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March 6, 2019

RECALL: General International safety switches display counterfeit CSA certification

The devices in question range from 110 to 600 V. Contrary to appearances, CSA has not tested, inspected or certified them to applicable standards.

Engie MultiTech hires Michael De Cesare as VP of electrical business

In his new position, he will oversee operations, lead the electrical division and spearhead efforts to position Engie MultiTech as a major contractor in the marketplace.

'Continuous improvement' boosts hazard prevention

A recent study surveyed consultants, facility managers and maintenance personnel about arc flash incidents and how best to minimize their hazards. The results were cause for concern.

Scott Ferguson named to lead Frico's North American operations

As country manager for both Canada and the U.S., he will head the company’s new North American operations, which will be headquartered in Toronto.

Promenades du Parc lighting upgraded with LEDs

Previously, the shopping complex’s parking lot featured a mix of floodlights and other pole-mounted fixtures, all of which used 400-W metal-halide lamps.

Requirements updated for installing identified conductors for lighting switches

The scope of Rule 4-000 in Section 4 of the CE Code has been revised to clarify its intent for selecting conductors and their ampacities.
Environment & Climate Change Canada

Safely dispose of mercury bulbs

Every year millions of light bulbs that contain mercury, such as linear fluorescent tubes commonly used in commercial buildings, are improperly disposed of when they burn out. This results in mercury being released into the environment.

Light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg) require special disposal to protect our health and our environment. There are different options available to dispose of these bulbs depending on where you live. » Find out more
NB Power

NB Power to extract seawater's hydrogen for distributed electricity grid

New Brunswick’s major utility plans to use the ‘Hydrogen 2.0’ production system at up to 30 distributed stations, alongside wind power, hydroelectric and nuclear generating facilities. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

Arlington offers concrete-tight fittings for jacketed MC cable

The 0.5-in. LTMC50 (pictured) fits 14/2 to 10/3 cable, while new larger sizes—including the LTMC507 and LTMC75—cover a wider range from 4/2 to 4/3 cable. » Read full article

Leviton updates Load Center for electrical contractors and homeowners

The system can monitor electricity use per branch circuit or appliance and send alerts when a circuit breaker has been tripped or if an appliance has been on or off for a defined period. » Read full article
Alberta Electrical Association

PowerTest Conference

Dates & Location: March 11 - 15 • Grapevine (Dallas), Texas
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AEA Learning Expo

Date & Location: March 26 • Lethbridge, Alta.
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DesignLights Consortium Annual Stakeholder Meeting

Dates & Location: April 1 - 3 • St. Louis, Mo.
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