Activities for the Week of August 12-18

PowerTel

  • All wood/steel poles have been delivered to site
  • All material delivery completed on site
  • Operating with 1 ground framing crews, 2 pole setting crews/Rock boring, 1 Anchor testing crew, 1 Steel pole assembly/erection crew
  • Preparing all stringing set-ups
  • Stringing OPGW rope and wire
  • Sagging conductor
  • Dead-Ending conductor
  • Clipping in conductor
  • Delivering travelers and materials to structures
  • Rock boring holes for pole setting on the 115 kV
  • Installing anchors on the 115 kV corridor
  • Installing rig mats in areas of concern
  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115 kV
  • Receiving 115 kV materials
  • Receiving poles for the 115 kV
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site overseeing all construction activities, performing bird sweeps  
  • Have weekly meetings with White Feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Continue building of all-weather road to sub-station
  • Continue surveying along ROWs
  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities
  • Hiring of more First Nations community members

Draco

  • Building all weather road to sub station
  • Floating PowerTel’s equipment
  • Supplying aggregate for pole foundations

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

FN Timber

  • Currently on turn around

EBS

  • Continue Micro Pile installation

Activities for the Week of August 5 - 11

PowerTel

  • Operating with 1 ground framing crew, 1 pole setting crew, 1 ground framing/pole setting crew, 1 material delivery crew, 1 Anchor testing crew/ground rod installation crew, 1 Steel pole assembly/erection crew
  • Preparing all stringing set-ups
  • Stringing OPGW rope and wire 
  • Sagging conductor/OPGW
  • Dead-Ending conductor/OPGW
  • Clipping in conductor/OPGW
  • Delivering travelers and materials to structures
  • Rock boring holes for pole setting on the 115 kV
  • Installing anchors on the 115 kV corridor
  • Installing rig mats in areas of concern 
  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115 kV
  • Receiving 115 kV materials
  • Receiving poles for the 115 kV
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site overseeing all construction activities, performing bird sweeps
  • Have weekly meetings with White Feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Continue building of all-weather road to sub-station
  • Continue surveying along ROWs
  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities
  • Hiring of more First Nations community members

Draco

  • Building all weather road to sub station
  • Floating PowerTel’s equipment

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

FN Timber

  • Hauling merchantable timber from concentration yards to sawmill.

EBS

  • Continue Micro Pile installation

Activities for the Week of July 22-28

PowerTel

  • Currently on turn around, returning to work on July 31, 2018
  • Monitoring fire conditions for sub-contractors
  • Health and safety team on site

Draco

  • Building all weather road to substation
  • Floating PowerTel's equipment

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

FN Timber

  • Removal of merchantable timber off of ROW
  • Clearing activities

EBS

  • Continue Micro Pile installation

ECO Canada BEAHR Training with Confederation College Instructor:

  • The final five days of BEAHR Program Core Training for Environmental Monitor is happening this week (July 24 to 29). The Regulatory Training Modules will be delivered in mid-September.

Activities for the Week of July 15-21

PowerTel

  • Operating with 2 ground framing crews, 2 pole setting crews, 1 material delivery crew, 1 Anchor Testing crew, 1 Steel pole assembly / erection crew
  • Preparing all stringing set-ups
  • Stringing OPGW rope and wire
  • Sagging conductor
  • Dead-Ending conductor
  • Clipping in conductor
  • Delivering travelers and materials to structures
  • Rock boring holes for pole setting on the 115 kV
  • Installing anchors on the 115 kV corridor
  • Installing rig mats in areas of concern
  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115 kV
  • Receiving 115 kV materials
  • Receiving poles for the 115 kV
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site overseeing all construction activities, performing bird sweeps
  • Have weekly meetings with White Feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Continue building of all-weather road to sub-station
  • Continue surveying along ROWs
  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities
  • Hiring of more First Nations community members

Draco

  • Building all weather road to sub station
  • Floating PowerTel’s equipment

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

FN Timber

  • Removal of merchantable timber off of ROW

EBS

  • Continue Micro Pile installation

 

