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July 26, 2017
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Builders’ Lien Act amendments in effect in Nova Scotia

Legislative amendments and regulations that aim to better protect subcontractors and suppliers in Nova Scotia’s building trades came into effect June 30, 2017.


Hydro One to acquire Avista for $6.7 billion

Hydro One Ltd. and Avista Corp. announced a definitive merger agreement under which Hydro One will acquire the latter in a $6.7-billion all-cash transaction, thereby creating a business with over $32.2 billion in combined assets.


Goal Zero... Preventing electrical safety mishaps

At the National Academy of Construction’s annual meeting this fall, a collaborative workshop will be held between NAC and the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Committee (Construction Subcommittee) with the aim of reducing electrical injuries and fatalities in the construction industry.


Children and mothers benefit when Stelpro employees run

Stelpro presented a cheque for $20,000 to the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, bringing the total amount of donations from Stelpro over the past 10 years to $170,000.


Building an integrated advertising toolbox

The media landscape is more complex than ever, and there are also more places than ever—print, digital, social media, etc.—in which to invest your marketing dollars to get your message out there.


EPCOR completes advanced metering deployment in Edmonton

Landis+Gyr announced completion of a multi-year grid modernization project with EPCOR that included deployment of the Gridstream AMI solution for advanced metering infrastructure and grid management in Edmonton.


Ledvance to sell 2.5 billion LED lamps by 2023

During the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial Summit (CEM8) in Beijing, Ledvance committed to selling 2.5 billion LED lamps by 2023 as part of the Global Lighting Challenge.
 
 
FEATURED NEWS 
 
Feature

EB CAREERS: BCSA seeks technology advisory committee members

BC Safety Authority is recruiting members for its Electrical Technology Advisory Committee—a formal group that facilitates “consultation within the electrical industry”. » Read full article
 
Webinars 
 
Webinar - Workforce drugs

Become the Obvious Choice in a Competitive Market

Avoid the income rollercoaster by mastering your marketing. To do that, join EBMag and our Level Up columnist Andrew Houston in the 3rd webinar of our 4-part series “Blueprint to Profits, Systems & Time” to learn specific strategies to help improve this area of your contracting business. » Register today

The cost of workforce drugs on your bottom line

Prescription drug benefit plans play an important role in employee satisfaction and retention, but their costs continue to rise... Can you sustain them? » Register today
 
PRODUCTS 
 
Product

WARNING: Unmarked instant-start Foshan Teyuan ballasts

UL issued a warning regarding certain Foshan Teyuan electronic ballasts that are not authorized to bear the UL Mark for Canada or the United States. » Read full article
 
EVENT CALENDAR 
 

5th Annual Electric Elle Golf Tournament

Date & Location: September 12 • King City, Ont.
Info: The annual Electric Elle is a 9-hole round of Best Ball, followed by dinner and awards, open to women working in all areas of the electrical industry, including contracting, distribution and manufacturing.
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PCIC 2017 • 64th IEEE Petroleum & Chemical Industry Committee Conference

Date & Location: September 18-20 • Calgary, Alta.
Info: The largest industry conference for the IEEE PCIC committee is being hosted by the IEEE Chapters of Alberta at the Telus Convention Centre, and EBMag will be there!
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IAEI Canadian Section Meeting 2017

Date & Location: September 22-24 • Peterborough, Ont.
Info: The Canadian Section of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) is conducting its 2017 meeting at the Holiday Inn Hotel Peterborough Waterfront. The event is hosted by the IAEI Ontario Chapter.
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AD North American Meeting

Date & Location: September 25-27 • Grapevine (Dallas), Texas
Info: AD is hosting the 2017 North American Meeting of the Electrical Supply Division at the Gaylord Texan Resort, and EBMag will be there!
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