We are excited to announe that Lawrence Pinter will be a speaker in ACEC's Young Leadership Series. You can register for the event at the link below:
PINTER & Associates is pleased to announce that another shipment of supplies was sent up to Fond Du Lac Denesuline First Nation and Hatchet Lake Dene Nation on 3Dec20. PINTER’s original efforts sparked eager interest within the engineering and drilling community. To-date over $15,000 of supplies has been donated thanks to the additional contributions from the engineering community. We’d like to thank Darlene Leamon for reaching out to the ACEC community and to all the members that reached out to support these communities during this challenging time. For their assistance with the second round of supplies we thank our partners; AllNorth, Watermark, JD Mollard, and Paddock Drilling.
Congratulations to Chief Darcy Bear, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, on being appointed to the Order of Canada as a Member. This is a well deserved recognition for Chief Darcy's hard work and accomplishments in community building.
His citation reads:
Chief Darcy Bear, C.M., S.O.M.
Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Saskatchewan
For his visionary leadership of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation, and for creating economic and social development opportunities for his community.
Chief Bear is in excellent company with such notable personages as Tom Jackson, Elder Doreen Spence, Lynn Beattie, and Hoda ElMaraghy.
2020 has been a difficult year for many in our province and we were saddened to hear of the struggles in Fond Du Lac with COVID-19 and their water treatment facility. PINTER has worked with the community in the past and wanted to help the Nation by providing much needed supplies and necessities. We hope this small act will help the community during this difficult period and that everyone remains safe and healthy. Supplies are being flown north today and we thank our staff for acting quickly and taking the time to help. #engineering #PINTER
PINTER would like to recognize the role that Indigenous peoples play across Canada and the world in protecting and preserving the natural world. We at PINTER appreciate the opportunity to work with communities to help safeguard and share their traditional knowledge about the land and our shared environment for the benefit of all.
During these challenging times, the return of warmer weather and the reemergence of plant life reminds us that the world continues to turn and that we all can work together to live better into the future.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual global event that brings together people from all places on the planet to raise awareness and to take action toward a more sustainable future for all earth's inhabitants. For more information about earth
You can visit the official Earth Day Website here for more information: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2020/
The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.
Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.
What can I do for Earth Day 2020?
There are countless actions that you can take to support Earth Day and to honor mother earth in your own way. Here are a few suggestions of things you can do within your community and at home:
Watch the premiere of the Wisdom Weavers Film:
"Indigenous elders from Alaska to Australia have come together to deliver some tough love in a new film for Earth Day: the human race will only survive if we start putting our minds at the service of our hearts."
Take Action or organize a digital community event:
Watch Earth Day Live 2020:
Activities at home with kids:
Learn about how we can all honour earth:
We at PINTER hope that you, your family, and your community are staying safe and healthy. Please feel free to connect with any of our Team for any inquiries or assistance that you may require.
First, we at PINTER hope that you are safe and healthy. Our staff is staying safe and healthy and about half of our staff have successfully and effectively transitioned to working remotely. We are operating at full capacity and would be happy to assist you with any current or future challenges you may have.
We urge you to incorporate and practice all the safety measures being communicated by the Public Health Authorities. By now you all know about self-isolating, disinfecting, and social distancing (SDS).
If you are interested in more information the following is a great link to use to keep on top of CoVid19 and away from media hype: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
At PINTER we are practicing SDS to stay safe and to provide the best service and support possible to our employees, clients, and suppliers. Some PINTER staff are working from home in self-isolation while others are working from the office. Our offices remain open but the public is asked not to visit at this time. Our offices are set up to allow for more than 2m separation between people. We are using Zoom and Skype for meetings whenever possible. The working areas of the office are getting a disinfection wipe down three times a day. Personal work areas are wiped down once a day.
If you don’t have access to disinfectants or hand sanitizers there are recipes on-line for DIY.
With no claim to its effectiveness or safety one recipe is as follows (use at your own risk)
Rubbing alcohol 650ml (Biofuel is a source of denatured Ethanol)
Soft soap 20ml
Don’t spray directly on to electronics; spray on cloth and wipe. Don’t clean windows or screens it will leave a residue.
All the best to you in these challenging times, we will get through this together.
PINTER was proud to be the winner of a Brownie Award in the remediation category! Senior Engineer Ryan Riess made the trip to Toronto as an invited speaker at the 2019 National Science Summit and accepted the award on behalf of PINTER.
Lawrence Pinter, Peter Zrymiak, and Gail Pinter attended the Canadian Environmental & Engineers Executive Conference in Vancouver again this past week. This is Second Annual conference and it continues to grow attracting representatives from more than 60 small, medium, large, and mega firms who provide environmental and engineering services to the public. It was an intense day and a half of panels and presentations on a variety of topics including benchmarking, upcoming trends, engineer/client relationship, First Nation engagement, etc. There were many opportunities to network during and after the sessions. From the food and venue to the presentations and panels a job well done by Faramarz Bogarzaran and Leroy Banack (F&M Management Ltd.), Todd Latham (Actual Media Inc.), and Lorrine Hamdon (TL2 Project & Event Management).