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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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National News

Source: Toronto Star |

A year-long, nation-wide investigation, involving nine universities, 10 media organizations and 120 journalists, has discovered that hundreds of thousands of Canadians across the country are consuming tap water contaminated by lead from aging and deteriorating infrastructure.

Source: National Research Council Canada |

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) has launched a public review of proposed changes to the National Building Code, the National Fire Code and the National Plumbing Code. The national public review will run from October 22, 2019 to December 23, 2019.

Un consortium d’enquête de 120 journalistes provenant de 9 universités et de 10 médias a révélé que centaines de milliers de Canadiens à travers le pays consomment de l'eau portable contaminée par le plomb en raison du vieillissement et de la détérioration de l’infrastructure.

Plomb dans l'eau: l’Ontario un modèle, le Québec un cancre
De: Le Devoir |

Cinq provinces, cinq crises
De: Le Devoir |

De: Conseil national de recherches Canada |

La Commission canadienne des codes du bâtiment et de prévention des incendies (CCCBPI) a lancé un examen public des modifications proposées aux Code national du bâtiment, Code national de prévention des incendies et Code national de la plomberie. Le présent examen public national se déroulera du 22 octobre 2019 au 23 décembre 2019.

Reef Industries, Inc.
Naylor Association Solutions
Upcoming Events

Year after year, the Excavation Safety Conference & Expo has attracted delagates from around the world, which has helped them develop meaningful discussion on damage prevention and safe excavation best practices, and to share ideas and learning from experts worldwide. In order to better represent the people and organizations, both domestic and international, that are involved in this major industry event, the conference is changing its name in 2021 to the Global Excavation Safety Conference.

The 2021 Global Excavation Safety Conference will be held in Tampa, Florida at the Tampa Convention Center from March 23 to 25.

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


The CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo is the premiere international event dedicated to providing educational content and resources to help protect buried assets. Don’t miss your chance to take part in the event and take home information to help your business.

Congres INFRA
December 2–4
Montreal Convention Centre
Montreal, Quebec

The Buildings Show
December 4–6
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Ontario

Shutdowns Turnarounds Superconference
December 10–11
Hyatt Regency Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium
February 11–13
Chateau Laurier
Ottawa, Ontario

Congres de Info-Excavation
February 19–21
Lévis Convention Centre
Lévis, Quebec

Regional Partners

Source: ABCGA |

Don Evans, Executive Director of Washington 811, and Lynda Hollaway, Damage Prevention Program Manager for Washington's Utilities and Transportation Commission, gave a presentation during the ABCGA AGM on October 21 about the merits of Washington's Underground Utilities Damage Prevention Act enforcement model.


The CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo is the premiere international event dedicated to providing educational content and resources to help protect buried assets. Make a difference in the industry by connecting with those who can effect change.

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
Association News

The 2019 Damage Prevention Symposium in Niagara Falls was a huge success: featuring incredible speakers, vital information and opportunities to network with members of the Canadian damage prevention industry. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year at the 2020 CCGA Damage Prevention Symposium in Alberta.

The 2018 DIRT Report estimates damage to buried utilities continues to cost Canada at least $1 billion every year.

Le symposium sur la prévention des dommages 2019 à Niagara Falls a été un succès : mettant en vedette des conférenciers incroyables, des informations essentielles et des possibilités de réseautage avec des membres de l'industrie canadienne de la prévention des dommages. Nous avons hâte de vous voir tous l'année prochaine au symposium sur la prévention des dommages de la CCGA 2020 en Alberta.

Le rapport ORDI 2018 estime que les dommages causés aux infrastructures souterraines continuent de coûter au Canada au moins un milliard de dollars par année.