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Construction in the time of COVID-19

August 6, 2020 WHEN THE GOVERNMENTS OF Quebec and Ontario shut down all non-essential construction in March and April due to COVID-19, some in the industry wondered if B.C. would be next. At one point, it seemed a sure thing. “It is the inevitable next step,”...

Construction ramps up on CBA projects

July 29, 2020 Nearly two years after the Province of British Columbia announced it would begin to build publicly funded infrastructure projects under a Community Benefits Agreement, construction is finally underway on two cornerstone projects. Construction crews were...

WCB changes restore balance, protect injured workers

July 14, 2020 Changes to the Workers Compensation Act introduced today by the BC NDP government put injured workers first for the first time in two decades. “Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in B.C. and the men and women who work in this industry...

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...

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Our recent sheet metal level 4 graduate Troy Martell shares his career path to becoming a journeyperson!
Read Troy's story in the March ... issue of @smpartners magazine ⬇️
https://issuu.com/partnersinprogress/docs/pinp_mar2021_final/s/12091056

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