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OGWA announces regional meeting schedule


January 14, 2011
By Ground Water Canada

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Jan. 14, 2011 – The Ontario Ground Water Association (OGWA) has announced its regular Spring Regional Training Meetings for 2011. The meeting counts as seven hours of MOE Training Credit for Licensed Technicians, and the training meetings will also feature speakers from OGWA and Fleming College to bring attendees up to date on current and upcoming news and events.

Jan. 14, 2011 – The Ontario Ground Water Association (OGWA) has announced its regular Spring Regional Training Meetings for 2011. The meeting counts as seven hours of MOE Training Credit for Licensed Technicians, and the training meetings will also feature speakers from OGWA and Fleming College to bring attendees up to date on current and upcoming news and events.

Additional sponsorship for the meetings has been provided by Walkerton Clean Water Centre.

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January 25 – LINDSAY: Royal Canadian Legion, 12 York Street N
SPONSORED BY – FRANKLIN ELECTRIC

January 26 – PERTH:  Farrell Hall, 180 Gore St. E.
SPONSORED BY – THE RIDEAU GROUP

February 1 – INGERSOLL:  Royal Canadian Legion, 211 Thames St. N.
SPONSORED BY – PENTAIR WATER

February 2 – WALKERTON:  Walkerton Clean Water Centre, 20 Ontario Rd.
SPONSORED BY – GOULDS PUMPS / ITT

March 8 – BRADFORD: Royal Canadian Legion, 115 Back Street
SPONSORED BY – THE DRILLING DEPOT

March 9 – NORTH BAY: Royal Canadian Legion, 150 First Ave W
SPONSORED BY – To Be Announced

March 11 – THUNDER BAY: Travelodge/Airlane Hotel, 698 West Arthur Street
SPONSORED BY – To Be Announced

Attendees must bring their registration fee and current Well Tech License Number to the meeting. The registration fee is $45.00 for members and $90.00 for non-members.

AGENDA

8:00 – 8:30     Welcome and industry news – Greg Bullock
8:30 – 10:15    Electrical Safety Authority – All electrical installs on a well permitting, installation methods, risks, hazards, liabilities         – ESA Representative
10:15 – 10:45    Break
10:45 – 11:15    Fleming College – Courses for well technicians: 10 day
Courses, new geothermal course – Holly Archer.
11:15 – 12:00    Industry insurance update – new developments in Ontario automobile policies – Steve Bleizeffer.
12:00 – 1:00    Lunch
1:00 – 2:15    Ministry of Labour – Industry hazards, rotating shafts, jobsite
safety – MOL Representative
2:15 – 3:00    Video logging of boreholes – Interpreting results, cavernous
zones, Karst formations, Breathing (Sucking and Blowing)
wells, casing inspection – Ron Hopper/Greg Bullock
3:00 – 3:15    Break
3:15 – 4:00    Video logging of boreholes (continued)
4:00 – 5:00    Ministry of the Environment – Environmental Monitoring and
Reporting news – Kim Yee
 
Those wishing to attend must confirm their attendance at least one week prior to the meeting date. There are two ways to register for training meetings. Confirmation forms may be faxed back and are available from OGWA. The second method is to contact the OGWA director/member responsible for the local meeting of your choice.

Lindsay – Jan. 25
Greg / Dodie Bullock
Eades Well Drilling
Phone: 705-374-5480
Fax: 705-374-5480

Perth – Jan. 26
Rob MacKinnon,
Mackinnon Well Drilling
Phone: 613-732-4923
Fax: 613-735-9179

Ingersoll – Feb. 1
Craig Stainton
Stainton’s Ltd.
Phone: 519-659-3359
Fax: 519-245-7196

Walkerton – Feb. 2
Greg / Dodie Bullock
Eades Well Drilling
Phone: 705-374-5480
Fax: 705-374-5480

Bradford – Mar. 8
Kevin / Nicole Constable
Fred Constable & Son
Phone: 905-778-9888
Fax: 905-778-1999

North Bay – Mar. 9
Greg / Dodie Bullock
Eades Well Drilling
Phone: 705-374-5480
Fax: 705-374-5480

Thunder Bay – Mar. 11
Doug / Sharron Kershaw
Kershaw Well Services
Phone: 807-939-2166
Fax: 807-939-2167


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