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APEGGA Responds Positively To Proposed
Defined Scope of Practice for R.E.T.s

Alberta Public Works, Supply and Services Minister Stan Woloshyn will introduce legislation to permit independent practice by suitably qualified Registered Engineering Technologists, based on amendments to the Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions Act.


APEGGA Survey Queries Members & Public/ 1
Seventy-three per cent of APEGGA members responding in a sample survey display strong-to-moderate support for the Association's Professional Development Program. These are among the findings from random sample surveys and a series of 11 focus groups conducted to gauge member and general public awareness of attitudes toward APEGGA and the professions.


President's Notebook/ 3
President Dan Motyka, P.Eng., welcomes plans by the Alberta government to make available a defined scope of practice to suitably qualified and experienced Registered Engineering Technologists under the Engineering Geological and Geophysical Professions Act. The column also explores the meaning of "professionalism".


Salary Survey/ 3


Letters/ 4


Science and Technology Week/ 4
APEGGA again is an active contributor to National Science and Technology Week.


Practice Standards/ 4
APEGGA members involved in the design and field review of building projects face new requirements.


Council Briefs/ 5
When APEGGA Council held its Sept. 17 meeting in Lethbridge, items on the agenda included a possible project to mark the millennium, pressure vessels inspection and development of a mentoring guideline and workshop for Members-in-Training.

Irrigation Brings Benefits/ 5
Stan Klassen, Executive Director of the Alberta Irrigation Projects Association, spoke to the APEGGA Council Dinner about the benefits irrigation has brought to Southern Alberta.


Chairs Approved/ 5
APEGGA Council has approved chairs of the Associationšs boards, committees and task forces.


Synodon Looks


Toward Space/ 6
Edmonton's Synodon Corporationšs has its sights set out of this world but also on the bottom line.


Luncheon Speaker Season Starts/ 7
APEGGA's Edmonton District and the Calgary Branch luncheon series have begun with those attending listening respectively to presentations on airport expansion and electrical deregulation.


News From Across Canada/ 7
Check out developments involving APEGGAšs sister organizations.

Edmonton Gets Down to Sewer Upgrade/ 8
Edmonton is about to launch an ambitious upgrade of its sewer system.


APEGGA Tournament Golf Results/ 8


University News/ 9
For the second year in a row, two University of Alberta undergraduates have received the C.D. Howe Memorial Foundation Engineering Awards given to Canadašs top two engineering students.


World Watch/ 9
An item about a special machine to move potatoes down the production line is among the news briefs pulled from the international engineering and geoscience press.


APEGGA Names New
Communications Director/ 10

Chris Dmytruk, P.Eng., has been appointed APEGGA Director of Communications and Public Affiars, effective mid-October


Consultants Honor Their Best/ 10-11
Ten engineering projects and one individual were honored at the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards in Edmonton, with the principal prize going to the Alberta-based Stanley Consulting Group for its work on the Confederation Bridge.


FIDIC Brings the World to Edmonton/ 12
The PEGG provides feature coverage of the recent International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Annual Conference in Edmonton, including an interview with FIDIC President Steyn Laubscher.


Agrium Inc. Becomes Green Giant/ 13
From its strong base in Alberta, Agrium Inc. is emerging as an international fertilizer giant.


In the News/


14Y2K Help Not a Given/ 15
Consultant Michael Earl cautions against assuming somebody is going to take care of your Y2K worries.


Kudos For Krupp Canada/ 16
Projects completed in this country have provided Krupp Canada with a reputation and experience that are winning contracts abroad.

Bruce Peachey On Lifelong Learning/ 17
Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering's Bruce Peachey, P.Eng., begins a series on lifelong learning.


Registration / 23

Bill Tapuska Shares A Vision/ 24
APEGGA Community Service Award recipient Bill Tapuska, P.Eng., helps many see the world in a better light.


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