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Manitoba Hydro and the Electrical Association of Manitoba are looking for experienced industry individuals to contribute to the development of a "Planning a Reliable Variable Speed Drive Installation" best practice guide. Through Manitoba Hydro and the EAM, members and electrical customers will be provided with a credible overview resource on the design, reliability and interconnection requirements of variable speed drives.
We are seeking any interested members who would like to contribute to development of an industry-related best practice guides. The guide is to be developed under the banners of Manitoba Hydro and the EAM.
The EAM gratefully acknowledges and thanks the following member companies for their generous contributions and support of the Annual Fall Golf Classic held Sept. 2nd at Pine Ridge Golf Course.
Fall Golf Classic Hole Sponsors 2015
1. ABCO Supply & Service Ltd.
2. Burndy Canada
3. EECOL Electric Ltd.
4. Federated Insurance
5. IBEW Local 2085
6. Linestar Utility Supply Inc.
7. Noramco Wire and Cable
8. Static Electric Ltd.
10. Thomas & Betts
11. Tri-Star Electric
12. Tri-Star Technical
13. Wesco Distribution Canada LP
14. Westburne Electric Supply Midwest
Unique Prize Package Sponsors
1. 1Life Workplace Safety & Health
2. Advance Pro
3. DMS Industrial Constructors Inc.
4. Eaton Industries (Canada)
5. Prairie Pole (RD Sales)
6. Schneider Electric Canada Inc.
Illuminating Engineering Society
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."
It is EAM Curling League time again, and attached is the application form. The first game starts Oct. 19, 2015.
We need 8 teams to hold this event, so if you would like to put in a team, please reply ASAP.
The planning committee for the annual Gala Night and Greatest Tailgate Party, chaired by Rodney Olaffson of Noramco, is seeking donations from members for the silent auction. This has always been a feature of the evening. If your company can make a donation, please contact Judy at the EAM office 204-783-4125 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. This would be greatly appreciated. Net proceeds of the evening go to the Firefighters Burn Fund.
Tickets are still available for individual or tables of 8 and 10. You can reserve your seats for this fun and what promises to be an entertaining evening at the Pinnacle Club through the EAM office.
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 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.
Manitoba's finance minister expects his province will weather the national recession relatively well.
Finance Minister Greg Dewar said Manitoba isn't immune to national economic woes but he expects our economy will still grow about 2.2 per cent this year.
"If our unemployment numbers stay strong, we feel that the impact will be slight," said Dewar. Statistics Canada confirmed a long-suspected fact recently, when it released data showing the country is in a recession, thanks to a shrinking real gross domestic product two quarters in a row.
Manitoba Hydro has chosen Darren Rainkie as its interim president and CEO.
Rainkie is Hydro's current vice-president of finance and regulatory affairs and chief financial officer.
"The search for a new president and CEO is proceeding well and we hope to have it completed (soon)," said Bill Fraser, chair of the Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board.
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The city is considering an underground tunnel beneath the CPR rail yards as part of a long term plan to replace the Arlington Bridge.
The bridge itself will be replaced by a new one by the year 2020. Inspections have showed the 100-year-old bridge is at the end of its life span.
City Councillor Mike Pagtakhan says they're looking at three options.
"One of them would be a cable style, one of them will look like it is now, one of them a bit more elegant looking."
The province announced recently that construction is now underway on a new, interchange at the intersection of Hwy. 59 and the Perimeter Highway.
The interchange will increase safety for motorists, improve traffic flows and help ensure Manitoba's key infrastructure continues to support its growing economy, said Premier Greg Selinger in a statement.
"Manitoba's economy is growing and investments in our transportation infrastructure will help keep it on track and continue creating more jobs," said Selinger.
AM 680 CJOB
The city still doesn't know when it will be able to fix a massive sinkhole near Sturgeon Creek.
The huge hole opened up where the creek crosses Ness Avenue during the recent rain storm.
City staff have denied requests for an interview but sent a statement saying they're still trying to decide how to fix the hole.
And they have no timeline for repairs right now.
There's already a commitment to building a new bridge in that spot, but construction isn’t supposed to start just yet.
The electrical generating sector reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 5.8 per cent in 2014 and 22 per cent over the past five years, according to the Canadian Electricity Association's annual report.
The sector also decreased its emissions of nitrogen oxide, sulphur dioxide and mercury because of new technology to clean up emissions, the report said. The shutdown of Ontario's coal-fired plants contributed significantly to the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and was "one of the largest climate change initiatives ever undertaken in North America," the association said in its report.
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