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Mark your calendar for RoundUP Alberta!
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On September 18, the Alberta Electrical League, with the support of Electro-Federation Canada, will be holding our first Gala Event Night.

"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.

Alberta, with its robust economy, provides some of the greatest opportunities in Canada for future growth in the electrical industry. September 18, this is the place to be.

For further information, to register and to sponsor, please click the link below.
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Golf Tournaments
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Yes, it's time Alberta.

June 5 — Alberta Springs — Red Deer — Click here to register.

June 18 — The Ranch in Edmonton — Click here to register.

August 21 — Okotoks — This one fills up fast; email Tara if you're interested.

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Province hints at forgoing flood diversion projects in High River
Calgary Herald
Alberta's municipal affairs minister hinted that diverting surging water from the Highwood River around High River during flood events could be scaled back or shelved following a cost-benefit analysis. "You may find when you start modelling... that you may not need diversions," Greg Weadick told the Herald.
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Wind farm connected to grid
Vulcan Advocate
The Blackspring Ridge Wind Project is now connected to the Alberta grid. The wind farm will provide 300MW of clean renewable energy to the province, enough to power the equivalent of 120,000 homes, said a project update from the two project owners, EDF Canada and Enbridge. The operations and maintenance building is now complete and ready for operation.
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SAIT gets large donation from Suncor
Calgary Sun
Aspiring tradespeople will continue to achieve apprenticeship training faster and stay on the job longer, thanks to a recent $600,000 donation to enhance their SAIT program. SAIT Polytechnic received a $600,000 boost from Suncor Energy to enhance the blended learning apprenticeship programs at the post-secondary institution.
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Teacher tops for solar
St. Albert Gazette
One of Alberta's top solar electrical plants last April was located atop a St. Albert teacher's rooftop. Paul Kane High teacher Craig Dickey told the Gazette recently that his rooftop array in North Ridge produced the most electricity out of the 200-odd solar systems monitored by Goose Creek Renewable Energy.

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100 years of Alberta oil: How an industry was born
Financial Post
When Canadians from Eastern Canada move to Western Canada these days to seek better prospects they are merely following in the footsteps of William Stewart Herron, who packed up his bags in Ontario's Haliburton county and ended up in Okotoks south of Calgary. Except that Herron's migration spawned an industry that transformed Alberta's fortunes.

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Report: Edmonton ranks second most expensive city for electricity
Edmonton Sun
Albertans pay among the highest electricity rates in North America, shows a new report by the Fraser Institute. Ranking 119 cities across Canada and the United States, the Fraser Institute puts Edmonton and Calgary in the bottom third of the pack for electricity used by residential, small commercial and small industrial customers.

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Waterloo chemist develops 'holy grail' LED light bulb
CBC News
A lab at the University of Waterloo says it has developed the perfect replacement for the soon-to-be defunct incandescent bulb. Canada's supply of incandescent bulbs has been gradually disappearing off store shelves for the past year. The federal government banned 100 and 75 watt bulbs in January and by the end of 2014, the same will happen with 60 and 40 watt bulbs.
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B.C. studying hydro deals for industry to offset price increases
The Globe and Mail
An electricity rate review now under way will look for measures to soften the blow of price increases for large industrial users, including power-hungry mines. Such steps could include special rate packages for heavy industry along the lines of energy policies in Alberta, B.C. Mines Minister Bill Bennett says.
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The power line Deadly Dozen
Blackburn News
Now that we're into better weather, electricity experts say there are more opportunities to run into live power lines. Working or playing around power lines is dangerous and potentially deadly, and the Electrical Safety Authority of Ontario is promoting that message with a game. The Deadly Dozen refers to the top twelve hazards when it comes to electrical power.
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 Upcoming Events

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June 5, 2014 CEC Spring Golf Information
June 18, 2014 CREC Golf Information
July 31, 2014 CEC & CREC deadline for Scholarship Registration Information
August 21, 2014 CEC Fall Golf Information
September 18, 2014 RoundUP Alberta Information



 

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