July 24, 2024

Wildfire Smoke- Information for Employers and Workers

via Government of Alberta Wildfire smoke : OHS information for workers and employers Via Construction Executive The Business of Construction by Kim Ritchie- Vice President, Canada at ISN Keeping Your Workers Safe When Air Quality Isn’t The Canadian wildfires are still burning, and while the smoke might have dissipated in the U.S., long-term effects can hang around. WHAT RISKS DO WILDFIRES AND POOR AIR QUALITY POSE TO WORKERS? Exposure to smoke caused by wildfires can have significant health risks, especially for those with preexisting medical conditions. Smoke exposure and poor air quality can trigger immediate effects such as coughing, difficulty...

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July 18, 2024

Update July 18: Critical water main break affecting city-wide water usage

via City of Calgary Some sprinkler use and hose watering now permitted as City moves to Stage 2 Outdoor Water Restrictions Today, we achieved another major milestone in the recovery from the Bearspaw South Feeder Main break, by moving from Stage 3 to Stage 2 Outdoor Water Restrictions. This change allows for more outdoor water use, including watering with a hose and spray nozzle, and some sprinkler use according to set days and times. On Monday, we began increasing water flow through the feeder main to 70% of its maximum. This was done cautiously to minimize pressure spikes that could...

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July 16, 2024

It is with great sadness that the Calgary Construction Association mourns the passing of our friend and community member, Mary Ann Smith

It is with great sadness that the Calgary Construction Association mourns the passing of our friend and community member, Mary Ann Smith. Mary Ann was an active and engaged member of our community through her work with Waste Management, where she served as an account manager dedicated to providing solutions for construction work. As a key fixture of our construction community, Mary Ann will be remembered for her infectious smile, her great sense of humour, and her ability to make friends wherever she went – creating lasting connections and an impact that remains with us. Earlier this year, we were...

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June 20, 2024

Non-potable Water Distribution Communication to Construction Partners- June 20th, 2024

To support you and Calgary’s construction industry, we are going to open two locations on the Bow River to provide non-potable water for construction work. Location of sites Location: North Site: West Baker Park Boat Launch: 4320, Bow River Pathway Starting June 20, 2024 Time 2 PM (when fully operational – from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.)  Location: South Site: Ogden Boat Launch: 3303, Bow River Pathway Starting June 21, 2024 Time TBC (when fully operational – from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.) This water will be free of charge. If users have a truck mounted Meter Assembly (MA) box...

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June 18, 2024

Updated Fire Restrictions and Fire Marshal Bulletin- June 18th

Fire Ban Update- June 18th, 2024 Fire Marshal Bulletin- Water Supply Emergency Lift Safety Systems    

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June 15, 2024

City of Calgary Declares Local State of Emergency – updated June 15, 2024

As of 8:00 AM June 15th, the City of Calgary has declared a State of Local Emergency. This allows The City to direct City resources for additional coordination of action to assist with critical feeder water main repair. “The decision to declare a State of Local Emergency was not taken lightly, and it was done to ensure we are prepared for all eventualities in the drive to have this water feeder main restoration work done as quickly and safely as possible,” said Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek. “I am grateful to the Government of Alberta for endorsing this approach and offering...

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