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CEThe CE mark is applied to products by a manufacturer to indicate a supplier declaration that the product, intended to be sold in the European Economic Area (EEA), complies with the relevant European directives. For an electrical product, it

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Wiring MethodIn our continuation with exploring the upcoming changes to the 2015 Edition Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code), Section 12, Wiring Methods, will see some extensive updates to the rules, the tables referenced by those rules and the Appendix B notes

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IdealPurchase one Ideal Barrel or four Stubbys of Ideal Can-Twist,CWT’s, or Ideal WireNut wire connectors from a participating distributor between now and April 18, 2014, and you’ll receive an IDAPT i3p Power Station — but only while quantities last.

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ChargepointChargePoint, which currently operates a network of more than 20,000 public charging stations in the U.S., has entered the residential market ChargePoint Home — a smart, attractive, tablet-sized charger unveiled at the International Consumer

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Charles CipollaElectro-Federation Canada (EFC) presented its 2014 Industry Recognition Award to Charles A. Cipolla during the EFC’s Annual General Meeting on April 16. With a stellar career in the electrical industry, Cipolla continues in senior roles as Chair,

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Albert GalaThe Alberta Electrical League is holding its first Gala Event Night this September, and with award-winning country star Charlie Major as the night’s entertainment, it looks to be one heck of a good time. Supported by the Electro-Federation Canada,

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GrimardFounded in 1944 by Joseph-Henri and Gabrielle Grimard as J.-H. Grimard entrepreneur électricien, this Chicoutimi-based family business now comprises almost 100 engineers and technicians, project managers, designers, programmers, drafters, and

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In Line HeatersCirculation heaters (also called inline heaters) are designed for indirect heating. One important application of circulation heaters is to heat clean water

Cisco

A new partnership between Cisco Canada and Schneider Electric will create opportunities to develop smart buildings and communities across Canada, and have a positive impact on the environment by improving energy efficiency, according to a blog

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CISCO

Toronto has been selected as one of four global locations for a Cisco Internet of Everything (IoE) innovation centre, representing a planned investment of up to $100 million over 10 years. Cisco will also create centres in South Korea, Brazil and

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ClassifyingInspectors who review drawings and inspect installations in areas where flammable gases and vapours are or could be present require a good understanding of the extent of those areas as defined within the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1 (CE Code).

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EFCJoin industry members from across the province for a full day of golf, socializing and relationship-building. Location: Nobleton Lakes Golf Club, Nobleton, ON.

Canadian Electrical CodeAdopting the Canadian Electrical Code and regulations pertaining to public safety is the responsibility of the provincial and territorial governments. Among the many regulations that provincial legislation mandates are those pertaining to which codes

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The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has announce it has accredited the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) as a standards development organization (SDO). 

SCCColin Clark, Chief Technical Officer of Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, has been appointed to the Standards Council of Canada’s governing council for a term of four years.
“Mr. Clark has significant experience leading organizations both within Canada and

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David CollieDavid Collie, president and CEO, Electrical Safety Authority, will be the guest speaker at the Ontario Energy Network’s Industry Networking Luncheon on September 11.

CSA CodesThe 2015 Canadian Electrical Code has a number of important updates and changes you’ll want to know to keep your business running compliant. Enter CSA with a series of two-day lectures.

NESC100 Infograph

An eight month commentary period prior to the publication of the 2017 Edition of National Electric Safety Code starts in September. 

Economy PermitContractors took out building permits worth $7.1 billion in December, up 7.7% from November. This followed a 13.6% decline the previous month. The increase in December resulted mostly from higher construction intentions in the non-residential

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Global ForecastsDistributed energy storage is one of the fastest-growing markets for energy storage globally. In particular, residential and commercial energy storage have far exceeded industry expectations for growth and market volume in 2014 and are poised grow

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ampacitiesSizing conductors as per the Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code) has been a necessary skill requirement for electricians, designers and engineers for as long as I can remember...

 

 

 

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Energy Conservation agreementThe Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) of Ontario is pleased to announce that all of its approximately 70 utility members have now signed Energy Conservation Agreements (ECAs) with the province’s Independent Electricity System Operator. In them,

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Bill BryansThe Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is proposing an increase to wiring services fees, spread across two-years, averaging 2.65% per year. The public consultation on the increase begins July 18. 

Consulting EngineeringSome of Ontario’s top engineering firms will be recognized for excellence on projects they’ve recently completed at home and abroad at Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO)’s upcoming 2014 awards gala. A total of 36 nominated firms are vying for 12

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Consumer ElectronicsConsumer Electronic Marketers of Canada has been working for some time to lobby and advocate on behalf of car mobile audio members who have long wanted HD radio programming in Canada. The industry is seeking a solution to bring more value to

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Contemporary Luminaire with Historical InspirationPeerless Electric’s new Architectural Rebell LED luminaire combines functionality and energy savings with timeless elegance. The sleek design with vertical perforations is inspired by the ageless beauty of cathedral bells. The housing is injected

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Work Without License

A Hamilton, ON electrical contractor has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and $6,250 in fines for performing electrical work illegally and violating Ontario College of Trade requirements. This marks the first time a jail sentence has been handed

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Illegal Electrical WorkContractor Gino Macchi was recently convicted and fined $3,750 in a Thunder Bay, ON court for performing electrical work without an electrical contractor’s licence.

 

 

 

 

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GB AgenciesTo his new position Pilbeam brings 18 years experience in the electrical industry, most recently as branch manager for a large, international electrical distributor, and a comprehensive network of contacts and relationships at the local, national and

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Electricians Provide Assistance in TD Centre's 50th Anniversary Illumination Project

Contractors Guild, Ainsworth, Symtech, Plan and ACML donated their services to temporarily reconfigure the buildings' automated lighting systems, while a crew of staff and volunteers worked to open and close blinds on over 6,000 windows across the TD Centre's five towers to create the message "Less is more or" in 100-foot-tall lights.

A media statement called it the largest public art project of its kind undertaken anywhere in the world.

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CSA

 

By William (Bill) Burr

In this article: Section 56 — Optical fibre cables. Section 56 is a supplementary or amendatory section of the code and applies to the installation of optical fibre cables in conjunction with all other electrical systems. Rule 56-002 provides a special terminology definition for an Optical Fibre Cable — a cable consisting of one or more optical fibres that transmits modulated light for the purpose of control, signalling or communications.

Rule 56-102 outlines that there are three types of optical fibre cables.



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 Gordon MacDonald is a cheerful, driven individual who loves to be challenged, a trait that suits him well as a lighting specialist overseeing retrofit projects for Rexel in New Brunswick and P.E.I. He also has had a unique introduction to the field he now works in. 

Gordon was born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick and has lived there for most of his life. He has an incredibly busy home life that extends to his children, stepchildren and grandchildren. Beyond family life he enjoys “playing guitar and piano, going target shooting, cooking BBQ, trying new foods and learning new things.”

How One Hospital Is Improving Patient Care with Advanced Analytics Demand for healthcare is outstripping capacity, but Toronto’s Humber River Hospital has a solution: a digital Command Centre powered by GE’s Wall of Analytics. As populations grow and age, many hospitals are being stretched past their limits. Rather than apply temporary or partial fixes to address the challenges that underlie this busy, acute care hospital, Toronto’s Humber River Hospital has chosen to implement a holistic, state-of-the-art hospital command centre that will enable it to achieve radical gains in quality and efficiency.

The hospital partnered with GE Healthcare Partners to conceive, design and build the new 4,500 square-foot command centre, a cornerstone of which will be GE’s Wall of Analytics that processes real-time data from multiple source systems across the hospital.

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