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|November 1, 2018 ||
The entire Electrical Industry is invited to Calgary and Edmonton for their Iconic Christmas Luncheons.
Calgary's 53nd Christmas Luncheon: Friday, Nov. 30
***NEW Date & Location
Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre
$75 per person
$600 table of 8
CREC's 69th Annual Christmas Luncheon: Friday, Dec. 7
Marriott at the River Cree Resort
11:30 — 2:30
$65 per person for CREC members
$100 for non CREC members
Tables of 8 are available
Tickets are NOT available on-site
The federal government has ordered all provinces and territories to put a price on carbon emissions by 2019 — but some provinces are years ahead of the game.
Quebec, Alberta and B.C. have had carbon taxes or cap-and-trade programs in effect since long before it became a federal priority.
Three of the other seven provinces have developed systems which meet the federal government's criteria and will take effect next year.
Albertans' paycheques continue to grow and have now hit the second-highest level on record, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada.
Payroll employees in the province earned $1,168 per week, on average, in August.
That's up three per cent from the same time last year and it sets a mark that has only been exceeded once in the history of the province — back in January 2015, when earnings peaked at $1,174.
The Weather Network
We've heard it ad nauseum from our political leaders and the media: We can't do anything about climate change because it would cost us jobs and jeopardize our future.
"We are trade exposed."
"We can't afford a carbon tax."
"The sun doesn't shine at night."
"Without oil, how would we pay for education or hospitals?"
"But we are a drop in the bucket compared to China."
In Canada's second largest oil-producing province, with the highest greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per capita, this is the dominant narrative. It all points to one conclusion: Dig in and do nothing.
City Council recently approved the largest solar-powered rooftop in the country, to be installed on the Genesis Place recreation centre.
There have been new developments to the project since the last Council meeting.
The engineering assessment was completed, which resulted in the design being replotted to allow space for an additional 533 solar panels.
Whitecourt Town council discussed the 2019 power franchise fee at their recent scheduled meeting.
Whitecourt Town council discussed the fee rates at the policies and priorities at a previous meeting
The fee update is similar to the gas franchise fee with Whitecourt council able to review the charge for the delivery of electricity to residents each year.
The current rate is 2.55 per cent with the council's five-year plan recommending the new rate to be at 2.42 per cent.
A group of insulators gathered on the steps of the Alberta Legislature Monday morning to send a message to the provincial government.
Local 110 — Heat & Frost Insulators said it is fighting for fair collective bargaining. The union said since the late 1980s the insulators agreement has been tied to all other building trades — which the union said limits its bargaining for its 2,000 members.
Electrical Business Magazine
The Canadian Airports Electrical Association (CAEA), Lethbridge Airport and the county of Lethbridge, Alta., co-hosted the 2018 Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop (CANEW) in September, at the Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre.
There were 91 delegates attending this year from across Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Spain and Germany. The workshop served as a forum to discuss issues of national scope, provided specialized electrical training and allowed technical professionals from different sites to interact and exchange information of mutual interest.
|November 30, 2018
||Calgary's 53nd Christmas Luncheon
|December 7, 2018
||CREC's 69th Annual Christmas Luncheon
50 Minthorn Blvd.Suite 800, Thornhill, Ontario L3T 7X8