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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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In compliance with Spam legislation
Electrical Association of Manitoba
MEL Members will have received or will be receiving a Request for Consent with respect o the New Anti Spam Legislation which takes effect July 1st. If members wish to continue receiving communications from the MEL/EAM then they must hit the consent button on the screen when the request arrives.

This will be automatically logged.

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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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ABCO announcement
ABCO Supply & Service Ltd.
We wish to inform you of the following management changes at ABCO, effective June 23, 2014:

• Darcy Shorrock is retiring after 35 years of dedicated service with ABCO.
• John Nunes has been appointed to take over the role of President and General Manager.
• Robert DiLazzaro has been appointed the Vice President and Electrical Manager.

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Hydro, Manitoba First Nations team up on geothermal conversions
CBC News
Moving heat from the ground to homes is turning into jobs and lower energy costs on several First Nations communities. Manitoba Hydro announced its Community Geothermal Program, a joint project between First Nations, the province, Manitoba Geothermal Energy Alliance and Aki Energy. Manitoba Hydro will front the capital costs to install the geothermal systems as part of its Pay As You Save (PAYS) financing program and workers from First Nations will install them.
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Why your furnace should also be generating electricity
Troy Media
Co-generation — the simultaneous generation of both electricity and heat — is an idea as old as the electric power plant itself. In 1882, Thomas Edison's Pearl Street generating station was providing both electricity and heat to lower Manhattan. The leftover steam from the coal-powered turbines was piped to nearby homes and businesses. Now, some 130 years later, co-generation has returned as a viable technology in North America.
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Manitoba Hydro deal nixed
Journal of Commerce
The chief of the Sagkeeng First Nation says he and his council are disappointed the band's membership has voted down a Manitoba Hydro deal worth $200 million to the Ojibwa community. Donovan Fontaine said the deal wasn't perfect, but it was "pretty darn good."

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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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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.

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Improvements coming for highways to Leaf Rapids and Nelson House
Thompson Citizen
Highway 391 from Thompson to Leaf Rapids will have $1.5 million worth of work done over the next two years, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton, who is the MLA for Thompson, announced recently. The planned work includes rehabilitation of the Miles Hart Bridge over the Burntwood River on the northern edge of Thompson, as well as rehabilitation of the Churchill River Bridge near Leaf Rapids and replacement of the Eden Lake Bridge.
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Solar paving tile idea earns $2 million on Indiegogo
CBC News
A small-town engineer and his wife have raised more than $2 million through the online crowd-funding website Indiegogo to produce solar paving tiles. Some Thunder Bay experts say their idea shows promise. Corey Bolton of Thunder Bay's Solar Logix said the basic technology has been "road tested," but more research is needed to ensure the road can be driven upon.
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Province plans to protect 7 communities from flooding
CTV News
The province is planning to protect seven Manitoba communities from future flooding. The plan includes building permanent dikes in St. Clements, West St. Paul, East St. Paul, Souris, Melita, Duck bay and Waterhen. The construction will upgrade and replace temporary dikes put in place during 2009 and 2011 flooding.
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PTH 23 Red River Bridge closes for major rehabilitation
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Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation advises motorists of the closure of the Red River Bridge on PTH 23 at Morris for a two-month period, starting shortly. The closure is to enable the replacement of the bridge deck which is part of a $30 million rehabilitation project.
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At least they're thinking ahead
The Telegram
Recently, the Manitoba PUB was supposed to hand it over to the Manitoba government: a major review of that province's plans to build expensive new hydro projects, called a Needs For and Alternatives To, or NFAT, review. Here's a sliver of the evidence Manitobans got to hear during the course of that review, from John Todd of the utility planners Elenchus Research Associates.
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On the verge of a new era, where electricity flows free
The Globe and Mail
On a recent day in Germany, the juice was plentiful. The power grid had such a surplus of electricity that wind and solar producers were pushing the price of electricity into negative territory. This has been happening more frequently. Effectively, electricity producers weren't selling their power as normal that day, but paying energy wholesalers to take it.
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