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Volume 2 • Issue 51


A landmark agreement to end the year

A historic agreement was signed recently in Paris to counter the effects of global warming. Our industry plays an important role, being at the heart of energy efficiency technologies. Global warming has already created crisis situations in many countries as we continue to burn fossil fuels. In the coming year we will talk about industry initiatives and innovative technologies to promote more sustainable energy use. In the meantime, I wish you happy times with your family and friends. Happy reading and happy holidays.

Line Goyette, Managing Editor  


Conestoga ABB Partners with Conestoga College on Grid Modernization Lab
The state-of-the-art lab will help students at Conestoga College's Cambridge, ON campus develop a clear understanding of the challenges associated with Canada's evolving power infrastructure...
BC Economic Forecast Economic Forecast: BC to Lead Growth in 2016
British Columbia's economy will lead the country by a wide margin over the near term, says the Conference Board of Canada. Real GDP is forecast to grow 3.1 per cent this year and 3.6 per cent in 2016…
Gescan Gescan Expands Footprint with Burnaby, BC Branch
Sonepar Canada's new Gescan branch in Burnaby, BC occupies 15,000 sq ft, dedicating over 12,000 sq ft to storage and warehouse space, and has five service counters...

Codes & Standards

Section 62: Fixed Electric Heating Systems

By Pierre McDonald
fixed electric heating systems Users of the Canadian Electrical Code, 23rd edition will see a completely re-written Section 62 covering fixed electric heating systems. Advances in new heating technologies as well as increases in electric heating efficiency at the point of use have seen growth in industrial, commercial and residential applications. Changes to Section 62 include these new applications as well as a complete re-organizing of existing requirements... Read More


New Housing Price Rises 0.3% in October

October housing stats The New Housing Price Index (NHPI) rose 0.3% in October, following a 0.1% increase in September. The gain was largely attributable to higher new home prices in Ontario. The combined region of Toronto and Oshawa (+0.5%) was the top contributor to the increase. Ten of the 21 metropolitan areas surveyed reported no price changes... Read More

Business Development

How to Win Contracting Jobs

By Katie and Dane Gustafson
Win a contract As a wise green muppet called Yoda once said, "Do… or do not. There is no try." Because it's a world of competition out there for contracting jobs, there really is no "try" when it comes to being just the right person that clients look to hire. Here are eight valuable skills to master so that you can stand out as a powerful "force" among your competitors and claim your position as The Chosen One for potential clients... Read More

Peers & Profiles

Guertin Electric, Electrical Contractor Since 1978

Guertin Electric Michel Guertin Electrical Enterprises is a Montreal area electrical contractor that can fulfil all these electrical service needs: new layouts, renovations, and upkeep, new constructions, office and commercial renovations, installation and repair of fire alarm systems, preventive maintenance, installation of data cables, telephone cables, and security systems, as well as 24/7 emergency service... Read More

Survey Says

Survey Says Dec 22

Types of Projects Consulting Engineers Work On

This year, "institutional" jumped to 49% from 27% last year. See year over year changes in four other project types…

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Mounting Boxes

Arlington's Fan/Fixture Mounting Boxes for Cathedral and Sloped Ceilings

Arlington's new fan/fixture mounting boxes have installed steel mounting brackets that save time and money in new construction installations. For added convenience, the bracket is pre-drilled for screws and the ends are angled for easy fitting...
Philips Downlight Drivers

Philips Downlight Drivers for Indoor Applications

The Philips Advance Xitanium 9W and 13W LED drivers for downlight fittings are compatible with a variety of incandescent and electronic low voltage dimmers. The drivers' compact form factor is suitable for use in unobtrusive luminaire designs…
LED Architectural Panels

Stanpro DLC-Qualified LED Architectural Panels

This optimal alternative to traditional fluorescent lighting provides uniform, comfortable light with a 120° beam angle design. Having an ultra-thin profile and integrated driver, they can be quickly installed in shallow ceiling plenums, suspended, or installed with a surface frame...



Training, networking and professional development opportunities for members of Canada's electrical industry.

8th Annual EFC Ontario Region Gala - Mardi Gras
January 22
Toronto, ON

BICSI 2016 Winter Conference & Exhibition
January 31 - February 4
Orlando, FL

ECANB Course: CSA Z463
February 11
Fredericton, NB

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Current Copper Prices

Monitor daily and 6-month $US prices for copper — the preferred electrical conductor for most categories of electrical wiring.

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Track the stock market performance of 25 publicly traded electrical equipment suppliers and electrical wholesalers. Updated weekly.

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