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The GENESIS of TRADEtalk

September 26, 2023 WHEN TOM SIGURDSON approached the executive board of the BC Building Trades (BCBT) about the possibility of launching a quarterly magazine for its members 25 years ago, he wasn’t sure what the outcome would be. It was a tumultuous time for the...

Circuit du Soleil – IBEW 230 Red Seal goes from stage to trades

July 25, 2023 AFTER 20 YEARS AND THOUSANDS of shows performed for more than 16 million people, O by Cirque du Soleil has established itself as one of the most legendary shows in Las Vegas history. The water-based set design is stunning. The music is majestic. And the...

Sustainable jobs can build Canada’s net-zero future

June 21, 2023 SEVENTY-FIVE PER CENT of tradespeople are nervous about what the future holds when it comes to finding jobs in clean energy, according to a 2021 survey from Abacus Data. But should they be? “Building a sustainable economy means not only recognizing and...

PRMC secures historic deal with industry partners

May 12, 2023 THE PACIFIC REGIONAL Maintenance Council (PRMC) is celebrating an historic agreement that will secure work for its members over a six-year period with LNG Canada’s liquified natural gas facility now under construction in northwestern B.C. LNG Canada...

VANCOUVER DIVING LEGEND REMEMBERS HARROWING BRIDGE COLLAPSE RESCUE

April 28, 2023 NORTH VANCOUVER DIVING legend Phil Nuytten might just be the most famous British Columbian you’ve never heard of. He is the inventor of the world famous Newtsuit and Exosuit deep water dive systems, and the DeepWorker submersible vehicle. He’s dived to...

Insulators get brand new home with state-of-the-art training centre

April 26, 2023 THE BC INSULATORS UNION Local 118 has a brand new home. And it was a long time coming. After moving from the B.C. Institute of Technology (BCIT), to sharing a facility with the United Association Piping Industry College (UAPIC), the Insulators are now...