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Every Day is Beautiful in Green Valley
With a wide variety of events and opportunities, Green Valley has something to offer everyone. Celebrate the fun of the Minnesota State Fair with us each summer. Enjoy a scenic stroll through our many parks or play a round of golf at one of our three courses. Have your picture taken with the World’s Largest Owl and marvel at all the beautiful outdoor murals throughout the town.
Our community offers a thriving economy, superb schools, traditional values, faith and fellowship, helpful services, and many entertainment options. Green Valley is truly the ideal place for new ventures and new growth because every day is abeautiful day.
Statement from Dale MacDonald, OEL Board of Directors Chair
The Ontario Electrical League (OEL), in conjunction with its membership, which includes electrical contractors, utilities, regulators, manufacturers, distributors, educators and industry consultants has enjoyed the working relationship with the Ontario College of Trades. Several of our members have been involved on the trade boards and on the board of governors. We sincerely hope that in future we can continue to act together in enhancing, fine tuning and developing programs towards our mutual goals of ensuring well educated, skilled, efficient and safe electricians and apprentices in Ontario.
- Dale MacDonald ME, RSE
Chair, Board Of Directors
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Red Tape Prevents 73% of Ontario Electrical Employers from Hiring New Apprentices
TORONTO, August 22, 2018 – In a recent survey conducted to over 100 electrical employers, the Ontario Electrical League (OEL) unveiled results highlighting a growing number of potential apprenticeships being prevented due to ratio restrictions.
“Entering the electrical trades in Ontario is increasingly difficult because of the apprentice to journeyperson ratio cap, which puts the education and development of the next generation of electricians at risk,” said Stephen Sell, OEL President.
“Many Ontarians trying to enter the industry are turned away because contractors have already filled the maximum amount of apprentice positions they can legally have. As an association that represents the electrical industry, the OEL is working to change this regulation for the betterment of the economy and our industry.”
Of the 127 responses from electrical contractors, 73% indicated they would hire more apprentices. The top response to the question indicated that employers would hire two additional apprentices. The data shows a total count of 307 additional electrical apprentices that could potentially enter the workforce, a figure that is based off the OEL’s research alone.
Hydro One announces new Board of Directors
Hydro One Limited ("Hydro One"), Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution company, today announced a new Board of Directors, featuring an experienced, diverse and highly-regarded group of leaders who will be responsible for overseeing the company's continued transformation as a customer-focused, efficient and well-managed utility.
"This highly-qualified board has strong governance and industry experience and brings with them significant electricity, business and capital markets expertise," said Paul Dobson, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Hydro One Limited. "Their oversight will help us to build on the positive momentum the Company has achieved since being privatized in 2015."
The orderly transition to a new board was accomplished when former board members stepped down and new directors were appointed effective Tuesday, August 14. Six directors were identified and nominated by Hydro One's ad hoc nominating committee, comprised of four of the five largest shareholders excluding the Province of Ontario, and four directors were chosen by the Province, Hydro One's largest shareholder, in accordance with the Governance Agreement.
"We are pleased to welcome these experienced and well-regarded directors to help us build on Hydro One's focus on the customer and commitment to deliver greater value for customers, communities and shareholders," said Dobson. "During this transition, employees at all levels remain focused on providing our customers with safe, reliable power and exceptional customer service."
The new Hydro One directors are:
News Release: The Ontario Electrical League expresses concerns with Bill 53, the Government Contract Wages Act, 2018
Toronto – The Ontario Electrical League (OEL) is voicing concern in regards to Bill 53, the Government Contract Wages Act, 2018 – which is being introduced by the Liberal government. The OEL believes this legislation will create a monopoly for construction in Ontario, and in doing so, undermine a healthy construction labour market. The organization also believes this legislation, if passed, will create an environment in which the government will pay far greater costs for their infrastructure projects.
Electrical Safety Authority Warns Consumers of Potential Electrical Inspection Scam in Southwestern Ontario
The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) has received reports that consumers in the Hamilton, St. Catharines and Cambridge areas have been contacted by representatives of a company notifying them that a mandatory electrical inspection is required at their household. A similar scam was reported in other areas of the province – including the Greater Toronto Area – in previous months.
These calls and visits are not from the Electrical Safety Authority. The Electrical Safety Authority does not call to set up inspections or ask for personal information if no recent electrical work has been done in your home.
If you receive a communication about electrical inspections and believe it to be a scam, do not provide any personal information and report it to Consumer Protection Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/report-scam-or-fraud.