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Manitoba Hydro: Manitoba Electrical Code 2015
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The 2015 Manitoba Electrical Code is expected to be published and available from Manitoba Hydro in early June 2015. The document will contain the local amendments, and technical interpretations to the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code.

The planned effective date for the 2015 Manitoba Electrical Code is Aug. 1, 2015. Electrical permits taken on or after that date would follow the new 2015 Manitoba Electrical Code.

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Think tank: Winnipeg's economy to grow by 2.5 per cent in 2015
Winnipeg Sun
Winnipeg's economy should grow by 2.5 per cent this year, the Conference Board of Canada predicts. The think tank released its spring outlook for metropolitan cities recently, forecasting Winnipeg's real gross domestic product — the measure used to reflect the growth in the economy — will surpass the 2.1 per cent growth last year.
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LEED certification off to vigorous start in 2015
REMI Network
The total number of LEED certified projects in Canada has jumped to 2,252 as the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) reports a healthy start to 2015. So far this year, CaGBC recorded 135 registrations and 202 certifications, with LEED Gold, the most rigorous level, topping the list at 90. Following that category, LEED Silver was second at 67, while nine buildings received LEED Platinum certification. Thirty projects earned general LEED status.
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Building code to require more energy efficiency
Winnipeg Free Press
The Manitoba government says it has approved changes to the Manitoba Building Code that will result in new homes being nearly 20 per cent more energy-efficient without a big increase in costs to buyers. The changes will take effect next spring. They include new requirements for insulation in above-ground wall assemblies in new homes.
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Demonstration generates interest from PCI students
Portage Daily Graphic
A former graduate of the Arthur Meighen High School mechanics program returned to Portage la Prairie recently to teach auto service students about a different career path. Kurt Barnes, a power generation technician with Cummins, graduated from Arthur Meighen 15 years ago and since then, his career has taken him all across the country. He started off working for Mike's Diesel in Portage, got his introduction to apprenticeship, and then went to Manitoba Hydro, where he finished his apprenticeship.
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Sports training centre to be built in Winnipeg's Exchange District
CBC News
Construction on a massive sports training complex and performance centre in Winnipeg will begin this summer. The Qualico Training Centre will be built next to the Sport for Life Centre on Pacific Avenue in the Exchange District. The 120,000-square-foot training centre, which will be a venue for 2017 Canada Games, will feature a multi-use court space, an indoor running track, strength and cardio centres.
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SAFE Roads campaign launches for summer
ChrisD.ca
Manitoba motorists are once again being reminded to slow down and be mindful of construction workers on the road this summer. The 2015 SAFE Roads campaign launched recently to raise awareness around safe driving practices and the importance of slowing down when approaching designated work sites. "Keeping our road workers and emergency personnel safe is as simple as slowing down and being aware of workers on the road," said Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation, Steve Ashton.
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New Minnesota line will allow Manitoba Hydro to provide storage for Midwest renewables
Utility Drive
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission recently unanimously approved plans for a 500-KV transmission line designed to bring hydro power from Manitoba to Minnesota Power customers in the northeastern portion of the state. Minnesota Power says it needs the new transmission line to deliver at least 383 MW of energy to customers by June 2020, under power purchase agreements with Manitoba Hydro.
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