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May 2020
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On April 17, Enbridge filed an application with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) requesting authority to replace and relocate the segment of Line 5 that crosses the Straits of Mackinac into a tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac. Enbridge asked the MPSC for a declaratory ruling that it already has the authority from the Commission to construct the replacement segment based on the Commission’s original 1953 order granting authority for the Line 5 pipeline.
 
The CPA could intervene in Enbridge's natural gas expansion application if our existing complaint with the Ontario Energy Board is not addressed.
 
 
Get ready to celebrate #PROPANEday on June 7! For this second edition of #PROPANEday, the CPA has created social media posts for you to share on your social media platforms. This year’s messaging focuses on the critical role of propane in the COVID-19 pandemic and how the industry has risen to this unprecedented challenge.
 

Keep informed with up-to-date information by visiting our COVID-19 website.

 

 
 
   
Propane Levac has introduced a new #EverthingwillbeOK truck to its fleet. Throughout the summer, this truck will deliver propane to Levac customers in all serviced areas. For each propane litre it delivers, they will make a 5-cent donation to a local food bank. Their goal is to donate a total of $30,000! 
 
MaXfield Inc.
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Discover Rural Computer Consultants, Inc
Rural Computer Consultants, Inc
For over 40 years, RCC has been and continues to be a leader in software and support, specializing in the fuel and propane industry. FDS, Fuel Distribution System, is a complete back office software that also features a full accounting suite, web services, cloud hosting and much more. MOGO, Mobile Office on the GO, provides real-time communication between your drivers and your office, saving time and money.
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Propane Training Institute
The CPA/PTI made important changes to PTI manuals in May of 2020. The updated versions will be made available immediately for your next order. 
 
Consult gathering limitations across the provinces
All provinces across Canada have set up restrictions limiting the size of groups for indoor and outdoor public and private gatherings. The CPA has provided the following information to assist you in determining if you are able to host a training session, and under what conditions. 
 
The CPA continues to put together resources for trainers to help them manage through COVID-19. Please review the latest resources:
 
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Don't forget to check out the online edition of the CPA's Energized magazine. Learn about why propane is widely regarded as a very safe fuel, with a reputation that stems primarily from the culture of safety that permeates all aspects of the industry. Adherence to strict codes, ongoing training and information sharing are all part of daily life in the sourcing, transferring, transporting and burning of propane. Click here to start reading!  
 
Marshall Excelsior Company
National Energy Equipment Inc.
Industry News
The Women in LPG Global Network is now accepting awards for the Woman of the Year Award, awarded to an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution to the LPG industry and to the cause of diversity, and the Young Woman of the Year Award, which recognises women under the age of 30 who have made a contribution to the LPG industry or who demonstrate significant motivation. Nominate someone today!
 
The results of the May 20, 2020 greenhouse gas emission units auction held jointly with the California Air Resources Board are now available.
 
The Propane Education & Research Council released a video for commercial builders and contractors that provides a comprehensive overview of tankless water heaters. The video details how the systems work and their role in meeting LEED certification. It also outlines the importance of maximizing space and efficiency in commercial buildings, given that water heating is a major energy consumer in many buildings — particularly older buildings in need of renovations. 
 
According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association’s (HPBA) biennial consumer survey, backyard cooks are finding new occasions to grill as well as new months of the year to fire up their barbecues. The latest survey suggests that backyard barbecuing could expand to near record levels.
 
ERAC
ERAC wants to assure members that they are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are adhering to recommendations from public health authorities. ERAC’s number one priority is the safety of their staff, Plan Participant members and their responder network.
 
Dependable Truck & Tank Limited
ADD Systems
Events

During these challenging times, the Canadian Propane Association’s top priority is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our propane community. We have cancelled our May and June events – Leadership Summit and in-person Regional Committee meetings. Please monitor our Events web page for up-to-date information on event status.

 

Date: June 10, 2020
Location: Teleconference call
More information here.

 

Date: September 10-12, 2020
Location: Red Deer, AB
More information here.

 

Date: September 15, 2020
Location: Langley, BC
More information here.

 

Date: October 26-28, 2020
Location: Calgary, AB

 

NEW Date: Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2020
Location: Calgary, AB
More information here.

 
Renaldo Sales and Service Center
Tremcar Inc.
 

 

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