Canadian Common Ground Alliance
The Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA) submitted an application to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today requesting the 3 digit “811” number also be used for the Canadian “Call Before You Dig” program.
In 2007, the 811 number was assigned by the CRTC to tele-health services in Canada to provide non-emergency health expertise over the phone. The CCGA proposes that the 811 number be also used for “Call Before You Dig” to serve public health in the widest sense.
The application is a joint effort among all Common Ground Alliance Regional Partners in Canada and was crafted with the support of the Canadian Gas Association and the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association.
To view the CCGA's application, please click here.
For more information about the CCGA and its application, please contact:
Chair – Canadian Common Ground Alliance
President – Alberta One-Call
The Municipal page of the Québec Ministry of Transport website recognizes "Safe Digging Month" / Le Ministère de Transports Québec reconnaît mois de l'excavation securitaire.
Video of Bob Bailey introducing Bill 180 in Legislature.
“Bob Bailey wants you to call before you dig” April 1st on City TV with ORCGA members.
Manitoba: The Manitoba Common Ground Alliance (MCGA) proclaims April as "Safe Digging Month".
Saskatchewan: The Government of Saskatchewan declares April as Safe Digging Month across the province, in a co-ordinated effort with Sask 1st Call and the Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance (SCGA) to increase public awareness on the importance of working safely around underground infrastructure.
Alberta: Alberta Proclamation for Safe Digging Month.
British Columbia: The BCCGA's "Safe Digging Month" banner can be seen on many British Columbia websites promoting safe digging month!
Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) recognizes Safe Digging Month.
With the generosity of Jeremy Bieber, the Canadian Common Ground Alliance offers this public service announcement to enhance public safety and the integrity of all buried utilities.
One Call costs you nothing. Not calling could cost you everything.
Canadian Senator Rod Zimmer recognized April as Safe Digging Month last week in the Canadian Senate. Attached, you will find the official transcript (English and French) of his speech and a photo of Senator Rod Zimmer and me marking the event.
Photo - Senator Rod Zimmer and Mike Sullivan.jpg (4MB) Senate Proclamation.pdf Proclamation du Sénat.pdf
Please fan this information to your respective members, departmental contacts and damage prevention working groups / associations inviting them to circulate further and use the information to help promote Safe Digging Month! Mike Sullivan
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