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2015 Ride for Kids — last chance to register!
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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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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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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Apple to run all California facilities on solar power
CleanTech Canada
Apple will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new corporate headquarters, retail stores and other operations in California. The tech company will be the biggest single consumer of energy from the new solar facility.

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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.

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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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 In the Media


Industry eyes prompt payment in Manitoba
Journal of Commerce
Construction leaders and contractors in Manitoba have formed a new committee to advocate for the implementation of a Prompt Payment Act, which would be applied to public and private projects in the province. "We are still working to get all the key stakeholders aligned to make sure when we approach the government, to introduce this proposed legislation, that we have a document that everybody agrees to and supports," said Brad Mason, DMS Industrial Constructors president.
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To find a better lake
Winnipeg Free Press
To look at Lake Winnipeg right now, it's as frozen over as Pluto. The lake at this time of year is mostly forgotten except for the odd snowmobiler and fisher's ice shack. And for the province's Clean Environment Commission. The CEC has been traveling the province recently holding public hearings into Manitoba Hydro's request for a final licence under the Water Power Act to continue to regulate the lake's level between 711-715 feet above sea level.
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Bright future for women in trades
St. Albert Gazette
Government and industry put money behind their message that Canada needs more skilled tradespeople with the recent announcement of a more than $1 million-plus investment in Women Building Futures, an organization that provides skilled labour training to women for the construction industry. Michelle Rempel, minister of state for western economic diversification, said the skilled labour gap is a priority for her department, as is giving all women, but especially aboriginal women, access to programs like the new online project called #4ME.
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Prevent electrical accidents among children
Westman Journal
Electrical accidents and injuries among children can almost always be prevented and avoided. Here are some tips and guidelines to help you create a safer home environment for your children.
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Rapid transaction: Expropriation needed for BRT?
Winnipeg Sun
A time crunch means the city will likely need to expropriate land needed to make way for the $590 million Southwest Transitway project. The area to be expropriated includes the Parker Lands, controversially swapped to Gem Equities in 2009 in exchange for a portion of the Fort Rouge Yards as part of phase one of BRT. The property is now needed for phase two and an adjacent retention pond.
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LED light bulbs out-sell other types, including incandescents
The Vancouver Sun
LED light bulbs were once too expensive for the average family, but thanks to new regulations and a significant drop in prices, they are now out-selling all other types of bulbs in some stores. At Home Depot, the price for a single LED bulb has dropped from about $60 five years ago to just below $10, says Ron Cleary, Home Depot's senior merchant for electrical products.
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Winnipeg company's creation to keep tourists in search of the northern lights warm
Metro News
Living in Manitoba, it's easy to forget how beautiful the northern lights are. But they've become a tourist destination for those not close enough to the North Pole to see the nightly dance of colours and lights and a Winnipeg company is helping those tourists stay warm and dry on winter trips to see the aurora borealis in Churchill.
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SaskPower: CCS plant exceeding expectations
The StarPhoenix
Shortly after the release of a report criticizing carbon capture and storage (CCS) as risky and expensive, SaskPower says the $1.467 billion CCS project at its Boundary Dam power station is meeting or exceeding expectations, financially and operationally, four months after its official launch. "SaskPower really had to answer the question: Do we keep coal in the mix or do we use other fuels to generate power?" Mike Monea, president of carbon capture and storage initiatives for SaskPower.
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