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Saskatchewan reaches deal with Ottawa on future of coal-fired power plants

Saskatchewan says it has reached a deal with Ottawa that will allow the province to keep using coal-fired power plants in what it calls “a responsible manner” beyond 2030. The federal government announced last week that provinces will have to phase out coal entirely and replace it with lower-emitting sources by 2030 or use carbon capture and storage technology.

2016 Ontario Export Awards winners announced

Winners of the 2016 Ontario Export Awards were announced at a gala event at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. on November 22. More than 200 manufacturing executives and representatives from trade, government and industry attended the event.

Alberta strikes deal with power producers to end coal fired electricity by 2030

Alberta has struck a deal with three major power producers to formally end coal-fired electricity in the province by 2030. Environment Minister Shannon Phillips announced Thursday that the province will pay three major power producers a total of $97 million a year over the next 14 years to compensate them for the shut down and to help them transition to cleaner forms of energy.

Hand tools manufacturer invests in Canadian manufacturing capabilities

Gray Tools Canada Inc. is proud to announce the acquisition of a new vertical machining centre, thus furthering its commitment to domestic manufacturing. The commissioning of the equipment was the final step in a nearly 18-month process that involved countless hours of study, evaluation and consultation.

Pipeline gridlock harms Canada’s chances for global oil and gas investments, says industry group

Canada’s pipeline gridlock is harming its global reputation as an attractive place to invest in oil and gas projects, says a leading industry group. Tim McMillan, CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, said Donald Trump’s election in the United States adds pressure to Canada to clear regulatory hurdles blocking new projects.
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Transition to GHS label compliance

Transition to GHS label compliance

A multi-year transition plan has been announced for compliance with Hazardous Products Regulations. These requirements stem from the Globally Harmonized System” (GHS) established by the United Nations to create a unified system for identifying and communicating hazardous chemicals. From now until May 31, 2017 suppliers (manufacturers and importers) can use WHMIS 1988 or WHMIS 2015 to classify and communicate the hazards of their products (suppliers must use one system or the other). » read more

IMC 2016

Date: December 12 - 16, 2016
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany » more info

PEMAC Ottawa Chapter Event

Date: December 15, 2016
Location: Ottawa » more info

Maintenance Planning & Scheduling with Doc Palmer

Date: January 17 & 18, 2017
Location: St. Catharines, ON » more info