Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Apr 2, 2017

Economy Total spending on new housing construction increased 8.7% year over year to $4.0 billion in January. Six provinces posted increases, led by Ontario and British Columbia. Nationally, investment increased for every dwelling type.

January was the fourth consecutive month with all dwelling types showing a year-over-year rise.

Nationally, the increase resulted mostly from greater spending on single-family homes, followed distantly by apartment and apartment-condominium buildings, row houses and semi-detached homes.

Investment in single-family homes was up 12.1% to $2.1 billion. Seven provinces posted gains, led by Ontario, with British Columbia and Quebec coming a distant second and third. The increase was moderated by lower investment in Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick.

Spending on apartment and apartment-condominium buildings was up 4.6% to $1.4 billion. Gains in British Columbia, Ontario and New Brunswick more than offset declines in seven provinces, led by Alberta.

Investment in row house construction rose 8.7% to $388 million, with Ontario contributing most to the gain. Spending on semi-detached dwellings increased 3.8% to $175 million, largely attributable to gains in Quebec, Alberta and Nova Scotia.

Ontario and British Columbia lead YOY increases, while Alberta posts greatest decline

Provincially, Ontario reported the largest year-over-year increase in investment, up 18.5% to $1.8 billion. The rise was led by single-family homes, up 21.4% to $983 million, followed by apartment and apartment-condominium buildings, up 13.9% to $524 million. Spending on row houses also increased, up 22.3% to $219 million. Conversely, investment in construction of semi-detached homes fell in Ontario, down 1.6% to $45 million, the first year-over-year decline since April 2016.

In British Columbia, investment increased 23.8% to $866 million. The gain was led by greater spending on construction of apartment and apartment-condominium buildings, up 43.4% to $413 million. Higher spending on single-family home and row house construction also contributed to the increase.

Alberta registered the greatest decline in investment, with spending falling 19.0% to $560 million. The decrease resulted mostly from lower investment in the construction of apartment and apartment-condominium buildings, down 41.9% to $113 million.

Source: Statistics Canada, http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170321/dq170321c-eng.htm.

 

primi sui motori con e-max

Changing Scene

  • Prev
Global wave energy inventories have shown that Vancouver Island’s west coast is one of the ...
“The EV Discovery Centre will serve as an EV hub for consumers throughout Ontario and for ...
In early May 20 participants from Indigenous communities across Canada recently met in Richibucto, ...
The Electricity Distributors Association and its member companies have launched the Ontario ...
An installation of more than 2,200 Philips Color Kinetics iColor Accent MX Powercore programmable ...
Manitoba’s minister of growth, enterprise and trade is keen to promote east-west power ...
Lumenpulse luminaires are lighting the Jacques Cartier Bridge and a series of iconic Montreal ...
This month the first of two high-voltage power transmission cables that will enable the ...
Alectra Utilities recently presented a Hamilton, Ontario retirement and long-term care residence ...
Silicon Energy flat plate photovoltaic modules that bear an Intertek Certification Mark for Canada ...

Emera

This month the first of two high-voltage power transmission cables that will enable the transmission of clean, renewable and reliable electricity from Newfoundland and Labrador to Nova Scotia was successfully anchored at Point Anconi, NS.

The cables are the longest in North America, and will link Newfoundland to the North American transmission system for the first time

Read More

 



Tools for the Trade

  • Prev
  Brady introduces three labelling solutions for equipment, rating plates, circuit boards, ...
  Acklands Grainger’s Portable Wire Spool Cart has 4 wire spool bars for numerous ...
  The 1630-2 FC clamp measures earth ground loop resistances for multi-grounded systems ...
  The Brady BMP 21-Plus Label maker is a versatile and ready to go label Printer that is ...
  The Brady BMP 61 Label Printer is designed for quick and efficient identification of ...
  Ilsco has introduced and upgrade to its Taskmaster 3-in-1 battery powered tool system. ...
    Southwire’s 5-N-1 Multi Tool Pliers are ideal for all electricians ...

Product News

  • Prev
  The Samsung Smart Sensor Module (SSM) incorporates radar technology and provides high ...
  SLD’s LaserLight SMD utilizes proprietary and patented semi-polar GaN laser diodes, ...
  Multiple luminaires combined with artistically styled poles add visual interest to ...
  Lutron myRoom is a family of guestroom systems for light, temperature and shade control. ...
  Zumbotel’s Craft High-Bay Lights are ideal for industrial applications and ...
  Dynamic LED enabled tunable white system for luminous surfaces that provides constant ...
  The Mode Split Outdoor LED flood/accent path light from Tech Lighting features a ...
  NOD was designed by the young Japanese designer Daisuke Kitagawa; its refined ...
  The Philips Bodine is delivered in one compact case and driver compatibility in your ...
  Dynamic natural sunlight spectrum throughout the day, syncs to local sunrise and sunset ...

Cooledge

Cooledge Lighitng Tile Premium Tunable White Dynamic LED enabled tunable white system for luminous surfaces that provides constant lumens at all CCTs and dim levels. Create luminous ceilings, feature walls, and large graphic displays with Cooledge TILE Interior lighting systems. Features: - Three choices of constant lumen output ensure consistent highly calibrated illumination - Color consistency of typically 2 SDCM between TILEs meets stringent requirements for large area installations

Read more: Cooledge Lighitng. . .

 

 

 



Peers & Profiles

  • Prev
  Most of us have a difficult enough time managing one job and a home life. However, some ...
  Since 2012 Barnstormer has advanced the abilities of their brewery with the installation ...
  Electrical Industry Canada was recently given the unique opportunity to see ...
  Vickery Electric has been providing electrical services to the Whitby area since 1923, ...
Safety standards in the electrical industry are constantly evolving, which requires that ...
Newman Electric was founded in 1995 and has established itself as a leading electrical contractor ...
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced ...
New York City’s Queens-Midtown tunnel is the latest lighting project to be undertaken by ...
Aesthetics, design, flair, anchored in his community, these are words easily associated with ...
Jason Prevost is National Chair of Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)’s Young Professionals ...

Vickery Electric

As Canada’s oldest family owned electrical contractor Vickery Electric has a unique history. During the Depression Vickery Electric was approached by the local public utility to install the original street lighting system in downtown Whitby, Ontario. The project centered on creating jobs for individuals displaced by the Depression and to create a safer downtown environment. Nearly a century late Vickery continues to service the local Whitby area.

 

Read more: Vickery Electric...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copper $US Dollar price per pound

Kerrwil Publications

538 Elizabeth Street, Midland,Ontario, Canada L4R2A3 +1 705 527 7666
2016 All rights reserved

Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy (effective 1.1.2016)
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Kerrwil