As our President Jim Flegg mentioned during his speech at the AGM on April 5th, we need your help in completing and returning the Confidential Membership Survey. It has been six years since the National Capital Heavy Construction Association undertook a survey of NCHCA members. The results of the membership survey will be used to assist the executive in lobbying efforts with the City of Ottawa, as well as with the provincial and federal governments, improving our training and recruitment efforts, as well as enhancing our social and networking events. In addition, the survey results will be used to increase public awareness and support of our industry. Our ultimate goal is to increase the amount of money invested in infrastructure to improve the City’s standard of living and prosper as an industry.
Please ensure that an owner or senior manager of your company/office completes this confidential survey by April 21stand returns it directly to the NCHCA office in a plain envelop. No one within the NCHCA Board Member will see the results of individual surveys. Results will be aggregated before they are reported on.
Please only complete one survey per Member Company. If you have already completed and returned your survey, thank you. If you have not already done so, please complete and return by April 21st.
If you have any questions concerning this confidential membership survey, please contact Alison Hogan, NCHCA Coordinator at 613.821.5940, or Dale Harley, NCHCA Executive Advisor at 613.882.5684.
NCHCA Bursary Program
The NCHCA awards 4 bursaries every year to all member employees and their families. Details can be found online here. If you require further help or have any questions, feel free to contact me.
The NCHCA Ski Day, Mont Tremblant, Friday, March 31
Nick Brennan – Clean Water Works
Dale Harley – NCHCA
Bob Watson – Marathon
Kim Lesage – Golder ENg.
Mike Cunningham – Marathon
Adam Russell – Clean Water Works
Gilles Gravel – Coco Paving
Mario Venditti- Marathon
Annual General Meeting/Annual Safety Excellence Award
Thank you to all that attended our AGM on April 5. More pictures are avaiable on our website at www.nchca.ca
A special thanks to our event sponsors. Platinum – Toromont Cat Silver – Equipment Sales and Services, Ontario Rental Supply, Zurich Insurance, Karson Asphalt, Nortrax Canada
Capital Cutting & Coring Ltd. (bottom left) was honoured to receive the NCHCA’s 2nd annual Award for Safety Excellence at the AGM.
ORBA/OAPC Partners in Quality Road Tour and Seminar
This tour is being held on April 20th starting at 8:00 am, Centurion Centre. Go to www.orba.com forfurther details.
Stay Safe, Stay Back campaign gets Heavy Trucking industry and cyclists working together to improve road safety
The Ottawa Police Service, Safer Roads Ottawa, the Share the Road Cycling Coalition, along with National Capital Heavy Construction Association and Citizens for Safe Cycling are encouraging owners of heavy trucks and commercial vehicles to participate in the Stay Safe, Stay Back initiative.
“The Stay Safe, Stay Back campaign enables both cyclists and heavy truck operators to work together to ensure the safety of cyclists on our roads,” said Jamie Stuckless, Executive Director of Share the Road, “by educating and creating awareness for cyclists and heavy truck operators about blind spots and safety.”
The initiative provides free bilingual decals to private sector partners from the heavy trucking industry that can be attached to the backs of their vehicles. “They serve as a reminder for cyclists not to proceed past the back bumper of a heavy vehicle or into their blind spot and for heavy truck operators to keep cyclists in clear view at all times,” said Rob Wilkinson, Coordinator of Safer Roads Ottawa.
“This is a great program,” said Jim Flegg, President of the National Capital Heavy Construction Association. “We have encouraged our members to place decals on their heavy trucks and more and more of them are getting on board.”
Decals can be requested by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 613-580-2424 extension 28064.
Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Transportation Services Department, who are committed to preventing or eliminating road deaths and serious injuries for all people in the City of Ottawa, through culture change, community engagement, and development of a sustainable safe transportation environment.
2017 Renfrew County Road Supervisors Association Truck Roadeo
The township of Laurentian will be hosting their Local Association Safe Driving Truck Roadeo on Tuesday June 27th, at our new Works Facility located at 460 Witt Road. Present this year are the services of Al Barker, Roadeo Master from AORS. Al will be bringing a wealth of knowledge and the equipment used at the annual provincial competition.
As part of the Roadeo, they are also looking to host a mini-trade show, open to all of our Supplier Members. There is plenty of space both inside and out and there is no charge to participate. However, we would appreciate a donated item for our prize table on the day of the event.
If you are interested in participating in the trade show, I would ask that you please contact Darren England from the County of Renfrew at email@example.com .
Someone will get their backhoe back and a 33 year old Kanata man faces multiple charges after Smith Falls police recover the stolen earthmover
Jeremy Pershaw was arrested Wednesday by the OPP and the Ottawa Police organized auto theft unit, and charged with theft over $5000, possession of stolen property, identity fraud and five counts of driving while disqualified. The backhoe was reported stolen in Ottawa in 2014.
Police said the investigation remains “active and ongoing”
It’s not the first time heavy equipment has been stolen in the region. Last summer, Gatinueau police found stolen machines, their serial nubers filed off, being used at job sites in Cantley.
In that investigation, police seized a John Deere 270 CLC excavator worth $270,000 that was reported stolen in Ottawa in November 2015, a John Deere 450 LGP bulldozer worth $100,000 and stolen from Vaudreuil-Soulanges in 2006, and a Hitachi Z230 excavator, worth $250,000.
For the most recent news coverage on our industry please see our Media coverage section.
FARRELL, Stanley Weldon
Founder of S.W. Farrell and Sons September 21, 1935 – April 10, 2017
On Monday April 10, 2017 following a lengthy illness. Dearly loved husband of 61 years to Dorothy (nee Nicholls). Beloved father of David (Trudi), Michael (Lorraine) and the late Steven. Proud grandfather of Christopher, Kurt (Ashley), Karissa, Billy, Kara (Sebastian Last), and StevieLynn. Great grandfather to Ethan Douglas.
Dear brother of Dennis (Rina), Bill (Monika), Doreen Henderson (late Francie), Dora Francis (Ken), and Betty Stewart (Sandy). Stan is predeceased by his brothers Eldon, Ted, Harold; sisters Marion and Fran Crawford (Keith). As well as his parents Arthur and Lola Farrell.
Born in South Mountain, Stan came to Ottawa and began his construction career working for J.W. Dockerill. He started S.W. Farrell and Sons in 1959. Stan was well known and respected in the construction community of Ottawa. The company will celebrate its 58th year in business this year, a fact which Stan was very proud of.
Stan loved sports. He skied, golfed, loved football at Lansdowne and cheered for the Ottawa Senators. He loved his days boating on Mississippi Lake with the grandchildren and having barbeques with friends and family. He will be missed by his euchre friends as well.
Stan loved his family deeply, and loved nothing better than to tease them as often as possible.
After falling ill a few years ago, Stan missed skiing and golf, but he found his wheelchair had two spends, fast and stop.
He’ll be greatly missed by everyone, none more so than his family.
He was one of a kind.
Keeping with Stan’s wishes, following a private family service, friends, family and colleagues are invited to attend a memorial reception on Monday April 17, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Capital Memorial Gardens (3700 Prince of Wales Drive).
For those wishing, donations to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, or the Canadian Cancer Society in Stan’s name would be greatly appreciated. Condolences, donations and tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com