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2015 Manitoba Electrical Expo
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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EAM Arc Flash — online training
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 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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Order 2015 CSA Code books from 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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Manitobans set to vote on province's worst roads
CTV News
It's time again for Manitoba drivers to voice their complaints about potholes. The fourth annual CAA Manitoba's worst roads campaign has kicked off. Drivers are asked to weigh in and vote on problems like pedestrian safety, traffic lights and congestion.

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Construction business booming in Manitoba
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.

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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.

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 In the Media

Province boosts funding for municipal roads, bridges, infrastucture
The Manitoba government is increasing the matching funding available to municipalities outside of Winnipeg to $16 million in 2015 to improve roads, bridges and infrastructure. This announcement was made by Municipal Government Minister Drew Caldwell and Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Ron Kostyshyn. "The additional funding will allow municipalities to do more road and bridge repairs," said Minister Caldwell.
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Scholars: Low carbon economy within Canada's reach
Chilliwack Times
Dozens of Canada's top scholars are urging a sweeping remake of how the country produces and uses its energy in a necessary effort to wean itself off fossil fuels. But don't worry, they say. This will hardly hurt at all. "The main theme of this is to create a positive vision of the future," said University of Lethbridge Prof. Bryson Brown.
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More Peguis, Fisher River First Nations homes to get geothermal heating
Winnipeg Free Press
Some 850 Peguis and Fisher River First Nations homes will tap into the earth's energy for heat with geothermal technology under a new Manitoba Hydro plan. The homes on Peguis and Fisher will be retrofitted for the technology over the next five years, under a memorandum of understanding signed recently at a news conference with provincial officials and aboriginal leaders.
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Chemists develop new way to make cost-effective material for electricity storage (University of British Columbia)
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Big demands, little change at Winnipeg's public works budget review (Metro News)

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What happens to all the sand and salt on Winnipeg streets?
CBC News
The City of Winnipeg has spread 70 million kilograms of sand and 17 million kilograms of salt on our roads since just last fall. Those amounts, according to a city spokesperson, are actually slightly lower than normal, but you would be hard-pressed to tell from the mess left on Winnipeg streets.
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Wood expands possibilities
Winnipeg Free Press
Prosperous residents make prosperous cities. With housing costs typically constituting the largest portion of personal expenditures, housing affordability has become a principal determinant of the standard of living in urban areas. Access to adequate housing plays an important role in building strong communities and is a vital social indicator of health, equality and inclusion.
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Welcome to Canada's first net-zero commercial building
Huffington Post
Canada now has its first net-zero commercial office building. What was once just a dream of co-owners Dennis and Christie Cuku has become reality. "We said it was going to be beautiful. Check. Sustainable. Check. And affordable. Check," says Christie Cuku. This 30,000-square-foot building cost $10.5 million dollars. It's three months ahead of schedule and five per cent under budget.
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Electric grid manager unveils new facility at Little Rock
Houston Chronicle
A non-profit company that manages the power grid from the Gulf Coast to Manitoba says a new Little Rock operations center will help keep utility costs down. The Midcontinent Independent System Operator recently unveiled a $22 million center to manage power production and transmission in parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. It is linked to similar MISO centers in Indiana and Minnesota.
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