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It's bonspiel time again
EAM
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.

Curling teams needed — only 8 teams have registered to date. We need 4 more teams for this event to happen.
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2015 Ride for Kids
EAM
If the lack of snow continues, then the alternate date will be February 27th. Details TBA. Following is the link for the complete registration and information package. This event is limited to the first 150 registrants.
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Line Locator Seminar
EAM
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.

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2015 Manitoba Electrical Expo — exhibitor space going fast!
EAM
The Manitoba Electrical Expo scheduled for May 20 and 21st in Winnipeg is of to a shockingly great start. Exhibitor applications were made available just before Christmas, and as of today, we are anticipating a sold out show with less than 50 per cent of the exhibit space remaining. Companies from all sectors of the electrical industry are connecting with us from across North America.

To get your exhibitor package today, visit our website.

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Order 2015 CSA Code books from EAM
EAM
Code books now available at EAM offices. To get yours, please 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.

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4 lessons learned in the trades
Edmonton Journal
In nearly two decades in the trades, Mark Peters' career has taken him many places. He has two tickets — electrician and power system electrician — and is currently balancing full-time work in Fort McMurray with classes at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton. Peters shares four lessons he has learned from his varied and extensive career in the trades.

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Highest electricity rates in North America
Inside Belleville
The Liberals claim Ontario's hydro rates are competitive but they remain the highest in North America. I am going to give you a few examples of hydro rates from British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec.

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Manitoba ranks twice on top 10 mega-project list
Winnipeg Sun
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.

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 In the Media


CanWEA: New record for wind energy capacity installed in Canada
CTV News
The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) says 2014 was another record for the installation of wind energy capacity in the country. According to the group, this is the second consecutive year of record new capacity, with a total of 1,871 MW installed in five provinces. The most growth was reportedly in Ontario where 850 MW was installed.
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Hydro applies for 3.95 per cent rate increases for 2015 and 2016
MyToba
Manitoba Hydro recently applied to the Public Utilities Board of Manitoba for approval of rate increases of 3.95 per cent in 2015 and 2016, effective April 1 each year. "These increases are required for the continued safe, reliable supply of electricity to Manitobans," said Scott Thomson, Manitoba Hydro president and CEO. Even with the requested increases, Manitobans will still pay amongst the lowest general electricity rates in North America.
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Manitoba Hydro grilled on higher costs for rapid transit corridor work
CBC News
Councillors on Winnipeg's public works committee grilled Manitoba Hydro representatives this morning on the rising costs for work on Phase 2 of bus rapid transit (BRT) to the University of Manitoba. Original estimates pegged the start-up costs to move some hydro towers, to make way for the transit line, at $3.25 million. That number has since ballooned to $7.25 million.
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Court rules Bipole III hydro transmission line can cross aboriginal treaty land claim
Winnipeg Free Press
Manitoba courts have cleared the path for Bipole III to cross an aboriginal treaty land claim. The ruling came down last week against legal objections from a First Nation with a massive claim — some 417,000 hectares of Crown land the transmission line cuts through. Sapotaweyak Cree Nation Chief Nelson Genaille, who filed the case on behalf of the community located south of Lake Winnipegosis, recently said the decision was a bitter disappointment.
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Hydro holding open houses for proposed Manitoba-Minnesota transmission line route
The Carillon
Manitoba Hydro will host public open houses in February and March in southeastern Manitoba and in Winnipeg to present its preferred final route for the new Manitoba-Minnesota transmission line. The open houses will run from 3:00 to 8:00 pm on the following dates and locations.
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Winnipeg Convention Centre hotel project is off — or is it on?
CBC News
CBC News has learned that CentreVenture, the city's arm's-length development wing, has an option agreement with a developer on a piece of property across the street from the Winnipeg Convention Centre. The project may include an elusive hotel development, seen as a key to the fortunes of the convention centre and a needed source of revenue for the city to pay its share of the expansion of the meeting space.
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Opposite Convention Centre — True North Square
AM 680 CJOB
Imagine cheering on the Winnipeg Jets while watching a playoff game on big screens downtown. 680 CJOB News has learned the group that owns the Jets could be involved in developing land around the newly expanded Convention Centre. As questions surround the future of a plan to build a hotel nearby, sources tell 680 CJOB the Stevenson Group may want to get involved with building in the area.
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Target departure will leave major holes in Manitoba retail spaces
Global News
There are five big retail holes to fill in the Manitoba shopping scene after Target announced it will close all 133 stores in Canada, putting 17,500 people out of work across the country. "What happens to those spaces? Those are some significant retail," said Chuck Davidson, president and CEO of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce.
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