Know What's Below
DamageAccess: Cloud Based Reporting Service
PelicanCorp Canada
DamageAccess is an online tool that allows utilities and contractors to report both damages to underground utility facilities and violations of safe excavating practices that did not result in asset damage. It eliminates all manual handling of damage reports achieving greater accuracy in reporting to Public Utilities Regulatory Authorities, increasing efficiencies and improving visibility across all incidents.
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Upcoming Events

Arctic Oil & Gas Symposium
March 18–19
Hotel Arts
Calgary, Alberta

CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo
March 24–26
Palm Springs Convention Center
Palm Springs, California

Canadian Gas Dialogues
April 1
Calgary Petroleum Club
Calgary, Alberta

Western Conference on Safety
April 6–7
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Vancouver, BC

CAPULC Safety Conference
April 24
Gasoline Alley
Red Deer, Alberta

Petroleum Safety Conference
April 28–30
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Banff, Alberta

Reef Industries, Inc.
Lonestar West, a Clean Harbors Company
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.
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Association News

This April is National DigSafe Month in Canada and serves as a reminder to everyone to visit a few days before the start of a digging project to identify the approximate location of buried utilities.

Follow us on social media for updates: Facebook | Twitter


Avril est le mois national de la campagne Creusez sans Danger et sert de rappel à tous de visiter le site quelques jours avant de commencer le projet d’excavation afin de déterminer l’emplacement approximatif des infrastructures souterraines de services publics.

Suivez-nous sur les réseaux sociaux pour les mises à jour : Facebook | Twitter

With April DigSafe Month right around the corner, it's the perfect time to order some customized swag to help spread the DigSafe message! 

Visit the official DigSafe Canada store to check out our great products!


DIRT data submissions for the 2019 calendar year are due March 31, 2020, so please get your data in as soon as possible to inform the comprehensive 2019 DIRT Report. Visit to get started today!

If you already submitted your data for 2019, thank you! No further action is required. If you have nothing to report, please go to "submission status" within the DIRT Main Menu and check the box indicating your report is complete for 2019.

Regional Partners

Source: Sask 1st Call

Sask 1st Call is excited to announce that it has joined the Western Canada Before You Dig Partners and will be transitioning to a new software platform on March 1, 2020, for all new locate requests.

Source: Sask 1st Call |

The webinars will review the locate submission process and help you understand the ticket fields and software features. The host will go through the web portal step-by-step and attendees can pose questions. These webinars are being held twice weekly, every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. until the end of March 2020.


The Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA) are seeking to hire a contract communications advisor.

The communications advisor works with the ABCGA executive director and the marketing and education committee to develop content for their website, newsletter and social media platforms.

If you or someone you know may be interested in the position, you can learn more about the role on the ABCGA website.

Vivax Canada
Naylor Association Solutions
Membership News

Source: ABCGA |

Astec Safety’s Ground Disturbance 201 training courses, both online and classroom, have been approved by Alberta Environment & Parks’s (AEP) Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Program for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). Their Ground Disturbance 201 classroom course has also been accorded CEU credits in Saskatchewan by the Saskatchewan Operators Certification Board (SaskOCB).