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  • 19 Nov 2016 4:06 PM | Deleted user

    The Canadian Common Ground Alliance harmonized Best Practices version 2.0 was released this week at their Annual Symposium. Please click HERE to get your electronic copy of the manual.

  • 15 Nov 2016 11:28 AM | Deleted user

    All CAPULC members have an opportunity to win a 2016 Grey Cup package in Toronto.

    Working with the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, the CCGA is the Safety Sponsor for the 2016 Grey Cup in Toronto. The sponsorship promotes the CCGA's comprehensive "DigSafe / Creuser Sans Danger" over the Grey Cup weekend in Toronto and facilitates the appearance of the Grey Cup at six Canadian CGA Regional Partner events in 2017. 

    The Grey Cup's intentionally unannounced appearance at the CCGA Damage Prevention Symposium in Banff generated a lot of excitement. Bridging awareness through partnerships is critical to expanding the knowledge of our national brand and safety message.

    Please Visit the CCGA Link to View the Contest Rules. 

  • 15 Nov 2016 11:25 AM | Deleted user

    The Alberta Energy Regulator posted a notice to all licensees and operators who completed work for the protection of infrastructure and facilities during the Fort McMurray wildfires to report those activities to the AER. Click HERE to read the Bulletin.

  • 11 Oct 2016 4:53 PM | Deleted user

    Please click THIS LINK to read Senator Mitchell’s speech delivered on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

  • 21 Jun 2016 10:55 AM | Deleted user

    The National Energy Board Regulations for Pipeline Damage Prevention came into force on June 19, 2016.

    Please click here for the Letter and click here for a Copy of the the Regulations

  • 12 Feb 2016 9:07 PM | Deleted user
    The world of training has changed for Locators, Excavators and Ground Disturbers. We now have the ability to show workers and the public how complex the Buried Utility Infrastructure looks like under their feet. Here is quick demo video of the training from Locate Management.

  • 12 Feb 2016 9:04 PM | Deleted user
    All feedback from the Bill S-233 Team is now posted on the CCGA website, take a look here. Bill S-233 is a Bill Enacting the Underground Infrastructure Safety Enhancement Act.

  • 12 Feb 2016 9:01 PM | Deleted user
    The report from the recently completed Guidelines for Coordination of Utility Relocation project has been approved by the Transportation Association of Canada’s (TAC) Chief Engineers’ Council (CEC). You can find out more information here

  • 17 Aug 2015 1:09 PM | Deleted user
    To download a copy of the 2014 CGA DIRT (Damage Information Reporting Tool) Report click here. Data was provided from Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
  • 22 Jun 2015 11:27 AM | Deleted user

    On June 17, 2015 Senator Grant Mitchell tabled legislation that will create a federal underground infrastructure notification system which is consistent with most other provincial jurisdictions across Canada.  See Bill S-233 in full.

    The legislation will require owners and operators of federally regulated underground infrastructure to register with a provincial notification system. It also requires federally regulated entities to inform a notification centre if work results in a ground disturbance on federal lands, and for the ground location of the underground infrastructure to be marked following a locate request.

    “This legislation has been a long time in the making,” said Alberta Senator Grant Mitchell. “During my time as deputy chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment, and Natural Resources, we heard testimony during two of our Senate studies which urged the expansion of notification centres across Canada. This is really about filling a policy gap that exists in this country. We’re encouraged that provinces like Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario have developed either full or partial legislation requiring registration of buried infrastructure with the provincial notification system; however, we were amazed to learn that the federal government does not have similar requirements in place.”

    Mike Sullivan, President of Alberta One-Call Corporation and Executive Director of the Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA) commended Senator Mitchell for this initiative. “Securing damage prevention legislation and meaningful enforcement of same, across all jurisdictions in Canada has been a longstanding goal of the CCGA.”

    Sullivan continued, stating that “we are very pleased with this initiative and believe it will contribute to safer digging practices and reduce damages to underground infrastructure across Canada. We look forward to working with the government of Canada to ensure the integrity of our country’s critical buried infrastructure is recognized and that workers and owners and operators of underground infrastructure are protected in every jurisdiction across the country.”

    In spite of the upcoming end of the parliamentary session, Senator Mitchell chose to table this bill in order to initiate debate on this important issue. He intends to reintroduce it at the start of the next session. “This legislation will send a strong message to our provincial partners that the federal government takes safe digging practices seriously.”

    For more information, please contact:

    Kyle Johnston, Office of Senator Grant Mitchell 

    Tel: 613-995-4254

    Email: Kyle.Johnston@sen.parl.gc.ca

PO Box 925, Station T
Calgary, AB T2H 2H4
Phone: 1-888-492-8279

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