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JUNE 26 2019
9:20 am

AAV - Aubrey's Assault Vehicle has started tearing down the Union Hotel in Trail BC

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MAY 2019

DAKOTA will soon start work on the Lizard Creek Bridge demolition project.

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APRIL 2019

DAKOTA has been awarded the abatement and demolition of the Administration Structure at Selkirk College Silver King campus in Nelson BC.

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MARCH 2019

Bad Benny and the crew are deconstructing the old Elks Building in Drumheller.

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FEBRUARY 2019

DAKOTA has been awarded the Fox Hollow Drainage Channel Rehab project for the City of Calgary.

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JANUARY 2019

The Banff Homestead Inn Hotel demolition has begun.

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DECEMBER 2018

DAKOTA wishes all our employees, subcontractors, suppliers and clients a Merry Christmas and thank them for their support in making 2018 a great year.

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DECEMBER 2018

Congratulations to our favorite I.T. Guy for his recent Commissionaires "12 Year Long Service Metal" awarded under regulations approved by the Govenor General of Canada..... way to go Brandon!

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DECEMBER 2018

DAKOTA has started several building demolitions for the City of Calgary in the Forest Lawn Area.

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DECEMBER 2018

The City of Calgary have contracted DAKOTA to pave portions of bike pathways.

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NOVEMBER 2018

The Fishorologist says the 'Old Man of the sea' is back in Southwest Florida.

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NOVEMBER 2018

Now what??????????

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OCTOBER 2018

The Old Civic Arena in Vernon BC has started to take her final bow as demolition works begin.

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SEPTEMBER 2018

Work on the reconciliation bridge in Calgary is well underway.

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AUGUST 2018

Demolition of the Innisfail Bus Barns has been awarded to DAKOTA by the Town of Innisfail.

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AUGUST 2018

The City of Camrose has awarded DAKOTA the demolition of the Lake Station Intake.

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AUGUST 2018

FMI Ltd has awarded DAKOTA a demolition project for the Cochrane 7-11 Store.

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JULY 2018

DAKOTA has been awarded the City of Calgary project for rehabilitation works for Outfall B69.

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JULY 2018

The City of Vernon notified DAKOTA of their intent to award a contract for the Demolition of The Civic Arena.

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JULY 2018

DAKOTA has received award for work on the Reconciliation Bridge with PCL.

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JUNE 2018

DAKOTA has been awarded the demolition and landscape repair of the Beaverhill Pioneer Lodge in Lamont Alberta. We look forward to participating with Alberta Social Housing Corporation on this project.

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MAY 2018

The City of Kelowna has advised DAKOTA that we have been prequalified to participate in the next stage of the competitive selection process for a demolition project in Kelowna. We look forward to the opportunity of participating with the City of Kelowna.

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MAY 2018

VP Brian Sigvaldason ‎asks everyone to make welcome Corina Ryan, BA., NCSO., to our safety team. Corina comes to us with16 years of experience in the profession and will be a great asset to the firm.

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APRIL 2018

DAKOTA has started works on Phase 2 of the Ecole des Pionniers-de-Maillardville School project in Port Coquitlam. We look forward to participating with the School Board and Yellowridge Construction Ltd on this project.

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MARCH 2018

Brian Sigvaldason has announced the award by City of Calgary of the Pine Creek Stockpile project. We look forward to particating with the City on this project.

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FEBRUARY 2018

Looks like they need to re-stock the Big Fish in the waters of south west Florida!

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FEBRUARY 2018

The City of Calgary has awarded DAKOTA the contract for the site works and demolition of the Old Meals on Wheels structure by Cemetary Hill and MacLeod Trail.

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JANUARY 2018

The DAKOTA Team is working with the Calgary Stampede Board maintaining the Rotary House structure within the Stampede grounds.

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JANUARY 2018

DAKOTA is pleased to be participating with Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique School District 93 on their Port Coquitlam Wellington Street project.

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NOVEMBER 2017

The City of Calgary has awarded DAKOTA the demolition of a city owned structure on 17th Avenue SE. We look forward to participating with the City of Calgary on this project.

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NOVEMBER 2017

DAKOTA has started the demolition of Bumpers Restaurant in Banff.

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NOVEMBER 2017

The hundred foot tall Tunnel Mountain Water Tower in Banff Park is about to disappear!

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NOVEMBER 2017


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NOVEMBER 2017


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NOVEMBER 2017


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NOVEMBER 2017

DAKOTA has begun the removal of the Swansea Bridge over the Moyie River. We look forward to participating with PROJEX Infrastructures Inc and BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on this project.

