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The 2015 Electrical Expo launches Seminar Series
With the Manitoba Electrical Expo only a month away, the speaker and seminar line up is now ready to share.

This year's Expo will feature less seminars, but with a focus on specific education tracks guaranteed to inform and educate the attendees.

The focus is on codes, technologies and more codes for 2015. The need for keeping abreast is ever-changing and the Canadian standards for excellence is no exception. Check out presentations by Shermco, Schneider Electric, Crestron, Electrical Safety Program, Thomas & Betts, Manitoba Hydro and more.

Details are now available online at EAMANITOBA.CA for more details.

Online registration is open soon. Start planning your day at the 2015 Manitoba Electrical Expo!
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The 2015 Manitoba Electrical Expo event page
With over 140 individual manufacturers on site, this event will be the highlight of the year for the electrical industry in Manitoba. Attendees from across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario are being invited to attend this educational and informative two-day event in Winnipeg this May. Products range from low voltage, automation to high voltage products and services covering every aspect of the industry in one room for two great days.

The 2015 Electrical Expo will feature over 140 companies, thousands of products and services, PLUS an educational tract to inform the visitors and bring them up to date on the latest codes, technologies and safety protocols in the electrical industry for the 21st century.

Click the link below to visit the Manitoba Electrical Expo event page to learn more about the kick-off breakfast and seminars being held.

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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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 In the Media

Public transit, national security among funding highlights in federal budget
Brandon Sun
A dedicated public transit infrastructure fund that could help grow Winnipeg's rapid transit network highlighted a federal budget package that also includes new investments in national security and defence and a sprinkle of smaller ticket items designed to lure in voters ahead of the next federal election. Finance Minister Joe Oliver delivered the first balanced federal budget since 2007, generating a small but politically significant $1.4 billion surplus in 2015-2016.
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Bowman hopes he can use federal transit fund
Winnipeg Sun
A federal investment in the country's major transit projects was one of the key components of the federal budget announced recently, but it's unclear what benefit Winnipeg will see from it. In the budget he announced, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said the feds will commit $750 million to major public transit systems, but that will not kick in until 2017 before climbing to $1 billion in ensuing years. In Winnipeg, where Mayor Brian Bowman ran on a campaign pledge to complete a major rapid transit project by 2030, it is uncertain how much of that money will find its way into city coffers.
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How Concordia became a leader in green building
Concordia University
As Concordia's building performance coordinator, Daniel Gauthier spends his days looking for what he calls "low-hanging fruit" — inexpensive fixes that will make the university's infrastructure more energy efficient. The problem is, most of the newest buildings are so well constructed there isn't much to do.

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Saanich, B.C. teen's newest invention can use hot coffee to power devices
Global News
Ann Makosinski hasn’t had an ordinary adolescence. From appearing on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, to being named one of Time Magazine's 30 Under 30, the 17-year-old from Saanich has attracted international attention for her invention — a flashlight powered by the heat of the human hand.

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140 residential roads marked for repair
Construction season is upon us and there's a good chance you're going to see more of it on your commute. City councillor Janice Lukes tells 680 CJOB around 140 roads are marked for major work this summer. "There's a window we have to get it all done in. We contract it out, we work very closely with our staff and the industry. We all want the work, and we all want the work to get done."

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CAA Manitoba wants lights on signs near school zones
Metro News
CAA Manitoba is calling for improved signage near school zones, saying the increased revenue from school zone tickets could pay for it. "We want to make it fairer for motorists," said Mike Mager, President and CEO of CAA Manitoba in a press release. "Even adding flashing amber lights to the signs could make them more prominent, meaning more people slowing down and in turn, ensuring the safety of our kids."
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Bowman, Chipman haven't made up
Winnipeg Sun
Winnipeg's mayor still hasn't met with Mark Chipman to clear the way for an estimated $400 million downtown development. Mayor Brian Bowman said recently that he's invited Chipman, the CEO of True North Sports and Entertainment and owner of Winnipeg's NHL team, to discuss the once-proposed True North Square. That invite has yet to be accepted. "On a personal level, all I can do is extend the invitation to meet with someone whose done great things for our community. And, right now, all I want to do is wish him the very best with the efforts for the Jets, for the playoffs," Bowman told reporters.
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Richardson International to construct new downtown building
CBC News
Richardson International plans on building a new $20 million food research and development centre in downtown Winnipeg. Tracey Shelton, director of corporate communications, says they hope they will be in a position to start building by the fall. At this point, the company is looking at spaces within a couple blocks of the Richardson building, which is at the corner or Portage Avenue and Main Street.
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R.D. Parker Collegiate student places second in Skills Manitoba
Thompson Citizen
Dylan Roberts, a Grade 11 student in Thompson, travelled to Red River College recently to take part in Skills Manitoba. The competition sees students take part in different challenges designed to test the different skills required in trades. "I took apart a motor and I worked on it, and put it back together and then came in second," explained Roberts.
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Saskatchewan college cuts costs via solar power
Global News
A college in Saskatchewan held a grand opening ceremony recently to announce it's harnessing the power of the sun. Nipawin Bible College installed 7,150 square feet of solar panels to cut down on power consumption at all of its campus facilities. Energy produced by 399 solar panels will be subtracted from the power consumed from SaskPower to ultimately arrive at an annual balance of zero. The college's average power bill is $17,000 per year.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Jets president: True North needs sign of trust from mayor for proposed $400 million project (CTV News)
Manitoba sees biggest employment growth in Canada (The Carillon)
Self-dimming light bulb coming to Saskatchewan (Global News)
Manitoba Hydro has spent $31 million on Conawapa station since report calling for spending to stop (Winnipeg Free Press)

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