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Fluke T6 tester with FieldSense • REVIEW

Paul has had the Fluke T6-1000 electrical tester with FieldSense for about a month to put it through its paces. We caught up with Paul on the jobsite to learn what he thinks of the tester, and how and where he uses it.

Ever think about moving your wind farm? You may have to!

A recently published study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers finds wind resources may decrease in many regions of the Northern Hemisphere in the next century, and could sharply increase in some regions down south.

Skills Ontario names Ian Howcroft new CEO

“Ian’s history with Skills Ontario, and the extensive industry and government experience he brings, makes him a natural fit to lead Skills Ontario,” said Ray Lavender, president of the board of directors.

AES Corp., GE, Schneider Electric among 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies

The Ethisphere Institute has named 135 companies across 23 countries and 57 industries as the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Congratulations! 3M, The AES Corp., GE and Schneider Electric were among those honoured.

IoT brightens smart lighting applications with satellite technology

As the IoT (internet of things) revolution continues, it presents an ever-growing range of innovations emerging on the commercial lighting and power supply front, where data-gathering sensors have long been an integral part of daily operations.
Sponsored Spotlight 

Enter Philips Real Pro contest, exclusive to Canadian Contractors!

Are you a Canadian Real Pro? Whether it’s outfitting a small mom and pop shop to retrofitting a commercial retail space, we know that jobs of all sizes require real talent and quality product. Enter our Philips contest and tell us what makes you a Real Pro!

With more than 20 Prize Packs (valued at $400 each), three Real Pro Prize Pack winners will be selected every month from May 1st to December 1st, 2018.

There are also five trips to a city in Canada where winners will receive an exclusive VIP experience including accommodation, tickets to a local hockey game and dinner on us!

In addition, winners will be featured with an exclusive highlight on the Real Pros website and invited to special events across Canada. A great way to promote yourself or your business.

To enter, visit and complete the Contest Entry Form by submitting either a video or a story on what makes you a Real Pro. And feel free to be creative! » Enter contest

Burlington electrical contractor convicted of unfair practice

Justin Smith, an electrical contractor from Burlington, Ont., was ordered to pay $7,500 in restitution, and given a two-year probation with terms of restitution, a reporting requirement and reporting an address change. » Read full article

WARNING: Lost UL holographic labels for electric signs • FEB2018

A manufacturing facility in China has lost 1000 UL holographic labels, which are genuine and will pass all security detection analysis, but are not authorized by UL to be affixed to any product. » Read full article

B.C. announces support for women building a career in the trades

The programs are directed at breaking down barriers to women who are seeking jobs in the construction trades, and removing bullying and harassment on the worksite. » Read full article

“Go Green in the City” helps students “gain a foothold in our industry”

Schneider Electric has launched its eighth year of “Go Green in the City,” an annual global contest that invites business and engineering students to find solutions for more energy-efficient cities. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2018. » Read full article

NSi Industries to offer TE’s Raychem MV cable accessories

The new offering expands NSi’s current product portfolio to include MV solutions for energy applications, the companies say. » Read full article

EFC Scholarship continues to grow; nearly $157K in funding for 2018

This year, $156,250 will be awarded to deserving pupils across 62 scholarships through the 2018 EFC Scholarship Program. The program casts the spotlight on an industry “that understands its responsibility to attract future talent”, says the association. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

Leviton says it has “completely reimagined the load centre”

Aesthetics play a key role in the new load centre, says Leviton; its enclosure and optional window create an “approachable interface”. When a breaker trips, the at-a-glance diagnostics make it easy to identify trip condition and type of fault. » Read full article

Chevy commemorates 100 years of trucks with the all-new 2019 Silverado

The 2019 Silverado is lighter yet larger than before, including a wheelbase that is up to 3.9-in. longer and an overall length that is 1.6-in. longer, enabling both more cargo volume and more interior room for all cab lengths. » Read full article

Nissan 2018 NV Cargo Vans offered in range of models and grade levels

The 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van promises exceptional utility thanks to a long, wide cargo floor, square-top wheelwell housings and nearly vertical sidewalls, creating enough room to fit two 40 x pallets, 10-ft piping or 4x8-ft drywall sheets. » Read full article

Electrical Safety Innovation Summit 2018

Date & Location: April 12 • Montreal
Info: Hosted by Schneider Electric Canada, the half-day Electrical Safety Innovation Summit brings together experts from different industries to present and discuss the latest trends in electrical safety. Join the electrical safety experts and learn about CSA Z462 “Workplace electrical safety,” the new class of MV switchgear using shielded solid insulation system technology, and “Safety by design and engineered safety,” with panelist discussion.
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IAEI Spring Seminar — Ontario Chapter

Date & Location: April 14 • Toronto
Info: The Ontario Chapter of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) is hosting its Spring Seminar on April 14, 2018 at the CSA Group in Toronto. The event will feature technical presentations by the Ontario College of Trades, CSA Group and Cummins, as well as networking opportunities with electrical inspectors, engineers, contractors and other industry professionals.
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Salon Lumen • Lumen Exhibition Quebec 2018

Date & Location: April 17 • Quebec City, Quebec
Info: Mark your calendar for the 2018 Salon Lumen • Lumen Exhibition being held in Quebec City at the Centre de foires de Québec, April 17, 2018. This is the first of two exhibitions. The second is being held in Montreal, April 19.
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Electrical Safety for Contractors • Waterloo and Wellington regions

Dates & Locations: April 19 • Kitchener, Ont.
Info: The “Electrical Safety for Contractors” event on April 19, 2018, brought to you by Energy+, Guelph Hydro, Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro and Waterloo North Hydro, focuses on the latest information on electrical safety, legislation and training from a panel of experts, which includes representatives from the Ministry of Labour, Cowan Insurance Group and the Electrical Safety Authority. The event runs from 7:30 am to noon at Bingemans Conference Centre (The Embassy Room) in Kitchener. Registration is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided to all attendees.
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