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Oakville Enterprises Corporation
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 Join industry professionals from across Ontario for the 2021 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium.
Join the Canadian Common Ground Alliance on Friday, January 29, 11:00 - 12:30 MT, where we will be hosting:

• Shane Getson, Minister, Legislative Assembly of Alberta
• John Gamble, President & CEO, Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada
• Andrew Macklin, Editorial Director Actual Media (ReNew Canada/Water Canada)
Our guests will be discussing the concept of a national corridor, the history and why it is an important topic for Canadians.
Enbridge Gas Inc.
McLaughlin Mfg. Co.
Ontario One Call’s New Web Portal
Ontario One Call Limited®
Ontario One Call is re-creating our Web Portal to improve the process of submitting Locate Requests! 
The brand new EASY TO USE platform will be launching January 2022 and includes request options for different users, easy to submit design and planning requests for Excavators, and changes to the map functionality.
Be sure to check out the new platform and request your locates online.
Industry News
Source:  Golder
In response to delays to infrastructure and development projects resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and to support flexible reuse of Excess Soil, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) announced regulatory amendments to the following regulations under the Environmental Protection Act:
Source:  Tunnel Business Magazine
Tunneling for infrastructure projects is more and more becoming mechanized tunneling by TBM or other methods. However, in short tunnels, for large cross sections, cavern construction, cross-overs, cross passages, shafts, penstocks, etc., Drill and Blast is often the only possible method.
Source:  Tunnel Business Magazine
No doubt that the geology, geotechnical, and project settings are the main drivers of project cost; however, there are several other factors that significantly impact the cost.
Source:  Flamborough Review
2 workers escaped unhurt and the damage is estimated at $75K.
Source:  Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine
Witnesses at the scene told reporters that it felt like the blast “shook” the entire plant.
Vivax Canada
Source:  CBC News
Hundreds of homeowners are complaining about water lines developing pinhole leaks in the past six to eight months.
Source:  Smart Energy International
Engineering firm Black & Veatch has released its annual Megatrends Report which has analyzed survey data from more than 1,000 professionals across the power, water, telecommunications and natural gas sectors to identify consistent trends.
Source:  Smart Cities Dive
A small coalition of groups and leaders are trying to put the brakes on 5G in a bid to learn more about the technology.
Source:  Utility Dive
“I think it's going to mimic how solar started out kind of clunky, and then it just accelerated quicker than anyone thought.”
Source:  On-Site Magazine
It seems like a no-brainer to use clean-burning hydrogen to offset the environmental negatives of natural gas for warming homes, but pilot projects to do just that starting next year illustrate nothing is simple about this trendy new energy source.
Source:  Ontario Power Generation
The Giizis Energy Solar Storage Micro Grid, went online and has been generating clean, renewable power for the north west community.
Source:  Power Engineering
This technology would benefit all Ontarians while further cementing Durham Region and Ontario as the clean energy capital of the world.
Source:  T&D World
Predictive metrics for wildfire risk typically start with a discussion about climate change and its impact on weather and vegetation. 
Source:  Smart Cities Dive
Corridors or "sky lanes" can facilitate transformational opportunities for cities. Yet the road to integrated drone operation poses a host of challenges.
Source:  Living Architecture Monitor
We are creating a complete community on 72 acres that had previously been a brownfield site.
Cansel Survey Equipment
Source:  Northern Ontario Business
The $1.9-billion Wataynikaneyap (Watay) Power Project will be life-changing for remote Indigenous residents when their homes are hooked up to the provincial electricity grid for the first time.
Source:  Canadian Occupational Safety 
With one of the highest suicide rates, the construction industry desperately needs to retool its approach to mental health.
Source:  YouTube/neo
California, the most populous state in the US has an enormous demand for water. In this video, we want to understand how this water supply is maintained and what some future challenges might be.
Source:  Atlas Obscura/Wikipedia
Did you know this "Palace of Purification" has been used in dozens of films and television series standing in for a prison, clinic, or as a dark and sinister headquarters?
Source:  DW/Tom Scott
Residents near Dortmund were evacuated this week after the ground collapsed around a geothermal heat pump, while in another German town, almost 190 buildings have now been damaged by a geothermal project gone awry.
OnTrack Hydrovac Services Inc
The ORCGA invites members to submit articles to published in The Tolerance Zone e-Newsletter. “TZone” is issued 16 times a year and is designed to communicate damage prevention Best Practices, inform stakeholders on industry issues, notify readers of association news and events, serves as an effective way to maintain contact, keeps brands at top-of-mind for readers, establishes credibility and authority and notifies readers of products and member company news.