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February 24, 2018
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“Canadian manufacturing is at a critical juncture” • From the Editor

While Ottawa continues to fumble and stumble, bringing us ever closer to the brink of falling off the world stage altogether, a coalition of Canadian manufacturers is trying to do what it can to keep that from happening.


VIDEO: Online portals, “donated” employees and comfort trucks

Online portals, “donated” employees and comfort trucks were among the marketing initiatives recognized at Electro-Federation Canada’s 4th annual marketing awards program.


Canadians Cole and Paulsen in IEC leadership positions

SCC reports Paulsen was elected as both IEC vice-president (a first for Canada) and chair of IEC’s Conformity Assessment Board (CAB) for the 2018–2020 term. Meantime, Cole was elected as a member of CAB.


“Together, we will write the future... one electrifying race at a time”

ABB and Formula E are teaming up “to champion e-mobility for a sustainable future”, with ABB bringing its name and technology to the series, which will be now known as the “ABB FIA Formula E Championship”.


Elmsdale residents piloting Powerwalls in Nova Scotia Power project

Known as the Intelligent Feeder, the pilot involves the installation of residential energy storage batteries (Tesla Powerwalls) at 10 homes in the Elmsdale community, and a much larger grid-sized battery (Tesla Powerpack) at the Elmsdale substation.


Hydro-Quebec selected to provide 9.45 TWh to Massachusetts utilities

Hydro-Quebec developed this proposal alongside Eversource Energy. The project involves the construction of a 79-km, 1090-MW transmission line that will be extended into the States.


Advertising for illegal electrical work costs unlicensed contractor $12,500

Yvon Richer of Orleans, Ont. was convicted in an Ottawa court on August 29 and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine plus a 25% ($2,500) victim fine surcharge for advertising for electrical work without a license.


Nexans completes delivery of Maritime Link subsea cables

Starting in late April 2017, Nexans installed the submarine cables in the Cabot Strait to a depth of about 470 metres, thereby electrically interconnecting the provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador for the first time.