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Gala Night tickets now available
EAM
Gala Evening & Charity Dinner
Canad Inns Polo Park
Saturday, November 15, 2014

Reception at 6:00 pm
Dinner at 7:00 pm

Tickets: $90 (taxes included)

For tickets, please contact Judy at 204-783-4125, email judymeleague@gmail.com, or fax 204-783-4216.
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EAM 2014 Fall Classic
EAM
Pine Ridge Golf Club
Pineridge Road Winnipeg, MB
204-222-6477

September 3rd, 2014
Lunch — 11:00 am
Shotgun start — 12:00 pm

Dress code in effect.

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Manitoba LED Lighting & Control Exposition 2014
EAM
The following companies are now confirmed exhibitors for the LED Lighting & Control Expo on November 4th:

Cree Canada
H.E. Williams Inc.
Crouse-Hinds by Eaton
LED Roadway Lighting
Acuity Brands Lighting
Wattstopper
Eaton Cooper Lighting
Juno Lighting Group
Philips Lighting
Manitoba Hydro
Hubbell Canada
RC Lighting
GE Lighting
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Registration can be found here. Only 32 booths are available on a first come, first served basis. Registration is online.

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Manitoba LED Lighting & Control Expo 2014: Sponsorship opportunities
EAM
To confirm your sponsorship, please contact:

Judy or Gord, EAM Office
Phone: 204-783-4125
Email: judymeleague@gmail.com

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Electrical Safety Training System
EAM
Industry leading Electrical Safety e-Learning focused on the application of consensus based industry accepted best practice Standards to effectively manage electrical hazards of arc flash and shock. It applies content from current Standards that allows workers to learn how to identify and quantify shock and arc flash hazards. Workers are provided guidance on applying Occupational Health & Safety Management System fundamentals including a Plan, Do, Check, Act philosophy while working with energized electrical equipment.
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A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source
Extreme Tech
Researchers at Michigan State University have created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass (like your smartphone's screen) into a photovoltaic solar cell. Unlike other "transparent" solar cells that we've reported on in the past, this one really is transparent.

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Power restored after hydro pole crashes onto Folklorama pavilion
CTV News
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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Now Available: CSA Z463 — Maintenance of Workplace Electrical Systems
CSA Group
While preventative maintenance of electrical equipment has been shown to save time, money, and lives, Canada currently does not have an applicable national standard or guideline. A gap exists between safe equipment design and installation addressed by the Canadian Electrical Code Part I, and safe workplace practices as addressed by CSA Z462 — Workplace Electrical Safety.

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 In the Media


Manitoba's inflation rate falls in June
Brandon Sun
Inflationary pressures continued to ease last month in Manitoba, with the province's annual inflation rate falling to 1.5 per cent from 1.9 per cent in June. That's one of the lowest provincial inflation rates in the country, second only to B.C.'s 1.4 per cent, Statistics Canada data shows. It's also more than a half a percentage point below the national of 2.1 per cent, and down more than a full percentage point from May, when it was 2.6 per cent.
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Manitoba rolls out new biomass research grants
ChrisD.ca
The Manitoba government is introducing new grants to support the growth of the biomass industry. The Biomass Energy Support Program will have its funding increased to $1 million, with the additional $500,000 of new funding targeted to applied research projects. "Manitoba's green economy creates new opportunities for biofuel manufacturers and additional markets for producers," said Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn.
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Mayoral candidates need long-term plan for infrastructure
Winnipeg Free Press
As candidates for mayor and council in the October municipal elections engage with voters across the province, they are likely hearing a common refrain: "Fix my infrastructure." In the four years since the last election, voters have had a dramatic change in attitude. For years, citizens said their main concerns were crime and health care. In the last year, deteriorating infrastructure has become their top priority, province-wide.
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Ontario talks hydro trade with Quebec and Manitoba
Toronto Star
Ontario's energy minister says he has held direct talks with his counterparts from Quebec and Manitoba about importing more electricity into Ontario. But Bob Chiarelli cautioned that making deals is "not a slam dunk in any way." Chiarelli made the comments at the annual meeting of federal and provincial energy and mines ministers, which wrapped up recently in Sudbury. He said the one-on-one meetings with Quebec and Manitoba officials during the federal-provincial conference were useful.
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Electricity sector carbon dioxide emissions at all-time low
Electrical Line Magazine
The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) released its 2014 Sustainable Electricity Annual Report, outlining the sustainability performance of its Corporate Utility Members during the 2013 calendar year. The report, titled Engaged for a Sustainable Future, highlights the significant progress CEA members have made to scale back coal-fired electricity generation, reduce air emissions, and minimize the overall environmental impact of their facilities.
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SaskPower teaches public about power challenges
The Grenfell Sun
The SaskPower to Grow tour visited the Prince Albert Polkafest recently on a fun, informative and interactive project to teach people about the past, present and future of electricity in the province. "We are here to talk to people about the infrastructure challenge that SaskPower is facing," said Kyle Derrick, leader of the SaskPower to Grow tour.
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Sudbury's floating solar panels could power island nation
Northern Life
Early next year, Sudbury-developed clean energy technology is expected to be tested off the coast of Malta, a small European island nation in the Mediterranean Sea. Kim Trapani, a Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MIRARCO) researcher who is originally from Malta, worked on light flexible solar panels that can float on any body of water. Malta is one of the world's smallest countries. Its entire landmass is 316 square kilometres, about one-tenth the size of Greater Sudbury.
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