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Project Management Fundamentals & Project Management Planning and Estimating
MEL
Red River College and the Manitoba Electrical League are pleased to offer training in Project Management Fundamentals and Project Management Planning and Estimating. Learn to deliver projects on time and on budget in a variety of environments by studying a range of relevant subjects, including project planning, communication management, risk, quality control and team building. These courses, although not exclusive to the electrical industry, are generic and have a broad application to different business environments.
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It's Bonspiel time again!
MEL
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 8:30 A.M.
M.E.L. Annual Bonspiel
Heather Curling Club 132 Youville St.

For only $80.00 per person (GST included) / non-members $95.00 per person (GST Included), you get:
• 3 Six-end games — 7:30 breakfast, lunch at noon
• Your entry into the Turkey Shoot, which gives everyone a chance at a $100.00 cash
• Tons of other prizes

Get your entry in soon. Only the first 16 prepaid, registered teams will be accepted.

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5th Annual Ride For Kids
MEL
The Manitoba Electrical League invites you to attend the 5th Annual MEL Snowmobile Ride for Kids. Come out and enjoy a fun ride along with your fellow Sledheads in the industry in supporting an amazing cause. This year we will be raising funds to help grant the wish of little three year-old boy Fabrice.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
Nesco Canada

NESCO is a Canadian Corporation that manufactures and distributes electrical conduits and fittings to Electrical Wholesalers across Canada. Our manufacturing, warehouse and distribution facility in Brampton, Ontario is close to major transportation routes eastbound, westbound, and all points within Ontario.
 


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Manitobans break energy-use record
Winnipeg Free Press
We used more electricity than ever before during the recent cold snap — but that shouldn't be a surprise. Manitoba Hydro spokesman Glenn Schneider said recently the province broke a record for energy consumption. He said on Manitoba reached an all-time peak level of electricity use of 4,547 megawatts. The previous record was 4,535 MW.
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Federal ban ignites rush on old-style light bulbs
CBC News
Some Winnipeggers are stocking up on standard light bulbs after a federal ban went into effect recently. The ban, aimed at improving efficiency, means light bulb manufacturers can no longer supply the Canadian market with 75-watt and 100-watt incandescent bulbs. Retailers, however, can sell whatever stock they have left. The 40-watt and 60-watt incandescent bulbs have one more year before they are added to the banned list.
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Deep freeze puts chill on outdoor workers in Winnipeg
CBC News
Winnipeg's freezing cold temperatures are persisting, making it difficult for those who work outdoors. Myles Rothman directs traffic at a construction site in downtown Winnipeg. "I'm out here for nine or 10 hours," he said. "I do a lot of walking and pacing." Rothman wears a ski mask and multiple layers of clothing, but it's not enough to keep him warm the entire shift. And he's not alone.

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The future of carbon capture strategy in Canada
Canadian Manufacturing
A paradigm shift is underway in the arena of greenhouse gas emissions. Once considered to be only a waste product — and the cause of many negative effects of climate change — greenhouse gases are now seen as a valuable resource. Over the last few years, interest in carbon capture, storage and utilization has grown significantly, and innovative strategies are now in development.

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Bold concept for pumphouse may enhance strong appeal of Exchange
Winnipeg Free Press
Imagine a Winnipeg that could build the Union Bank Tower, Canada's first skyscraper, the nation's tallest building, crowned with the British Commonwealth's highest flagpole. Imagine a Winnipeg that could have more construction in a single year than Toronto and Montreal combined. The Winnipeg of 1904 optimistically pushed skyward with every new building.

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Report: Canada a leader in 'stable construction'
Daily Commercial News
Construction workloads will remain stable in 2014 as major energy, resource, infrastructure and commercial projects will counterbalance reduced residential activity, concludes BTY Group's Market Intelligence Report for the fourth quarter of 2013. "We're seeing Canada as being the leader in the provision of stable construction," said Darren Cash, senior cost consultant at BTY Group.
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Manitoba Hydro workers back from helping storm-hit Ontario
Global News
The 42 Manitoba Hydro workers who spent Christmas in Ontario are home again. The crew of line men left Winnipeg for Toronto on Christmas Eve. They volunteered to work in Ontario over Christmas to help the area recover from an ice storm that cut power to more than 600,000 people the weekend before Christmas.
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24-storey tower OK'd for old Winnipeg pumphouse
CBC News
A city of Winnipeg committee has approved a developer's plan to build a 24-storey apartment complex over the decommissioned James Avenue pumping station. The city's downtown development committee OK'd the project recently, after hearing from several people opposed to it. The turn-of-the-century pumping station, built in 1906, fed one of only two high-pressure firefighting systems in North America when it was in operation. It has been shut down since the mid-1980s.
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From journeyman to CEO: Learning a trade is natural for setting up business
Financial Post
While job opportunities abound in skilled trades, young people should know their careers aren't bound by becoming a certified journeyman. Management and entrepreneurship are well within reach. Perhaps no one knows this more than Donald Oboroswky, who started out as a carpenter and opened his first company, Waiward Steel Fabricators, at the age of 22. The company is now the largest steel provider to the Alberta oil sands project with more than 600 employees.
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Fusion about to burst upon us, but will Canada be in research loop?
Edmonton Journal
After decades of promise and many billions of research dollars, the buzz is becoming overwhelming in the heady world of physics and fusion research. Scientists in California are close to achieving the first "burn" of a hydrogen fuel pellet that — within a year or two — will likely prove to the world the process that powers the sun can technically become Earth's future source of inexhaustible energy.
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Can we turn unwanted carbon dioxide into electricity?
Renewable Energy World
Researchers are developing a new kind of geothermal power plant that will lock away unwanted carbon dioxide underground — and use it as a tool to boost electric power generation by at least 10 times compared to existing geothermal energy approaches. The technology to implement this design already exists in different industries, so the researchers are optimistic that their new approach could expand the use of geothermal energy in the U.S.
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