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RoundUP Alberta: Come and party in Calgary!
AEL
On September 18, the Alberta Electrical League, with the support of Electro-Federation Canada, will be holding our first Alberta RoundUP Event Night. TICKETS available for $100. Order now!

Charlie Major is our "major" entertainment, but the main draw is networking and meeting with the ENTIRE Alberta and Ontario Electric Industry.

Thanks to our sponsors so far: IPEX, Siemens, Thomas & Betts, ILSCO, Standard Pro, ACE Manufacturing, EECOL Electric, Guillevin, Wesco, STELPRO — Hayride, and Torbram — Hayride Sponsor. Get your sponsor info and ticket information from the link below.

"RoundUP Alberta" promises to be an evening to remember. Key individuals from the electrical industry in Canada and throughout Alberta will be in attendance. Manufacturers, Distributors, Contractors, Trade Unions and Utilities will all be represented. This will be an evening filled with entertainment and opportunities to renew existing relationships and establish new ones.

For further information, to register and to sponsor, please click the link below.
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Energy bills are set to rise
660 News
Be prepared to pay a little more to heat the home and keep the lights on this month. Direct Energy has set the rates for electricity and natural gas for those who are not on fixed contracts. The price of natural gas is being lowered a few cents a Gigajoule, but increased demand has bills for the month expected to average $64.
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Edmonton home builder puts sun's energy to work on new business centre
Edmonton Journal
Edmonton home builder Landmark Group flipped the switch recently on a 131-kilowatt solar electricity system designed to energize its headquarters and its reputation. The building-integrated system features 510 solar photovoltaic panels — 351 on the roof and another 159 that double as window awnings on the sunniest sides of the three-storey Landmark Business Centre, 1103 95th Street SW.
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Oilers owner: Edmonton arena district one of North America's top developments
Times Colonist
The owner of the Edmonton Oilers says the booming, oil sands-driven economy of northern Alberta is behind the early success of the city's downtown makeover featuring a new arena for his team. "I don't think there's a better market anywhere to do what we're doing," Katz said recently as he unveiled a new website on the billions of dollars on construction planned for the Alberta capital's core.
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Town lighting up new LED streetlights
Okotoks Western Wheel
The orange glow of the night sky over Okotoks is going to start looking a little different as the Town slowly begins implementing LED streetlights. Council recently made it mandatory for all new subdivisions to install LED streetlights as opposed to the previously used high pressure sodium lights. Many developers are already using the LED lights, as they have shown to have to have a much longer lifespan, use less energy, and require less maintenance.
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Chinook Winds lit up
Airdrie Echo
The new energy efficient lights installed at Chinook Winds Regional Park are now up and running. The LED lights, which were installed last year, are the first of their kind in Canada. Four of the lights are powered by both solar energy and wind power, while the remaining 11 are just solar powered.

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SaskPower teaches public about power challenges
The Grenfell Sun
The SaskPower to Grow tour visited the Prince Albert Polkafest recently on a fun, informative and interactive project to teach people about the past, present and future of electricity in the province. "We are here to talk to people about the infrastructure challenge that SaskPower is facing," said Kyle Derrick, leader of the SaskPower to Grow tour.

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Caisse investing $60 million in Alberta shopping mall
Benefits Canada
Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, plans to invest more than $60 million to redevelop a mall north of Calgary. It will relocate and expand the CrossIron Mills shopping centre food court, which will allow the addition of more rental spaces.

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Process underway to select smart meter reviewer
Medicine Hat News
A review of the safety of smart meters in Medicine Hat has not begun yet but work is underway in the selection process, says the city, promising more details shortly. "Work continues to finalize an agreement between the city and a third party to conduct an analysis of the meters," said Leah Prestayko, corporate communications manager. "We want to ensure we are diligent in making our selection and establishing the requirements for the work."
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Thumbs up for electric bus
St. Albert Gazette
St. Albert Transit is seriously looking at getting an electric bus now that a recent trial has shown that doing so could slash their fuel bills by 78 per cent. Transit officials will present the results of this summer's electric bus trial to council. St. Albert Transit leased an electric bus from the Edmonton Transit System for $10,000 earlier this summer for a one-month trial that wrapped up recently. The trial was meant to see how well such buses would work in St. Albert.
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Statistics estimate 7,230 electricians needed over the next decade in B.C.
The Globe and Mail
Working as an electrician on a service truck with Houle Electric means John Bemister gets to do something different every day. One day, he might be working with fibre-optic cables; the next, he's installing a fan or a light switch in somebody's home. "You're learning every day," says Mr. Bemister, a fourth-generation electrician who lives in Port Coquitlam. "You can never say that you know everything about electrical. It's a very challenging trade... It definitely keeps you interested instead of just doing the same thing over and over again."
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Copper no longer only reason for green roofs around Parliament Hill
CTV News
Oxidized copper is no longer the only cause of green roof-tops around Parliament Hill. The parliamentary precinct got its first live green roof recently. Hundreds of sprigs of stone-crop, a low-growing, low-maintenance ground cover, were planted on the roof of the newly constructed annex to the Sir John A. Macdonald building, just across Wellington Street from the Hill. And there'll be more roof-top greenery planted atop the historic Wellington Building — once extensive renovations are completed.
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