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Alberta government to review occupational health and safety system

The Alberta government is launching a review of the province’s health and safety system. Public input is invited.

Belleville’s food processing sector gets boost from Ontario government

The Government of Ontario is partnering with Vantage Foods Inc. and Redpath Sugar Ltd., creating 80 new jobs and retaining 291 positions in Belleville’s food processing sector.

Download the third annual report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry

The National Fluid Power Association has published its annual report. The document outlines the size and economic impact of the fluid power industry.

Miner thrown, killed by vehicle, company fined in death

Glencore Canada Corporation, owner-operator of the Nickel Rim South Mine, pleaded guilty and has been fined $200,000 in the death of a worker who was run over by a vehicle.

EY’s Canadian Mining Eye Index sees struggles in Q2

EY’s Canadian Mining Eye index lost 7 per cent during Q2 2017, following an increase of 11 per cent in Q1 2017. The loss was in part due to weakness in the price of nickel, with zinc remaining flat and copper seeing a slight increase.

Energy trade groups get say on potential pipeline shutdown

A federal judge deciding whether to shut down the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline while more environmental review is done is allowing national energy and manufacturing trade groups to have a say.
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Advancements in IoT forge disruption across industry segments

Five predictions, according to a Frost & Sullivan report, for IoT in the next 12-18 months include: Transition from connected devices to the use of cognitive or predictive computing and sentient tools; Use of artificial intelligence to transform smart devices so that they react to changes in the environment without human intervention; Increased commoditization of platforms; Boom in drone delivery and use of drones to monitor remote wildfires, cell towers, and electric lines; and Unsecure devices and malware escalate cyber-attacks, making IoT a national security hazard. » Read More

The 2nd North American Industrial Lubricants Congress

Date: September 12-13, 2017
Location: Chicago, IL
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2017 World Tribology Congress

Date: September 17 – 22, 2017
Location: Beijing, China
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MEMO 2017

Date: September 24-27, 2017
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit

Date: September 27–30, 2017
Location: Hollywood, Fla.
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