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Ontario to streamline apprenticeship through new Skilled Trades Ontario that replaces OCOT

The Ontario government is introducing new measures to help tradespeople get their certification from one reliable destination through a new Crown agency, Skilled Trades Ontario, that would replace the Ontario College of Trades.

Analysis: The true state of drinking water advisories in First Nations

If we really want to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities on safe drinking water, we need to look across the entire spectrum – from First Nations that rely on bottled water to those with individual wells and communities with reliable tap water, writes Kerry Black of the University of Calgary.

OGWA regional training sessions update

The Ontario Ground Water Association is re-organizing regional training sessions as virtual in accordance with the province’s health advisory board restrictions on gatherings and a combination of virtual and in-person sessions when restrictions are lifted.

Book ‘Deep Water’ explores art and science of groundwater in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin

Artist and water expert Louise Arnal, along with water experts Grant Ferguson and Jennifer McIntosh, have co-created a book that explores groundwater and the related environmental challenges through science and art.

U.S. Senate passes water infrastructure bill

The U.S Senate passed Senate Bill 914 in a vote of 89-2 on April 29 that would authorize more than $35 billion in funding to improve water infrastructure and drinking water safety. The National Ground Water Association reports.
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Kick Ass Careers

Engaging the next generation: Q-and-A with Jamie McMillan of Kick Ass Careers

Contractors looking to get young people interested in drilling, pump installing and other trades related the groundwater industry can pick up valuable ideas from an inspiring promoter of the skilled trades. » Read more
Know your customers

Know your customers: marketing your business

Understanding your customers will help you tailor your marketing plan, writes columnist and marketing expert Dave Mercer in the latest issue of Ground Water Canada, noting this is true for everyone in the business, from contractor to consultant. » Read more
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Wellmaster Press x Press Couplings – Different from the Rest

Wellmaster has been designing and manufacturing Press x Press couplings for the past 19 years.

What makes our couplings better?

  • Strong friction taper connection for tough conditions
  • No threading or welding required, just drop on and start driving
  • Can be used for plain end casing with no bevel

Available in 4 1/2”, 6 5/8” and 7” diameters.

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OGWA Regional Training Session (In-Person and Virtual)

May 21, 2021
Location: Lindsay, Ont. and online, subject to COVID restrictions
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OGWA Scholarship Golf Tournament

Sept. 17, 2021
Location: Conestogo, Ont.
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