Canadian Common Ground Alliance
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The CCGA proudly annouces the North American Telecommunications Damage Prevention Council (NTDPC) is now a member of the CCGA Board of Directors.
By joining the CCGA, this significant stakeholder group, consisting of telecomm, signals and communications providers across Canada and the United States, is now actively represented in all CCGA-related initiatives helping the CCGA and its Regional Partners achieve collective goals and objectives.
"This is a formidable addition to the CCGA Board", notes Dr. Dave Baspaly, Executive Director of the BCCGA and Vice-Chair of the CCGA. "The CCGA's goal is to be the collective damage prevention voice of all buried utilities and the damage prevention process at the national level. In joining the CCGA, the NTDPC formally brings an entire sector of stakeholders to the table bringing us closer to that primary goal."
Please join me in welcoming the NTDPC to the CCGA!
Le CCGA est fier d'annoncer la venue du North American Telecommunications Damage Prevention Council (NTDPC) au sein du conseil d'administration du CCGA.
En se joignant au CCGA, ce groupe d'acteurs important comprenant les fournisseurs de télécommunications, de signaux et de communications au Canada et aux États-Unis est désormais représenté dans toutes les initiatives du CCGA afin d'aider ce dernier et ses partenaires régionaux à atteindre leurs buts et leurs objectifs collectifs.
«Cela est un ajout formidable au conseil d'administration du CCGA», note Dr Dave Baspaly, directeur général du BCCGA et vice-président du CCGA. «Le but du CCGA est de s'exprimer collectivement en matière de prévention des dommages pour toutes les infrastructures souterraines au niveau national. En se joignant au CCGA, le NTDPC apporte de manière formelle un secteur entier d'acteurs au conseil, ce qui nous approche encore plus de notre but premier.»
Je vous prie de vous joindre à moi afin de souhaiter la bienvenue au NTDPC au sein du CCGA!
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The AMPs Regulations have been approved and will be in-force next week. Please click the link to view the Regulation.
After almost twenty years of valiant attempts to establish a One-Call service in Manitoba, the wait is over. Manitoba Click Before You Dig launches tomorrow - June 19, 2013.
Although the service has been designed to predominantly receive web-based locate requests, it can also receive phone-in requests. "From the Contact Centre's perspective, we are seeing a tremendous shift to online locate requests" provides Sher Kirk, the Chair of the Canadian One-Call Centres Committee and Assistant Operations Manager with Alberta One-Call.
"One of the CCGA's four damage prevention goals of national interest is to realize One-Call system access across Canada", explains Mike Sullivan, the Executive Director of the CCGA and President of Alberta One-Call Corporation. "We are honoured to offer Alberta's services to Manitoba. At the end of the day, it was simply the right thing to do".
The service goes live at midnight June 19, 2013 - www.ClickBeforeYouDigMB.com
In an effort to simplify access to the damage prevention process, the Canadian One-Call Centre Committee recently launched www.ClickBeforeYouDig.com in both official languages.
"The web portal offers a 'one-window' approach to web-based locate requests", explains Sher Kirk, the Chair of the One-Call Centre Committee. "Web-based locates are quickly overtaking the traditional phone-in requests. The person requesting the locate is never placed on hold, they can make their request 24hrs/day and include drawings, sketches, photos or any electronic attachment with their request".
85% of Québec's locate request volume is now received via the internet. Alberta One-Call, which launched a re-brand and "Click Before You Dig" campaign in March, has seen a significant up-tick in web-based locate requests moving from 37% in May 2012 to 65% in May 2013.
Safe-Digging Month is rolling into high gear across Canada. This morning, the Alberta Common Ground Alliance held a media event to help promote public, worker and community safety.
Click HERE to read more about the event.
Start the 2013 Construction Season off on the right foot at the ABCGA's Annual Safety Conference March 5th in Lethbridge, Alberta.
The CCGA challenges our partners in safety to bring a friend, bring someone new and introduce them to the Alberta's damage prevention professionals who diligently work to protect the province's critical buried infrastructure, its integral and robust energy transportation system and our communities.
The Manitoba Common Ground Alliance will unveil Canada's first ever "Click" Before You Dig service next spring!
Please Click HERE for more information.
The CCGA responded to the National Energy Board's request for comments yesterday on the Board's proposed Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs).
Click HERE to read the CCGA's comments to the NEB and click HERE for further information on the National Energy Board's Proposed AMPs.
The CCGA sincerely appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with all buried utility stakeholders to further enhance the integrity of Canada's buried infrastructure.
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