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Electrical Learning EXPO
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Alberta Electrical League's 20th annual Electrical Learning EXPO will be held on March 19th at the Edmonton River Cree Marriott. There will be lots of exhibitors — see new products and technology! Booth space is filling up, and only a few seminar spots are available!
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Alberta behind only Ontario in business innovation
Calgary Herald
Alberta was behind only Ontario for the highest proportion of innovative enterprises during the 2010 to 2012 period, according to Statistics Canada. The federal agency reported recently that Ontario led the country at 71.2 per cent followed by Alberta at 62.1 per cent, Quebec at 60.9 per cent, the rest of Canada at 58.7 per cent and the Atlantic provinces at 45.8 per cent.
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Calgary electrical utility seeks 20 skilled workers from Nova Scotia
The Chronicle Herald
Enmax of Calgary is looking to hire 20 skilled workers from Nova Scotia during an upcoming four-day recruitment drive in Halifax. The positions for skilled electrical utility workers with Enmax start at about $50 per hour and offer the benefit of living in the greater Calgary area, a spokeswoman said. "It's not like we're heading east to ask people to come west for jobs at some remote work camp," Enmax spokeswoman Doris B. Kaufmann said in an interview.
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Construction industry needs more workers willing to move
Yarmouth County Vanguard
Canada's construction industry will need to attract more young people and workers willing to move from other provinces, regions and countries, to meet its changing labour force needs, according to a new labour market forecast released by BuildForce Canada. The 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast released by BuildForce Canada shows strong labour demands continue in the west.
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Development proposed for South Riel
St. Albert Gazette
Development could start happening in South Riel as early as this year, pending approval of a proposed area structure plan amendment. The land owner is looking to change the layout of the site in South Riel, but not its uses. The site is expected to one day be home to light-industrial warehouses as well as some neighbourhood-commercial development. The company proposed its plans at a recent public meeting.
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Video: Behind the scenes of lighting the Calgary Tower
CBC News
Every day Team Canada gets the gold, the Calgary Tower lights its cauldron to celebrate the country's victory. But lighting the flame isn't as easy as just flicking a switch. CBC videojournalist Mike Symington went behind the scenes and explains what goes into setting the cauldron alight.

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Infrared inspections help city detect problems in electrical grid
Penticton Western News
Penticton, B.C.'s electric utility has just finished checking out the grid. The electrical grid, that is, using infrared scanners to check for loose connections, failing transformers and other potential faults in the overhead electrical lines, customer service connections and some of the underground equipment.

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Edmonton ATB building lights up for the Olympics
Metro News
Edmonton's ATB Place will be getting into the Olympic spirit using its new LED lights to support the Canadian team. The building, on the corner of Jasper and 100 Street, will be using LED lights, which were just recently installed to represent Canada's medal haul at the games, including the new medals won each day and a running tally of what has been brought home so far.

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With incandescent light bulbs disappearing, here's what you could use next
Toronto Star
By the end of this year, Thomas Edison's classic incandescent light bulb, a fixture in homes and offices for more than a century, will disappear from the shelves. As the bulbs are phased out in favour of more energy efficient ones, consumers will have some choices to make. Some of the options cost a little more — and some a lot more — upfront. But you can save money in the long run by trimming your electricity bill.
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SaskPower to roll out world's first carbon capture-embedded power plant
Financial Post
Carbon capture storage may be unproven and expensive, but the technology appears set for its global premiere when SaskPower unveils the world's first power plant — CCS installation in Estevan within the next few months. The $1.35 billion Boundary Dam Carbon Capture Project will see a rebuilt coal-fired plant at Boundary Dam Unit 3 embedded with a unit that sequesters carbon dioxide emissions that can either be stored in a deep well or sold.
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Investment in energy important in Pincher Creek
Pincher Creek Echo
As Alberta's dominance in Canada's economy grows, southern Alberta has a large part to play This was the message behind Premier Alison Redford's visit to Pincher Creek recently. Redford paid a visit to Pincher Creek's newest wind facility, owned by Alberta Wind Energy — the same firm behind the development of an adjacent facility, set to be purchased by Swedish furniture retailer Ikea upon its completion in August.
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World's largest thermal solar power plant comes with a cost
Cape Breton Post
A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry that is testing the balance between wilderness conservation and the pursuit of green energy across the west.
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