“Dedicated to Protecting and Promoting Ontario’s Most Precious Resource” A Publication of the Ontario Ground Water Association Published 3 times per year Publications Agreement No. 40043945 Return undeliverable mail to: 48 Front Street East Strathroy, ON N7G 1Y6 Published for: The Ontario Ground Water Association 48 Front Street East Strathroy, ON N7G 1Y6 Tel: 519.245.7194 Fax: 519.245.7196 Email: ogwa@ogwa.ca www.ogwa.ca Published by: The Ontario Ground Water Association 48 Front Street East Strathroy, ON N7G 1Y6 Tel: 519.245.7194 Fax: 519.245.7196 Email: ogwa@ogwa.ca www.ogwa.ca Advertising Anne Gammage, Office Manager Tel: 519.245.7194 Fax: 519.245.7196 E-mail: ogwa@ogwa.ca A. Gammage / K.C. Craig Stainton/ D. Juneau: Editors: editor@ogwa.ca www.ogwa.ca CONTENTS President’s Report ..................................................................................... 4 Executive Directors Message...................................................................... 6 Epiroc Rig Demonstration........................................................................... 9 OGWA 66th Annual Convention & AGM....................................................... 10 2018 Convention Registration .................................................................... 11 WSIB Rates are Changing........................................................................... 12 Regional Training Meetings......................................................................... 14 Regional Training Meetings 2017-2018 Registration ................................... 15 Wellmaster Announcement......................................................................... 16 1st Annual OGWA Golf Tournament & Student Awards Fundraiser................. 17 Industry News ........................................................................................... 20 GeoscienceINFO.com................................................................................. 22 Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change - Court Bulletins ............... 24 Protect Yourself from Scammers................................................................. 28 Benefits of Ontario Ground Water Association Membership........................... 29 In Memory of Albert Veenstra...................................................................... 30 2017-18 Student Membership Application.................................................. 31 New Products & Services........................................................................... 32 CLASSIFIED ADS Ransome Well Drilling Ltd....................................................................... 24 Wilson’s Water Wells Ltd......................................................................... 24 WRC Purifying........................................................................................ 27 WJ Groundwater.................................................................................... 27 Buyer’s Guide............................................................................................ 32 2018 OGWA Membership Application ......................................................... 33 The Ontario Ground Water Association [ FALL/WINTER 2017 ] Page 3