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New & Noteworthy
Working in below -30 weather calls for extra health & safety precautions
Reaching temperatures of -37 with the wind chill, Ontario is experiencing one of the coldest winters since 1938. These conditions can create a hazardous situation for those who work outdoors - in this post, Carmen Capitano, multiVIEW’s Health, Safety & Training Manager, provides tips for staying safe at work when the temperature plummets.
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Ontario's sweeping new labour law introduces significant changes beyond the minimum wage hike

Ontario’s Bill 148 the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, introduces a minimum wage hike along with a host of other changes including new scheduling rules, expanded personal emergency leave, and equal pay for equal work for casual, part-time, temporary and seasonal workers.
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Validity of locate marks a key component of safe excavation
Committing to safe excavation extends beyond simply securing a locate - it's important to make sure that excavation occurs only within the time period that the markings are considered valid.  Here are a few things to keep in mind regarding locate mark validity.
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Alstom to build Metrolinx LRT cars in Toronto, creating 120 jobs
The French company whose light rail vehicles will replace Bombardier Transportation transit vehicles under a revised contract with Metrolinx is going ahead with a plan to build those vehicles in the Toronto region.
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New Construction Act receives Royal Assent
Following Royal Assent just before Christmas, Ontario’s new Construction Act will radically reform industry practices, including payment terms and dispute resolution.
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The new phase of Highway 407 has opened
The next phase of the Highway 407 extension has opened in Clarington. The new addition is 9.6 kilometres to Highway 407, including two new interchanges. Toll rates for Highways 407 and 412 are lower than tolls on Highway 407 ETR.
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Canada invests $1.2 million in National Water Projects
Funding allocated for national water projects will be used to improve water systems, plan for drought and disasters, and watershed management plans, among other things.
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Ontario One Call makes changes to decrease wait times
As of December 4th, Ontario One Call made significant changes with a goal to decrease excavator wait times related to suspended tickets, while eliminating the possibility of duplicate work and providing the excavator with more flexibility to alter information on their ticket.
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Talking Rapid Transit in CUI Magazine
multiVIEW Locates Inc. was thrilled to share our story in the latest issue of Canadian Underground Infrastructure magazine!  In this article, Kevin Vine, President of multiVIEW describes how Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) plays an integral role in the design phase of large Rapid Transit projects.
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Technology Spotlight

In areas where GPS is ineffective, multiVIEW uses Trimble's Robotic Total Station (RTS). RTS increases efficiency by maintaining a consistent lock with the mobile data collector which enables seamless field data collection. It is incorporated into the Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) process and used to survey utility line work and appurtenances. Real-life physical data is then transformed into a geodetic digital format. multiVIEW uploads the data into a CAD package and it is automatically aligned onto our Customer’s base map, presented as a 2D or 3D model. Data can also be displayed as a Geographic Information System (GIS) model through Esri’s ArcGIS software.
Upcoming Events




15th Annual ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium
We’re looking forward to attending the 15th Annual ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium, February 7th-9th, in Blue Mountain. This year will feature an exciting line up of speakers, break out sessions that cover the latest news and trends in the industry and technology case studies. There will also be a special ORCGA Olympics competition. We hope to see you there!

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Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS) 126th Annual General Meeting

We’re looking forward to attending and exhibiting at the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS) 126th Annual General Meeting, February 28-March 2, in Niagara Falls. This event, which will draw over 600 participants, will expand on last year’s event “building on the cornerstone of a country.”

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Pictures From the Field
multiVIEW conducts Borehole Conductivity Logging to uncover landfill contamination. 
We've got new trucks hitting the road - be sure to look for us across Ontario!
The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) will bring 25 new stations and stops to Torontonians.  multiVIEW supported the design phase of the project by assessing utility conflicts with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). 
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