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Minister Yurek revokes approval for Nation Rise Wind Farm

Jeff Yurek, Ontario’s Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, recently issued a decision revoking the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) for the Nation Rise Wind Farm project. The 29-turbine wind farm had been under construction in North Stormont, Ont. since May 2019.

The impact of the ICI program expansion on Ontario’s electricity market

The Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI), a program that began in Ontario back in 2010 to allow large consumers to save on the Global Adjustment cost by reducing consumption during provincial peak events, has been under review lately by government and stakeholders, leaving uncertainty in its future.

OBIT: Tom Brockway of Brockway Enterprises

EBMag is saddened to learn of the passing of Tom (Thomas Jonathan) Brockway of the Nova Scotian manufacturers’ representative company, Brockway Enterprises. He was 67.

ESA and Korea Electrical Safety Corporation sign MOU

The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) and Korea Electrical Safety Corporation (KESCO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen cooperation on electrical safety.

Mission accomplished: The 2019 Ideal National Championship was a great success!

From Nov. 7 to 9, the Ideal National Championship brought together 162 high-caliber professionals and students/apprentices in the electrical industry looking to demonstrate their skills. Lucie Côté, editor of L’Industrie Electrique, found the event to be a great success!

Hubbell Canada Lighting appoints Inter-Lite for BC

Inter-Lite Sales will now represent Hubbell Canada Lighting brands in the province of British Columbia.
RECALL: Mastercraft Heater

RECALL: Mastercraft Construction Heater poses fire hazard

Health Canada has recalled Mastercraft’s Construction Heater, 4800W, due to risk of overheating, which can pose a burn and fire hazard. As of Nov. 8, 2019, Canadian Tire has received nine reports of the product overheating, with two incidents of the product catching fire and damaging property in Canada. Luckily, no injuries have been reported. » Read full article

FLIR’s TG267 thermal camera helps reduce diagnostic time

FLIR has launched its TG267 thermal camera for electricians, HVAC/R technicians, building inspectors and mechanical engineers. This addition to the entry-level TG series line provides improved sensitivity and resolution to help cut down on diagnostic time and expedite repairs. » Read full article
Standard Stanpro

Standard Stanpro introduces L3CTG t-grid LED linear light

Standard Stanpro has launched the L3CTG t-grid LED linear light. Available in 2’ and 4’ models that can be compatible to 15/16” standard suspended ceilings system, this product provides lighting designers with more freedom to design, since the LED module can follow the ceiling elements in many different ways. » Read full article

NEMRA20 Annual Conference

Dates & Location: Jan. 29-Feb. 1 • Orlando, Fla.
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EIAA Technical Conference

Dates & Location: Jan. 31-Feb. 1 • Edmonton, Alta.
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EFC 12th Annual Ontario Region Gala

Date & Location: Feb. 7 • Toronto, Ont.
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BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition

Dates & Location: Feb. 9-13 • Tampa, Fla.
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Manitoba Women in Trades Conference 2020

Dates & Location: Feb. 18-19 • Winnipeg, Man.
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IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop

Dates & Location: March 3-6 • Reno, Nev.
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Dates & Location: March 16-18 • Edmonton, Alta.
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