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October 27, 2018

Captain Electric among 2018 Ontario Electrical Safety Award winners

The company has shared safety information with consumers through its website, seminars and a series of YouTube videos.

Alberta issues large-scale solar power RFP

The provincial government is seeking to procure solar power equivalent to about 55 per cent of its annual electrical consumption.

AIEQ and InnovÉÉ form new alliance to support Quebec’s electrical industry

The new alliance will address several related areas, starting with developing community micro-networks and managing energy efficiently with relation to storage and the electrification of transportation.

ESA wins appeal to fine contractor over customer's death

Pro-Teck Electric was charged because an elderly man died from second- and third-degree burns he suffered from falling onto a heated bathroom floor, which the company had installed.

EHRC to research new and changing jobs in Canada’s electricity sector

As ‘smart grids,’ automation and other technological innovations transform the traditional electricity industry, the organization suggests new skill sets will be needed.

Liteline founder and president retires

Steve Silverstein started the company in 1979 with his wife, Helen, when he saw an opportunity to provide aftermarket lens replacements for fluorescent lighting fixtures.

Ontario WSIB pays off unfunded liability, reduces rates for 2019

Having played a role in paying down the UFL, Ontario businesses will see their premiums reduced. Next year, WSIB says, the average rate will decrease from $2.35 to $1.65.

E.B. Horsman & Son acquires Measurement & Controls

The acquisition adds process instrumentation and automation products to EBH’s existing electrical supply line and technical divisions.

Graybar to open its largest branch in Vaughan, Ont.

Located near the intersection of Highways 427 and 407, the 90,000-square-foot facility will allow the company to consolidate its existing branches in nearby Markham and Mississauga.

Lighting manufacturer Signify achieves carbon neutrality in Canada, U.S.

The company began operating on 100% renewable electricity in both countries in 2016. This year, it also compensated for its remaining carbon emissions.