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2017 Q2 – SCGA Newsletter

This edition highlights activities from April as Safe Digging Month in Saskatchewan.
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SCGA Announces Executive Director

Luis Wilson and the Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance (SCGA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sally Cain as Executive Director, SCGA
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Highlights of 2017 Contractor Safety Breakfasts

For highlights of 2017 Contractor Safety Breakfasts see the powerpoint presentation
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Senate Bill S-229 Passed

Senate Bill S 229 ” The Senate Bill S-229 Underground Infrastructure Enhancement Safety Act” has passed third reading. For more information see the CCGA website. (http://www.canadiancga.com/page-776157/4827478.) ”
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2017 Q1 – SCGA Newsletter

This edition promotes April as Safe Digging Month in Sasaktchewan.
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Safe Digging Month

The Government of Saskatchewan has declared April as Safe Digging month in Saskatchewan
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2016 – SCGA Annual General Meeting Presentation

A copy of the SCGA AGM presentation in full.
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2016 – Q4 SCGA Underground Newsletter

The Q4 edition of Underground is now available!
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2016- Q3 SCGA Underground Newsletter

This edition of the Underground Network highlights The NEB Damage Prevention efforts
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SCGA Annual General Meeting (December 6, 2016)

will be held at the Queensbury Convention Centre,
Salon 1- 1700 Elphinstone Street
Regina, SK from 10:30am to 1:00pm

Register Here
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2016- Q2 SCGA Underground Newsletter

This edition of the Underground Network highlights April Safe Digging month efforts
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SCGA Spring General Meeting (May 30, 2016)

held in Saskatoon to a record number of attendees. Attached find the presentation
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SCGA Executive Director

The SCGA is soliciting Expressions of Interest for this leadership role. Please see the attached and apply by May 15.
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SCGA Contractor Safety Breakfasts

As part of Safe Digging Month, the SCGA invites industry stakeholders to Breakfasts to be held the first part of April, across Saskatchewan. Please see the attached invitation with locations, dates and instructions on how to register
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Saskatchewan Declares April as “Safe Digging Month”

Safe Digging Month Media Release and Sask. Government Proclamation.
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2016- Q1 SCGA Underground Newsletter

This edition of the Underground Network highlights Sask 1st Call efforts in 2015
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Dec 2015 SCGA Board of Director Announcement

At the Annual General Meeting held on December 01, 2015, the membership approved a resolution to appoint two new Board of Directors. Please see the attached announcement.
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SCGA Annual General Meeting

At the Annual General Meeting of the SCGA held on Dec 01, 2015 the membership approved the 2016 Business Plan and Budget, revisions to the SCGA Bylaws and resolutions related to the 2014/15 Year end Financial Report and Accountant for 2015/16.  The presentation from the December 01, 2015 AGM is also available.
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2015- Q4 SCGA Underground Newsletter

Fourth edition of 2015 highlights the activities of the SCGA Best Practices Committee
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Western Canada 2014 DIRT Report

The SCGA has joined forces with BC and Alberta to produce the first ever DIRT Report providing detailed analyses and recommendations with respect to the asset incident report data gathered by each province.
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CCGA 2014 DIRT REPORT

The CCGA released it 2014 DIRT Report for Canada at the third annual Damage Prevention Symposium that was held in Montreal this October
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SCGA COMMENTS ON BILL S-233

The SCGA has provided comments back to Senator Grant Mitchell with regards to the proposed federal legislation for Mandatory One Call
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2015- Q3 SCGA Underground Newsletter

Third edition of 2015 highlights the 2014 CGA DIRT Report
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Senate of Canada Bill S-233

The Canadian Senate has proposed legislation that would mandate all federally regulated infrastructure to be part of regional One Call Centers. For more information go to the following link: http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=8052279
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CCGA 2015 Damage Prevention Symposium

The third annual DPS is scheduled for Montreal October 6-8. To register go to: http://www.canadiancga.com/
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View the latest SCGA news. Read our newsletter and find out what is new in the common ground alliance.

