Integrity, Networking & Knowledge (LINK). >> More Info

EFC’s 6th Annual Future Forum

Date & Location: Nov. 2 • Brampton, Ont.
Info: Electro-Federation Canada’s 6th Annual Future Forum, Thinking Smarter, provides an opportunity to gain insight on how to strengthen and expand your sales and marketing strategies, taking into account new market trends and innovation. >> More Info

Webinar • What does Ontario’s Construction Lien Act Review mean to you?

Date & Location: Nov. 22 • Online
Info: Register now for an important webinar where construction law expert and Legal Desk columnist Dan Leduc will unpack the results of Bruce Reynolds’ “expert review” of Ontario’s Construction Lien Act, and explain the ramifications for you and your business. >> More Info