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2015 Manitoba Electrical Expo
EAM
With costs of all construction set to rise and the high cost of labour already reaching new heights, there is no better time to make a small investment in time to attend the 2015 Manitoba Electrical Expo at the Red River Exhibition Park this May 20-21. With over 150 exhibiting companies representing many more manufacturers of products and services that will make your life more efficient and profitable in this next construction year, the Electrical Expo promises to bring to you a vast assortment of product knowledge, exceptional pricing, and of course the education to help make your team more efficient.

The Electrical Association of Manitoba is committed to providing education and resources to the Electrical industry of Manitoba and the Electrical Expo is only one example of the opportunities it is making available for its members.

Watch for more details in your inbox in the next few weeks so you can make plans for you and your staff to attend. More event details are available on our website.
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Contractors respond to training needs survey
EAM
Members contractors continue to respond to the EAM survey questionnaire on education and training requirements. Have you responded? Responses to date will help the EAM to put together appropriate needs based training over the next few months. Ongoing safety training is good for business and a worthy investment. Get your response in today. Print off the questionnaire at the "read more" link.
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Order 2015 CSA Code books from EAM
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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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Night lights are not toys
Westman Journal
Many of the night lights that are available on the market are designed to appeal to a child; cartoon-like designs and toy-like appearances are common. As cute as these night lights may seem, a child may mistake them as a toy. Be aware that when used incorrectly, night lights pose several safety risks.

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EAM Curling
EAM
Fourteen teams made up of EAM members participated in the Annual Curling bonspiel at the Heather Curling Club on Feb. 18th. The team from Federated Insurance was the winner. Such member events provide great networking and potential business opportunities in a social and casual environment. Just one of the many member events sponsored by the EAM.

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Ride for Kids a success
EAM
Over 50 EAM members participated in the 6th Annual Ride for Kids, held Feb. 27th. Sledders travelled from Falcon Lake to Dorothy Lake in the Whiteshell and beautiful Pinewood Lodge. EAM members were very generous in donating items for the auction which took place at lunch. Jason Dzikowicz of Texcan and EAM board member was the auctioneer and his repartee everyone in a good giving mood.

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Manitoba researchers: Cattails make good fuel, can clean lakes
Metro News
A Winnipeg researcher says a common Prairie plant has the power to help heal a sick lake and create a source of renewable energy at the same time. Richard Grosshans, senior researcher with International Institute for Sustainable Development, says cattails are proving to be useful in the fight to remove an overabundance of phosphorus in Lake Winnipeg. He says the cattails are especially good at absorbing the phosphorus.
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Copper stolen from Manitoba Hydro facility in the RM of Ste. Anne
My Steinbach
Steinbach RCMP are seeking public assistance in a theft investigation involving the theft of copper from a Hydro facility in the RM of Ste. Anne. Police say that Steinbach RCMP recently received a complaint of copper that was stolen from a Manitoba Hydro facility located on PR 302 in the RM of Ste. Anne. The approximate value of the copper has been estimated to be $500.
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Tories call for audit into stadium construction project
Winnipeg Free Press
Manitoba's official opposition wants to audit the construction of Investors Group Field — and the Selinger government is open to the idea. The Progressive Conservatives called for an audit recently into the $209 million project. Triple B Stadium, the shell company that owns the 33,500-seat facility, disclosed the need conduct extensive concrete work to repair water damage and fix drainage problems.
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Winnipeg roadwork budget plan will take time
Global News
City streets are a problem Winnipeggers know all too well. That's why the city plans to spend more than $103 million on local and regional street repairs this year. Some of the big projects include Selkirk and Henderson highway. The biggest project is slated for next year, redoing Pembina highway north and south from Confusion Corner to Grant. But it's not as easy as hiring construction crews and putting them to work. Manitoba Hydro, MTS, water and waste, and others have to be consulted.
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Manitoba Museum in store for $5 million facelift
ChrisD.ca
The Manitoba Museum is set for a $5 million makeover. The provincial and federal governments are kicking in the cash to renovate and expand Alloway Hall, the museum's main exhibition area. The expansion will nearly double the size of the hall to more than 9,700 square feet and includes upgrades to heating and cooling systems, lighting and sound, and security systems. The Winnipeg Foundation is also providing a $500,000 grant towards the project.
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Building permits slump
Winnipeg Free Press
The new year got off to a slow start for Manitoba builders, with the value of building permits issued in the province down 19 per cent from a year earlier. Statistics Canada data released recently shows there were only $167.6 million worth of residential and non-residential permits issued by municipalities.
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Canadian Solar shares surge as spin-off 'yieldco' plans move ahead
The Globe and Mail
Shares in Guelph, ON-based solar panel maker Canadian Solar jumped recently after the company said it is forging ahead with plans to create a spin-off "yieldco" that will hold some of its completed power projects. The company's stock rose more than 14 per cent on the Nasdaq, after it announced strong fourth quarter financial results and outlined some of the plans for the spin-off.
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Chemists develop new way to make cost-effective material for electricity storage
University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia researchers have found a new way to make state of the art materials for energy storage using a cheap lamp from the hardware store. The researchers wanted to find a better way to make coatings that can be painted onto surfaces to conduct electricity or convert electricity into hydrogen fuels. Typically these coatings are developed in extreme conditions with expensive tools and materials.
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