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The Last Surviving Ironworker

June 17, 2020 Lou Lessard, 91, shares his memories of that fateful day, June 17, 1958, when the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge collapsed. This video from Ironworkers Local 97 combines new and archival footage to show why we must...

BCBT pleased with appointment of Ravi Kahlon to lead mass timber file

June 16, 2020 The BC Building Trades Council applauds the appointment of parliamentary secretary and Delta North MLA Ravi Kahlon to lead the expansion and use of mass timber in B.C. buildings. “As leaders in the construction sector, we support low carbon initiatives...

Climbing the rungs to a more positive life

June 10, 2020 By Nicole Che Positivity sometimes sounds like New Age voodoo. If you’re deep in the pits of despair, someone telling you to be more positive often makes you want to positively tell them to mind their own business, or something to that effect. Obviously,...

BCBT calls for public inquiry into construction site sanitation

May 19, 2020 The BC Building Trades Council is calling for a public inquiry into health and safety in the construction sector. The inquiry is one of the council’s recommendations to the Premier’s Economic Recovery Task Force, which brings together leaders from labour,...

83% of construction workers have experienced a mental health issue

May 6, 2020 Psychologically safe workplaces are imperative to the mental health of construction workers. That’s why the Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan has introduced several new initiatives designed to improve mental health safety in the workplace and to...

Kitimat millwright uses skills savvy to assist health care workers

May 1, 2020 There is something a little different about the personal protective equipment worn by health care workers at Kitimat General Hospital. It’s been improved by the ingenuity of local millwright Devin Baer. Now, nurses and other health care professionals can...

Safety first, no judgment and lots of hand sanitizer

April 16, 2020 If there is a bright side to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bay Hill Contracting seems to have found it. And it’s not just because the company specializes in lighting. “We’ve actually discovered better ways to do things by virtue of the constraints that have...

On the pathway to hope

April 15, 2020 Province Making Progress on the Opioid Crisis By Megan Terepocki EFFORTS BY THE B.C. GOVERNMENT to stop the escalation in opioid overdose deaths seem to be working. This is good news for the construction industry, which has seen its workforce...

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