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Skilled Trades Ontario needs YOU to “meet the needs of industry”

Skilled Trades Ontario is inviting you—subject matter experts—to participate in developing standards and examinations to ensure they continue to meet the needs of industry, apprentices, and trades professionals in the province. “Ontario is internationally recognized for providing top-tier training and certification standards, following best practices and relying on expert advice,” said Melissa Young, CEO and Registrar.

Nova Scotia rolls out the red carpet for energy storage solutions

Amendments to Nova Scotia’s Electricity Act will open the door for more storage solutions for renewable electricity. “These amendments encourage innovation and early adoption of battery technology in the province,” said Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables. Changes to the act will allow the department to issue requests for proposals for energy storage solutions, like large-scale batteries. Currently, only Nova Scotia Power is permitted to own such storage methods.



ABB invests $40 million to meet demand for Elastimold

ABB is investing $40 million in Albuquerque, N.M., toward a new Installation Products Division manufacturing facility for the production of Elastimold cable accessory solutions, thereby accelerating “our ability to deliver high-demand electrical products our partners rely on to manage today’s needs and prepare for tomorrow’s energy demands,” said ABB‘s Matthias Heilmann. With over 75,000 miles of underground cabling estimated to be in place by 2040 across the U.S. alone, ABB says the new facility will meet anticipated demand. » Read more

ESA expands its compliance toolbox with administrative penalties

With the aim of reducing illegal and unsafe electrical installations across Ontario, the Electrical Safety Authority has been empowered to impose “administrative” (financial) penalties beginning April 1, 2023. Depending on the nature of the contravention, these penalties can go as high as $10,000 per penalty. Monies collected will go directly toward funding electrical safety and consumer awareness initiatives across Ontario, says ESA. » Read more

One step closer to Prompt Payment legislation in Manitoba

Manitoba Prompt Payment (MBPP)—a coalition of 32 trade associations and unions across the province—salutes James Teitsma, Minister of Consumer Protection and Government Services, for bringing forward the first reading of Bill 38, The Builders’ Liens Amendment Act (Prompt Payment). MBPP exists for the sole purpose of persuading the Manitoba government “that delinquent payment is a growing problem in the construction industry, and that legislation is needed to ensure that money flows as it is intended down through the contractor supply chain”. » Learn more



April 19-20, Montreal, Que. » More info

Nedco Electrifest

May 8, Mississauga, Ont. » More info

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