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EAM Arc Flash — online training
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EAM members have access to one of the best Arc Flash training programs available. The online program available from the EAM website uses the latest in adult training techniques, and is very user-friendly. More and more companies are having their employees trained in Arc Flash. Given the requirements to have your employees adequately trained and knowledgeable in Arc Flash, this is a great opportunity to do so in a cost-effective manner.

The ESTS is state-of-the-art, adult-oriented arc flash and shock training for Electrical Workers, Supervisors, Electrical Engineers, Instrumentation Mechanics, HVAC Technicians, HSE Professions and other workers that need to manage or may be exposed to the electrical hazards of arc flash and shock.

This outstanding educational program provides a direct benefit to members of the EAM providing a value added service that will benefit your company directly in enhanced safety performance and due diligence to OH&S Regulations.

Many EAM members have already taken advantage of this program. Visit eamanitoba.ca to sign up. Group rates are also available.

The EAM is proud to be working with Terry Becker, P.Eng., the owner of ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions INC. Terry is the Subject Matter Expert and Visionary of the online computer-based Electrical Safety Training System (ESTS). Terry is one of Canada's leading electrical engineering safety experts. He has worked with leading organizations across Canada and in all industry sectors.
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2015 Manitoba Electrical Expo
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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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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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Construction business booming in Manitoba
AM 680 CJOB
If you've ever thought of getting a job in construction, there is no better time than right now. BuildForce Canada says Manitoba's construction employment will jump by 3,700 jobs over the next decade. That's a nine per cent increase. BuildForce executive director Rosemary Sparks tells 680 CJOB construction continues to play a huge role in our province's economy.
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LED bulbs 50 per cent off thanks to Hydro
Winnipeg Sun
Use less power and spend less money with a new promotion from Manitoba Hydro. This spring, Hydro is offering 50 per cent discounts off the purchase price of select light emitting diode (LED) bulbs. The discount is available at Home Depot, Home Hardware, Rona, McMunn and Yates, Costco, Canadian Tire and Federated Co-op locations throughout the province.
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Canadian P3 model named a world leader in new report
Journal of Commerce
The Canadian model of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) is considered to be one of the most successful in the world, which means other countries can learn a lot from this experience, says a new report.

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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.

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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.

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Big demands, little change at Winnipeg's public works budget review
Metro News
They came, they asked, and they mostly went home empty-handed. During a marathon nine-hour public works and infrastructure committee meeting recently, more than a dozen councillors and interest groups appeared to provide their feedback on the 2015 city budget. The Green Action Centre talked about the need for curb-side composting, and Functional Transit Winnipeg urged councillors to buy more buses instead of building rapid transit.
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Hanover takes the LEED
The Carillon
The Canada Green Building Council has awarded the Hanover School Division's Clearspring Middle School with LEED Gold certification. "The LEED certification testifies to the cooperative work of our divisional staff, building planners, architects, construction firms, and even students. We thank all those who contributed to this project, and are proud of this significant educational and environmental achievement," said Hanover superintendent Randy Dueck in a release.
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City engineer: Plessis Road project needed more study
Winnipeg Sun
A city engineer admitted recently the city should have initiated a more complete study before jumping into the extensive, and problematic, road work project on Plessis Road. Instead, the underpass and road-widening project has been fraught with delays and escalating costs since it was launched in 2011. "In retrospect we probably should have undertaken a more comprehensive engineering study before we undertook the project," said Lester Deane, the manager of the engineering division of public works.
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University of Winnipeg professor appointed to prestigious research network
CBC News
A University of Winnipeg professor is to become the first scientist in Manitoba to be appointed to the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), a network of some of the best researchers around the world. The accomplishment is a milestone in Dr. Chris Wiebe's career, and one for the University of Winnipeg, too.
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City crews patching potholes
Brandon Sun
As the snow melts, the familiar thud of hitting a pothole is a sure sign spring is near. The city has launched its "pothole patrol" and currently has two crews out addressing potholes daily — first along main streets and then side streets. A temporary granular asphalt and tar mixture is being used until the city can be supplied with asphalt later in the spring. Crews have been using "asphalt reclaimer" where possible.
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Electric vehicles' success not tied to public chargers
Simon Fraser University
A Simon Fraser University Faculty of Environment researcher says a new study he conducted with graduate students has important implications for governments with limited budgets to support the electric vehicle market. Jonn Axsen, a professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management, has co-authored a study that finds accessibility to home-based vehicle charging could do more to boost the popularity of electrical vehicles than public chargers.
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