2015- Q2 SCGA Underground Newsletter

Q2 edition of SCGA Underground Newsletter
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Saskatchewan Declares April as “Safe Digging Month”

Safe Digging Month Media Release and Sask. Government Proclamation.
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2015- Q1 SCGA Underground Newsletter

First edition of 2015 highlights Sask 1st Call adoption of Mobile App
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2015 Contractor Safety Breakfasts

See the attached invitation and location of events for 2015
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2014 – Q4 SCGA Underground Newsletter

Last Edition of 2014 extends Season’s Greetings from the SCGA
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Digging Safely: One-call Notification Systems

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Envirtonment and Natural Resources releases a report recommending owners of federally regulated infrastructure to join one-call services.
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SCGA holds 2014 AGM on December 02

Attached find the Meeting Agenda and Presentation and approved 2015 Business Plan
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CCGA Best Practices for Damage Prevention (Version 1)

The CCGA is pleased to announce that harmonization of the Best Practices for Underground Infrastructure Damage Prevention is completed. The SCGA Committee will work closely with Saskatchewan members and the national group to ensure an up to date and sustainable document
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2013 CCGA National Report on Damage

The CCGA releases a report highlighting 2012 and 2013 damages and an analysis of the data for 4 Canadian Provinces.
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June 2 2014 SCGA Member meeting

The SCGA held a member meeting on June 2, 2013 with the minutes attached

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2013 CGA DIRT Report

The CGA releases a report highlighting a decrease in incidents in 2013. See the detailed report for a full analysis.
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SCGA Releases White Paper recommending Mandatory One Call Legislation 

The SCGA has recommended that the Saskatchewan government initiate a process to investigate development of a Mandatory One Call Service for Saskatchewan.
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2014 Q3 SCGA Underground Newsletter 

The SCGA releases the 2014 Q3 Newsletter. See the attachment for more details.
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CCGA hosts Annual Damage Prevention Symposium

The CCGA will host the 2nd Annual Damage Prevention Symposium on October 28-30, 2014 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff Alberta. Go to the CCGA website for more information and to register. www.canadiancga.ca
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2014, Q2 – SCGA Newsletter 

The SCGA releases the 2014 Q2 Newsletter. See the attachment for more details.
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Sask1st Call and SCGA announce Safety Patrols

The Regina Leader Post article outlines new Safety Program.
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2014 CSAA Contractor Safety Breakfasts

Held in 29 locations across Saskatchewan the annual event continues to be a success. News stories from local papers and their website links are included.

See Attachments:
2014 Esterhazy
2014 Estevan Mercury
2014 Estevan Online
2014 Moosomin World Spectator Paper
2014 Moose Jaw Photo
http://www.discoverestevan.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18609&Itemid=344#.Uz3QjODPdEs.email
http://www.mjtimes.sk.ca/News/Local/2014-03-27/article-3666473/Make-the-call-before-digging-underground/1
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Senator Grant Mitchell addresses April as Safe Dig Month

The attached News Release is from a February 25, 2014 Senate Energy Committee meeting.

See Attachments: http://www.senatorgrantmitchell.ca/speeches/20924.aspx
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Safe Digging Plans for 2014

The Regina Leader post article highlights April as Safe Digging Month.
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Saskatchewan Government declares April 2014 Safe Digging Month

See Attachments  Safe Digging Month Media Release  and Sask. Government Proclamation.
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CSAA Announces 2014 Contractor Safety Breakfasts across Saskatchewan

The SCGA releases the 2014 CSAA Breakfast Media Advisory. See the attachment for more details.
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2014, Q1 – SCGA Newsletter

The SCGA releases the 2014 Q1 Newsletter. See the attachment for more details.
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CCGA Damage to Underground Infrastructure

