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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29, 2021 OUR OFFICE will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 30 to observe Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Our members are strongly encouraged to learn about the horrific legacy of residential schools in British Columbia and Canada, and to...

BC Building Trades launches virtual trades training campus

September 27, 2021 TODAY MARKS THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF the College of the BC Building Trades, a one-stop shop to explore, start, build and advance careers in the lucrative B.C. construction sector. “We have more than a dozen training schools across the province, and...

From the Ledge – Some relief for workers struggling during pandemic

August 10, 2021 THIS SPRING, YOUR Tradetalk team got a “virtual” front row seat to the B.C. Budget Day lockup. Budget 2021 had a lot to offer British Columbians who are struggling through this pandemic. The BC NDP delivered a $64.3 billion budget that included $26.4...

Statement on the fatal Kelowna crane collapse

July 13, 2021 OUR HEARTS go out to the workers, their families and all the people of Kelowna whose lives have been forever impacted by the tragic crane collapse at a construction site on Monday. Every worker has the right and the expectation to return home to their...

Major Projects Update

July 9, 2021 WHERE OUR MEMBERS ARE WORKING Site C The construction of Site C has reached the halfway mark, with work continuing on the powerhouse construction, building up of cofferdams, excavation, drainage features, and other aspects such as highway realignment....

Opioids take heavy, deadly toll

June 30, 2021 SINCE A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY was declared five years ago, the construction industry has been hit hard by the opioid crisis, which has claimed 7,000 lives. Five years after B.C.’s opioid overdose epidemic was declared a public health emergency, there...

Construction workers getting flushed

June 28, 2021 Occupational health and safety regulations require flush toilets, but the rules are not enforced PHIL VENOIT HAS BEEN TALKING about the sorry state of portable toilets on construction sites for at least 20 years. And he has the documentation to prove it,...

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