Know What's Below
PelicanCorp was proud to support the CCGA 2019 Damage Prevention Symposium
PelicanCorp Canada
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 CAPULC's 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.


Safety and Health Week, also known as North America Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH), is from May 5 to 11. The goal of Occupational Safety and Health Week is to focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community.

Visit for more information and for resources to help promote Safety and Health Week.


Emergency Preparedness Week is a national event that aims to help Canadians learn how to prepare for, and protect themselves and their families during, emergencies.


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.

National Public Works Week, celebrated in Canada and the U.S., honours those who work in professions that provide and maintain public facilities and services. The main goal of Public Works Week is to educate the general public about the value and necessities of public works projects in their communities.


Workplace Health and Safety Conference
April 15 to 16, 2019
Halifax Convention Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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

Solar Canada Conference & Exposition
May 8 to 9, 2019
BMO Centre
Calgary, Alberta 

May 13 to 15, 2019
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, North Building
Calgary, Alberta

Canada North Resources Expo
May 24 to 25, 2019
CN Centre
Prince George, British Columbia

CommTech Show West
May 28 to 30, 2019
Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
Calgary, Alberta

Reef Industries, Inc.
SafetyVantage Inc.
National News

Source: Trenchless Technology |

The CCGA contributed a column to Trenchless Technology about damage prevention, including the societal cost of damages and current state of damage prevention legislation in Canada.

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.
Association News

With the spring digging season almost here, the Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA) hopes April Dig Safe Month will serve as a reminder for residents to always have underground utility lines marked prior to any digging project.


Comme la saison des travaux d’excavation est à nos portes, le Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA) souhaite que le mois d’avril serve de rappel aux résidents afin qu’ils fassent une demande de localisation des infrastructures souterraines de services publics avant de commencer tout projet d’excavation.

Be a part of Canada's unified damage prevention voice at this event that attracts members from the many Canadian organizations and associations who share the responsibility of damage prevention and public safety solutions. An excellent opportunity to network with peers across Canada and share knowledge and ideas.

Cet événement mettra l’accent sur les enjeux cruciaux propres aux parties prenantes canadiennes. Ce sera l’occasion idéale de faire du réseautage avec vos homologues de partout au Canada pour partager des idées et des connaissances communes.

Regional Partners

Source: SCGA |

To celebrate 30 years of contractor breakfasts in Saskatchewan, the SCGA is holding 30 contractor breakfasts across the province during April. These breakfasts are for all those who dig or work around overhead lines in Saskatchewan.


Source: ORCGA |

The Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) has been collecting underground damage data since 2005 to better understand the root causes that lead to these events and to develop and target public awareness plans to minimize the risk of future events.


Source: ABCGA |

The Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship in Alberta released its report on Bill 211 recommending that the bill proceed. With a provincial election having been called, Bill 211 will not proceed in its current form; however, the report will provide Alberta a step forward when the Legislative Assembly reconvenes.


De : Info-Excavation |

C’étaient les 21 et 22 février derniers qu’avait lieu, à Trois-Rivières, la 13e édition du congrès annuel d’Info-Excavation. Cette année, un nouveau record de participation fut atteint.

Naylor Association Solutions
Membership News

Source: CEPA |

In its weekly blog, CEPA shares an infographic with simple reminders and things to consider before disturbing the ground for any of your upcoming outdoor projects.


Source: ABCGA |

A new ticket type will be introduced to the new one-call software in Western Canada on May 5, 2019. The Business Rule Alignment Group is working with PelicanCorp to develop a new Large Area Projects ticket type in order to resolve issues related to dig-site size restrictions.

Before You Dig Partners is hosting a free weekly webinar series that reviews the recent software changes for submitting locate requests to BC One Call, Alberta One-Call and Click Before You Dig MB. The webinars will review the submission process and help users address any issues or hurdles they have encountered while using the new PelicanCorp software.

These webinars will be held each Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MT.
The webinar series began on March 14 and will run until May 30.

To register, visit the Before You Dig Partners Webinar page.


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


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