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The ORCGA 2020 Damage Prevention Symposium will take place on February 11-13, 2020 at the Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario.
 
Calling All Damage Prevention Industry Leaders!
 
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Sudbury 16 OCT 2019 - Travelodge Hotel - Brookview Room / 1401 Paris Street, Sudbury

Barrie 17 OCT 2019
- Innisbrook Golf Club - Terrace Room / 211 Lockhart Rd, Barrie

Owen Sound  22 OCT 2019 - Grey County - Valley Room / 595 9th Ave E, Owen Sound 

Chatham 23 OCT 2019
- Retro Suites Hotel - The Derby Room / 2 King St W, Chatham

Sarnia  24 OCT 2019
- Sunbridge Sarnia(Holiday Inn)- Centre/East Hall / 1498 Venetian Blvd, Point Edward

London 05 NOV 2019 - BMO Centre - Extra Large Room A / L295 Rectory Street, London

Burlington 06 NOV 2019
- City of Port Colborne - Training Room / 1 Killaly Street West, Port Colborne

Ottawa 13 NOV 2019 - TBC

Kingston 14 NOV 2019
- Utilities Kingston - Utilities Kingston Meeting Room / 85 Lappan's Lane, Kingston

Oshawa 21 NOV 2019 - City of Oshawa P.W - Upstairs Room /199 Wentworth Street East, Oshawa

Toronto 22 NOV 2019
- Enbridge Gas Inc.-Technology & Operations Centre - Blue Flame Room / 101 Honda Blvd, Markham

Waterloo 26 NOV 2019 - The Old Marina Restaurant / 1947 McClintock Drive, Cambridge

Thunder Bay December 2019 - TBC

If you didn't receive an invitation for a GC and would like to attend, contact Ashleigh Fehr: ashleigh@orcga.com

 
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Kawartha Utility Services
As a recognized contractor for Hydro One and the Go To Contractor for Central Ontario, we specilzie in: Hydro Excavation, Septic Systems, Overhead and underground utility installation, Foundations, and Barge services. When you want utility installation, hydrovac services and even more finished safely and efficiently, contact us: https://www.kawarthautilityservices.com/
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The Damage Prevention Technician, DPT® program provides instruction on the fundamentals of locating based on locating processes employed by specific industries. Click here for the brochure. 

Click here for the DPT course schedule.

   
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Construction contractors face long delays in waiting for utilities to provide complete and reliable locate information.The delays are compounded by the fact that utility locates have a relatively short validity period, and once expired a request must be resubmitted.
 
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This event focuses on critical issues specific to Canadian stakeholders. This is an excellent opportunity to network with your peers from across Canada and share knowledge & ideas.
 
Learn more about the Symposium  and YouTube Video


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Source: Originally published in the Fall 2019 issue of dp-PRO
Unlocatable underground facilities pose a significant risk to excavators and the communities in which they work.  Any facility operator with plastic pipe, concrete, or dielectric cables understands the challenges these assets can pose over time.
 

Source: Global News, NY Times, The Observer
When we think of farming and rural agricultural, we don’t automatically connect these activities to utility infrastructure.
 
   
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Source: ConstructConnect
The federal government will be investing more than $37 million to expand Highway 11/17 through the Township of Dorion, Ont. The investment is being made through the Building Canada Fund-Major Infrastructure Component. The project involves the expansion of an 8.6-kilometre section of Highway 11/17 from the existing two lanes to a four-lane divided highway and two new bridges will be constructed over the Canadian Pacific Railway line at Ouimet, replacing the existing bridge.
 

Source: Job Talks Construction
Julia studied environmental studies and civil engineering technology. She discovered her passion for a career as a Site Supervisor after a scholarship placed her at two job exciting sites.
 

Source: The Star
A team of people from the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper environmental group descended on the Toronto harbourfront looking for any signs the previous night’s massive, flash-flood rainfall had caused the city’s ancient combined sewer system to overflow into the lake. They didn’t need to dip a single test tube into the water to know it had.
 
  
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.

 
 

 
 
 
  
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.






Effective February 1st, 2020 Ontario One Call will remove the option for any communications via fax.
 
About ORCGA


If you are looking to make contributions to the damage prevention industry through best practices, reporting and evaluation, or events and communication, the ORCGA committees are looking for your input.

Events and Communication Committee meeting: TBC

Reporting and Evaluation Committee meeting: TBC

Best Practices Committee meeting: TBC

Contact Jennifer by email or call 905.328.7063.