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From 1 employee and a “Panic Wagon” to 60 years of Gerrie Electric

Last fall, Gerrie Electric Wholesale Ltd. asked friends and customers to help them celebrate 60 years of business by attending one of their 60th anniversary selling and education shows. CHECK OUT our photo gallery for shots of the people and solutions in these locations.

Unlicensed contractor ordered to pay $50,625 for illegal electrical work

Jose Julio DeNobrega pleaded guilty to 45 charges total, including multiple counts of working without an electrical contractor’s license, not taking out an electrical permit, unauthorized connection of power and leaving an electrical hazard.

RECALL: Risk of failure to alert consumers to fire — Kidde dual sensor smoke alarms

Health Canada, the U.S. CPSC and Kidde have issued a joint recall for the Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms — models PI2010CA and PI9010CA. A yellow cap can cover one of the two smoke sensors, which compromises the smoke alarms’ ability to detect smoke.

Fluke T6 tester with FieldSense • REVIEW

With the T6-600 and T6-1000, you can measure voltage up to 1000V through the open fork without test leads or exposed conductors, and also take true-rms measurements in crowded junction boxes or along conductors with inaccessible end points.

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.

How contractors can corner the market on electric heat

In response to a letter arguing against electric heat systems, we felt compelled to take a second look and explore whether a stronger case could be made for it, especially when taking into account high electricity prices.

Ross McLean of Houle Electric scores CCA Trade Contractor Award

CCA explains Ross is a partner and regional manager for Houle, who has served as chair for the Vancouver Island, Prince George and British Columbia construction associations. He was also the founding director of the Construction Foundation of BC, which launched Project Shop Class to upgrade high school shop classes.

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.

RECALL: Ledvance Ultra LED RT56HO900 recessed downlight kits

Ledvance is voluntarily recalling Batch 0 RT56HO900 Ultra LED RT56HO900 recessed downlight kits due to risk of electrical shock. The Batch 0 products are affected by a performance issue causing strobing or flickering due to overheating.