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SaskPower supervisor fined $28K for workplace fatality

Following a workplace fatality, Kelvin Rowlett—a supervisor with SaskPower—was found guilty of two counts under The Saskatchewan Employment Act in Melfort Provincial Court, and fined $28,000.

$150K in scholarship funding from EFC

Applications are being accepted right now for the 2017 edition of Electro-Federation Canada’s annual scholarship program, which is awarding over $150,000 across 57 scholarships.

ECAO receives COCA Chair’s Award

Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) reports it was honoured to receive the 2016 Chair’s Award from the Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA) at its annual general meeting last month. Congratulations!

Lumen’s Laval HQ now LEED-certified

Lumen’s new headquarters and central distribution centre in Laval, Que., was recently awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Certification. Completed in July 2015, the 385,000-sf facility is located along Autoroute 440 West. » Read full article

Dimming issues, quoting, PPE & more

Have you checked out what EBMag has to offer when it comes to webinars? We have a growing roster of recordings online. Register for an upcoming session or watch a past one today! » Read full article

Burndy’s lay-in lugs for solar applications

Burndy’s new additions to the grounding product line include aluminum lay-in lugs, suitable for solar panel applications. » Read full article
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New Algiz 8X rugged tablet

Handheld Group’s Algiz 8X “ultra-rugged” tablet computer offers communication features such as LTE and dual-band WLAN, along with an 8-in. projective capacitive touchscreen. » Read full article

WAC’s Landscape LED Mini Accent

Building on the Lighting for Tomorrow Award-winning Landscape LED Accent, WAC Landscape Lighting has unveiled the Landscape Mini Accent. » Read full article


Date & Location: March 28-29 • New York, N.Y.
Info: LEDucation is dedicated solely to LED technology and last year it drew an attendance of over 4200 and 300+ exhibits by manufacturers from the United States, Canada and Europe.
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Electrifest XI

Date & Location: April 24 • Mississauga, Ont.
Info: Nedco Ontario’s Electrifest XI, primarily a buying event, is being held at the distributors head office & distribution centre at 5600 Keaton Crescent. Nedco aims to host over 120 suppliers, manufacturers and agents from all industry corners, including wire & cable, datacom, lighting & lighting controls, electrical distribution, renewable energy, and energy management solutions.
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Date & Location: April 26-27 • Montreal, Que.
Info: Taking place every two years, the MCEE (Mécanex • Climatex • Expolectriq • Éclairage) tradeshow & conference returns to Montreal at Place Bonaventure in Montreal. The event attracts those involved in all areas of sales, design, specification and installation of electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems, including contractors, wholesalers, engineers, building managers, builders, developers, designers and buyers.
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Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership Summit

Date & Location: May 1-2 • Montreal, Que.
Info: Hydro-Quebec will be hosting the 26th Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) Summit in Montreal. For two days, this event will bring together executives from some of the world’s largest electric utilities.
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Partners in Prevention

Date & Location: May 2-3 • Mississauga, Ont.
Info: Under the theme of “The New Workplace,” the Partners in Prevention 2017 Health & Safety Conference & Tradeshow features keynote speakers, sessions, workshops and professional development courses for health & safety professionals.
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