Activities for the Week of July 8-14

PowerTel

  • Operating with two (2) ground framing crews, two (2) pole setting crews, one (1) material delivery crew, one (1) Anchor testing crew, One (1) Steel pole assembly & erection crew.
  • Preparing all stringing set-ups
  • Stringing both pulling rope and conductor
  • Sagging, Dead ending and clamping in conductor
  • Delivering travelers and materials to structures
  • Rock boring holes for pole setting on the 115 kV
  • Installing anchors on the 115 kV corridor
  • Installing timber mats in areas of concern
  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115 kV
  • Receiving 115 kV materials
  • Receiving poles for the 115 kV
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and subcontractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site overseeing all construction activities, performing bird sweeps.  
  • Have weekly meetings with Whitefeather Alex Peters and Elder Tom Quill.
  • Continue building of all-weather road to substation
  • Continue surveying along ROW
  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities
  • Hiring of more First Nations community members

Draco

  • Building all weather road to substation
  • Floating PowerTel equipment
  • Windigo/Expedition
  • Operating the Camp

FN Timber

  • Removal of merchantable timber off of the Transmission Line ROW

EBS

  • Continue Micropile installation

Activities for the Week of July 1-7

PowerTel

  • Operating with 2 ground framing crews, 1 pole setting crew, one material delivery crew, 1 anchor testing crew, 1 Steel pole assembly / erection crew
  • Preparing all stringing set-ups
  • Commence both rope and wire stringing
  • Delivering travelers and materials to structures
  • Rock boring holes for pole setting on the 115 kV
  • Installing anchors on the 115 kV corridor
  • Installing rig mats in areas of concern
  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115 kV
  • Receiving 115 kV materials
  • Receiving poles for the 115 kV
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site overseeing all construction activities, performing bird sweeps.  
  • Have weekly meetings with white feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Continue building of all-weather road to sub-station
  • Continue surveying along ROWs
  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities
  • Hiring of more First Nations community members

Draco

  • Building all weather road to sub station
  • Floating PowerTel’s equipment
  • Windigo/Expedition
  • Operating the man camp

FN Timber

  • Removal of merchantable timber off of ROW

EBS

  • Continue Micro Pile installation

Activities for the Week of June 24-30

Training

  • WHMIS training was conducted June 22 for 18 workers
  • Working at Heights training was conducted June 23 for 12 workers
  • Continuing to organize a date with IHSA for Electrical Awareness Training

PowerTel

  • Project Manager and site supervision on site for the Civil Works and Timber Management
  • Safety, Quality and Environmental Management on site for day to day monitoring of all work activities

Draco

  • Continue building all weather road to sub station
  • Floating PowerTel’s equipment if necessary

Windigo/Expedition

  •  Continue operating the camp

FN Timber

  • Continue the removal of merchantable timber off of ROW

Activities for the Week of June 17-23

PowerTel

  • Operating with 2 aerial framing crews, 2 ground framing crews, 2 pole setting crews, one material delivery crew, and one l pole delivery crew.
  • Preparing all stringing set-ups
  • Delivering travelers and materials to structures
  • Rock boring holes for pole setting on the 115 kV
  • Installing anchors on the 115 kV corridor
  • Installing rig mats in areas of concern 
  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115 kV
  • Receiving 115 kV materials
  • Receiving poles for the 115 kV
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with white feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Commence building of all-weather road to sub-station
  • Continue surveying along ROWs
  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities
  • Hiring of more First Nations community members

Draco

  • Building all weather road to sub station
  • Floating PowerTel’s equipment

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

FN Timber

  • Removal of merchantable timber off of ROW

Activities for the Week of June 10-16

PowerTel

  • Operating with 2 aerial framing crews, 2 ground framing crews, 2 pole setting crews, one material delivery crew, and one steel pole delivery crew.
  • Rock boring holes for pole setting on the 115 kV corridor
  • Installing anchors on the 115 kV corridor
  • Installing rig mats in areas of concern 
  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115  kV
  • Receiving materials
  • Receiving poles
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with white feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Commence building of road to substation

Draco

  • Building road to substation
  • Hauling PowerTel's equipment

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp 

FN Timber

  • Removal of merchantable timber along Right of Way

Activities for the week of June 3-9

PowerTel

  • Operating with 2 aerial framing crews, 2 ground framing crews, 2 pole setting crews, one material delivery crew, and one steel pole delivery crew.
  • Rock boring holes for pole setting on the 115 kV
  • Installing anchors on the 115 kV corridor
  • Installing rig mats in areas of concern 
  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115  kV
  • Receiving materials
  • Receiving poles
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with white feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Commence building of road to sub-station

