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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Reef Industries, Inc.
SafetyVantage Inc.
Upcoming Events

The ORCGA’s two-day Locate Rodeo and Excavator Challenge Competition will be held August 15–16 at Durham College in Oshawa.

The 2020 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium will be held February 11–13 at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa.

Global Petroleum Show
June 11–13, 2019
Stampede Park
Calgary, Alberta

Air and Waste Management Association Conference & Exhibition
June 25–28, 2019
Québec City Convention Centre

APWA Equipment Rodeo
September 5–6, 2019
Westerner Park
Red Deer, Alberta

Canadian Crude Oil Conference
September 10–12, 2019
Fairmont Chateau
Lake Louise, Alberta

BILD Horizons
September 12–15, 2019
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper, Alberta

Western Canada Water Conference
September 17–20, 2019
Edmonton Convention Centre
Edmonton, Alberta

CSSE Professional Development Conference
September 22–25, 2019
RBC Convention Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba

SPE Technical Conference and Exhibition
September 30–October 2, 2019
BMO Centre
Calgary, Alberta

Regional Partners

Source: ORCGA |

Each year, many of Ontario’s utility owners submit their Damage Investigation Reporting Tool (DIRT) findings to the ORCGA. Historically, no medium or large municipal utility has completed the voluntary reporting, which has limited knowledge and awareness across the industry. Halton Region wanted to contribute to the organization's goals by submitting the first comprehensive reporting done by a municipality.


Source: InfoEx |

This CIRANO study aims to understand the risks workers are exposed to in order to better adapt awareness-raising efforts and better target prevention measures. This demonstrates that damages to underground infrastructure create significant hazards for workers exposed to it.

De : Info-Excavation |

Cette étude du CIRANO vise à comprendre les risques auxquels sont exposés les travailleurs afin de mieux adapter les efforts de sensibilisation et de mieux cibler les mesures de prévention. Celle-ci démontre que les bris d’infrastructures souterraines engendrent d’importants dangers pour les travailleurs qui y sont exposés.

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.
Telonix Communications Inc.
Naylor Association Solutions
Membership News

The National Energy Board and National Resources Canada are seeking feedback on the proposed International Power Line Damage Prevention Regulations (IPLDPRs) consultation paper. The deadline for comments is June 7, 2019.

Source: InfoEx |

The Quebec chapter of the Public Works Association of America (ATPA) announces the opening of nominations for its public works recognition program.


TransCanada would like to recognize youth from not-for-profit organizations for committing to safe digging practices when undergoing improvement projects in their communities. TransCanada’s goal is to teach the next generation the importance of calling/clicking before digging.
The Youth Energy Safe Award can be earned by submitting a completed application form and a W-9 form. Once received, the application will be reviewed and could be eligible for a charitable grant of $1,000.

L'Office national de l'énergie et Ressources nationales Canada sollicitent des commentaires sur le document de consultation sur les projets de règlements sur la prévention des dommages aux lignes de transport d’électricité. La date limite pour les commentaires est le 7 juin 2019.

De : Info-Excavation |

Le chapitre du Québec de l’Association des travaux publics d’Amérique (ATPA) annonce l’ouverture des mises en candidatures de son programme reconnaissance en travaux publics.

TransCanada souhaite souligner les efforts des jeunes issus d’organisations à but non lucratif qui s’engagent dans des pratiques d’excavation sûres. L'objectif de TransCanada est d’enseigner à la nouvelle génération l’importance d’appeler/de cliquer avant de creuser.
Pour être éligible au prix Sécuri Jeunes Énergie, soumettre le formulaire de demande rempli et un formulaire W-9. Une fois la demande reçue, elle sera examinée et pourrait être admissible à une subvention caritative de 1 000 $.


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