The attached report compiles and analyses incident data from 3 Canadian Provinces over 2011 and 2012.
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CSAA Plans Contractor Safety Breakfast in 2014

The attached invitation highlights locations and dates for the 2014 CSAA-SCGA Contractor Safety Breakfasts.
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Canadian Senate Hears CCGA re Mandatory One Call in Canada

The attached News Release is from a February 25, 2014 Senate Energy Committee meeting
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Underground Line Locator Seminar Regina Feb 12th /Saskatoon Feb 13th

A locator theory and the principles of cable and pipe location training Seminar will be conducted by Dave Wulff  of Vivax Canada. For more information contact Perry Klish – LineStar Utility Supply 204-783-9771 or perry@linestar.ca.

Brochures for Regina and Saskatoon Seminars are attached as well as a
Registration form.

LineStar Utility Supply is a full stocking distributor of lineman and utility tools and equipment in Western Canada with locations in Surrey, BC, Calgary, Alberta and Winnipeg, Manitoba    (www.linestar.ca)
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SCGA Newsletter – Q4, 2013

The SCGA releases the 2013 Q4 Newsletter. See the attachment for more details. ________________________________________________________________________

SCGA 2014 Business Plan and Budget

The SCGA releases the 2013 Business Plan. See the attachment for more details. ________________________________________________________________________

CSAA Integration with SCGA

CSAA plans to work with the SCGA in delivery of annual Contractor
Breakfasts. See the attachment for more details.
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SCGA AGM December 05, 2013

The SCGA releases the 2013 AGM Materials. See the attachment for more details. ________________________________________________________________________

SCGA Newsletter – Q3, 2013

The SCGA releases the 2013 Q3 Newsletter. See the attachment for more details. ________________________________________________________________________

SCGA June 6, 2013 Member Meeting

The SCGA releases the 2013 Member Meeting Materials. See the attachment for more details. ________________________________________________________________________

New Board Member Appointed

New Board Member Appointed. See the attachment for more details.
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National Symposium for Damage Prevention

The National Symposium for Damage Prevention. See the attachment for more details. ________________________________________________________________________

SCGA Newsletter – Q2, 2013

The SCGA releases the 2013 Q2 Newsletter. See the attachment for more details. ________________________________________________________________________

April Safe Digging Month Highlights – April,2013

April is Safe Digging Month. See the attachment for more details.
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April is Safe Digging Month – April,2013

April is Safe Digging Month. See the attachment for more details.
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CSAA plans Annual Contractor Breakfasts

The April 2013 CSAA Breakfasts are scheduled. See the attachment for more details.
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SCGA Newsletter – Q1,2013

The SCGA releases the 2013 Q1 Newsletter. See the attachment for more details. ________________________________________________________________________

Annual General Meeting – Nov 23,2012

The SCGA releases the 2013 Business Plan. See the attachment for more details. ________________________________________________________________________

Business Plan – 2013

The SCGA releases the 2013 Business Plan. See the attachment for more details. ________________________________________________________________________

Appointment of Board of Directors – 2013

The SCGA announces the appointment of the new board of directors. The Announcement is detailed in the attached.

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Executive Director Appointment – Sept 2012

The SCGA announces the appointment of Daryl Posehn to Executive Director of the SCGA. The Announcement is detailed in the attached.

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Safe Dig Month – April 2012

To increase public awareness, Saskatchewan is once again declaring April as Safe Digging Month across the province. With construction season just around the corner, the Government of Saskatchewan is joining forces with Sask 1st Call and the Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance (SCGA) to educate the public about working safely around underground infrastructure.

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CSAA Breakfasts – April 2012

Contractor Safety Awareness Association (CSAA) hosts 31 contractor safety awareness safety breakfasts across the province from March 27 – April 5, 2012.
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CRTC Denies CCGA Application For Shared Use of 811 – March 23,2012

The CRTC response to the Canadian Common Ground Association Application for Shared Use of 811 to access One Call systems in Canada is attached.
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