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Efforts are now underway to organize the EAM Curling League for 2015-2016. Details for League curling will be released early next week, so watch your email. Eight teams are required for the League to operate. Curling will start in October and run through to March 2016, so get your team together and register with the EAM office next week. Let's make curling happen this year!
The Electrical Association of Manitoba
is looking for
members/volunteers to sit on our Membership Committee
chaired by Robert Semchyshyn of Tri-Star Technical.
The committee's mandate is to maintain and grow membership.
A fall membership campaign is planned and member participation to help in this initiative is requested. Membership is a cornerstone of the EAM's strategic business plan.
The committee will meet
in September to finalize details of the membership campaign and address membership issues and invites your input.
The strategic plan of the EAM for the next two or three years is to increase the value of membership and to increase the membership base.
The EAM is also seeking members for its contractor and education and training committees (this includes safety).
Other exciting new initiatives have been identified but require member involvement to move forward. Getting involved provides visibility for your organization, learning opportunities, and opportunities to develop new business contacts.
If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Gord Macpherson, Executive Director, at email@example.com.
City of Winnipeg
On Oct. 1, 2015, the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code will be adopted in the jurisdiction of the City of Winnipeg via Winnipeg Electrical By-law # 77/2015.
The new Winnipeg Electrical By-law will be enforced on building permits, and where there is no related building permit, electrical permits whose applications are received by the City of Winnipeg permits office on or after Oct. 1st. The new code will not apply to projects existing in our system prior to Oct. 1st.
The City of Winnipeg will be hosting two Electrical Code Seminars to discuss the major changes to the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code, the City of Winnipeg amendments and the Technical Interpretations.
Two nights only:
Wednesday, August 19th and Thursday, August 27th
6:00 — 9:00 pm
Fort Rouge Leisure Centre
635 Osborne St.
FREE Admission; no pre-registration required
Seating is limited
It is advisable that attendees bring a copy of the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code (available from CSA or the Electrical Association of Manitoba) and the Winnipeg Electrical Bylaw No. 77/2015 for reference. Copies of the Winnipeg Electrical By-law c/w the Technical Interpretations will be available for purchase at the seminar for a cost of $5 each (cash only, no receipts, exact change is preferred). Alternatively, they may be obtained in advance via purchase at the City of Winnipeg Permits Office, Unit 31 — 30 Fort St. (credit, cheque or cash; receipts offered), or by free download from our Electrical Info Centre webpage.
Seminars will be the same on both days, so you need only attend one.
Please share this email with others who may be interested in this information but may not have received this notice.
September 2, 2015
Lunch — 11:00 am
Shotgun start — 12:00pm
Dress code in effect!
Your individual entry fee of $190 plus GST ($199.50) or
team entry fee of $760 plus GST ($798.00) includes: Green fee, lunch, shared golf cart, dinner, tee box prizes, and a Texas scramble format shotgun start.
For registration and payment information,
contact Judy at 204-783-4125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
26 teams are now registered with room for 8 more — get in on a great networking event!
Golf registrations can be paid by cheque, Visa, or Mastercard.
Click the link for more details and the entry form!
Take in the last Bomber game of the season from Toronto, against the Argonauts.
Investors Group Field Pinnacle Club
November 6th at 6:00 pm
Major prize draws: Grey Cup tickets and Bomber merchandise
Click here to learn more about the event and how to buy your tickets today!
Sponsorship opportunities are also available!
Silent auction sponsorship opportunities:
• Bronze $150
• Silver $300
• Gold $600
• Platinum $800
• Platinum Plus $1000 & Over
Click here to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities!
The EAM continues to meet demand for 2015 CSA Codebooks, says Gord Macpherson, EAM Executive Director. The 2015 edition is available at the EAM office — call 204-783-4125. EAM member pricing is $194.25 with all taxes in and non-member pricing is $210.00, all taxes in. The Association accepts Visa, Mastercard or cheque. The EAM will be conducting a series of code seminars in the fall of 2015 with details at a later date.
• Projected date the 2015 Winnipeg Electrical Bylaw is to be published and available for purchase/download (will contain Technical Interpretations and local amendments to the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code):
July 22, 2015*
• Projected dates of City of Winnipeg seminars to review Code changes:
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 & Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015*
6:00 — 9:00 pm
Fort Rouge Leisure Centre gym, 625 Osborne St.
• Projected date for the coming into effect of the 2015 Winnipeg Electrical Bylaw:
Oct. 1, 2015*
*projected dates only; subject to change
AM 680 CJOB
The clean-up continues and the damage is still being assessed from the weekend thunderstorm, downpours, hail and high winds.
Here in the city, we say anywhere from 70 to 90 millimetres of rain, much of it from the intense downpour.
But cottage country was slammed even harder.
Rainfall amounts ranged from between 85 to 140 millimetres, the worst in the Beaconia area on the east side of Lake Winnipeg.
Scheduled power outages will affect communities along the east side of Lake Winnipeg. Communities impacted will be Loon Straits, Bloodvein, Princess Harbour, Berens River, Poplar River, Little Grand Rapids, and Pauingassi.
Hydro says the outages are required to allow crews to safely relocate hydro poles near the new all-weather road being built along the east side of Lake Winnipeg.
In 2013, Manitoba Hydro used Thompson as a test location for new LED (light-emitting diode) energy-efficient streetlight bulbs. The company installed nine bulbs, and to this day, they're still kicking, and haven't burned out.
Since the bulbs were a success, as part of the Power Smart initiative and Manitoba Hydro's efforts to improve energy efficiency the company has now started a project to replace all high-pressure sodium bulbs with these LEDs.
It was long overdue, but the expansion and renovations to the Transcona East End Arena were worth the wait.
What was once an outdated two-rink complex at 517 Pandora Ave., with a tiny lobby and cramped, dungeon-like dressing rooms for its original rink, is now one of Winnipeg's finest facilities.
"People are blown away when they walk in here," Don Gale, the community centre's past president, said proudly recently before leading the Sun on a tour.
Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to remove and dispose of stators and coils from three generating units of the 1,220-MW Kettle hydroelectric project on Manitoba's Nelson River. Bids now are due soon.
The second-largest hydro plant in the province, Kettle was commissioned in the early 1970s and is undergoing a gradual rehabilitation and modernization project intended to extend its life.
AM 680 CJOB
If you encounter some deep water on your drive, CAA Manitoba says proceed with caution.
Tires loose traction with even small amounts of water on the road.
Liz Peters of CAA Manitoba says if the water is deeper, your car could turn into a watercraft.
"If there's more than a foot of water, cars that are really low to the ground could start to float. You're really going to lose a lot of traction and won't be safe in any situation. If you're realizing the water is really deep, it's best to stop and back up."
The electricity grid has been called the single most important engineering achievement of the early 20th century. How ironic it is that our present digital society — even as demand for electricity skyrockets — still relies on an infrastructure that draws much of its legacy from the era of horse-drawn carriages.
Thankfully, in Canada, we are entering a new era for the electrical grid, and that's good news for Canadian manufacturers.
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