Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1[i], 26th Edition– A Road Map: Section 0 and Section 2
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Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1[i], 26th Edition– A Road Map: Section 0 and Section 2

December 11, 2023 By William (Bill) Burr[i] The 26th Edition of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1 (CSA C21-1:24) will be published and available in March 2024. To pre-order a copy go to https://www.csagroup.org/store/. The Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem quite daunting to find the information you need quickly. This series…

Saskatchewan Building Permit Growth Continues to Lead Nation

December 10, 2023 Saskatchewan Leads This Month With 45.6 Per Cent in Year-Over-Year Growth Statistics Canada released October 2023 numbers on the value of building permits, with Saskatchewan jumping 45.6 per cent compared to October 2022 (seasonally adjusted). Saskatchewan ranked second among provinces. The total value of building permits in Saskatchewan was $204 million in…

IDEAL Canada Wraps up Eighth Season of Battle of the Schools

IDEAL Canada Wraps up Eighth Season of Battle of the Schools

This year, IDEAL Canada is celebrating 60 years of manufacturing in Canada. In the spirit of celebration, the company has given apprentices across the country another chance to show off their talents and celebrate their skills as burgeoning electricians with the Battle of the Schools. IDEAL awarded over $25,000 in cash in prizes to apprentices…

Ontario EV ChargeON Program Accepting Applications until January 31, 2024

Ontario EV ChargeON Program Accepting Applications until January 31, 2024

November 29, 2023 The province is accepting applications for the EV ChargeON program to build publicly accessible charging stations in communities with less than 170,000 people, as well as in any Indigenous community in Ontario. Eligible applicants include businesses, not-for-profit corporations, municipalities, Indigenous businesses, organizations and communities, and broader public sector organizations like hospitals and…

Sonepar Partners with Design de Plume on Land Acknowledgement

Sonepar Partners with Design de Plume on Land Acknowledgement

November 24, 2023 Sonepar Canada announced on its LinkedIn page that it has partnered with a women-led, indigenous-owned design team,  Design de Plume Inc. to create a four-piece art collection to acknowledge the land that their head offices are built upon. “At Sonepar, we are committed to fostering a trusted partnership with Indigenous communities across Canada….

September Building Permits: Housing Intentions in B.C. Lead Overall Gains in Residential Sector

September Building Permits: Housing Intentions in B.C. Lead Overall Gains in Residential Sector

November 20, 2023 The total monthly value of building permits in Canada decreased 6.5% in September to $11.2 billion, with most of the drop attributed to the monthly decline in the institutional component. On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), the total value of building permits was down 7.5% to $6.4 billion in September. Housing intentions in British Columbia lead…

Strong Gains in Residential Building Construction Investment for September

Strong Gains in Residential Building Construction Investment for September

November 20, 2023 Investment in building construction increased 5.3% to $18.9 billion in September. The residential sector rose 7.3% to $12.9 billion, and the non-residential sector was up 1.2% to $6.0 billion. On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), investment in building construction increased 4.9% to $10.8 billion. Strong gains in residential investment for September Investment in residential building construction went up 7.3% to $12.9 billion…

CAF-FCA Study: Apprentices Benefit Employers During Training in B.C.

CAF-FCA Study: Apprentices Benefit Employers During Training in B.C.

November 20, 2023 People in British Columbia and employers will learn the economic value of apprenticeships, thanks to a study funded by the B.C. government and the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum. The report, Business Case for Apprenticeship in British Columbia shares findings from the Return on Training Investment (ROTI) study for trades in the province. Go…

Revitalization of La Berge Perron: A Redesigned Space in Harmony with Nature

Revitalization of La Berge Perron: A Redesigned Space in Harmony with Nature

November 20, 2023 Located along the Mille Îles river in Bois-des-Filion, La Berge Perron is a municipal park that required an upgrade to better welcome visitors. A wall was built on the embankment and the asphalt pathway running along the shore was refurbished. The primary goal of this revitalization was to make it easier for…

Clamp Meter Considerations for Different Applications

Clamp Meter Considerations for Different Applications

November 20, 2023 Clamp meters are essential tools in various industries, from residential and commercial HVAC to industrial applications. These versatile devices help electricians, technicians, and engineers measure electrical current without physically touching the conductors. Let’s explore the key specifications and considerations for different industries. Residential and Commercial HVAC Applications When working in residential and…

Lighting Design and Technology: Illuminating My First Decades in Lighting – From Halogen to LEDs and Beyond

Lighting Design and Technology: Illuminating My First Decades in Lighting – From Halogen to LEDs and Beyond

November 13, 2023 By Robert Lanteigne Over my first decade in the lighting industry, I witnessed tremendous technological advancements, from halogen to LEDs and beyond. While embracing each evolution, I made it my mission to push innovation further through product development, education, and applications. My journey has shown me that no matter how far technology…

Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1[i], 25th Edition– A Road Map: Appendix J – Annex J20
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Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1[i], 25th Edition– A Road Map: Appendix J – Annex J20

November 13, 2023 by William (Bill) Burr[i] (The 25th Edition of the CE-C, Part I, (C22.1-21) is available from CSA Group. This discussion of Appendix J -Annex J20 is based on the 25th edition). The Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem quite daunting to find the information you need quickly. This series…