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2015 Ride for Kids
EAM
The Ride for Kids is fast approaching and will be held Friday, February 6th, 2015. Following is the link for the complete registration and information package. This event is limited to the first 150 registrants.
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2015 Manitoba Electrical Expo is charged up and ready to put a charge into the Electrical industry
EAM
For over 20 years, the Manitoba Electrical industry was serviced and monitored by the Manitoba Electrical League. While not satisfied with the status quo and having experienced some decline in membership, the organization recognized that significant change was necessary. New, progressive ideas were required to stimulate and help advance the organization and promote the industry. The economy has changed and the technology that makes up our industry is constantly changing, as are the rules that control our every effort.
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Line Locator Seminar
LineSTAR Utility Supply
February 2nd, Winnipeg, MB
Holiday Inn Airport — Polo Park
1740 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg

February 3rd, Brandon, MB
Canad Inn Destination Centre
1125 18th Street, Brandon

Locating in today's complex and congested environment has never been more difficult or necessary. This comprehensive program covers the full spectrum of what locate staff needs to know to get the job done safely, accurately and with confidence. Join us for a day and we'll help make you and your crew better locators, explaining and solving many of the dilemmas, mysteries and myths that locators face every day.

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Pre-order 2015 CSA Code books from EAM
EAM
The 2015 CSA Code book will be coming out in early January. There are more changes to the code this time than in the 2012 version. Pre-order your book(s) now through the Electrical Association of Manitoba. To place your order, call 204-783-4125 or fax 204-783-4216.

EAM member pricing is $185.00 per book plus GST, a total of $194.25.

Non-member pricing is $200.00 plus GST, a total of $210.00.

You are helping to support the EAM with your purchase.

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Federal agency approves power line from Manitoba
Duluth News Tribune
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a construction agreement for Minnesota Power's proposed Great Northern transmission line from Manitoba to Grand Rapids. Minnesota Power wants to build the 220-mile line to carry electricity from a northern Manitoba hydroelectric dam now under construction to the Blackberry substation east of Grand Rapids.
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Why western Canada has more money, jobs and security than the east
Huffington Post
When Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa announced a budget update and a revised, lower forecast for provincial economic growth, it was yet another piece of evidence that Ontario's economy is sluggish. But Ontario's problems run deeper than just one fiscal update from one finance minister. Ontario, and Quebec for that matter, are both flashing red light economic warnings, mimicking the historic and well-known economic malaise in Atlantic Canada on a variety of telling statistics.
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Highest electricity rates in North America
Inside Belleville
The Liberals claim Ontario's hydro rates are competitive but they remain the highest in North America. I am going to give you a few examples of hydro rates from British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec. In B.C., their price is 10 cents per kWh and their only service fee is $6.81 cents. In Manitoba, their price is 7.1 cents per kWh and their only service fee is $7.38 cents. Quebec's hydro prices are about the same as Manitoba prices.

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Hydro, Métis sign $20 million deal
Winnipeg Free Press
The province's Métis have signed a $20 million deal to fund ongoing talks between the Manitoba Métis Federation and Manitoba Hydro over impacts related to Bipole III and other developments from Keeyask to Conawapa. MMF president David Chartrand confirmed the agreement in a phone interview recently, during which he outlined the intent and terms it contained.

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First Nation sues Manitoba Hydro over Bipole III transmission project
Sun News Network
Sapotoweyak Cree Nation is suing Manitoba Hydro because it says the utility owes it $80,000 to study how the massive Bipole III power transmission project would affect the reserve. The band, located about 600 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, claims it made a $169,000 agreement with Manitoba Hydro in late 2011 to pay for the study, but is still waiting almost half the money.

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Manitoba Tories: It's not too late to reverse course on Bipole
CBC News
Manitoba's opposition Progressive Conservatives say Manitoba Hydro is the province's gem, but questions about the shelved Conawapa dam and the millions already spent on a proposed transmission line are darkening its shine. The Tories said they asked for a line-by-line break-down of the $400 million the government spent on the Conawapa dam before suspending the project last summer.
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Manitoba projecting higher deficit than expected
Global News
The Manitoba government has announced a higher-than-expected deficit, raising more questions about its promise to balance its books by 2016. The province's second-quarter update says the deficit for the fiscal year that ends in March is now forecast to be $402 million — $45 million higher than set out in the spring budget. The NDP has been running deficits since 2009 and originally promised to be back in the black by 2014-2015. Two years ago, the target was pushed back to 2016-2017.
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City set to clear restrictions for Saskatoon's tallest building
CBC News
A developer with an ambitious plan for downtown Saskatoon may get the green light it needs today to move forward with a new signature high rise building. North Prairie Developments wants to build what may prove to be the tallest building in the province, reaching more than 100 metres into the sky. First, it'll need the permission of the City of Saskatoon.
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Residential and non-residential permits decline in October
Winnipeg Free Press
There were fewer new building permits issued in Manitoba in October than in the previous month, newly released Statistics Canada figures show. The agency said there were $189.5 million worth of residential and non-residential permits issued in the province in October. That was a decline of 16 per cent from September's total of $225.6 million, and was also down 31.3 per cent from a year earlier, when $275.8 million worth of permits were issued.
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Electrician rallies friends, strangers to help Quebec family after devastating fire
CTV News
A family in Quebec has received the best Christmas gift they could have imagined, after a nightmarish beginning to their holiday season. Jacques Corbeil and Chantal Clement lost their Châteauguay, QC house in a fire on Monday morning. Without insurance, they faced the difficult prospect of covering the cost of rebuilding their home, but a local electrician has come to their rescue. "I said 'you know what, I don't know what I'll do for you but at this point you have free electricity and I'm going to try to build your house,'" said Michel Enault.
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SprayLD coats various surfaces with energy-producing solar cells
CBC News
In the next decade, people may be able to convert almost any surface into a solar power generator. Scientists have built a device that can spray on solar cells, the first step toward quickly and easily coating variously shaped objects that could range from airplane wings and road surfaces to the roof of your house. "My dream is that you could have a couple of technicians with Ghostbuster backpacks show up at your house and spray paint your roof," says Illan Kramer, a University of Toronto and IBM researcher.
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