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Province consults Manitobans on Power Smart programs
Brandon Sun
Municipal Government Minister Stan Struthers, the lead minister for Manitoba Hydro, wants you to help Manitoba Hydro improve its Power Smart energy conservation program. "As Manitoba's population and economy continue to grow, we need a responsible and balanced approach to meet our growing demand for power," Struthers said recently. "Ensuring we have reliable power and keeping rates among the lowest on the continent requires building more hydro generation while strengthening initiatives like Power Smart that conserve electricity."
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Prairie provinces expected to quicken Canada's economic growth
The Globe and Mail
Canada's economy has likely firmed — thanks to solid domestic demand — after lacklustre growth through the first half of the year. A report on gross domestic product out shortly is expected to show third-quarter economic activity quickened to an annual 2.5 per cent pace after growth of 1.7 per cent and 2.2 per cent, respectively, in the previous two quarters.
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SaskPower overhauling power grid
The Leader-Post
Saskatchewan's aging power grid needs a major overhaul over the next decade to ensure a reliable supply of power, president and CEO of SaskPower Robert Watson says. "We know there is a problem with the grid, and know we have to make it better and more reliable, but it's not going to happen overnight," Watson said. The biggest challenges in maintaining grid infrastructure is simply the massive geographic size of the province.
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Solar farm places Canada in elite club
The StarPhoenix
Who doesn't crave a little sunshine, especially this time of year? Certainly those involved in building Canada's biggest solar project to date, and what will be one of the largest solar power generation farms in North America do. Unveiled recently as part of what's called the Grand Renewable Solar Project in Haldimand County on the north shores of Lake Erie and along the Grand River, the farm, when up and running in the spring of 2015, will produce 100 megawatts of energy a year.
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On target in Winnipeg
Journal of Commerce
A new $23 million structure will be the new home of the Target retail chain in Winnipeg, MB. Stantec Architecture designed the structure, with Bird Construction Company as the general contractor on the project. The electrical contractor is McCaine Electric and the structural steel contractor is Abesco.
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Take a closer look: Shape-shifting trees near power lines
Maclean's
Five years ago, photographer Danny Custodio moved to St. Catharines, ON, and began to notice "bizarre configurations in the landscape" — trees cut to accommodate power lines overhead. "There was something sombre about them," he says, "how they were manicured to live in these strange compositions." He started taking pictures of them.

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Peter Bernatsky elected President
MEL
Peter Bernatsky was elected 2014 President of the Manitoba Electrical League at the association's Annual General Meeting and Gala evening, November 16th in Winnipeg. Peter is currently Managing Partner of Advance Pro. Peter holds a Master's Degree in Political Science/Economics from the University of Manitoba and joined Advance in 1996. In his remarks, he indicated that there are four key areas that the association must address...

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Executive and Board of Directors 2014
MEL
The following is the Manitoba Electrical League Executive Committee and Board of Directors for 2014. Committee chairs will be appointed in the near future.

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Earth tubes: Energy-saving cost-cutters of the future
Huffington Post Canada
Geothermal energy isn't just about Iceland, volcanoes, lava and journeys to the centre of the earth. The vast majority of geothermal projects aren't about tapping the fiery, red-hot core of the earth, but taking advantage of the relatively constant temperature of the ground below the frost line. The ground beneath our feet is as constant as death or taxes; it's almost always between four to six degrees Celsius.
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University of Winnipeg unveils plan for $27 million residence
CBC News
Downtown Winnipeg is getting a new, $27 million apartment building with units ranging from premium to low-income suites. The 14-storey, 102-suite complex — a partnership between the University of Winnipeg and government of Manitoba — is set to go up near the corner of Portage Avenue and Memorial Boulevard. Forty-six apartments will have affordable rents for lower-income people, with 32 of those being offered on a "rent-geared-to-income basis," according to the U of W.
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Ontario to ban coal-fired electricity generation
CTV News
Ontario could soon become the first place in North America to snuff out coal-fired electricity generation for good, Premier Kathleen Wynne said recently. The minority Liberals plan to introduce legislation that, if passed, would ensure no Ontario generating station ever burns coal again once it's eliminated in 2014. Ontario's Nanticoke generating station — the largest coal-burning plant in North America — is slated to close soon.
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LED light emitting carpets are so much cooler than non-LED ones
DVice
Carpets are great until you have to whip out the old vacuum and clean up all the dirt and stuff that gets stuck in there. Carpets don't exactly need re-inventing. The shaggy floor covers are laid down and just sit there, not doing anything. Two companies want to change that and make those boring carpets actually useful by embedding LEDs in them.
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