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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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Upcoming Events

The 2019 EAPUOC Safety Seminar & Trade Show will take place on April 16 at Festival Place in Sherwood Park.


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.


The Trenchless Technology Road Show in Richmond, BC will take place May 7 to 8 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel.

The show provides technical presentations and exhibits to demonstrate the latest advances in trenchless technology. Moreover, there are three pre-event technical workshops on May 6. Topics covered include methods and materials for planning, design, installation, assessment and management of water and wastewater systems.

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

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

40 years as Canada's Premier Utility Contractor

Since 1978, we've delivered projects safely, on time and on budget. Valard has full-service capabilities for transmission, distribution, substations, foundations, telecommunications and renewable energy. In addition, Valard is head of the Valard Group of Companies, and part of the Quanta Group, the largest electrical power contractor in North America. We have the experience, knowledge and resources to take on any utility project, any size, any complexity, any place.
National News

Source: Edmonton Journal |

Columnist Elise Stolte describes the 1979 gas-line explosion and subsequent evacuation which occured in the Edmonton neighbourhood of Mill Woods and the effect that incident has had on Alberta and the rest of Canada.

Source: Edmonton

Peter Clark talks about the massive explosion that changed his life and led to the formation of Alberta One Call, better fire resistant clothing and emergency preparedness in Edmonton.

Source CBC News |

Retired deputy fire chief Barry Lamb, who was a rookie firefighter at the time, recalls the 1979 Mill Woods gas-line explosion.


Source: Global Edmonton |

Mike Sullivan, executive director of the CCGA and president of Alberta One-Call, and Jonah Porter from EAPUOC appeared on Global Edmonton with Mike Sobel to talk about the 40th anniversary of the Mill Woods gas-line explosion.

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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

Association News

April is National Dig Safe Month and marks the beginning of the spring digging season. National Dig Safe Month reminds all of us — homeowners and contractors alike — why we need to call or click before we dig, at any time of the year.

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!


Avril est le mois national de la campagne Creusez sans Danger et coïncide avec le début non officiel des travaux d’excavation printaniers. Le mois national de la campagne Creusez sans Danger sert de rappel à tous, propriétaires et entrepreneurs, des raisons pour lesquelles il est important d’appeler ou de cliquer avant de creuser, peu importe le moment de l’année.

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 !


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: EAPUOC |

Local historians, municipal government, safety advocates and the capital region’s underground infrastructure operators marked the 40th anniversary of one of the largest peacetime civic evacuations on record at the Mill Woods Public Library on March 2.


Source: ORCGA |

Thank you to all delegates for taking the time to attend this year’s ORCGA Symposium that focused on propelling our industry forward to continue to pursue zero damages, to enhance public and worker safety and to lead Ontario to be the safest jurisdiction with the most reliable infrastructure in Canada.


De : Info-Excavation |

Nouvellement accessible à toutes les municipalités du Québec, la plateforme Info-RTU vise à optimiser la planification et la coordination des travaux entre les différents usagers de l’emprise publique.


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