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October 2, 2019

Report identifies future labour gaps in electricity generation and distribution

Earlier this year, Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) released its five-year Workforce in Motion: Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) Study, highlighting demographic trends and changes in the energy industry.

RECALL: Battery chargers display unauthorized UL certification

Health Canada has issued a recall for battery chargers sold with Kidsquad 12-V Mudslinger ride-on cars, as they bear a false Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification mark and may overheat.

Spark Power opens regional office in London, Ont.

Spark Power Group, an integrated electrical service provider for commercial, industrial and utility customers, has opened its 37th location in London, Ont.

NECA 2019 showcases new tools for electrical contractors

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) recently held its annual show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., featuring a broad swath of the latest technologies and tools for the industry.

ILS named Magic-Lite’s agency for B.C.

Magic Lite, which manufactures LED-based architectural and specialty lighting products in Burlington, Ont., has appointed Inter-Lite Sales (ILS) as its agent of record for the specification and electrical distributor network across British Columbia.

World’s first digital infrastructure city set for Las Vegas

Bleutech Park Las Vegas, the first digital infrastructure city in the world boasting net-zero buildings within their own insular mini-city, is set to break ground in December 2019 in the Las Vegas Valley.
Alberta Electrical Alliance

Alberta’s AEA rebrands to “align with all facets of the electrical industry”

The Alberta Electrical Association has rebranded to become The Alberta Electrical Alliance, effective immediately, in an effort to evolve and align with the changing electrical industry. » Read full article

iDevices launches smart light switch equipped with Amazon Alexa

iDevices, a smart home manufacturer, has launched Instinct, a smart light switch with the voice-activated Amazon Alexa built in. » Read full article

Heilind adds Solarlok 2.0 connector to its roster

Global distributor Heilind Electronics recently launched TE Connectivity’s new Solarlok 2.0 connector. Heilind says the product enables solar installers to make connections more quickly, easily and cost-effectively. » Read full article
Buildings Show

BCEA Thrive Women’s Summit

Date & Location: October 4 • Burnaby, B.C.
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EFC Future Forum

Date & Location: November 6 • Vaughan, Ont.
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BCEA Link Conference

Dates & Location: November 13-14 • Richmond, B.C.
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The Buildings Show

Dates & Location: December 4-6 • Toronto, Ont.
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BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition

Dates & Location: February 9-13 • Tampa, Fla.
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