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I bet it happens to you all the time! You bump into a lighting person at the
theatre or crowded restaurant and they're the ones looking up at the ceiling
instead of where they are going. They are fascinated by the lighting only!
Another thing lighting people have in common are the tales of discovery.
Most people tell you that they caught the lighting bug quite by accident and
can often be heard retelling stories to our colleagues about how they first
entered into this dynamic industry. The ED50 introductory course is an exciting opportunity to help start a new
generation of "lighting people."
The Electrical Association of Manitoba is pleased to welcome EnduraliteLED Ltd. as its newest member. Key contact is Piotr (Peter) Mikus, General Manager.
Efforts are now underway to organize the EAM Curling League for 2015-2016. Details for League curling will be released soon, 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.
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.
Manitoba Hydro is reporting a consolidated net income of $114 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, down from $174 million in 2013-2014.
In its annual report released recently, the utility attributed the decrease in net income largely to increased financing expenses arising from additional long-term debt accumulated to finance capital expenditures.
Manitoba has announced plans to lead the way on removing accessibility barriers in services and programs by the end of 2017.
"Accessibility legislation moves Manitoba away from dealing with barriers on a case-by-case basis; instead it offers a proactive and systemic approach to preventing and eliminating barriers," said Allen Mankewich, co-chairperson, Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities. "Increasingly Manitobans are taking the initiative to make their communities and services more inclusive. Accessibility legislation will help guide this process."
The MTS Iceplex is getting a $7.5 million, 21,000-square-foot expansion, True North Sports and Entertainment announced recently.
Construction will start soon, officials said at a news conference.
The two-level expansion to the hockey facility will include offices and training areas for both the Winnipeg Jets and the Manitoba Moose.
Each team will have its own entrances, meeting rooms, team lounges, sports medicine rooms and team locker rooms.
The next step in an all-season road network for Manitoba's east side is on its way.
Construction of a new bridge over the Pigeon River will start next summer.
"The all-season road project is really coming together," said Ernie Gilroy, CEO of the Manitoba East Side Road Authority. "None of the success we've seen to date would be possible if not for the support of the provincial government and the co-operation from the 13 First Nation communities on the east side.
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School hasn't started just yet, but 30 kilometres per hour school zone speed limits are currently back in effect.
And many of us have been caught by photo radar cameras. Police handed out an average of 6,500 tickets a month in 2015.
CAA Manitoba's Mike Mager thinks some of that money should be reinvested in flashing lights to make the signs more visible. "We believe they should do something — a flashing light — to draw the driver's attention to it and do that rather than penalize them, for example, with photo radar going through there and trapping them, versus doing something to help them," he said.
There could soon be a solution to the lack of student housing around the University of Manitoba.
Ontario-based developer Rise Real Estate has purchased the land where a Dairy Queen sits at the corner of Pembina Highway and Bison Drive, right across from campus, CJOB reported recently.
Vice-president of business development Brian McMullan said the idea is to build a 14-storey student housing complex.
Last fall, a precipitous drop in oil prices forced Canadians to reconsider our economy's heavy dependence on the oil and gas industries. Today, the price of oil has dropped worldwide to what it cost in the depths of the 2009 recession.
It's a clear and sustained sign that Canada relies too heavily on oil and gas. We need to invest more in developing our renewable energy economy.
We have the ingredients to get there, and we're already well on our way.
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