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NOVEMBER 2017

The Dairyworld demolition project has been completed and it was a pleasure working with TIMCON Construction Ltd.

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NOVEMBER 2017


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OCTOBER 28 2017
10:49 am

The tumble in the jungle is complete

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OCTOBER 2017

Please make welcome to the DAKOTA team Rosa Restrepo, Project Coordinator. Rosa will be a great help to all team members while tracking quantities, acquiring material prices, supplies, correspondence, time sheets and daily reports and communicating with suppliers and owners. Here is the contact information for Rosa.

Rosa Restrepo
Project Coodinator
Direct: (587) 393-9160
roasa@dakotaltd.com

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SEPTEMBER 2017

Give a man a crab and he will eat for a day………..teach a man to crab fish and he'll sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

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SEPTEMBER 2017

Alberta Infrastructure has awarded DAKOTA two projects for demolition and site remediation in High River for the Floodway Relocation Program.

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SEPTEMBER 2017

DAKOTA is pleased to be awarded the abatement and demolition of multiple Dairyworld structures by Timcon Construction of Red Deer Alberta.

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SEPTEMBER 2017

The City of Calgary has awarded DAKOTA multiple outfalls repair project.

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SEPTEMBER 2017

The demolition of a bridge over the Moyie River in the Cranbrook District area in British Columbia has been awarded to DAKOTA by Projex Infrastructure Ltd of Langley BC.

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SEPTEMBER 2017

Please welcome Elizabeth Rennie to the team. With the help of Edita Sakarova, Elizabeth will be taking over the office tasks that Lynne Sponton has been doing.

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SEPTEMBER 2017

DAKOTA Kamloopasaures has hit town .......... Bad Benny and Awesome Aubrey are at it again! ..........
 

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AUGUST 2017

Since February of 2014 Lynne Sponton has been a valued member of the DAKOTA team and we are sad to see Lynne leave the firm as of September 9, 2017. Lynne has submitted and we have accepted her Letter of Resignation due to personnel family reasons and we wish her all the best in the future.

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AUGUST 2017

The City of Calgary has awarded DAKOTA a $925,000 Outfalls Repair contract and we are looking forward to working with City on this project.

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JULY 2017

"Happy 150th Canada" !!! -I.T. Guy

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JUNE 2017

We look forward to working with the City of Kamloops and Urban Systems on the Daily News Site Demolition project.

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JUNE 2017

The City of New Westminster BC has awarded DAKOTA the contract for the abatement and complete removal of a failed structure formerly know as the Queens Park Arenex Building. DAKOTA looks forward to participating on this project with The City of New Westminster.

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JUNE 2017

"My big fish must be somewhere" -Earnest Hemmingway ... or maybe JH

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JUNE 2017

DAKOTA has been awarded the demolition of a seventy five foot tall concrete water tower by the Resort Municipality of Whistler BC.

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JUNE 2017

DAKOTA is looking forward to the future relocation of our corporate offices to Atrium VII at 340 Midpark Way SE. Calgary. In addition to our yard at 5540-5th Street SE Calgary this will allow for the Firms on going expansion. It has the feel of a Cesars Palace.

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MAY 2017

For the first time in history as reported by CBC news a 122tonne steel bridge at 12th Street SE Calgary known as the ZOO Bridge was removed and relocated in one piece by DAKOTA and their team including Westpro Pomerleau and Mammoet Canada Western.

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MAY 2017

Alberta infrastructure has awarded DAKOTA a 1.9 million dollar value contract for the site remediation including demolition works for the High River Wallaceville Mitigation Program Site Demolition and Remediation.

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APRIL 2017

Parks Canada has awarded DAKOTA with the demolition works at Two Jack Lakes.

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MARCH 2017

DAKOTA is pleased to be asked by the Calgary Stampede Board to do some remediation works at the grandstand area.

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FEBRUARY 2017

Pomerleau / Westpro has contracted DAKOTA for the removal and demolition works for the 12th Street Bridge Replacement project into the Calgary Zoo.

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JANUARY 2017

DAKOTA announces the buy out and resignation of Florian Balawyder and that he has left the Firm effective January 2017. Florian has been involved with DAKOTA since 2007 and is leaving to pursuit other personal interests. We wish Florian all the best.

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JANUARY 2017

Starting the new year off in High River with the deconstruction of the historic 1913 Water Tower Demolition.

