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PelicanCorp was proud to support the CCGA 2019 Damage Prevention Symposium
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It was great seeing everyone in Niagara Falls, Ontario at CCGA19! There is no better venue to connect with damage prevention industry professionals, exchange ideas and expand knowledge on the protection of essential infrastructure in Canada and beyond. Thanks to all who connected with our team during the 3-day event. Congratulations to the trip giveaway winner, Jason Kostiw of TC Energy heading to the 2020 CGA Expo in Palm Springs!  
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This is a signature event for the ORCGA, attracting more than 250 damage prevention management professionals and decision makers from across Ontario, including stakeholder groups from the oil and gas, telecommunications, emergency management, electrical transmission and surveyor industries, as well as municipalities and provincial regulators.
Meet with colleagues to exchange industry information, focus on public awareness initiatives for damage prevention and expand stakeholder knowledge on provincial efforts to protect essential infrastructure.
Info-Excavation vous invite à la 13e édition de son congrès annuel qui aura lieu à Trois-Rivières.
Le congrès est une activité de formation reconnue selon le Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des ingénieurs et par Emploi-Québec (règle du 1 %)
Au plaisir de vous voir lors de notre congrès !

The annual Canadian Association of Pipeline and Utility Locating Contractors (CAPULC) Safety Conference provides an oppertunity to connect with members from the pipeline, petroleum, utilities, locating, surveying and ground disturbance communities. Check out the newest equipment from their exhibitors and learn about the latest technologies and topics at their educational workshops.

This year's Safety Conference includes a full trade show and their first National Locate Rodeo. The locate rodeo is a competition for underground facility locating professionals to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and professionalism that they use daily to prevent damage to underground facilities and keep our communities safe.

Alberta Health & Safety Conference
February 21 and 22, 2019
Edmonton Convention Centre
Edmonton, Alberta

Canadian Gas Association (CGA) Operations, Engineering and Integrity Conference
March 4 to 7, 2019
Delta by Marriott Ottawa City Centre
Ottawa, Ontario
[Sold Out]

Common Ground Alliance (CGA) Excavation Safety Conference & Expo
March 26 to 28, 2019
Tampa Convention Centre
Tampa Bay, Florida

National Heavy Equipment Show
March 28 to 29, 2019
International Centre
Mississauga, Ontario

Alberta Construction Safety Association Conference
April 1 to 2, 2019
Edmonton Convention Centre
Edmonton, Alberta

CommTech Show East
April 15 to 17, 2019
Mississauga Convention Centre
Mississauga, Ontario

EAPUOC Safety Seminar & Trade Show
April 16, 2019
Festival Place
Sherwood Park, Alberta

Scotiabank CAPP Energy Symposium
April 16 to 17, 2019
Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

First Nations Housing & Infrastructure West
April 16 to 18, 2019
Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia

Petroleum Safety Conference
April 30 to May 2, 2019
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Banff, Alberta

Trenchless Technology Road Show
May 6 to 8, 2019
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
Richmond, British Columbia

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Association News

April is designated as Dig Safe Month across Canada. Dig Safe Month coincides with the unofficial start of the spring digging season and our campaign serves as a reminder to homeowners and contractors that they need to ‘click’ or ‘call’ before they dig.

Please work with us to raise the profile of Dig Safe Month in Canada. Together we can reduce the damages done to underground facilities. Together we can keep our front-line workers safe!

Look for our Dig Safe Month toolkit in next month's newsletter!

Avril est le mois de la campagne de sensibilisation Creusez sans Danger partout au Canada et coïncide avec le début non officiel des travaux d’excavation printaniers. La campagne sert de rappel aux propriétaires et entrepreneurs qu’ils doivent cliquer ou appeler avant de creuser.

Aidez-nous à accroître la visibilité du mois Creusez sans Danger au Canada. Ensemble, nous pouvons réduire le nombre de dommages faits aux infrastructures souterraines. Ensemble, nous pouvons assurer la sécurité de nos travailleurs de première ligne !

Consultez notre boîte à outils du Mois Creusez sans Danger dans le prochain bulletin !


Source: Common Ground Alliance |

DIRT data submissions for calendar year 2018 are due March 31, 2019, so please get your data in as soon as possible to inform the comprehensive 2018 DIRT Report. Visit to get started today!

Editor's Note: The information submitted to DIRT each year informs and contributes to most of the initiatives from the Canadian Common Ground Alliance and its regional partners. If you haven't reported damage incidents to DIRT before, please make this the year to start! Reporting to DIRT is anonymous.

Regional Partners

Source: ORCGA |

The Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) is proud to announce that attendees of the 2019 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium can receive 2 credits towards their Gold Seal Certification through the Canadian Construction Association.

For more on the Symposium and to register, visit


Source: ABCGA |

Provincial damage prevention legislation has been tabled in the Alberta Legislature. Bill 211, the Alberta Underground Infrastructure Notification System Consultation Act, was subsequently referred to the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship. The committee will report back to the assembly during the week of March 4. They had their first meeting on January 23 and will likely ask for input from various stakeholders over the next couple weeks.

The Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA) has organized two workshops on Bill 211, the first in Airdrie on February 4, and the second in Edmonton on February 7, where they're providing information about the bill to members and industry stakeholders, and will receive their feedback.

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Membership News

The new system for submitting locate requests in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba went live on January 31. The PelicanCorp software features several changes from the previous system, and changes to how locate requests are handled were introduced as the notification centres in BC, Alberta and Manitoba aligned their business practices.

These changes include new ticket types and changes to exisiting ticket types, a new mapping system and preconfigured fields. In addition, the Dig Info AB mobile app is no longer available as of January 31.


Source: Ontario One Call |

Effective March 2019, Ontario One Call will be moving any requests without a single civic to the web. Any requests that contain more than one civic, or have no civic associated, will not be processed over the phone.


Source: Ontario One Call |

Effective March 28, 2019, Ontario One Call will be introducing new tools to the map selection created within the Locate Request on the Web Portal.

What is changing?

The following tools will be added to the aerial image in the Web Portal Locate Request:

– Civic Layer
– Tree, Borehole, Post/Poles Drawing Tools
– Annotation Feature

What is Required and How to Ensure Your Organization is in Compliance

Source: ORCGA | Ear to the Ground

Under Ontario Regulation 22/04, Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) will self-declare that they are in compliance with Section 10.
Section 10 of the Regulation defines the requirements for placing objects in proximity to overhead and underground distribution lines. When the Regulation came into effect over 10 years ago, the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) and the Technical Standard and Safety Authority (TSSA) produced two guidelines that deal with distribution line excavation: Proximity to Distribution Lines, and Guidelines for Excavation in the Vicinity of Utility Lines.


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