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Project Management Fundamentals & Project Management Planning and Estimating
MEL
Red River College and the Manitoba Electrical League are pleased to offer training in Project Management Fundamentals and Project Management Planning and Estimating. Learn to deliver projects on time and on budget in a variety of environments by studying a range of relevant subjects, including project planning, communication management, risk, quality control and team building. These courses, although not exclusive to the electrical industry, are generic and have a broad application to different business environments. January 24th is the last day for registration for both courses.
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MEL Curling Bonspiel
MEL
MEL Curling Bonspiel is scheduled for Wednesday, February 19th. There is still room for eight more teams. Come out and have a fun day with other MEL members. Contact the MEL office to register your team.
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MEL Ride for Kids
MEL
Calling all MEL sledders, the MEL Ride for Kids is scheduled for Friday, February 7th starting at Falcon Lake. Contact the MEL office for a registration package and waiver of liability form.
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Nesco Canada

NESCO is a Canadian Corporation that manufactures and distributes electrical conduits and fittings to Electrical Wholesalers across Canada. Our manufacturing, warehouse and distribution facility in Brampton, Ontario is close to major transportation routes eastbound, westbound, and all points within Ontario.
 


Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
MEL
The Workers Compensation Board promotes safety and health in Manitoba workplaces, and aims to help prevent and reduce the occurrence of workplace injuries and disease. Stay tuned to their website for the latest updates.
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What's your ROLP?
Bruce Burton, CIP, CRM
You know safety and loss prevention is good for your employees and your reputation. But when it comes to your bottom line, do you know what your ROI on Loss Prevention (aka your ROLP) is? (Hint: It might be 441 per cent!) Fixing damage after an incident is expensive, but once it happens, you don't have a choice. Property damage as a result of a fire, vehicle damage from a motor vehicle accident or injuries as a result of an accident have to be fixed before "business as normal" can resume.
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Getting the most from your millennial employees
Cheryl Williams, CHRP
If you remember 1980, you're about to be a workplace minority. Here are five things you need to know about the coming tide of millennials. Born between 1981 and 2000, millennials, also known as Generation Y, are putting their stamp on the global workforce. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, millennials will make up 64 per cent of the North American workforce in 2020, far outnumbering their Baby Boomer and Generation X counterparts.
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Multi-million-dollar upgrade coming to MTS Centre
Winnipeg Free Press
True North Sports & Entertainment will embark on a multi-million-dollar upgrade to the upper bowl concourse of the MTS Centre this summer, part of the biggest renovation to the home of the Winnipeg Jets since the building opened more than nine years ago. The first moves will be adding 4,000 square feet of space at the northeast, southeast and southwest corners by knocking down some walls and "infilling" the balconies all the way to the outer walls of the 300 level.
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Non-residential construction in province up in Q4
Winnipeg Free Press
Local builders were busy during the final three months of 2013, with Manitoba recording the biggest increase in investment in non-residential construction projects of any province, new Statistics Canada data shows. The federal agency said recently that $397 million was invested in non-residential projects in Manitoba during the quarter. That was more than four times the national average increase of 1.1 per cent.
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Pioneering Manitoba woman to enter Mining Hall of Fame
Global News
Kate Rice was so brilliant, she could have done anything, and her family was so wealthy she could have done nothing at all. The adventurous, tough-as-nails beauty from southern Ontario set out for the rugged Manitoba wilderness 100 years ago with a shotgun and snowshoes in search of treasure. She ended up designing a hydro-electric dam which she hoped would power one of her mines someday.

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Gillam Town Centre design wins architectural award
Thompson Citizen
The design of the Gillam Town Centre currently under construction in the Northern Manitoba community garnered a Canadian Architect Award of Merit for Peter Sampson Architecture Studio and Calnitsky Associates Architects, who came up with the concept. The award was one of 11 announced in Canadian Architect magazine recently, with the winners selected from 208 submissions.

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Canadians stock up on incandescent bulbs in wake of ban
The Globe and Mail
It has hardly been a stampede, but Canadians have stepped up their purchases of old-style incandescent light bulbs, as buyers stockpile them in the wake of the first phase of a ban on manufacturing the power-guzzling product. Retailers report a jump in sales as a result of the recent implementation of federal rules that prevent 75 watt and 100 watt bulbs from being made or imported into Canada.

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Report: Canada is a leader in stable construction
Journal of Commerce
Construction workloads will remain stable in 2014 as major energy, resource, infrastructure and commercial projects will counterbalance reduced residential activity, concludes BTY Group's Market Intelligence Report for the fourth quarter of 2013. "We're seeing Canada as being the leader in the provision of stable construction," said Darren Cash, senior cost consultant at BTY Group.
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Winnipeg museum goes from vision to reality
Daily Commercial News
Early in 2007, personnel from PCL Construction met with the design team and museum officials to discuss the vision for the iconic Canadian Museum for Human Rights and to kick-start the Winnipeg project. "We saw the design, we saw the renderings, we saw the structure, and the plans for the systems inside," recalls Sean Barnes, vice-president and district manager for PCL in Winnipeg. "The project team began to ask the question: how do we go from vision or concept to end product?"
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Opening the claims door
The StarPhoenix
A landmark Ontario court ruling opens the door for subcontractors to make legal claims against massive public transportation and infrastructure projects if they don't get paid on time. Even though it concerns an interpretation of Ontario law, construction lawyers believe the case could influence the result of similar cases in other provinces — something that is particularly important as governments across the country commit millions to infrastructure projects.
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Crosswalk cameras proposed by Winnipeg councillor
CBC News
A Winnipeg city councillor says he'd like to see cameras installed at crosswalks in order to catch motorists who don't stop for pedestrians. Coun. Ross Eadie says he's been receiving a growing number of calls from people saying drivers are not stopping at pedestrian corridors when they should be. So the Mynarski councillor is floating the idea of having crosswalk cameras in place, similar to cameras that nab vehicles driving through red lights.
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Fuel cell vehicles and their 'free energy' make their own power
Metro News
For all the technology that goes into them, battery-electric cars are relatively simple. You plug them into a wall, charge them up, and then drive them until they need to be charged again. But there's an even more advanced model that makes its own electricity. Called a fuel cell vehicle, or FCV, it contains a fuel cell stack that produces power from hydrogen.
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SmartChange bulb is serial inventor's latest gadget
Waterloo Region Record
Serial inventor Shailendra Suman knows that a commercially successful invention is about much more than the idea. And in the nine years since the Charlotte, N.C. resident quit his day job in business development, he's known both the frustration of a commercial flop and the glory of a runaway success. He also has high hopes for his fourth product — an LED light bulb, called the SmartCharge, that operates via light switch even when the power goes out.
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