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How do you move a 155-ton transformer 3000 km in 4 hours?

According to ABB, it’s the heaviest item ever airlifted in the Americas.

Lambton GS to be razed

After announcing it will continue to preserve Lambton Generating Station for possible future conversion to another fuel, OPG has decided it will decommission the former coal-fired station in 2017.

ITA expands Youth Work in Trades program

Forty-five school districts throughout British Columbia will each receive funding between $20,000 and $40,000 for the Youth Work in Trades program to boost trades training—electrical included.
CEA rings in 125th year

CEA rings in 125th year with numerous awards

The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) was busy handing out an abundance of awards during its 125th anniversary celebration recently. Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Awards, Lifesaving Awards and the Sustainable Electricity Awards. » Read full article
Gray Tools

Gray Tools ups the ante with vertical machining centre

Gray Tools Canada Inc. (Brampton, Ont.) has acquired a new vertical machining centre (VMC)—essentially a computer-controlled mill—to take its manufacturing up a notch and the recent commissioning of the equipment was the final step in a nearly 18-month process. » Read full article
Kichler Krystal Ice

RECALL: Kichler Krystal Ice ceiling light fixtures

In a joint recall with the U.S. CPSC, the L.D. Kichler Co. is recalling two models of Kichler Krystal Ice flush-mount ceiling light fixtures due to a fire hazard. » Read full article

Festool says no hotspots with SysLite duo work light

Festool Canada’s newest lighting solution is the SysLite duo work light (769967), with 8000 lumens and a colour temperature of 5000K. » Read full article

EHRC’s Awards of Excellence Luncheon

Date & Location: Dec. 8 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) is hosting its annual Awards of Excellence Luncheon, which will feature keynote speeches from Bruce Campbell, president and CEO of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), and Bob Delaney, MPP Mississauga-Streetsville, parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Energy. » More Info

EDA’s EDIST 2017 Conference

Date & Location: Jan. 18-20 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The Electricity, Distribution, Information Systems and Technology (EDIST) 2017 Conference & Exhibition is an educational conference and exhibition addressing critical engineering, operational, IT and management issues faced by Ontario’s Local Distribution Companies. Suppliers, manufacturers and service providers will have the opportunity to network and showcase their products and services. » More Info

BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition

Date & Location: Jan. 22-26 • Tampa, Fla.
Info: Discover new technologies, network with peers and other ICT professionals, and hear presentations from industry leaders as well as keynotes by motivational speaker Jeff Havens and former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin at BICSI’s Winter Conference at the Tampa Convention Centre. » More Info

IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW)

Date & Location: Jan. 31-Feb. 3 • Reno, Nev.
Info: The IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW) 2017—the Super Bowl of electrical safety—aims to “Change the Electrical Safety Culture” by targeting two areas: 1) advancing the application of state-of-the-art knowledge and practices, and 2) stimulating innovation in creating the next generation of safe work practices, technology and managing systems. » More Info

NEMRA Annual Conference

Date & Location: Feb. 1-4 • Orlando, Fla.
Info: The National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) is hosting its 2017 annual conference at the Marriott World Center Orlando, which is also attended by members of CEMRA (Canadian Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association). » More Info