Draco

  • Building road to sub station
  • Hauling PowerTel's equipment

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp 

FN Timber

  • Removal of merchantable timber along 115 kV corridor, as well as hand clearing
     

Activities for the Week of May 20-26

PowerTel

  • Framing Poles
  • Delivering Davit arms to structure locations.
  • Aerial framing davit arms
  • Rock boring on the 115 kV corridor 
  • Constructing stringing access and set-up areas
  • Receiving materials
  • Delivering poles on 115 kV Right of Way
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with white feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities

Whitefeather/Draco

  • Building road to substation
  • Hauling PowerTel's equipment 
  • Equipment rentals to PowerTel

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp

EBS

  • Installing Micro-Piles on 115 kV corridor

Activities for the week of May 13-19

PowerTel

  • Continue setting poles on the 115 kV corridor along Nungesser Rd
  • Framing Poles
  • Delivering Davit arms to structure locations.
  • Aerial framing davit arms
  • Rock boring on the 115 kV corridor 
  • Receiving materials
  • Delivering poles on 115 kV Right of Way
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with white feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities

Whitefeather/Draco

  • Building road to substation
  • Hauling PowerTel's equipment 
  • Equipment rentals to PowerTel

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp

Obish

  • Rock boring along 115 kV corridor near Taxi Bay

EBS

  • Installing Micro-Piles on 115 kV corridor 

Migratory Bird Sweep Training

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Yesterday we completed the Migratory Bird Sweep training. The presentation was put on by Daniel Routhier, Wildlife Biologist from Stantec. The purpose of the course was to increase knowledge around migratory bird protection. Migratory birds and their nests and eggs are protected everywhere in Canada under the Migratory Bird Convention Act, 1994. The Act applies to the majority of species of migratory birds and has jurisdiction over Canadian lands and water bodies regardless of ownership.

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The course consisted of approximately 1 hour presentation including a questions period followed by an hour in the field. Currently Bird Sweeps have been conducted by the Environmental team, but this increases the knowledge in the field and allows for additional support for our team to ensure we are being diligent and remaining in compliance.

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Activities for the week of May 6-12

PowerTel

  • Receiving materials
  • Delivering materials to structure locations
  • Framing poles on 115kV section
  • Pole Setting on 115kV line along Taxi Bay Road and Nungesser Road
  • Equipment/Tool usage training
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with Whitefeather's Alex Peters and Elder Tom

Whitefeather/Draco

  • Building all weather road to substation
  • Hauling PowerTel's equipment 
  • Equipment rentals to PowerTel

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp

Obish

  • Rock boring along 115kV corridor near Taxi Bay

Activities for the Week of April 22-28

PowerTel

  • Receiving materials
  • Delivering materials to structure locations
  • Framing poles on 115kV section
  • Rock boring on the 115kV section
  • Pole Setting on 115kV line along Taxi Bay Road and Nungesser Road
  • Fire Training and Traffic Control Training for staff
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with Whitefeather's Alex Peters and Elder Tom

Whitefeather/Draco

  • Building all weather road to substation
  • Hauling PowerTel's equipment 
  • Equipment rentals to PowerTel

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp

Obish

  • Rock boring along 115kV corridor near Taxi Bay

EBS

  • Installing Micro-Piles on 115kV corridor 

Activities for the week of April 15-21

PowerTel

  • Rock boring on the 115kV section
  • Receiving 115kV materials
  • Receiving poles for 115kV
  • Delivering poles on 115kV line
  • Pole Setting on 115kV line along Taxi Bay Road
  • Cleaning and servicing all vehicles
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with Whitefeather's Alex Peters and Elder Tom

Whitefeather/Draco

  • Building all weather road to substation
  • Hauling PowerTel's equipment 

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp

Obish

  • Rock boring along 115kV corridor near Taxi Bay

Activities for the week of April 8-14

PowerTel

  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115kV section
  • Receiving 115kV materials
  • Receiving poles for 115kV
  • Delivering poles on 115kV line
  • Pole Setting on 115kV line
  • Cleaning and servicing all vehicles
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with Whitefeather's Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Building of all-weather road to sub-station

Whitefeather/Draco

  • Building all weather road to substation
  • Leveling chip piles along ROW corridor

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp

Obish

  • Rock boring along corridor near Taxi Bay

 

*All Right of Way clearing is completed with the exception of some environmentally sensitive areas which will be hand cleared.