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NOVEMBER 2016

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) has awarded DAKOTA the abatement and selective demolition works 135,000 square foot area in their multi level Building L on their Edmonton campus.

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OCTOBER 2016

DAKOTA has received Notice of Award for the $800,000 Firebreak Drainage Improvements Contract 2 from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. We are pleased to be a part of the rebuilding of the Fort McMurray area following the devastating fires of 2016.

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OCTOBER 2016

The site of the old Farmer's Market near Highfield Crescent is getting a makeover and DAKOTA is pleased to be the contractor of choice for this project.

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OCTOBER 2016

Work to complete the Bridge File Culvert for the County of Wetaskiwin No 10 is well underway.

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OCTOBER 2016

The Village of Nampa has awarded DAKOTA the demolition works for the old Nampa Hotel.

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SEPTEMBER 2016

St Georges Island 12th Street Bridge Replacement Project work has begun and DAKOTA is pleased to be participating with the City of Calgary and Westpro Infrastructure on this project.

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SEPTEMBER 2016

DAKOTA has completed the demolition works for the City of Dawson Creek.

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SEPTEMBER 2016

DAKOTA will kick off works for The Country of Wetaskiwin No. 10 Culvert Bridge File in September.

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SEPTEMBER 2016

The City of Calgary has awarded DAKOTA the site cleanup / restoration work for a property along Highfield Crescent in South East Calgary.

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SEPTEMBER 2016

DAKOTA has been short listed for the demolion and restoration of a BC Hydro site in Prince George BC.

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AUGUST 2016

DAKOTA is pleased to be awarded five contracts for demolition works for British Columbia Ministry of Transportation in Salmon Arm British Columbia.

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JULY 2016

TTCGP Inc and One Nation Engineering Inc has awarded DAKOTA a contract for the Buffalo Run Underground Works and we look forward to participating on this project.

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JUNE 2016

The City of Dawson Creek has approved the contract award for the facilities abatement and demolition of three large structures in Dawson Creek Brirish Columbia. We look foward to working with the City of Dawson Creek and Urban Systems.

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MAY 2016

DAKOTA is pleased for the opportunity to participate on the Marlborough and Rundle LRT projects with Dawson Wallace and the Huntington Hills Community Centre project with Ledcor.

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APRIL 2016

DAKOTA is happy to have completed a very technical slope mitigation project for the Alberta Transportation in Watino Alberta.

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MARCH 7 2016

DAKOTA placed in the middle of a pact of twenty contractors who participated in a $15million bonded tender for the reconstruction of the Kananaskis River and Evan Thomas Creek Bank Reconstruction. We look forward to competing in similar projects in the future.

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FEBRUARY 25 2016

Brian Sigvaldason, VP Special Projects is pleased to announce the addition of Cesar Ortiz, P.Eng to the DAKOTA team.

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JANUARY 2016

The City of Calgary has awarded DAKOTA the demolition works for the David Oughton School site.

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SEPTEMBER 2015

Alberta Health Services and DAKOTA are moving forward on the demolition of the old Coaldale Hospital. This $400,000 project will be done on time and under budget.

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AUGUST 2015

DAKOTA is pleased to work with the City of High River on the latest $1.9milion dollar floor migration program.

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JULY 2015

Urban System had advised DAKOTA that we have been awarded a $700,000 project to construct a protection berm at Black Diamond.

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JULY 2015

The City of Edmonton has awarded DAKOTA a $4.5million dollar grading project for the redevelopment of the Blatchford Project on the decomissioned City of Edmonton downtown airport site.

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JUNE 2015

DAKOTA has completed the Hill Building demolition in Fort McMurray ................. all involved pulled it off without a hitch.

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APRIL 2015

DAKOTA is excited to be awarded Blatchford Redevelopment Phase 2 at the decommissioned Edmonton Municipal Airport.

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APRIL 2015

...............Sounds like their drowning worms again in South West Florida ..............

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MARCH 2015

Boyd Lumley, President and CEO announces Brian Sigvaldason as V.P. Special Projects.

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MARCH 2015

DAKOTA is proud of the recognition for our works by the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance origization at the Red Deer River Restoration Project ... Click here to view the letter

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FEBRUARY 2015

Award has been received by DAKOTA for the demolition and site work at the Maple Creek Hospital in Saskatchewan.

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JANUARY 2015

Work will begin in March on the removal of the Thorhild School.

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JANUARY 2015

A busy winter season for the snow maintenance crews at the IMPERIAL OIL fuel distribution facility.

