Ear to the Ground - Spring 2012 - (Page 20)

LEGISLATIVE SPOTLIGHT B Y B O B B A I L E Y, M . P. P., S A R N I A- L A M B T O N A N D PA U L M I L L E R , M . P. P., H A M I LT O N E A S T – S T O N E Y C R E E K Bill 8 – The Ontario One Call Act, 2011 ‘Make Safety a Priority,’ say MPPs Bailey & Miller ON NOVEMBER 24, 2011, we were very pleased to introduce the first bipartisan bill of Ontario’s new minority parliament. The intent of Bill 8 – The Ontario One Call Act, 2011, is clear; government must work with Ontario’s utilities and municipalities to protect the valuable infrastructure that exists under the ground which will save lives of excavators and homeowners. Bill 8, if passed, would establish a not-for-profit, single point-of-contact call centre for all underground utility location services in Ontario. It would create a single phone number for anyone to call to find the location of all the pipes and 20 wires beneath their property before they dig. Currently in the U.S. all 50 states have a single phone number to call to access this information. Ontario has a complex and growing network of critical underground infrastructure that provides services to our homes and businesses. Necessities like phone lines, internet cables, water mains, natural gas pipes and electricity which run just beneath our feet are at risk each time someone sticks a shovel in the ground or begins an excavation. Damaging this critical network can be very dangerous and may disrupt the essential services that Ontario families all rely upon. EAR TO THE GROUND http://www.orcga.com

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
INTERNATIONAL NEWS: ‘811 BIKE’ PROMOTES SAFE DIGGING MESSAGE ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S AMERICAN CHOPPER: SENIOR VS. JUNIOR
INTERNATIONAL NEWS: UPDATE FROM THE CCGA - A UNIFIED APPROACH TO DAMAGE PREVENTION
Q&A: A CONVERSATION WITH CORAL LUKANIUK, PUBLIC AWARENESS PROGRAM MANAGER, TRANSCANADA
THE SIGNS OF SPRING: TRAFFIC PROTECTION
BLOCKED SEWER SERVICE LINE? CALL BEFORE YOU CLEAR
CHEERS TO ORCGA VOLUNTEERS
LEGISLATIVE SPOTLIGHT
ORCGA’S HALL OF FAME MEMBERS AND MEMBER OF THE YEAR
ORCGA’S EXCAVATOR OF THE YEAR
JOE JOHNSON EQUIPMENT – ONE OF CANADA’S 50 BEST MANAGED COMPANIES
ORCGA’S 2012 SYMPOSIUM
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