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Red River College and the Electrical Association of Manitoba are pleased to offer training in...
EAM
Project Management Fundamentals
Study the fundamental aspects and principles of project management including life cycle, integration, planning, organization and communication. Learn about work breakdown structures, diagramming, cost management and resource allocation. Examine today's issues affecting project management including risk management, quality, conflict, and team building.

Project Management Plan and Estimate
Develop skills in planning projects, scheduling, scope management, resource management, cost and duration estimating, and activity sequencing. Business case development will be emphasized throughout the course. Class discussions will apply theoretical and practical concepts covered via case studies. Follow a project manager's efforts to develop and implement projects related to their organization's business.
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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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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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B.C. power relatively cheap
CKNW News Talk 980
British Columbians enjoy some of the cheapest power in North America, according to a new report by Hydro Quebec, but politicians are arguing over who takes the credit and whether the cheap rates will continue. The report says British Columbians enjoy the third cheapest residential power in North America, paying about $40 less per month.

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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.

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Storm caused 'critical failure' at new police headquarters
Winnipeg Free Press
The rainstorm that struck Winnipeg recently inflicted serious damage on the city's new police headquarters, forcing tenants out of the adjacent Graham Avenue office tower while repairs are underway. An evening rainstorm hit downtown Winnipeg particularly hard and blew a manhole cover off a street adjacent to the new police headquarters, a $210 million project nearing the end of its construction phase.

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Canadian Solar partners with Sichuan Development to launch $800 million solar PV investment fund in China
SolarServer
Canadian Solar has announced that a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company has entered into an agreement with Sichuan Development Investment Management to establish an investment fund to finance the development, construction and ownership of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in China. Sichuan Development is an investment management company established and funded by the Sichuan Development Holding, an investment arm of the Sichuan provincial government.
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Manitoba Hydro monitoring mussels
680 CJOB
The province is trying once again to out-muscle the mussels. Zebra mussels continue to inhabit Lake Winnipeg, despite the province's attempts to eradicate the pests with potash treatments earlier this summer. Manitoba Hydro is now hiring a contractor to determine the best ways of dealing with an infestation. Large Hydro structures in the water that have hard surfaces, like generating stations, are particularly vulnerable.
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No plans yet for wider use of digital smart power meters
Winnipeg Free Press
Manitoba Hydro has no immediate plans to expand the use of smart meters after mixed reviews in other provinces, including unexplained fires in Saskatchewan and malfunctions in B.C. The meters, which transmit consumption to a power utility, are being used to a very limited extent now in Manitoba. SaskPower is in the process of removing 105,000 recently installed smart meters following concerns eight fires may have been linked to the units.
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Strategy's shift of focus a strong move
Bonnyville Nouvelle
After years of debating and arguments and failed negotiations, Canada's premiers finally reached an agreement to move forward with a national energy strategy at last month's annual premiers conference in Charlottetown. Highlighting the agreement is a move away from a strategy almost exclusively focusing on oil and gas development and transportation, to acknowledging climate change impacts and clean energy alternatives and planning for the long-term benefits of developing those alternative energies.
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Heavy construction association launches infrastructure campaign
Winnipeg Free Press
The Manitoba Heavy Construction Association has a message for the civic election — Fix My Infrastructure. The organization, which represents the 400 Manitoba companies that build roads, sewers and other infrastructure, want mayors in both Winnipeg and Brandon to realize fixing infrastructure helps the economy. That's why MHCA president Chris Lorenc says the organization is launching its Fix My Infrastructure campaign now and why it is currently meeting with mayoral candidates in both cities to hear their thoughts on infrastructure repair.
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City committee approves increased fines for Winnipeg snow zone parking
Global News
A city council committee has approved a proposal that parking fines be doubled in snow zones during snow-clearing operations. The Infrastructure and Public Works Committee recently accepted four changes to Winnipeg's snow clearing policy, including fines of $300 ($150 with early payment) for illegal parking and reprioritizing sidewalk snow removal.
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Study: Increased demand for construction labour
Journal of Commerce
While there may be some debate about the reality of a labour shortage in Canada, it is clear that gains in the construction and resource sectors are changing the need for skilled trades and employers have undertaken innovative methods to combat shortages, finds a study from the Fraser Institute. The study, Do Labour Shortages Exist in Canada? identifies that many university graduates lack the necessary skills for available jobs in construction or the trades and employers are asking workers to work longer hours and delay retirements to help fill the gap.
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Construction commences on the world's 'largest floating solar power plant'
Renewable Energy Focus
Kyocera Corporation, Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation and Ciel et Terre International have announced plans to begin construction on what it calls the world’s largest floating solar installation. Terms of the deal call for Kyocera TCL Solar LLC to develop and operate utility-scale floating solar power plants utilizing Ciel et Terre’s Hydrelio floating solar platforms in two installations totaling 2.9 MW at Nishihira Pond and Higashihira Pond in Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
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