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Neither snow nor rain nor COVID-19 can stop Build TogetHER

June 7, 2021 PANDEMIC? WHAT PANDEMIC? COVID-19 hasn’t stopped the women’s committee of the BC Building Trades from continuing its good work. Build TogetHER awarded two $1,000 scholarships in January, thanks to the generosity of the BC Regional Council of Carpenters....

Fight for justice continues in rock scaler’s death

June 7, 2021 THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR the death of 24-year-old rock scaler Sam Fitzpatrick should pay with the one thing they took from him: time. And that could happen – maybe soon. “These charges are unprecedented insofar as they are criminally charging a big company...

Free menstrual products to be offered on some public construction sites

May 27, 2021 IT'S THE RIGHT thing to do. Period. On the eve of global Menstrual Hygiene Day May 28, BC Infrastructure Benefits (BCIB) announces it will provide free menstrual products to its employees, removing a barrier for people on some of the biggest construction...

Modernizing toilet facilities in construction long overdue

April 21, 2021 EVERYBODY DOES IT, but only construction workers are expected to do it in a filthy portable toilet. “We’re talking about the sanitation practices for workers on construction sites,” said Brynn Bourke, interim executive director for BCBT. “The time has...

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