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The Annual General Meeting of the EAM will take place on Nov. 19th at the Hilton Hotel. The keynote speaker for the luncheon will be Jamie Hall, Chief Operating Officer of Worksafe Manitoba. Reserve your luncheon seat today by calling the EAM at 204-783-4125.
Jamie joined SAFE Work Manitoba as Chief Operating Officer in May 2014. He believes that we are on the cusp of monumental improvements in safety performance in Manitoba and in society as a whole. He is thrilled to be a part of the community of safety leaders who are building the momentum for this change. A former Manitoba Hydro executive, Jamie has also served on the Board of Directors of Safety Services Manitoba. Presently, Jamie is also a sessional instructor in the University of Manitoba's Asper MBA program, delivering a course on executive responsibility and ethics.
Jamie holds a B.SC. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA with a specialty in Human Resources.
If you want to curl in a league this year, then this Friday at noon is your deadline for registration. See attached registration form with details. We need one more team in order for curling to take place this year.
The Electrical Association of Manitoba is pleased to announce that it will be offering the Professional Electrical Contractor program in Manitoba beginning in early 2016. This program developed in Alberta is highly successful and provides customized training for electrical contractors leading to the PEC designation. The six core courses include: Accounting principles, Business & Public Relations, Assessing & Finalizing the tender, Legal Implications, PEC Project Mgt, and Safety Principles. It is important to note these programs are custom designed for the Electrical Contractor. Course offerings will be announced in the near future.
Discount pricing will apply to EAM members and non-member pricing will also be available.
The Electrical Association of Manitoba is pleased to work with Electro-Federation Canada in establishing an EFC Young Professionals Network in Manitoba. The objective is to create a forum at which young professionals in the Canadian Electrical Industry can interact with fellow peers: And to provide guidance and leadership for the development EFC programs geared towards young industry professionals and students.
The network is designed for young professionals currently employed at EFC member organizations and who are 35 years of age or under.
More information to follow...
The Electrical Association of Manitoba is pleased to announce that it has become affiliated with Canadian Electrical Contractors Association. This affiliation will provide Manitoba contractors with a direct link to the national body. EAM Members and prospective members will be able to access a wider array of information, programs and services. Through this affiliation the Electrical Association of Manitoba will now be able to appoint a representative to the National Board of CECA.
The Canadian Electrical Contractors Association is a Federation of provincial and territorial electrical contractor groups that represents electrical contractors at the national level.
CECA represents the interests of more than 8000 electrical contractors across Canada who generate over $5 billion in revenues and who directly employ 70,000 persons.
More information to follow...
YES! Winnipeg is a largely private-sector led business development team. An initiative within Economic Development Winnipeg, YES! Winnipeg actively assists in the creation and retention of jobs by maintaining relationships with Winnipeg's business leaders, suppliers, investors, and consultants in all sectors. By leveraging our extensive network, your business initiatives will be fast-tracked to success.
Our mission is to grow and strengthen Winnipeg's economy by assisting in the creation of new jobs and investments through proactively attracting new businesses to our city, helping local businesses to expand, and entrepreneurs to launch new ventures.
Our Business Development Professionals will work directly with your organization to get you the information and connections you need to build or expand your presence in Winnipeg. Need information on Winnipeg's business climate? Want access to financial or capital investors? Looking for new customers or suppliers? Need a suitable location or access to talented employees? Need help navigating government agencies and programs? We can facilitate introductions to the right people for your project.
Our team focuses on key industries within Manitoba, and provides our services free of charge.
If you or someone you know might benefit from our services, please contact:
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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 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.
Thomson Training Solutions
This course prepares you to challenge the "M" license. You must be pre-approved by the Department of Labour, Mechanical & Engineering Branch to gain acceptance into the course. To successfully challenge the Exam,
Thomson Training Solutions has
developed a 25 hour course to help
you understand the Electrical Theory & Code,
Manitoba Building Code,
Standards and Regulations,
Common Safety practices;
Structured cabling systems,
Pulling cable and cable termination
Practices and other related topics.
From planes to power to pork, Manitoba has a lot to gain from the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, according to Canada's International Trade Minister Ed Fast.
"The aerospace industry, which is quite strong in Winnipeg, they are manufacturing leading-edge products for the world marketplace, and we're eliminating tariffs on those," said Fast recently.
The Manitoba government revealed recently that it is launching the first wave of road improvements funded by the Trucking Productivity Improvement Fund, which is based on fees collected from companies that transport overweight cargo on provincial roads.
"Through this important partnership, the province is repairing the roads that companies use to haul loads above weight limits to improve their productivity," said Premier Greg Selinger.
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The stakeholders involved in Manitoba Hydro's Keeyask mega-dam project in northern Manitoba recently held a meeting to discuss ongoing employment issues. "In some job classifications, particularly in lower paid positions such as custodial staff and catering, the turnover is as high as 20 per cent," reported Sudhir Sandhu, the CEO of the Allied Hydro Council of Manitoba, an umbrella organization representing 13 labour unions covered by the Burntwood Nelson Agreement.
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Plans for an underpass at Marion and Archibald may have to be scrapped because of money.
The cost of the project has skyrocketed to at least $250 million, according to St. Boniface councillor Matt Allard.
He says that's just too much.
"That number could even double, so it could be half a billion dollars," he says.
Allard says the project has simply become too big. The original cost estimate was closer to $70 million dollars before city staff settled on this design.
If it's built, a proposed solar project near Carmangay would be the largest in Western Canada.
EDF En Canada, co-owners of the Blackspring Ridge wind farm near the village, hosted an open house for the solar project recently at Carmangay's curling rink.
"This particular area has the best solar resource in Canada," said EDF spokesman David Warner during an interview with the Advocate at the open house.
Earlier this year, Canada became one of seven countries with more than 10,000 megawatts of installed wind power capacity. Marking the milestone when they met in Toronto recently, industry leaders also agreed the growing cost competitiveness of wind energy "has set the stage for the next 10,000 megawatts."
"Government, policy-makers and utilities of today are looking to balance cost-effective electricity supply with growing pressure to clean up their power grids and diversify their generation mix," Jean-Francois Nolet, the Canadian Wind Energy Association's vice-president of policy and communications, said.
Provincial carbon pricing programs can both slash emissions and drive economic growth towards a greener future if managed correctly, according to experts. Despite some federal Conservatives' social media posts claiming that a carbon tax would have negative impact, carbon pricing plans would have little impact on the economy in the short term and positive effects in the longer term, according to experts.
"B.C. has shown that you're not going to hurt the economy if you move ahead with this policy and do it right," said Dale Beugin, research director at Canada's Ecofiscal Commission.
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