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Announcement
Electrical Association of Manitoba
Peter Bernatsky, President of the Manitoba Electrical League is pleased to announce that the League's Board of Directors has approved to change the name of the Manitoba Electrical League to the "Electrical Association of Manitoba Inc." This name change is effective immediately.

The Board of Directors has also approved a new logo for the Association with a tag line "Strength in Connection."

In making these changes, the Association is re-branding itself to be seen as an organization that offers stability, strength and professionalism.
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Andrew Land — Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
Electrical Association of Manitoba
Andrew is Sturgeon Heights Collegiate's Manitoba Electrical League electrical award winner. Andrew has consistently had an average of over 90 per cent in the electrical program at Sturgeon. He won the Manitoba Skills competition in electrical wiring in both grades 11 and 12, and competed in Vancouver and Toronto at Skills Canada to win a silver and bronze medal. Andrew has achieved his 1st level through the High School Apprenticeship program and has done work with Herb's Electric in West Hawk Lake and Lands Electric and Cabling Services. Andrew would like to thank The Manitoba Electrical League and all their members for this award and is ready to enter the workforce upon graduation with new tools and a down payment on a good work truck.
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RWIP grants application deadline coming soon
Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
The deadline to apply for funding under the WCB's Research and Workplace Innovation Program (RWIP) is fast approaching! If you're interested in submitting a Workplace Innovation application or a Training and Education Application, you have until June 24, 2014. Every year, the RWIP makes $1 million available to fund workplace innovation and scientific research projects that lead to improvements in workplace health and safety, and foster successful rehabilitation and safe return to productive and meaningful work.
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Manitoba LED Lighting & Control Exposition 2014
Electrical Association of Manitoba
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!
Electrical Association of Manitoba
The Gala night Committee is hard at work putting an exciting evening together for EAM 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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Members respond to Z462 Arc Flash training online
Electrical Association of Manitoba
Several EAM members are now taking advantage of the Z462 Arc Flash training available from the EAM online education training site. This program initiative has been well received. The 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 EAM training.

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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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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
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Bernie Zajac, Nor-Tec
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Forecaster hikes province's GDP growth outlook
Brandon Sun
One of the country's leading economic forecasters has bumped up its growth projections for Manitoba for this year. The Conference Board of Canada is now forecasting real gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 2.1 per cent for 2014, which it predicts will be fourth best among the provinces. That's also three-tenths of a percentage point more than it was forecasting in March, when its last quarterly forecast was released.
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Hydro buys a farm to make way for Bipole project
Manitoba Co-operator
Manitoba Hydro has bought an entire farm near Oakbank as it makes way for an important component of the Bipole III high-voltage line and its accompanying converter station. The farm's implements, tractors and house and buildings were auctioned without reserve to make way for the Riel Converter Station's ground electrode.
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Hydro converting street lights to new energy-efficient LEDs
Brandon Sun
New energy-efficient street lights will be installed along Manitoba roadways as another way to conserve electricity. Stan Struthers, minister responsible for Manitoba Hydro, said the first lights will be installed on Queens Avenue East in Brandon under Hydro's Power Smart LED Roadway Lighting Conversion Program.
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Committee approves $1 million plan for Sport Manitoba expansion
Winnipeg Free Press
A city plan to spend $1 million to expand Sport Manitoba's downtown facility has cleared the first hurdle at city hall. Council's protection and community services committee voted unanimously recently to approve a $1 million contribution toward the construction of a field house at the Sport For Life Centre, Sport Manitoba's headquarters on Pacific Avenue, near the Exchange District.
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Printing structures the next step in construction technology?
Daily Commercial News
Creating concrete buildings and structures may soon be as easy as a click of a mouse. Instead of pouring concrete into forms to create structural components, the next big step seems to be automating the process with massive 3-D printers. Scientists at universities worldwide are adapting 3-D printing technology to drive a nozzle, pushing a concrete mix and laying a series of toothpaste-like layers, which can be hand finished to create custom pre-cast components.
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Winnipeg aims at wiping out surface parking lots
CBC News
A program to get rid of surface parking lots in downtown Winnipeg by developing apartment units is moving to a vote at city council. Under the plan, approved recently by the city's executive policy committee, developers would get a tax break on property and education taxes in exchange for building the rental suites.
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Arena construction
Journal of Commerce
Transcona's East End Arena is undergoing a major expansion with 48,000 square feet of new space being added to the Winnipeg facility. The $9 million project is jointly funded by the City of Winnipeg, the Province of Manitoba and the community center.
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