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17 January 2018 - 11:26, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
Myth #1 – Field work during the winter months is more costly Adverse weather conditions CAN cause delays during a field work program and result in increased costs.  However, field personnel and subcontractors (e.g., drillers) often have more availability during the winter months and may offer discounted rates. As a result, pricing tends to be...
10 January 2018 - 15:46, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
The world of sustainability is fast moving and ever-changing. And as of January 2018, Premier offers a new service line – Strategic Sustainable Solutions. Led by Kimberley Glassford and Ailish Wade, the Strategic Sustainable Solutions team works with clients to create healthier built environments by educating, engaging, and empowering people to make conscious changes in their...
13 December 2017 - 12:33, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
In early November, staff from Premier, led by Senior Ecologist Dean Fitzgerald, captured thousands of creatures from a small pond that was scheduled for maintenance. Why November? We waited until the temperatures cooled off, allowing a much higher catch efficiency, since these creatures are ectotherms (cold blooded). We used different types of nets to catch...
21 September 2017 - 13:16, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
Dean Fitzgerald, Senior Ecologist, at Premier was invited to write a book chapter that describes how we are using plant species and plant communities to discover lost oil wells at Wiikwemikoong Unceded First Nation (Wiikwemikoong) on Manitoulin Island. The book is called Plant Phenology and has a focus on documenting the responses of plants to...
21 September 2017 - 11:10, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
What is Vapour Intrusion? Vapour intrusion (VI) into buildings can affect short and long-term indoor air quality and the health of occupants.  Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) within the subsurface can intrude into a building via preferential pathways in the foundation such as cracks and control joints, floor drains and other utilities penetrations. Recognition of the...
25 August 2017 - 9:43, by , in Blog, No comments
Happy Friday! Premier has been busy over the spring and summer months assisting our clients with a number of building issues related to water damage and mould.  With recent rain levels being significantly higher than normal, many regions have experienced flooding and local residents and businesses have struggled to protect their properties and valuable belongings....
11 July 2017 - 14:59, by , in Blog, No comments
Most folks will know Parsnip as a tasty addition to the dinner table. Indeed, Parsnip is a member of the Apaiaceae family and so it is related to other friendly items such as Carrot, Caraway, Dill, Cumin, and Parsley.  The Parnsip was imported to North America from Europe a long time ago.  When we find...
27 June 2017 - 14:09, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
While attending a joint health and safety meeting in our office last week, it became clear to me that we have not been paying enough attention to a very important health risk for our field staff working outdoors.  The dreaded Tick has rapidly become a significant health risk to most Canadians, specifically those who spend...
9 June 2017 - 0:12, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
Greetings on this sunny Friday. We wanted to share that Premier’s work with Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory Orphaned Legacy Well Program on Manitoulin Island was featured in yet another article. You can find the article on pages 86 and 87 at: https://issuu.com/jwnenergy/docs/jwn-oilweek-june-2017 We also wanted to share that I completed a presentation about the orphan well...
30 May 2017 - 11:00, by , in Blog, No comments
Defined as a very small pellet of plastic that serves as a raw material in the manufacture of plastic products. Plastic injection pellets or “nurdles” are produced by the billions to be used in various plastic products we purchase each year. Unfortunately, as with most raw material manufacturing and use comes adverse effects to the...