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It's bonspiel time again
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 8:30 am
Heather Curling Club
132 Youville Street.
Enter soon! Only the first 16 pre-paid teams will be accepted.
Two or three member volunteers are needed to assist in running the bonspiel this year. Interested members who could help out should contact Judy/Gord at the EAM office.
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2015 Ride for Kids
The Ride for Kids is fast approaching and will be held Friday, February 6th, 2015. Following is the link for the complete registration and information package. This event is limited to the first 150 registrants.
Line Locator Seminar
February 2nd, Winnipeg, MB
Holiday Inn Airport — Polo Park
1740 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg
February 3rd, Brandon, MB
Canad Inn Destination Centre
1125 18th Street, Brandon
Locating in today's complex and congested environment has never been more difficult or necessary. This comprehensive program covers the full spectrum of what locate staff needs to know to get the job done safely, accurately and with confidence. Join us for a day and we'll help make you and your crew better locators, explaining and solving many of the dilemmas, mysteries and myths that locators face every day.
2015 Manitoba Electrical Expo is charged up and ready to put a charge into the Electrical industry
For over 20 years, the Manitoba Electrical industry was serviced and monitored by the Manitoba Electrical League. While not satisfied with the status quo and having experienced some decline in membership, the organization recognized that significant change was necessary. New, progressive ideas were required to stimulate and help advance the organization and promote the industry. The economy has changed and the technology that makes up our industry is constantly changing, as are the rules that control our every effort.
Pre-order 2015 CSA Code books from EAM
The 2015 CSA Code book will be coming out in early January. There are more changes to the code this time than in the 2012 version. Pre-order your book(s) now through the Electrical Association of Manitoba. To place your order, call 204-783-4125 or fax 204-783-4216.
EAM member pricing is $185.00 per book plus GST, a total of $194.25.
Non-member pricing is $200.00 plus GST, a total of $210.00.
You are helping to support the EAM with your purchase.
Manitoba shows economic growth in 2014
Portage Daily Graphic
The Manitoba government has made great strides during 2014 to support front-line services, grow the economy and invest in infrastructure renewal, Deputy Premier Eric Robinson said recently.
"We know that we have to invest in the services and infrastructure Manitoba families rely on to keep our economy strong and growing," said Robinson.
"This year, we've seen work begin on important projects that will help build a stronger Manitoba in the years ahead."
Manitoba ranks twice on top 10 mega-project list
Manitoba has two mega-projects on a list of the nation's top 10.
ReNew Canada's ninth annual Top 100 Projects report found mega-project spending on the rise for 2015, growing to $157.9 million, a 12 per cent increase over 2014.
The top four spots are all hydroelectric projects, lead by B.C.'s Site C Clean Energy Project, with a $8.775 billion price tag.
But at No. 4 is Manitoba's Keeyask dam, pegged at $6.5 billion. The Bipole III transmission line ranks at No. 8 at $4.6 billion.
Another look at Hydro's rising rates
Winnipeg Free Press
Manitoba Hydro comes before the Public Utilities Board twice this year, first for a rate review and second to look at how the rates are structured. Hydro is expected to ask for a 3.95 per cent rate increase again to help pay for the utility's multi-billion dollar development plan — a plan that every independent expert who has studied it has called "risky."
Manitoba Hydro seeks electrical engineering design for low-head hydro power projects
Manitoba Hydro took bids in October to provide consulting engineering services to its hydro power and other operations in the province. It took bids this month to provide inspection of equipment manufacturing at the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project and by next month to supply generator circuit breakers for Keeyask.
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City purchase of Parker lands inches forward
The city is moving towards buying 12 acres of land near the proposed dogleg of phase two of bus rapid transit.
At a recent property and development committee meeting, members gave the go-ahead for the city to begin negotiations with Canadian National Railway to purchase the land in the Parker neighbourhood.
Committee chair Coun. John Orlikow said the area can be used for a variety of things, noting it is a development "in flux" at the moment.
SaskPower sets record for use of electricity
SaskPower set a record for the consumption of electricity recently.
The combination of low temperatures, shorter daylight hours and a growing population pushed the Crown utility's record peak load to 3,583 megawatts (MW).
The previous record, or peak, was 3,543 MW in December 2013.
TransGas, the natural gas transmission subsidiary of SaskEnergy, also recently set its own record for energy consumption.
Guelph emerges as national leader in renewable energy jobs
Guelph is emerging as a leader in the renewable energy sector, with almost 2,000 jobs tied to alternative energy sources such as solar, wind and geothermal, accounting for more than its share of national clean energy jobs.
According to data generated by the City of Guelph, for every clean energy job in Canada, Guelph has 1.14, and from 2002-2012 the number of clean energy jobs rose here by 42.3 per cent from 1,370 to 1,950.
Sengled unveils lightbulb that can boost Wi-Fi, spot burglars
A Shanghai-based company is looking to bring some unexpected features to the light bulb, including recording, facial recognition and Wi-Fi boosting. CES 2015 is still in full swing, and though tablets, televisions and smartphones are popular offerings, Shangai's Sengled is whole-heartedly embracing the Internet of Things with its Snap lightbulb. Snap, as Mashable explains, does a lot more than just light up a room. It has a built-in speaker, security camera and microphone.
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