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RoundUP Alberta! Get your tickets and save
On September 18, the Alberta Electrical League, with the support of Electro-Federation Canada, will be holding our first Gala Event Night.

Tickets are selling — get them now, $100 each, or wait and pay more after August 1st. 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, Thomas & Betts, Standard Pro and Guillevin. 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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The Personal
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The Personal's client care centre and claims services are designed to ensure you get the best advice up front and a smooth resolution should the unexpected happen. That's The Personal's Touch and it extends to all aspects of their customer service. That could be why 96 per cent of customers renew their policies each year.

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 In the Media

Alberta government has more than one Calgary road to deal with
Calgary Sun
The province can put a ring on it, but its commitment to city drivers doesn't end when a long-awaited freeway link is finally added to the map of Calgary. Such was the reaction as Alberta Transportation unveiled plans to start work on the fabled southwest ring road in about two years — and the chair of city council's Transportation Committee says a $5 billion bypass doesn't give the province a bye on that other expensive promise, to fix Deerfoot Trail before the city takes control.
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A 125-plus-year history and a reputation for producing innovative, high-quality products make Mersen a global leader in the safety and reliability of electrical equipment specific to our customers’ needs enabling them to optimize their manufacturing process in sectors such as energy, transportation, electronics, chemical, pharmaceutical and process industries.

New electric buses hit Edmonton roads
CBC News
Edmonton's first electric buses have officially hit the roads. The two buses — nicknamed "Stealth" because of how quietly they run — are currently being tested on various routes to see how they perform in comparison to the regular diesel buses in the fleet. The Stealth buses run exclusively on electricity. There are no exhaust pipes like those found on regular diesel buses, meaning there are zero greenhouse gas emissions at the street level.
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Flooding fears fading in Southern Alberta
CTV News
The imminent threat of flooding appears to be over in Alberta, but there are still several states of emergency still in place in many communities. However, the government says that most of them are set to expire shortly. Residents of the Blood Reserve near Lethbridge are slowly returning home after flood conditions forced them out.

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Photos: Bear naps atop a SaskPower pole
Huffington Post
Talk about a power nap! Saskatchewan's electrical utility was alerted about a bear that had climbed to the top of one of its poles near the Town of Shellbrook recently, Metro News reported. Crews arrived to find the bear making himself comfortable atop the pole and eventually falling asleep, SaskPower spokesman Tyler Hopson told the newspaper.

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LEDs in new developments to save Strathmore $20,000
Strathmore Standard
New developments in Strathmore will be saving the town nearly $20,000 after council approved LED lighting to be installed in new subdivisions recently, after developers approached town administration to address the request. Strathmore administration brought the issue to council after being asked whether LED lighting was required in new subdivisions.

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Daryl Katz and city officials break ground for new downtown office tower
Edmonton Journal
Oilers owner Daryl Katz made a rare public appearance recently to kick off construction of a 27-storey office tower being leased mainly by the city. "It will be a beautiful new addition to our skyline and present a new face to the world of a dynamic and progressive city," he told a ground-breaking ceremony.
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Alberta Energy Minister fully supports Northern Gateway
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Delays have kept it from getting off its feet, but conditional approval has now been granted for the Northern Gateway Pipeline. The federal government announced their decision recently which will allow Enbridge to build a pipeline from Alberta's Capital region to the central B.C. coast. Alberta Energy Minister Diana McQueen thinks Canada has a bright future with this pipeline.
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The evolution of Alberta's energy regulator
Alberta Oil Magazine
In 1938, the Government of Alberta established the quasi-judicial Petroleum Natural Gas Conservation Board in order to ensure the effective conservation of the province's oil and gas resources. In the same year, Mexico chose an entirely different path and created a state monopoly of its energy sector in the Petroleos Mexicanos.
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Liquefied natural gas plant pitched for Edmonton area
Global News
A Chinese firm is behind a new Alberta joint venture company that wants to build a liquefied natural gas plant in the province. Gascana AB Energy was recently established by the Qingdao Sinoenergy Corporation of China and Calgary based-Petrox Resources. Petrox said the goal is to build a plant that could produce close to 3,000 tonnes of LNG per day for export.
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Coal-fired power plants should be phased out and green energy phased in
Beacon News
As many commentators have acknowledged, U.S. President Barack Obama's new Clean Power Plan is the most significant environmental action taken by the United States in at least two decades. It puts the U.S. on a path that could see the country reach its 2020 international climate commitments — unlike Canada.
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