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RECALL: Lithonia CFMK surface-mount fixture brackets

Lithonia Lighting is recalling certain CFMK surface-mount brackets, which can fail to securely mount the fixture, thereby allowing the fixture to fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury.

Edmonton unveils fleet of electric buses and purpose-built garages

Edmonton Transit Service recently unveiled its first 21 Proterra electric buses and new, purpose-built electric bus garages. With this deployment—and 19 more buses on their way—ETS becomes the first transit system to implement in-depot overhead charging on the continent.

Michael Balanca joins Stanpro as spec rep for GTA

Balanca possesses over 25 years of experience in the lighting and electrical industry, says Stanpro, with brands such as Peerless, Lightolier and Philips.

Does Talent Availability keep YOU up at night?

Questions of recruitment and retention abound within the Canadian electrical industry, which is why EFC partnered with PwC to explore talent requirements for an emerging workforce, and bring answers and solutions to EFC members.

Community Energy Leadership Program approves several projects in Round 4

In British Columbia, several clean energy projects have been approved in the latest round of the Community Energy Leadership Program.

Alectra recognized as Public Power Utility of the Year

Congratulations to Alectra, which was honoured with Public Power Utility of the Year by the Smart Electric Power Alliance—the first Canadian electric utility to win this award.

Rules in place for 100% electric vehicle sales in British Columbia by 2040

“Today we are one step closer to ensuring that in less than 20 years, every new car sold in B.C. will be a zero-emission vehicle powered by clean electricity,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.

Windsor promoted to product manager, Wago DIN rail terminal blocks

Clayton Windsor previously held the position of product specialist for Marking & Tools at Wago.

More young Canadians would work in electricity... if they knew about it

Young people make up far less of the electricity workforce than other sectors, says Electricity Human Resources Canada, and its latest report aims to answer the question “Why?”.
Building permits

Building permit value confirms Q2 2020 was really bad

At the end of July, Statistics Canada released its June 2020 building permits report, which confirms much of what we already know ... the second quarter of 2020 started with record declines in April. » Read more

LOF coloured solar panels promise enhanced output performance

LOF Solar offers a new solution whereby their standard cells are cut into two equal halves, reducing losses on cell and module level to one quarter. » Learn more

Acuity nLight digital time clock for small to medium projects

The digital time clock is a touchscreen device offering a simple solution for time-based control in a lighting control zone by eliminating the need for complex networked controllers. » Learn more

Dewalt updates portable storage line with ToughSystem 2.0

Backward compatible with the original ToughSystem launched in 2011, the ToughSystem 2.0 system promises upgraded features. » Learn more

BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition (online)

Date & Location: September 27-October 1 » More info

Visit our industry calendar for new dates/formats due to COVID. » CLICK HERE