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CCA updates Covid Standardized Protocols

The Canadian Construction Association has updated its “Covid-19 Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites” (v.07) which underscores “the urgency around following health guidelines on worksites”.

Alberta joins other provinces in SMR advancement

Alberta has joined Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick in their collaboration to advance small modular reactors as “a clean energy option to address climate change and regional energy demands, while supporting economic growth and innovation”.

No surprises: building construction prices rise in Q1 2021

Statscan reports that prices for residential building construction increased 5.6% in the first quarter of 2021—“the largest increase since the data series began in 2017”.

Say good-bye to Ontario College of Trades, and meet Skilled Trades Ontario (maybe)

“Following our expert panel’s recommendations, we are taking a thoughtful and measured approach by launching Skilled Trades Ontario, a new agency that will put the trades first,” said Monte McNaughton.
Sponsored Spotlight 

Increase Safety and Productivity with Switch-Rated Plugs and Receptacles

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Electric buses

Interoperable battery electric buses? Brampton has the most

Brampton Transit in Ontario has the distinction of deploying the world’s largest fleet of interoperable and standardized battery electric buses (BEBs), which can recharge both at the depot and on-road. » Read more

Awards Gala - Electricity Distributors Association

“We developed this virtual gala with one thing in mind: to bring our amazing community together to celebrate the outstanding projects, organizations, and people in our industry,” say event organizers. » Who are you rooting for?

Black & McDonald celebrates 100 years

Founded in 1921 by WWI veterans William R. Black and William “W.J.” McDonald, Black & McDonald now completes over $1 billion in sales annually, and has more than 5000 employees operating out of 30+ offices in North America. » Read more

EFC Annual Industry Conference goes online

Electro-Federation Canada will host this year’s annual conference online, under the theme “Beyond the Horizon”. “We see this as an opportunity to re-invent and strengthen your conference experience so you can get even more out of your participation,” say organizers. » Learn more

Universal LED strip fixture retrofit kit with Bluetooth

The LRAxC kit is used for replacing 4-ft or 8-ft fluorescent strip fixtures with LEDs, and the controller provides for dimming and On/Off commands. » Learn more

Dialight Vigilant LED HO high-bay

Dialight’s low-profile Vigilant LED high-output high-bay is suitable for mounting heights up to 100 feet, and provides up to 71,000 lumens of total output. » Learn more
Events (online, unless otherwise specified) 
Women in Manufacturing

ECA of Alberta Training Day & Convention

Dates & location: May 27-30, Kananaskis, Alta. » More info

IEEE PCIC (online & in-person)

Dates & Location: September 13-16, San Antonio, Texas » More info

EFC Annual Industry Conference

Dates & Location: September 13-16, San Antonio, Texas » More info

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