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LED Lighting and Control Show November 4th — Nearing sell-out
EAM
The following companies will be exhibiting at the LED Lighting and Control Show on November 4th:

Cree Canada
H.E. Williams Inc.
Crouse-Hinds by Eaton
Holophane/AEL
Sistemalux
LED Roadway Lighting
Acuity Brands Lighting
Wattstopper
Eaton Cooper Lighting
Juno Lighting Group
Philips Lighting
Manitoba Hydro
Finelite
Bega Lighting
Hapco Pole Products
Dialight
Eureka Lighting
Crestron Electronics Inc.
Hubbell Canada
Fluxwerx
Contrast Lighting
IES
Barco Visual Solutions Inc.
Lutron Electronics

Registration can be found here. Only 32 booths are available on a first come, first served basis. Registration is online.
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LED Lighting Show attendee online registration now available
EAM
Visit the Electrical Association of Manitoba website and register to attend the LED Lighting and Control Exposition on November 4th — take in four excellent seminars at the Fairmont Hotel.

Just complete the online registration today!

See here and here for more about the show, why you should attend, and more about the educational seminars being offered.

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LED Lighting Show sponsorship opportunities available
EAM
The following EAM member companies have confirmed their sponsorships for the LED Lighting and Control Show November 4th. This is a prime opportunity to get exposure with key decision makers in key business and industry sectors in Manitoba, including engineering, architecture and design, building owners and managers, municipalities, and more...

• SMS Engineering Ltd., Platinum, $1000
• MCW/AGE Consulting Professional Engineers, Gold, $750
• R. D. Sales, Platinum, $1000

See attached promotional and sponsorship opportunities!

To confirm your sponsorship, please contact:

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

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Get them now! Gala Night tickets available
EAM
Tickets are still available for this year's 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.

Click here to see more about the event!

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Notice of Annual General Meeting and Member Luncheon
EAM
The Annual General Meeting of the Electrical Association of Manitoba will take place on Wednesday November 19th, 2014 at the Best Western Plus Airport Hotel (Formerly Greenwood Inn) Willow Room. The meeting will get underway at 11:30am with guest speaker, the Hon. Stan Struthers, Minister Responsible for Manitoba Hydro and Minister of Municipal Government, followed by lunch and a short business session. This is a new format for the EAM, and members are requested to attend. Luncheon tickets are $40.00 and can be ordered through the EAM office at 204-783-4125 or by return email. Your early confirmation is appreciated.
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Showcase 2015
EAM
Planning is now underway for Showcase 2015, May 20th and 21st. A professional show manager has been engaged and the planned show is being revamped, so as to provide exhibitors and attendees with a more rewarding experience. The show will be held at the Red River Exhibition trade show facility.

Show information is expected to be available around the end of October.

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Critical Safety and Health risks
EAM
Ongoing changes from the Manitoba Department of Labour are making it more critical than ever for our employer members to address Workplace Safety and Health related risks.

The Electrical Association of Manitoba recognizes that it takes great people to build great businesses. We also recognize that Workplace Safety and Health related issues such as injuries, stop work orders and increased WCB premiums have impacted the vibrancy of many businesses just like yours.

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EAM and 1Life Workplace Health and Safety team up
EAM
An informative new newsletter on workplace health and safety for EAM members can be found here.
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Hydro critic hired to take job from utility
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The Selinger government has hired one of the fiercest critics of Manitoba Hydro to divest the Crown corporation of managing the province's energy-efficiency programs. Montreal energy consultant Philippe Dunsky was recently retained by the government to set up a new arm's length body to set and measure targets annually for Manitobans to conserve more power.

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Voith awarded contract to equip the Keeyask Generating Station
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Voith has been awarded a contract by the Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro to equip the Keeyask Generating Station located in Northern Manitoba, on the lower Nelson River. The scope of work for Voith Hydro includes the design, supply and installation of seven new hydroelectric vertical propeller turbine generator units.

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 In the Media


Manitoba government defends infrastructure spending
Global News
Manitoba's NDP government insists it didn't break its promise to spend all revenue from its sales tax hike on infrastructure. Last year the provincial sales tax was increased from seven to eight per cent, in what the Selinger government said was a necessary move to raise more money to spend on roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects. But a report released recently shows the province is still sitting on $75 million dollars collected from the tax hike.
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New initiatives will help women access job opportunities in non-traditional skilled trades
My Steinbach
The Manitoba government will launch several new initiatives to help women access job opportunities in non-traditional skilled trades. This announcement was made by Jobs and the Economy Minister Theresa Oswald. "These new initiatives will create pathways for girls and women to find a career in non-traditional trades like welding, machining and electronics, and help build Manitoba's skilled workforce," said Minister Oswald.
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Hydro wins award for gas conservation efforts
Winnipeg Free Press
Manitoba Hydro has been recognized for its natural gas conservation efforts. The Crown corporation won the achievement award recently from E Source, an independent U.S. firm that offers research and advisory services to utilities on energy efficiency or demand side management. In a statement, Manitoba Hydro said it was ranked as achieving the highest natural gas savings per customer among 53 utilities across North America.
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The tricks — and the stigma — of the trades
Maclean's
Joel Michaud, 26, is a living advertisement for the skilled trades. Through Alberta's Registered Apprentice Program, he started his training in carpentry while attending St. Mary's High School in Calgary. He graduated in 2006 and has been a certified carpenter for about five years. But when he made the decision to go into a trade, his friends and family were puzzled by the choice.
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Commercial investments sizzle
Winnipeg Free Press
With nearly three months still to go, 2014 is already the second-best year in nearly a decade-and-a-half for sales of commercial investment properties in Winnipeg. According to data compiled by the Winnipeg office of Colliers International, 70 properties have changed hands since the start of the year for a total of $618.2 million. That includes office, retail, industrial, multi-family residential, parking and hotel properties, as well as land. Since the start of the new millennium, the only year with a higher dollar volume of transactions was 2007, with $750 million worth of sales over the course of the full year.
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Learning energy lessons from plants
Toronto Star
Forget about working like beavers. If only we could work as efficiently as potatoes — or dandelions — we'd really be getting somewhere. That's what Sir Richard Friend would like to do. The Cambridge University scientist is trying to simulate photosynthesis — the process that leafy plants use to harness sunlight and convert it to chemical energy. Plants, he says, are way ahead of humans in learning to use solar power.
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Nobel Prize in physics awarded for blue LED lights
Toronto Star
Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura won the Nobel Prize in physics recently for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes, a break-through that spurred the development of LED technology used to light up computer screens and modern smartphones. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says their invention is just 20 years old, "but it has already contributed to create white light in an entirely new manner to the benefit of us all."
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Jeff Goldblum stars in greatest light bulb ad of all time
Polygon
There's a piece of brilliantly bizarre viral marketing going around today, starring Jeff Goldblum as "Terry Quattro," a swanky celebrity shilling GE lightbulbs. Posted recently, the ad is for GE Link lightbulbs, as shown by Goldblum as he poses with models, paints portraits of himself, and plays the piano while lounging in a hot tub. It's a wildly entertaining piece of... internet fiction? Viral advertising? Nerd-pandering performance art?
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