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2015 Ride for Kids
EAM
Its official: The 2015 Ride for Kids will be held on February 27th. Following is the link for the complete registration and information package. This event is limited to the first 150 registrants.

More sledders are needed — only 24 have registered to date. Register now!
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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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Exclusive golf opportunity at Pine Ridge for EAM Members only
EAM
Check out these exclusive incentives offered to Electrical Association of Manitoba Members:

• Waiving of the dues and waiving of the initiation fee based on categories.
• $100 Food and Beverage credit to all EAM members who join.
• Golf Lesson with PGA of Canada Member Shane Dick — Former PGA Tour Canada Touring Professional, Member of the PGA of Australia, PGA of Canada Professional of the Year, PGA of Canada Teacher of the Year.

Details on the offer to EAM members is available by clicking the link below. You don't want to miss out!

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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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EAM Members: Your association needs you
EAM
The EAM has concluded its annual planning session and has established a few program initiatives and objectives for the year ahead. These initiatives will serve to promote the professionalism within the electrical industry and be good for our member contractors. To move these forward and to enhance the Electrical Industry as a member, a small investment of your time if possible is needed.
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2015 ICI Construction and Wage Schedule
EAM
Click the link for a full Employment Standards fact sheet.
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Manitoba Hydro warns customers about phone scam
Brandon Sun
Manitoba Hydro is warning customers about a phone scam that appears to come from the utility company threatening to turn power off unless the customer pays their debt. They said the phone calls originate from a toll-free number, and in some cases, Manitoba Hydro's phone number appears in the caller ID.

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Hydro weighing options during Bipole blockade
AM 680 CJOB
Manitoba Hydro is weighing options as a First Nations blockade continues at one of their construction sites. People from the Sapotaweyak Cree Nation have blocked access to a site where work is being done to clear a path for the controversial Bipole III transmission line.

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The year of Manitoba
ChrisD.ca
For the last decade or so, the oil and gas industries have dominated Canada's economy. Since the oil sands in the west started drawing workers from the farms, fishing boats, forestry camps, towns and cities across Canada, we have heard about little else. Now, that might all change.

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 In the Media


Province launches strategy to create jobs for people who face barriers to employment
MySteinbach
The Manitoba government is launching a new strategy to reduce poverty and promote social inclusion by partnering with community groups to create jobs for those facing serious barriers to work. This announcement was made by Housing and Community Development Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross and Jobs and the Economy Minister Kevin Chief.
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Rapid transit deal finalized
Winnipeg Sun
The government funding deal for phase two of the Southwest Transitway has been finalized. After months of waiting for confirmation by the federal government of their expected $137.5 million contribution to the project, federal Heritage Minister Shelly Glover made it official recently. "We believe public infrastructure and public transit projects are important, but it is up to municipalities to make their pitch."
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Winnipeg airport achieves LEED silver certification
ChrisD.ca
Winnipeg's James Richardson International Airport is the first Canadian air terminal to achieve LEED silver certification. The airport now falls into an elite category, being only one of 17 terminals in North America (one of 24 in the world) to receive the certification for new construction. "Attaining external validation of our commitment to the principles of sustainable development is truly exciting," said Barry Rempel, president and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority.
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City will look into snow clearing service and quality of work done by private contractors
Winnipeg Free Press
City hall will be conducting a comprehensive review of its snow clearing program, with the potential to have more of it done by civic employees. The public works committee recently endorsed the proposal by Couns. Ross Eadie (Mynarski) and Brian Mayes (St. Vital), which will examine the history of complaints, quality of work and costs associated with private contractors.
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SaskPower looks ahead
The Leader-Post
As acting president and CEO of SaskPower, Mike Marsh is looking forward to 2015, in part because 2014 was one of the toughest years for the Crown corporation in recent memory. The smart meter fiasco, which saw the power utility install more than 100,000 smart meters on Saskatchewan homes, only to have to remove all of them due to malfunctions that caused some of them to catch fire, was deeply embarrassing to Marsh, who, as vice-president of operations for SaskPower, was the corporation's point man on the smart meter file.
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Apple in big solar power deal, market cap closes over $700 billion
Reuters
Apple will buy about $850 million of power from a new California solar farm to cut its energy bill, the iPhone maker said recently as its stock market value closed above $700 billion for the first time. The First Solar plant, with the capacity to power the equivalent of 60,000 homes, will be used to supply electricity for Apple's new campus in Silicon Valley, and its other offices and 52 stores in the state, Chief Executive Tim Cook said at a Goldman Sachs technology conference in San Francisco.
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NHL becomes first pro sports league named to EPA's 'Green Power' list
Sports Illustrated
The National Hockey League announced recently that it has become the first professional sports league ever to be listed on the Environmental Protection Agency's National Top 100 list of the largest users of green power. According to the press release, the NHL ranked No. 17 on the list for its efforts to reduce its environmental impact.
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