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EBH & Son concludes best-ever fundraising year for children’s hospital foundation

This is E.B. Horsman & Son’s 120th anniversary year, and its employees, suppliers and customers managed to double their fundraising efforts—despite the pandemic—to donate over $100,000 to BCCHF.

Canada’s electrical industry is no stranger to Best Managed companies

Every year, we are happily able to report a number of electrical industry players who made the cut.

DEEP on track to establish Canada’s first geothermal baseload power facility

Deep Earth Energy Production is not only developing a Made-in-Saskatchewan geothermal power facility, but will “establish the first geothermal power facility in Canada”.

Eastman joins CSC LED as national sales manager

Jennifer has an LC certification and years of channel sales experience with manufacturers such as Legrand, RC Lighting and Philips.

Ontario needs to use more electricity to make it cheaper for everyone

With greater demand, the per-unit cost of electricity for all customers can be reduced, and the need for taxpayer-backed subsidies can be lessened.

Careers in the skilled trades should be as “as obvious as becoming a firefighter or a lawyer”

Ontario is investing $43 million in expanded youth training programs to expose them to employment options in the trades, and has also appointed three youth advisors to help attract them.

RECALL: Dyna-Yard Lanyard due to lack of certification

The lanyards can produce higher-than-expected maximum arresting forces and deployment in the event of a fall, posing an injury hazard.
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Consumer-facing UV-C germicidal devices can pose “a major safety issue”

UV-C germicidal devices have been found to be extremely effective at deactivating viruses, but can be a dangerous to people when they come from questionable sources. » Read more

Building construction investment increases (rebounds) in May 2020

Despite rebounding strongly in May, investment levels remained 16.5% below the level observed in February 2020. » Learn more

Southwire scores two-fold advantage with CEP acquisition

Construction Electrical Products (CEP) is a manufacturer of temporary power distribution and portable lighting products. » Read more

The highs and lows of building permits, July 2020

For the month of July 2020, Statscan reports the total value of building permits fell 3.0% to $7.8 billion, entirely as a result of declines in British Columbia, Quebec, and Newfoundland & Labrador. » So where are the highs?

In 5 years, we activate a star on Earth

With components that have the magnetic power to lift an aircraft carrier, the ITER machine—a.k.a. “the world’s largest science project”—is finally being assembled, and will replicate the fusion power of the sun. » More cool facts

Fisher River Cree Nation unveils Manitoba’s biggest solar farm

The 1-MW facility has almost 3000 solar panels and was built entirely by Indigenous employees. » Learn more

Ontario’s clean electricity “is too expensive and simply not sustainable”

“Over the last six years, Ontario has curtailed 38.5 TWh of clean electricity,” said Sandro Perruzza of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers. “This system is too expensive and simply not sustainable [...]”. » Read more

BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition (online)

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

Buildings Week 2020 (online)

Dates: November 30-December 4 » More info

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