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Spring Golf Event — June 5th at the St. Boniface Golf Club
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MEL members have overwhelmingly responded to the June 5th Spring Golf Event scheduled at the St. Boniface Golf Club. A few spots remain — don't be disappointed, get your registration in today. There are also hole sponsorships available to display your company name in front of your customers and peers. Contact the MEL office today at 204-783-4125.
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November 4th — Manitoba LED, Lighting & Control Exposition 2014
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The Manitoba Electrical League is hosting the first ever LED Lighting and Control Exposition on November 4, 2014 in Winnipeg at the Fairmont Hotel. This event is part of the newly expanded program of the League to provide members a greater opportunity to promote their products, services and the latest in new trends in the lighting industry.

This show will appeal to architects, engineers, interior designers, building owners and managers and contractors.

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Manitoba's Electrical Showcase
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Dates were announced recently for the 2015 edition of Manitoba's premiere Electrical Showcase, sponsored by the Manitoba Electrical League. The 2015 edition of the show will be held May 20-21 at the Red River Exhibition Park.
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Federal fund means millions more dollars to fix roads in Winnipeg
Global News
A renewed federal funding plan will see $713 million flow to Manitoba municipalities for infrastructure spending over the next ten years. Officials announced the renewed federal Gas Tax Fund recently, adding that it will increase by two per cent each year to account for inflation. It was welcome news for Winnipeg mayor Sam Katz, who has long lobbied Ottawa for a bigger share of the Gas Tax Fund.
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$50 million invested in new Winnipeg data centre
CBC News
Manitoba's information tech sector is getting a $50 million upgrade in the form of a new data centre. Theresa Oswald, Jobs and Economy Minister for the province, announced recently that the data centre will have $50 million invested into it and be built in Winnipeg by MTS Allstream and EPIC Information Solutions, which was purchased by MTS last year.
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Electric buses return to Winnipeg streets after 49 years
CBC News
Electric transit has returned to Winnipeg for the first time since the city's trolley car rolled into history in 1965. ​The first made-in-Manitoba electric transit bus, along with a new rapid-battery charging system, was showcased to politicians and the media recently.

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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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Highlights: MEL Networking Lunch at Investors Group Field
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About 90 MEL members and guests attended a spring networking luncheon at the Pinnacle Club Investors Group Field April 25th. The speaker was Wade Miller, CEO of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Wade spoke of the many changes undertaken during the off-season and it was a great opportunity to see some of the outstanding facilities.

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Metis Federation to hold public meetings on Bipole III line
Winnipeg Free Press
The Manitoba Metis Federation will conduct a series of town-hall meetings to gauge just how deep opposition is to Manitoba Hydro's plans for the Bipole III transmission line and the proposed Keeyask generating station on the Nelson River. MMF President David Chartrand said in a statement recently Bipole III cuts a swath through Metis traditional lands including the area in western Manitoba known as the "Metis Breadbasket."
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Wal-Mart is transforming into a go-green leader
By Danielle Wegert
A major issue for corporations today is sustainability and reducing impact on the environment. Many national and international corporations are known for being sustainable and environmentally friendly, including Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Ikea and Johnson & Johnson. But one company focusing on sustainability may surprise you: Wal-Mart. The world's largest retailer is taking several steps to reduce its impact on the environment, and Wal-Mart is doing it behind the scenes without trying to get significant recognition.
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Province coughs up $1.5 million more for stadium
ChrisD.ca
The Manitoba government isn't finished spending money on Investors Group Field, having contributed another $1.5 million for pavement work. BBB Stadium, the company formed to build the stadium on behalf of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, says it has reached an agreement with Stuart Olson Dominion Construction on the final cost of the stadium — now pegged at $210 million.
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Open house set for Polo Park upgrades
Winnipeg Sun
The public is invited to weigh in during consultations on proposed road works in the Polo Park area. A drop-in open house will take place at Polo Park Shopping Centre where the public can provide feedback and get information about measures meant to improve traffic flow and ease congestion in that area.
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Planned mall to be enclosed
Winnipeg Free Press
Shoppers won't have to brave the elements while shopping at a new $200 million fashion outlet mall that's planned for southwest Winnipeg. Developers raised the curtain recently on their plans for developing the 437.3-hectare parcel of land that makes up the second half of the IKEA-led Seasons of Tuxedo development.
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