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TransCanada ends Mainline open season, open season bids fall short

TransCanada Corp. says it's not going ahead with a plan for new lower-priced long-term contracts for Alberta natural gas shippers that want to use its Canadian Mainline system.

Low prices, security concerns push natural gas industry to look inward

Emerging global markets, liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects and increased coal plant retirements represent growing opportunities for the natural gas industry even as low-price conditions hinder capital investments.

Canada’s largest clean energy project is now underway

Following years of detailed planning, OPG has started work to refurbish the four reactors at its world-leading Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. Darlington station has been producing about 20 per cent of the province’s electricity since the early 1990s.

Statement on Climate Change, MAC

The Community of Interest Panel (COI Panel), an independent, multi-interest group that advises the Mining Association of Canada (MAC), has released a statement on actions the association and its members can take to continue addressing climate change.

Government’s bold infrastructure plan sets Canada on right direction, MAC

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) applauds the federal government’s nation-building infrastructure plan, including the creation of a new Canada Infrastructure Bank, announced in the Fall Economic Statement.

Fort McMurray wildfire recovery to spur $5.3 billion in spending, report says

The massive efforts to respond to and rebuild after the wildfire of Fort McMurray, Alta., will spur economic growth in the coming years but leave insurance companies and governments with a tab of more than $5 billion, says a new report.

Worker injury results in $55,000 fine to mining company

Goldcorp Canada Ltd. pleaded guilty and has been fined $55,000 after a worker was injured while removing a tire from a mining scoop tram. The incident occurred at the mining company's Balmer Complex #3 Shaft 4200 Level underground maintenance garage, near Balmertown, Ont.

Webinar series wraps up: What is the lubricant’s role in energy efficiency?

Final call for registrations! This free webinar considers various ways energy savings can be measured directly or indirectly. Panellists discuss ways to save energy and reduce operating costs through reduced maintenance, longer oil change intervals and less wear. Learn how to calculate savings when converting from one lubricant to another. November 17, 2016 at 2 P.M. EST » Register now

Welding power source delivers up to 160 Amps for light applications

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has launched the Maxstar 161 welding power source. At just 13 pounds, the machine provides lightweight portability, ease of setup and use, and improved performance for a variety of light industrial applications. With three different models available, the Maxstar 161 S/STL/STH delivers up to 160 amps of welding power for stick and TIG applications. » Read full article

Launch of new weld purge monitors

Weld Purging Experts Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT is at Fabtech 2016 (November 16-18) to display their entire range of weld purging products, including the latest PurgEye 200. Updates include OLED (organic light emitting diode) displays, which will give brighter, clearer and sharper readings for viewing at greater distances than before and at wider angles. These OLED displays are mainly symbol based not text based, which means menus are easily understandable no matter what language the user speaks. » Read full article

Shaft alignment tool for harsh environments

SKF announced the introduction of its SKF Shaft Alignment Tool TKSA 71. Designed for professional alignment in harsh industrial environments, the TKSA 71 provides superior alignment performance and long service life. The tool’s easy-to-use, dedicated software applications enables shaft alignment, soft foot correction, vertical shaft alignment, spacer shaft alignment, machine train shaft alignment and dial gauge values. Its innovative instrument design offers high measurement accuracy and excellent protection against dust and water. The tool also has ultra-compact measuring units for use in narrow spaces. » Read full article

Webinar: What is the lubricant’s role in energy efficiency?

Date: November 17, 2016 at 2 P.M. EST
Location: Webinar » More Info

Maintenance Planning & Scheduling with Doc Palmer

Date: January 17 – 18, 2017
Location: St. Catharines, Ont. » More Info

IFPE 2017

Date: March 7 - 11, 2017
Location: Las Vegas, NV » More Info