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Tazi Twé project shelved as demand declines in northern Sask

“We have decided not to proceed with construction until there is a viable business case for this project, which is largely dependent on economic activity in northern Saskatchewan,” said SaskPower president & CEO Mike Marsh.

Ontario’s Construction Lien Amendment Act passes 2nd reading

Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act (Ontario), passed second reading with a unanimous vote at Queen’s Park, reports Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO). The act now moves to the committee stage for consideration.

Mike Spahr the new Sonepar Canada VP of Vendor Relations

Mike Spahr has joined Sonepar Canada as the new vice-president of Vendor Relations.

Edmonton will buy only electric transit buses by 2020

The city’s goal in switching to electric buses is “to reduce public transit’s environmental footprint and fleet maintenance costs, maximize efficient use of resources and taxpayer dollars, and support the modernization of Edmonton’s transit infrastructure.”

Tucker moves to HPS business development; Fassbinder takes on the West

Hammond Power Solutions has appointed Jay Tucker as business development manager, who previously served as the company’s Western Region sales manager.

Reflections from IEEE PCIC

Despite the recent weather-related disasters in the States, the largest industry conference for the IEEE Petroleum & Chemical Industry Committee (IEEE-PCIC) still attracted some 1435 delegates and 378 guests. » Read full article
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Understanding VFD

Understanding variable frequency drive cables

VFD cables are specially designed to make today’s powerful industrial-grade AC motors operate efficiently and safely. Isaac Müller will explain their industrial applications and the problems they prevent. Don’t miss this important FREE webinar—sponsored by Nexans Canada—being held October 12, 2017, at 2 pm EST. » Register

Milwaukee introduces Ultimate Jobsite and Low-Profile Backpacks

Milwaukee Tool has expanded their storage solutions with the Ultimate Jobsite Backpack and Low-Profile Backpack. » Read full article
Cost of workforce drugs

The cost of workforce drugs on your bottom line... take control!

Employer-funded insurance plans across Canada wasted over $3 billion a year covering prescriptions, even though cheaper options exist. Join Steve Nowak in an upcoming webinar to learn about your options for reducing these costs: October 31 at 2 pm EST. » Register

Empire Level launches UltraView LED torpedo level

The UltraView LED Torpedo Level integrates dual ultraviolet LEDS, optical brightener, and high-contrast e-Band vials. » Read full article

Systemize your business for profits (4 of 4)

Are you struggling to determine whether your team is actually doing what they say they are doing? Join EBMag Level Up columnist Andrew Houston for the 4th and final webinar of our 4-part series “Blueprint to Profits, Systems & Time”: November 28 at 2 pm EST. » Register

Dymo XTL labellers now integrated with Fluke Linkeware Live

Dymo’s XTL labellers are now integrated with Fluke Networks to “simplify labeling tasks.” » Read full article

EPEC: IEEE Canada Electrical Power & Energy Conference

Date & Location: October 22-25 • Saskatoon
Info: This conference provides an opportunity for experts from industry, academia, government and other interested organizations to present and discuss the latest developments in electric power and energy systems.
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Electrical Safety in Construction Workshop

Date & Location: October 25-26 • Washington, D.C.
Info: At the National Academy of Construction’s annual meeting this fall, a collaborative workshop will be held between NAC and the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Committee (Construction Subcommittee) with the aim of reducing electrical injuries and fatalities in the construction industry.
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EFC Future Forum 2017 “The Evolution of Customers”

Date & Location: October 25 • Brampton, Ont.
Info: “The Evolution of Customers” provides an opportunity for Electro-Federation Canada members to gain insights into strengthening and expanding their sales and marketing strategies. Following several speakers and an industry panel, EFC will unveil the winners of its 2017 Marketing Awards.
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16th Annual Health and Safety Conference Alberta

Date & Location: October 26-27 • Banff, Alta.
Info: The conference focuses on working together in occupational health and safety, and features a range of exhibitors, high profile keynote speakers, and provides attendees with a variety of session topics.
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LINK Conference • BC Electrical Association

Date & Location: November 1-2 • Vancouver
Info: BCEA’s LINK Conference attracts delegates representing every aspect of the electrical industry, including engineers, contractors, manufacturers, distributors and agents. The event includes opportunities for networking, Dale Carnegie U40 training, and planning meetings.
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