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Three provinces sign MOU on development of small modular reactors

On Dec. 1, Ontario premier Doug Ford, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe released a joint statement on an agreement they formed to together develop small modular reactors.

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. Luckily, no injuries have been reported.

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.

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.

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.

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. » Read full article

Hubbell Canada Lighting appoints Inter-Lite for BC

Inter-Lite Sales will now represent Hubbell Canada Lighting brands in the Province of British Columbia. » Read full article

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 électrique, found the event to be a great success! » Read full article

DeWalt employees celebrate third annual Pay-It-Forward Day

DeWalt employees celebrated the company’s third annual Pay-It-Forward Day by visiting a No Frills location in Mississauga, Ont. on Dec. 12 to spread holiday cheer. » Read full article

How IIoT is making factories more energy-efficient

In a bid to save energy, many factories are investing in a variety of smart devices like sensors, valves, motors, time-relays, switches, meters and actuators to increase the efficiency of industrial processes. » Read full article