The Role of CSA Codes & Standards in Adapting to a Changing Climate
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The Role of CSA Codes & Standards in Adapting to a Changing Climate

November 23, 2022 By Blake Marchand This article is a discussion with Michael Wilson, Director, Electrical, CSA Group, where we take a closer look at recent changes to CSA C22.3 NO. 1:20 Overhead Systems and CSA C22.3 NO. 7:20 Underground Systems, which as Wilson mentions, were updated in January 2022. Climate change is no doubt…

LEDVANCE “You Deserve Better” Contest for Electrical Contractors: Deadline November 30th
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LEDVANCE “You Deserve Better” Contest for Electrical Contractors: Deadline November 30th

November 21, 2022 Electrical contractors, after all you’ve been through these past two years of crisis and chaos, you deserve better! That’s why LEDVANCE LLC, the maker of LEDVANCE® and SYLVANIA® General Lighting in the US and Canada, is launching its “You Deserve Better” contest for electrical contractors to help make things better! There are…

Schneider Electric Named to TIME’s List of Best Inventions of 2022 
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Schneider Electric Named to TIME’s List of Best Inventions of 2022 

November 11, 2022  Schneider Electric along with Footprint Project have announced their work to develop and deploy mobile, cloud-connected microgrids for disaster relief was named to TIME’s List of Best Inventions of 2022 which features “200 extraordinary innovations changing our lives.”  In the wake of extreme weather disasters, the collective teams developed rapidly deployable clean energy microgrids for impacted…

Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, 25th Edition –Section 74
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Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, 25th Edition –Section 74

By William (Bill) Burr The Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem quite daunting to quickly find the information you need. This series of articles provides a guide to help users find their way through this critical document. This is not intended to replace the notes in Appendix B or the explanations of…

Pathways to Net-Zero: Electrification and Transitioning to a Electricity-Based Economy
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Pathways to Net-Zero: Electrification and Transitioning to a Electricity-Based Economy

This article stems from the discussion at Nexans’ Change the Current event hosted this past month at the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, focusing on the presentation by Dr. Bruce Lourie, a policy expert and best selling author. The theme of the discussion was electrification, clean energy, and achieving net-zero-carbon in Canada and what an electrified future means practically. 

 

 

Deborah Cahill First Woman Inducted into ECABC Hall of Fame
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Deborah Cahill First Woman Inducted into ECABC Hall of Fame

 

On Thursday, September 29th, ECABC celebrated its 70th Annual General Meeting at the beautiful Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria. During the evening ceremonies, Deborah Cahill—who served as the Association’s President for 14 years from 2008-2022—was surprised with an induction into the ECABC Hall of Fame, the greatest honour the Association can bestow upon its members.

 

 

CAF-FCA Launches Enhanced Program under Canadian Apprenticeship Service
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CAF-FCA Launches Enhanced Program under Canadian Apprenticeship Service

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) and its partners – the Canadian Construction Association, Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board, Apprenticesearch.com, BuildForce Canada and SkillPlan launched their Canadian Apprenticeship Service program, are distributing grants to employers who hire Level one apprentices.