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May 9, 2024

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Member News
E.B. Horsman & Son Opens New Distribution Centre
Member company E.B. Horsman & Son (EBH) is excited to announce that their second Western Canadian Distribution Centre (affectionately called DC2) is NOW OPEN in Northwest Edmonton, Alberta.

The new DC2 is conveniently located in the industrial Northwest area of Edmonton, off Highway 16 and 184 Street. Its strategic position ensures swift delivery, enabling customers in Edmonton, Calgary, Dawson Creek, Cranbrook, and Saskatoon to receive their orders overnight. As an added benefit, local Edmonton customers of E.B. Horsman & Son can choose to pick up their terms account or prepaid orders from the new location. The northwest location offers a dedicated customer pick-up area, a priority desk, and project staging capabilities, all supported by a proficient warehouse service team. 

Read the full press release at the link below.
Events
2024 Golf Tournament Registrations Now Open

BCEA's golf tournaments are back this summer! Next week will be our first one on the Island!

This year there will be a reverse draw for $1000 at the Victoria and Kelowna tournaments, and a chance to win a $1500 travel voucher at the Morgan Creek tournament! Your ticket cost includes a lunch voucher, golf cart, golf fee, and an awards dinner.

Thank you to our Victoria Golf sponsors: EECOL, Wesco and Westburne!

Sponsorships are still available for Kelowna and Morgan Creek tournaments. More information is available at the links above.

ECABC’s Vancouver Chapter and the BC Electrical Association (BCEA) are thrilled to announce a Vancouver Canadians Game social, to be held July 31 at 7:05 p.m. Members can bring their families for a fun evening filled with good food and baseball. Your $50 ticket will include entry to the BBQ Picnic Area and an all-you-can-eat BBQ Buffet (including soft drinks).

Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot and register today! 
 
Standard Products Inc.
Education
Basic Electricity Course – Online
Registration for our online Basic Electricity Course is now live. This course is a great primer for anyone new to the industry or who wants a refresher on the more basic aspects of the supply chain industry. The cost is $299+GST for members and $399+GST for non-members. Upon registration, you can complete the course at your own pace.
BCIT Training Courses

Member company BCIT offers many electrical training courses to keep your credentials up to date. Explore the following options:
 
TELC-0208, FSR Electrical Code Continuing Education, various training options available 
TELC-0107 Electrical Code-50 Hour 
TELC-0144 Low Energy Electrical Worker 
TELC-0161 High Voltage

Member Benefits
Group Health Plans
Great news! BCEA has partnered with ICBA to launch its own group benefit plans to give our members competitive rates and top-notch service in offering group health, dental, retirement, and other benefits. These benefits are great for your workers, their families, and your bottom line.
 
Need a plan? BCEA Benefits can help you find a cost-effective option. Already have a plan? We can review the performance of your current benefit plan to find opportunities for improvement and cost savings. Visit our benefits home page for more information.
E.B. Horsman &Son
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In the Media
Trans Mountain Reminds Us That Canada is Still Capable of Greatness Against the Odds
“The completion of this project has to be the most influential act of national building in my lifetime," says Resource Works founder Stewart Muir.

(Source: EnergyNow)
Cost of Electrical Goes Down – Building Construction Price Indexes, Q1 2024
In Q1 2024, both residential and non-residential building construction costs in Canada rose by 0.8%, marking a slower growth rate compared to previous quarters.

(Source: Electrical Business)
B.C.'s Second-Largest LNG Project Is One You've Probably Never Heard Of
The Nisg̱a’a Nation proposes the Ksi Lisims LNG project, rivaling LNG Canada, but faces opposition due to environmental and Indigenous rights concerns.

(Source: The Narwhal)
EVs Aren't Burdening Canada's Electricity Grids – Yet
Electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining popularity in Canada, reaching nearly 11% of new vehicle registrations last year. Concerns arise about future electricity demand despite minimal impact in regions like Ontario and British Columbia.

(Source: The Globe and Mail)
When Working Near Power Lines, Know the Three Keys of Safety
“With electrical hazards in play, you need to stop, take note of all hazards in play, regroup and come up with a new plan on how to work around these hazards. A job done late is better than any sort of medical issue, or worse, from getting injured at work," says Anita Ansari.

(Source: BC Hydro)