The Fall Dinner Dance was held on November 6th at The Westin hotel downtown. It appeared that the 20’s and 30’s theme was well received by many attendees. Thanks to all who attended and participated and a big thank you goes out to Stephen Turner for all his time and efforts with organizing another great dinner dance.
Our Curling Bonspiel will be held at the Nepean Sportsplex on Thursday, January 20th. Details will be available shortly on our website however if you have any questions regarding our upcoming bonspiel, feel free to contact either Alison Hogan @ 613.821.5940 or Debbie Mohr-Caldwell @613.838.5042.
All NCHCA Social Events are available on our website @ www.nchca.ca under Calendar of Events. The dates are as follows:
Curling Bonspiel – January 20th
AGM- April 6th
Manhole Open – June 14th
Summer BBQ – July 7th
Pothole BBQ – August 15th
Fall Dinner Dance – tbd
Con Expo – March 22-26, 2011 (Las Vegas)
OSWCA – January 30- February 2, 2011 (Blue Mountain)
Men’s morning hockey players are required for a recreation hockey, 35-55 years old; Mondays and Fridays (1 or 2 times per week); 8 to 9 am at Bell Sensplex from October 15th to April 29th. Anyone interested in playing is asked to call Ian @613.761.3261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Algonquin College has worked in close partnership with the NCHCA and a cross-section of industry representatives to develop training and professional workshops for road builders, aggregate producers, and the sewer and water main construction industries in Canada’s National Capital Region. Algonquin is also pleased to offer ORBA Gold Seal Coursed in 2011. Please see our website for details and special pricing.
MOE permits to discharge water under MOE update: The water discharge committee is working closely with the City of Ottawa in terms of developing best practices for groundwater management both pre-tender, tender and post-tender stages.
Last week at a Councillor briefing, it was reported that 98% of the $401 million in projects will be completed by the March 31, 2011 deadline. Furthermore, these projects will be completed $31 million under budget. This compares very favourably to other communities across Ontario and Canada. This could not have been accomplished without the hard work and cooperation of the City of Ottawa and the construction community. The only disappointing note with respect to the Economic Stimulus Program was that the federal government failed to approve a list of additional projects that could have been completed utilizing the $31 million in under budget savings. The City had originally proposed a list of 52 projects worth $20.2 million earlier this fall. Finally 15 projects were approved on November 19th worth $8.35 million, including a collector sewer lining project worth $3.8 million. It would have been preferable to have more projects approved, but the delays resulting in a number of projects such as road over lays not going ahead since too much time had lapsed and the capacity to complete them was lost.
The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (formerly CSAO) would like to sponsor a WSIB (Workplace Safety and Insurance Board) Safety Group for the construction sector of Ontario with chapters in Ottawa, GTA and Sudbury. The deadline for registration is December 17th. If you would like to learn more about this or join, please contact Carlos Figueira @ email@example.com