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Spring Golf Winning Team
MEL
The following team won the Annual Spring Golf Event June 5th at the St Boniface Golf Club. 140 Golfers participated and a good day was enjoyed by all.

Len Johnson, EECOL

Bruce Storseth, Nor-Tec

Bernie Zajac, Nor-Tec

Mike Tibbs, EECOL
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Manitoba LED Lighting & Control Exposition 2014
MEL
The LED Lighting Show and Exposition Exhibitors' registration package for the November 4th show at the Winnipeg Fairmont Hotel is now available. Only 32 booths are available on a first come, first served basis. Registration is online.
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Mark your calendar!
MEL
The Gala night Committee is hard at work putting an exciting evening together for MEL members November 15th at the Can Ad Inns.

Every effort is being made to kick it up several notches from the November 2013 event.

The Curtis Newton Band will headline the evening entertainment. The Curtis Newton Band is well-known on the local night club circuit and has a great repertoire of music to dance to. Additional entertainment is also being planned.

Tickets will be available later in June for tables of eight or 10.

Further details to be released.

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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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Hearings into Hydro's use of Lake Winnipeg to begin this fall
Winnipeg Free Press
Manitoba's environmental regulator is in the early stages of planning its upcoming hearing into the regulation of Lake Winnipeg's water levels. It's known as the Lake Winnipeg Regulation (LWR) and it involves Manitoba Hydro's use of the lake as a reservoir to power its northern generating stations during the winter months when electricity demand climbs.
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Province seeks to re-open channel to curb flooding
Brandon Sun
The Selinger government will re-open an emergency channel to lower a rising Lake Manitoba and avoid a repeat of the disastrous 2011 flood. Steve Ashton, minister responsible for the Emergency Measures Organization, said the province will apply to the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans to re-open the Lake St. Martin emergency channel, which was built and first used in the fall of 2011.

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Solar-powered roads could be the way of the future
The Weather Network
Solar road ways could be the answer to many modern-day problems, according to its inventors. Electrical engineer Scott Brusaw and his wife Julie are developing the technology, which can hold up to 250,000 pounds are are capable of providing power to electric cars. The panels will be able to cover roads, driveways, sidewalks, playgrounds and parking lots, among other places.

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Photos: Bear naps atop a SaskPower pole
Huffington Post
Talk about a power nap! Saskatchewan's electrical utility was alerted about a bear that had climbed to the top of one of its poles near the Town of Shellbrook recently, Metro News reported. Crews arrived to find the bear making himself comfortable atop the pole and eventually falling asleep, SaskPower spokesman Tyler Hopson told the newspaper.

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New class of solar-sensitive nanoparticles
Daily Digest News
A powerful, newly-designed particle promises increased flexibility and efficiency in solar cells, potentially paving the way to bring solar technology to consumers on a mass scale. Researchers at the University of Toronto's Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have designed and tested a new class of solar-sensitive nanoparticles called "collidial quantom dots."
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New proposal for Parcel 4 at the Forks
680 CJOB
The last piece of undeveloped land at the Forks could be transformed into two parking structures, housing, some retail and plenty of Green space that will also link the site to downtown. It's an ambitious plan that will transform the surface parking lots known as "Parcel 4" opposite the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
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How solar energy is taking the shine off coal for investors
Financial Post
New technology has accustomed us to a quicker pace of change in everyday life. For example, Netflix has almost put the DVD rental market out of business and companies such as Rdio and Google Play are challenging iTunes, which not so long ago turned CDs into coasters. The same is happening in the global energy landscape.
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Capital region looking to the future
Winnipeg Free Press
In the first regional planning effort in more than a decade, Winnipeg and its surrounding bedroom communities have drawn up a list of highway construction priorities for the next 25 years. The Manitoba Capital Region, which includes representatives from Winnipeg and 15 surrounding municipalities, has drawn up a transportation-planning blueprint that's supposed to dovetail with the city's own transportation plan and help the province make decisions about what roads to build where and when.
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Canada celebrates World Environment Day
The Weather Network
Edmonton recently opened the world's first municipal Waste-to-Biofuels and Chemicals facility, increasing the amount of garbage that is diverted from local landfills and recycled. The plant will convert municipal trash into biofuels and chemicals. Mayor Don Iveson describes it as "environmental leadership meeting entrepreneurship," noting the plant's potential to increase the amount of garbage diverted from landfills from 60 to 90 per cent by 2016.
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