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Spring Golf Event
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While this has been a challenging winter and spring to say the least, we do have some great summer and fall events to look forward to! For all MEL golfers, take note and circle Thursday June 5th for the Spring golf event to be held at St. Boniface Golf Club. Watch for details which will appear on the MEL website and in Power Up.
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Investors Group Field Business Networking Luncheon — Presentation by Wade Miller, Bombers CEO
MEL
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.

This event has been very well supported by MEL members and a very good turn-out is expected. Some seats for the luncheon are still available and can be purchased through the MEL office at 204-783-4125.

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Membership Campaign Planned
MEL
Robert Semchyshyn, MEL Board member and chair of the membership committee, advises that a major membership campaign is currently in the planning stage. If you are aware of any companies who should be members of the MEL, please contact the MEL office at 204-783-4125.
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MEL members respond to Z462 Arc Flash training online
MEL
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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Greener consumers part of Hydro's big plan
Winnipeg Free Press
Manitoba Hydro is poised to enter a new era of aggressive energy conservation as part of its plan to build two new generating stations and a new transmission line to the United States. Details of Hydro's new conservation efforts are to be formally announced in several weeks — if approved by the Selinger government.
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Crumbling infrastructure biggest concern of Winnipeggers
CBC News
Following a horrendous winter marked by water main breaks, frozen pipes and now pothole-filled streets, a new poll suggests Winnipeggers believe infrastructure is the city's biggest challenge. Six in 10 of the 605 people surveyed in Winnipeg by Probe Research said the problem of fixing the crumbling city is more important than jobs, crime or economic issues.
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Building green with the help of concrete
Journal of Commerce
The building sector, both here and worldwide, is facing an enormous challenge to address our environmental footprint and impact on climate change. Buildings account for about 40 per cent of CO2 emissions in North America, and the materials and processes associated with construction are a portion of industrial and transportation emissions.

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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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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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Portage Diversion operating amid rising Assiniboine River levels
CBC News
The Manitoba government has begun operating the Portage Diversion amid concerns about ice jams and rising water levels in the Assiniboine River. The diversion was put into operation recently, said Steve Topping, executive director of hydrologic forecasting and water management with Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation.
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Hydro hosts open houses on U.S. transmission line
Winnipeg Free Press
Manitoba Hydro wants public feedback as it puts the final touches on its proposed transmission line to the United States. The line is to run from Rosser northwest of Winnipeg south to the Minnesota border where it will hook up with a second line to Duluth. Under a proposal now being studied by the Public Utilities Board, Manitoba Hydro will own 49 per cent of the U.S. side of the 500 KV transmission line, with Minnesota Power owning the rest.
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Turning the tide on barrage technology
Renewable Energy World
For countless centuries, the power of the tides has been known and understood. It is perhaps remarkable that this prodigious energy been used to generate electricity only within the last half a century. In a bid to rectify this apparent omission, over recent years significant research and development dollars have been ploughed into the development of numerous novel marine hydrokinetic technologies, such as tidal current turbines, which are only now emerging commercially.
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Sport Manitoba expansion to leave inner-city legacy
Winnipeg Sun
The expansion of the Sport Manitoba Sport for Life Centre will likely become the major legacy project for the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. A resolution will go before the city's protection and community services committee to designate $3 million of the $9 million committed to go towards the Centre's expansion.
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