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Please be our guest at the 2015 Manitoba Electrical Expo
Dear Electrical Industry Professionals,

Please accept this as our personal invitation to attend the 2015 Manitoba Electrical Expo, May 20-21, 2015, at the Red River Exhibition Park in Winnipeg.

The Electrical Expo is a reincarnation of the tri-annual Showcase event, which has been in Winnipeg for almost 20 years under the supervision and guidance of the Electrical Association of Manitoba. The new expo has been completely redesigned with a new look, new goal, and best of all a new direction for the electrical industry in Manitoba.

The Electrical Expo will "Kick Off" with a beautiful hot breakfast on the morning of May 20th from 8:00 — 9:45 am with special guest Kyle Walters, General Manager of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as our featured speaker. The breakfast will be held on the main floor of the Assiniboia Downs, right next door to the Expo. Click here to register for the breakfast!

Invitations have gone out to all industry leaders across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and northwestern Ontario. We hope you will be one of our selected visitors.

Please use our convenient online registration form to secure your spot in the Expo, and in one or all of our seminars.

Thank you,

Gord Macpherson
Executive Director
Electrical Association of Manitoba

P.S. — Please help us spread the word! Feel free to forward this to all your friends in the industry. As much as we have tried to reach everyone, there will be people we missed.
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The 2015 Manitoba Electrical Expo launches Seminar Series
With the Manitoba Electrical Expo just two weeks 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.

Highlighted seminar topics include:
• CSA Electrical Code Update
• CSA Z463
• CSA Z462, 3rd edition changes
• Manitoba Energy Code For Building
• Power Management & Energy Efficiency
• Emergency Lighting Controls
• An Overview of DALI Lighting Controls

There is no charge to attend the Expo, but advance registration is recommended!

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 In the Media

Sustainable roadbuilding in Manitoba
Journal of Commerce
Roadbuilding is one arm of construction that has been far ahead of the curve when it comes to sustainability. Repurposing or recycling various materials for roadwork has been standard practice for a number of years, driven by more than environmental reasons. "This industry has been working hard to green itself since before we used terms like green," said Ahmed Shalaby, professor and head of the University of Manitoba's department of civil engineering. "The economics works."
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Expertise, our source of energy

A 125-plus-year history and a reputation for producing innovative, high-quality products make Mersen a global leader in the safety and reliability of electrical equipment specific to our customers’ needs enabling them to optimize their manufacturing process in sectors such as energy, transportation, electronics, chemical, pharmaceutical and process industries.

Southern Manitoba portion of Yellowhead Highway in for major upgrade
Journal of Commerce
Two major upgrades are planned for the Yellowhead Highway from its origin at the TransCanada just west of Portage La Prairie to Neepawa, as the Province of Manitoba Department of Highways and Transportation improves the roadway. There are two projects scheduled to be completed over the summer affecting two neighbouring sections of the highway.
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Expert: Manitoba infrastructure won't withstand climate change
CBC News
A water security expert says climate change will have dire consequences on Manitoba's infrastructure and consequently its economy, unless something changes. Bob Sandford, EPCOR Water Security Research Chair at United Nations University, began working to help solve water-related climate issues in Manitoba a decade ago. His first focus was on Lake Winnipeg — now his focus is the province's infrastructure.
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Construction begins on bilingual health centre in southwest Manitoba
CTV News
Construction is underway on a new ten-bed health centre in Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB. The new $20.8 million centre will give families access to bilingual emergency and urgent care services, in-patient care diagnostic services and out-patient services. The province recently made the announcement at an on-site sod turning. Notre Dame de Lourdes is located approximately 125 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg.
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Excited about electric buses
Winnipeg Free Press
Our government is committed to building a strong economy here in Manitoba. In fact, our plan that invests in roads, bridges and flood protection is already working. The Conference Board of Canada has confirmed that Manitoba's economy will be the strongest in the country over 2015 and 2016. Manitoba is also creating jobs faster than anywhere else in Canada, and three out of every four are in the private sector. A strong economy in Manitoba means good jobs across the province and right here in Radisson.
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Brandon left off top 10 worst roads list for 2015
Westman Journal
Brandon and area was left out of the 2015 top 10 worst roads list recently unveiled by CAA Manitoba. The online voting campaign, which is aimed at drawing attention to the worst roads in the province, had two roads from Western Manitoba make the list as Highway 450 near Deloraine finished in sixth place, while Highway 274 near Gilbert Plains finished ninth.
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Canadian inventor Eden Full's low-tech fix solves solar power's biggest problem
Huffington Post
Eden Full holds as much promise and potential as her name implies, and her mission is to save our metaphorical garden. At just 23, she's already an accomplished inventor who has dramatically increased the effectiveness of solar panels, landing her on Forbes' 30 under 30: Energy list three years in a row. She was born to Chinese refugees from Vietnam in the oil-fuelled environs of Calgary, AB, and by the age of nine she had built a solar-powered toy car.
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