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Manitoba LED Lighting & Control Exposition 2014
The following companies are now confirmed exhibitors for the LED Lighting & Control Expo on November 4th:
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Eaton Cooper Lighting
Juno Lighting Group
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Outdoor electrical safety for children
The Neepawa Press
Summer is a great time for children to be outside exploring and playing. It's also a good time to teach them about outdoor electrical safety.
If you are planning an activity that involves airborne toys like kites, teach children to look for an open area away from overhead power lines. Kites, metallic balloons and remote-controlled toy airplanes can conduct electricity which makes them especially dangerous if they come into contact with an overhead power line.
SaskPower: Smoky smart meter in Regina was caused by power socket
SaskPower is not adding a smoky smart meter failure in Regina this weekend to its tally of nine meter-related fires that have occurred across the province. "There was meter incident in Regina on Saturday," said SaskPower CEO Robert Watson. "It was not caused by the smart meter. It was a failure in the socket as far as we can see. The smart meter did not burst into flames or anything like that."
Winnipeg still dealing with 18-metre snow pile in August
It may be the middle of summer, but in Winnipeg, a little shred of winter just won't go away. A filthy, muddy, massive snow pile has defied the seasons and survived the summer heat at the Kenaston snow dump site on the edge of the city. The 18-metre snow pile is the largest of a handful of snow piles still lingering at Winnipeg's four snow-dumping sites, where the city stores the snow it collects in the winter.
Team tests new technology to harness renewable energy at only centre of its kind in Canada
Like windmills in the water, new technology being tested in Manitoba aims to use the power of rushing rivers without building dams.
"It's going to make a huge difference for small communities and medium-sized communities," said Eric Biebau, alternative energy chair with the University of Manitoba.
Near Seven Sisters, the University of Manitoba runs the Canadian Hydrokinetic Turbine Test Centre.
Brandon needs real fix for floods
Winnipeg Free Press
As the Assiniboine River waters slowly retreat from the second major flood in three years, the damage is everywhere to be seen.
The areas around Brandon's Riverbank Discovery Centre, a jewel of Western Manitoba tourism, resemble ruins from a war zone. Concrete components of public gathering places in Eleanor Kidd Park, which has been closed since the 2011 flood, are strewn like childrens' toys.
Wisconsin controls Lake Winnipeg levels
Manitoba Hydro is seeking a final licence for its regulation of Lake Winnipeg. Hydro's application under the Manitoba Water Power Act is before the Clean Environment Commission, the government's loyal environmental regulatory arm. A proper and comprehensive review of the entire watershed flowing into and out of the lake is long over-due. The CEC plan is to focus only on out-flow. The review should be before a non-partisan panel established with a mandate acceptable to the opposition parties.
Power restored after hydro pole crashes onto Folklorama pavilion
Hydro crews worked as fast as they could to restore power to a Folklorama pavilion recently in St. Boniface.
A truck accidentally backed into and knocked over a hydro pole onto the Notre Dame Recreational Centre, home of the Andean pavilion.
Witnesses told CTV they heard a loud bang and saw a lot of sparks when the truck collided with the pole. No one was injured.
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Winnipeg gets first barricaded cycling lane in West Broadway
West Broadway is getting a barricaded cycling lane — the first of its kind in Winnipeg.
Construction is underway on Sherbrook Street from Wolseley Avenue to Broadway, where workers are installing concrete boulevards to create a "parking protected” bike lane."
The lane will have short concrete boulevards divided by spaces for parked cars, which will separate cyclists from vehicle traffic. The idea is to "shield" cyclists from traffic with a divider made of concrete and parked cars.
Visit the Manitoba Electrical Museum
The Neepawa Press
Explore the progress of electricity through the years while interacting with a giant talking robot made up of more than 50 household appliances. Check out the 1940s kitchen and a replica of an electric streetcar. Make your way through the Discovery Centre which features a touch table and a photo booth where you can dress up as a lineman!
SaskPower linemen take pride in their work
Recently, Duane Horvath tucked in to bed early. As winds that would later knock a tree into the roof of his Kronau area house wailed past, the SaskPower lineman knew his weekend would be cut short before it even began.
The phone rang at 3 a.m.
Horvath worked for the next 20 hours; the following day, for 16, and another 16 after that.
He characterized the brief but powerful thunderstorm as "one of the worst ones" he's seen in his 23-year career.
Vancouver designers move toward environmentally friendly lighting
The Vancouver Sun
Good lighting can stop you in your tracks if it comes in the form of an impressive installation; or pull a room together in such a warm and seamless way that you don't notice it at all. Despite its importance, local designers say lighting is often the last thing on people's lists when they're building or renovating a space (in budget and planning), but this seems to be changing with a movement toward environmentally friendly lighting.
Frank Humada, Multiview, Director of Publishing, 289.695.5422
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