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MEL members respond to Z462 Arc Flash training online
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Several MEL members are now taking advantage of the Z462 Arc Flash training available from the MEL online education training site. This MEL program initiative has been well received. The MEL program ESTS was developed by Terry Becker, one of Canada's leading electrical safety engineers.

This is an outstanding cost-effective program and is fully recognized. Visit the link and MEL training.
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MEL members: Mark the following dates in your calendars
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April 25th — MEL Business Networking Luncheon at Investors Group Field with Guest Speaker Wade Miller, President and CEO, Winnipeg Blue Bombers. MEL members will be eligible for Blue Bombers merchandise draws.

November 4th — Manitoba LED, Lighting & Control Exposition 2014 — New info!
Fairmont Hotel, Winnipeg
This is an Architectural and Commercial lighting trade show, with seminars featuring LED lighting. The Manitoba Electrical League is pleased to host Manitoba's largest architectural and commercial lighting trade show. With access to the industry's leading experts, this show provides a blend of educational seminars with innovative products ranging from high-end design to cutting-edge technology. Watch for more details.

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Plug pulled on wind farm
Winnipeg Free Press
The plug has been pulled on a proposed 175-megawatt wind farm near Manitou that would add more alternative energy to Manitoba and be a boon to farmers, a U.S. firm said. "There's no prospective view of any future wind farms to be built in the province," said Ed Pakulak, the Canadian spokesman for U.S.-based Competitive Power Ventures (CPV). "The focus is hydroelectric power."
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Land owners want Hydro at table
Manitoba Co-operator
They've accepted that Bipole III is heading their way, but a group of farmers and other land owners in southern Manitoba says they won't accept how Manitoba Hydro is dealing with them. "This is about dividing and conquering," said Karen Friesen, who farms with her family near Niverville. "We want Manitoba Hydro to come to the table to negotiate better easement agreements with CAEPLA (Canadian Association of Energy and Pipeline Landowner Associations)."
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Let's shine a light on LED myths
Calgary Sun
It's time to set the record straight. As the government transitions out incandescent light bulbs, there are many misconceptions that need to be addressed about energy-efficient options available — in particular, LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes), the newest kid on the block. Here are some of the most common misconceptions.

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Contractor on prestigious list
Winnipeg Free Press
A Winnipeg design-build contractor whose revenue has grown 60 to 70 per cent in the last seven years is the only Manitoba company named to Canada's Best Managed Companies list for 2013. FWS Group of Companies was among 47 firms named to this year's list, considered one of the country's premier business awards programs.

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New stadium getting upgrades before Winnipeg 2015 Grey Cup
Global News
Mark Cohon says he's looking forward to showcasing the modern CFL in one of the league's proudest homes. The CFL commissioner officially announced recently that the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will host the 103rd Grey Cup game in 2015. Cohon said the event will highlight the growth of the league and show off the 33,500-seat Investors Group Field, which opened last year.

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New cameras let Manitoba drivers see conditions from computer
Metro News
Drivers can now check road conditions online before hitting the pavement on more Manitoba highways, thanks to the addition of seven new solar-powered cameras to the province's Road Weather Information System. "This brings us into the cutting edge of our highway information," said Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton during a press conference at his office in the Legislative Building.
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Highway 12 improvements coming
Winnipeg Sun
Highway 12 is getting a makeover. Premier Greg Selinger announced more than $28 million in improvements to the highway, south of the Trans-Canada Highway — including through Steinbach. The work includes rehabilitating the Seine River Diversion bridge, paving and grading several kilometres of roads, and improving a number of intersections within Steinbach.
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Winnipeg councillor: Ditch the bus, get light rail transit
CBC News
Winnipeg Coun. Russ Wyatt says the city has to re-think the future of rapid transit and look to rails rather than roads. The city is in the middle of planning the next stage of its Southwest Transitway bus rapid transit (BRT) system from Jubilee Avenue to Bison Drive, near the University of Manitoba.
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Stadium a sweet deal
Winnipeg Free Press
The province was pumping another $3 million into Investors Group Field — this time, according to a news release, to "improve energy efficiency." With the province's announcement — timed to coincide with the CFL announcing the Winnipeg Blue Bombers had been awarded hosting rights to the 2015 Grey Cup — the price tag for a stadium taxpayers were once "guaranteed" would not exceed $190 million had swelled to something now in the neighbourhood of $207 million.
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Climate change expert sees 'brighter, smarter' future for planet
Canada.com
Tom Pedersen sounds almost upbeat about climate change, putting a positive spin on the decidedly gloomy subject. "You must never lose hope," says Pedersen, executive director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions at the University of Victoria in B.C., who foresees a "brighter, smarter" future for the planet.
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