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EAM website access
Electrical Association of Manitoba
The Electrical Association of Manitoba may now be accessed at www.eamanitoba.ca.

You will be redirected to this address if using the old website address.
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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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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 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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Devices causing soaring waste of electricity
Toronto Star
Billions of linked-in electronic devices worldwide are wasting enough electricity to power 80 per cent of Canada's needs, says a new report. And the power wasted by appliances on standby is set to soar higher, says the International Energy Agency. It points the finger at the increasing demand for devices that can be connected to networks so they're accessible from anywhere and appliances that are always ready to click into action without a warm-up.

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Manitoba cranking out the construction
680 CJOB
It's another strong year for construction in Winnipeg and Manitoba. While things like roads and major projects like stadiums and museums often grab the headlines, Ron Hambley with the Winnipeg Construction Association tells CJOB there are a lot of smaller projects that have a big impact on people.

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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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 In the Media


Province announces one-stop online college, university course site launched
Government of Manitoba
Post-secondary students can now access hundreds of online courses in a single location with the help of a new website called eCampus Manitoba, Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum announced recently. "eCampus Manitoba ensures post-secondary students across the province have access to a wide range of high-quality, online learning opportunities to put students on the right track to get the education they need to get a good job, here in Manitoba," said Minister Allum.
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PUB's recommendations are good for Manitoba
Brandon Sun
The provincial government's approval of Manitoba Hydro's plans to develop the Keeyask Generating Station and a new transmission interconnection to Minnesota — based on the recently released Public Utilities Board (PUB) review — is good news for Manitoba's energy future. Keeyask will allow us to continue to supply reliable, cost-effective electricity to Manitobans for generations to come.
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Planting seeds for a green economy in Manitoba
Rabble.ca
Last month, I was in Winnipeg and elsewhere in southern Manitoba for a roundtable and a series of field visits. Representing the Green Economy Network — a national alliance of civil society organizations committed to transforming our economy in response to environmental challenges, notably climate change — I was blown away by what I saw and experienced. Here's why.
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Hydro workers to help sand-bag west of Winnipeg
ChrisD.ca
Workers from Manitoba Hydro will assist with flood preparations west of Winnipeg. Hydro is sending crews to help sandbag in the RMs of St. Francois, Cartier and Portage la Prairie at the request of the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization. Currently, 38 Hydro crewmen, along with trucks and other heavy equipment, have been marshalled at the Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation yard south of Portage la Prairie and are loading sand-bags for transport to the flood-stricken area.
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Shedding light on compact fluorescent bulbs
Northumberland News
In Canada, as of January 1, 2014, incandescent light bulbs are being phased out. There are a few options available to replace them, including compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), light-emitting diodes (LED) and incandescent halogen light bulbs. You may be wondering why the phase-out was introduced and what this change means for you. Perhaps you have heard that CFLs contain mercury and you are worried about possible health effects.
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PUB urges Hydro out of efficiency business
Winnipeg Free Press
The Public Utilities Board has taken a page from the province's past by recommending Manitoba Hydro be stripped of its role in managing energy-efficiency programs. The PUB made the recommendation in a sweeping report released recently that examined the Crown utility's plan to build the Keeyask and Conawapa generating stations and a new transmission line to the United States.
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5-step plan to improve Brandon's dikes
Brandon Sun
Brandon has a five-step plan to permanently improve its flood protection — beginning with the dikes south of the Assiniboine River. The projected completion date was originally 2015; however, with the summer flood the city is currently dealing with, that date may be pushed back. "They have till... end of next year to complete the work, but in view of the flood, we'll have to review with the contractor how reasonable that is," said Patrick Pulak, the city's director of engineering and water resources.
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Municipalities, insurers gird for climate change
Business in Vancouver
Flooding in Saskatchewan and Manitoba has thrown disaster back into the headlines and put dangerous weather on a lot of people's minds. But for Dana Soong, thinking about bad storms year-round is a big part of his job. As an engineer and manager of utility programs for the City of Coquitlam, Soong is tasked with ensuring that the city's sewer and storm water system is up to surviving even the heaviest of seasonal downpours so that home owners don't find themselves knee-deep in unwanted water in their basements.
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