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Electrical players are ready for Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Act

“The members of the Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta [ECAA] welcome the premier’s initiatives to move our province in an environmentally responsible direction,” said Darrell Castor, ECAA president. He was referring to Alberta’s announcement during the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s annual conference last week that it will soon introduce the Renewable Electricity Act. >> Read full article

New tagline marks Siemens’ founder’s 200th birthday

“Ingenuity for life is about how technology connects Siemens to society,” said Siemens Canada CEO Robert Hardt on the launch of the company’s new global brand “Ingenuity for life”, which coincides with the 200th birthday of company founder Werner von Siemens. >> Read full article

Tradie Tip • Did 2016 rock (or roll you)?

It’s that time of year when we ask ourselves questions like: “Where did the year go? I still have so much left to accomplish!” or “Where did I go wrong? I didn’t get the results I wanted from my business!” Follow along with Level Up columnist Andrew Houston to see how to make 2017 your best year yet. >> Read full article

Loan support upped for NL’s Lower Churchill projects

The feds have announced they will guarantee up to an additional $2.9 billion in debt for the portion of the Lower Churchill projects in Newfoundland and Labrador, led by Crown corporation Nalcor Energy. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Relighting “Lambert’s Folly”

Relighting “Lambert’s Folly”

The Toronto-Dominion Centre—the original skyscrapers of Toronto’s Financial District and the largest commercial complex in Canada—worked with GDI, Gerrie Electric Wholesale Ltd. and Ledvance (form. Osram Sylvania) to achieve greater sustainability by replacing T8 lighting with about 55,000 LED tubes, saving roughly 2.5 million kWh annually and $250,000 per year. >> Learn More…


CMC introduces Roto-Lug electrical connectors

Connector Manufacturing Company (CMC) has launched the Roto-Lug connector product line, featuring a built-in “turning point” rotational component. >> Read full article

Bosch upgrades “Impact Tough” drill bit tips

Bosch Tools says its “Impact Tough” titanium drill bits provide 2x the life versus standard impact drill bits and drill through everything from hardwood to heavy-gauge carbon steel. >> Read full article

ConTech Lighting’s 4-in. square LED downlight

ConTech Lighting has introduced the specification grade 4-in. square recessed downlight, delivering over 3600 lumens. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

APPrO 2016 “Challenge + Change”

Date & Location: Nov. 15-16 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The 28th annual Canadian Power Conference & Networking Centre (a.k.a. APPrO) hosts delegates and exhibitors from across the spectrum of the power generation business. >> More Info

AEL Solar Photovoltaic Workshop

Date & Location: Nov. 21, 23 • Edmonton & Calgary, Alta.
Info: Alberta Electrical League (AEL) says this workshop will focus on solar trends and Alberta business opportunities as well as cover the specifics of solar system siting, equipment, installation, permitting process, economics and more. >> 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

Wind Optimization & Maintenance Canada

Date & Location: Nov. 29-30 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Organizers say the 3rd Annual Wind Optimization & Maintenance Canada is an essential meeting point to gain the critical insights you need to optimize windpower generation, eliminate downtime and increase turbine earning power. >> More Info

The Buildings Show

Date & Location: Nov. 30-Dec. 2 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The Buildings Show returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), bringing together Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, the World of Concrete Pavilion, and IIDEXCanada. It is also held simultaneously with the Real Estate Forum Toronto. >> More Info