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November 24, 2018
The Buildings Show

B.C. bridge replacement and Ontario safety instructor win 2018 CEAs

“The passion with which Jim and WPE approach their work makes them truly worthy recipients of these awards,” says Anthony Capkun, publisher of Electrical Business.

Michael Gentile to retire as Canadian president and CEO of Signify

Gentile spent more than 38 years in the Canadian electrical industry, was one of the founding members of the Building Energy Innovators Council (BEIC) and held board positions with Electro-Federation Canada (EFC).

AD Rewards reveals winners of Redeem for a Dream contest

From July 1 to Sept. 15, for every 2,000 points redeemed in the AD Rewards loyalty program, customers were automatically entered in a draw.

Ontario plans 1:1 apprenticeship ratio and winding down OCoT

As part of its Making Ontario Open for Business Act, the government is also implementing a moratorium on trade classifications and reclassifications and looking at new ways to promote the skilled trades.

Technical Safety BC's 2018 awards honour electrical contractors

The awards, which recognize individuals and organizations across British Columbia for exceptional leadership, achievement or innovation in technical safety, were presented on Nov. 7 at Parq Vancouver.

CANEW 2018 enhances airport electrical skills

The workshop served as a forum to discuss issues of national scope, provided specialized electrical training and allowed technical professionals from different sites to interact and exchange information of mutual interest.

Construction contractor fined for electrician's death in Windsor, Ont.

The worker, Rob Morneau, was killed after falling through a skylight on Nov. 3, 2016. At the time, he was installing electrical equipment and cabling.

OPG awards scholarships to Indigenous students

Valued at up to $5,000, the scholarships are named for John Wesley Beaver, who graduated as an electrical engineer from Queen's University and worked at Ontario Hydro for 23 years, beginning in 1949.

Nicola Rueschmann joins Standard Products as Western Canada account manager

Rueschmann has a degree in interior design, lighting certification and more than 18 years’ experience. She has worked with well-known designers and taught college students in lighting.

Klein Tools acquires Ergodyne

Tom Votel will remain president of Ergodyne, operating it as a separate business unit at its current headquarters (HQ) in St. Paul, Minn.