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DECEMBER 2014

Rumor has it that the fish are nervous in south west Florida ..........

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DECEMBER 2014

Mr. Greg Reid has joined the Firm and will be a great addition to the project management team.

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NOVEMBER 2014

Demolition is in full force at the Banff Caribou Properties site.

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OCTOBER 2014

DAKOTA welcomes Mr. Brian Sigvaldason to the Firm.

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SEPTEMBER 2014

Capital Project Specialist, John Stegmeier of the City Of Calgary has employed DAKOTA for the removal of several city sander rack facilities though out the city.

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JUNE 2014

The downtown Edmonton Airport has contracted DAKOTA for the removal of 186,000 square feet of airport hangars.

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APRIL 2014

Work will soon commence for the removal of the Southview III structure in Calgary.

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FEBRUARY 2014

Lynne Sponton has joined the Firm and will be a great asset to the administration team.

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JANUARY 2014

DAKOTA is excited to welcome Jamie Spence back to the firm.

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DECEMBER 2013

After completing the original contract for the Radium Hot Springs Lodge DAKOTA has been contracted for the removal of the Radium Admin Facility.

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DECEMBER 2013

DAKOTA appreciates a thank you letter for their excellent work from the Village of Amisk for the sanitary sewer replacement project. ... View the letter here ...

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OCTOBER 2013

The demolition of the South Bus Barns in Fort McMurray nears completion.

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SEPTEMBER 2013

DAKOTA appreciates the great work relationship with the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass and Frank Besinger and the rest of the staff.

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AUGUST 2013

Village of Amisk sanitary sewer replacement is completed on schedule. DAKOTA is looking forward to working with the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass on the demolition of the Crowsnest Centre.

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JULY 2013

DAKOTA receives high score for their performance on the deconstruction of the St Patrick Island Bridge in Calgary.

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DECEMBER 2012

DAKOTA is into their second month of site works at the Riel Power Substation in Winnipeg. Our Winnipeg crews are enjoying the minus double digits temperatures, and are looking forward to being home for the holiday season.

DAKOTA welcomes Ms Michelle Rees on our TEAM. Michelle has worked with all our team members in the past and we look forward to her and Edita sharing the administrative duties of the firm.

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NOVEMBER 2012

DAKOTA has completed their works on the Alliance School demolition project and looks forward to working with the school board again on future projects.

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OCTOBER 2011

DAKOTA oil field team continues reclamation projects for Stantec and Devon just outside of Calgary.

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SEPTEMBER 2011

Benny Nugent, DAKOTA manager completes the total demolition and site remediation at the CO-OP Service Centre in Saskatoon.

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JUNE 9 2011

Boyd Lumley, Chairmen President and CEO has accepted the resignation of Florian Balawyder as General Manager effective immediately. DAKOTA wishes Florian success in his new endeavors.

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OCTOBER 2010

Cargill Autobox has invited DAKOTA to begin site preparation works for their large expansion project in High River.

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OCTOBER 2010

DAKOTA is the first to introduce a maintenance free well system. Dakota's approach is to reduce the cost, environmental impact and more important improve the safety for workers in and around the well site areas.

DAKOTA will provide the necessary field staff and materials needed, in addition to the installation we will track our progress for our clients with our GeoSetter Tracking System. ...Click for more.

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SEPTEMBER 2009

DAKOTA Reclamators in the final; clean-up stage of Phase 8 Shallow gas project for Imperial Oil on the Tiley and Princesses projects.

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JUNE 2008

DAKOTA Reclamators Ltd provided Imperial Oil with a cost estimate on the construction of 140 lease that started in June 2008.

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AUGUST 2007

Imperial Oil plant site. DAKOTA Reclamators Ltd provided men and equipment to plant dogwood seedling on the upper slopes to prevent soil erosion near the oil plant site. The balance if the area seeded with a recommended grass seed mix.

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JANUARY 2007

DAKOTA continues steady growth while building solid relationship with its clients and suppliers.

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NOVEMBER 2006

Florian Balawyder joins the DAKOTA team.

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MAY 2006

Edita Sakarova joins the DAKOTA team as their Accounts Manager.

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SEPTEMBER 2005

BPL Webmaster launched the inaugural DAKOTA Website.

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FEBRUARY 2005

DAKOTA Reclamators Ltd incorporated in the Province of Alberta on February 4, 2005 by team members Boyd Lumley, founder of IONA Construction Company in 1973 and Joe Hansford, founder of K-LOR Contractors Services in 1983.

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