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Local Lodge 191

Victoria, British Columbia

Phone: (250) 383-4196

L-191 retirees receive 60-year pins

RETIRED MEMBERS OF Local 191, Victoria, British Columbia, received pins acknowledging their 60th year of membership with the union during ceremonies recently. Group photo, left to right, Local 191 BM-ST Jim Fitzpatrick and retirees Roy Gallop, Wes Morhart, Stan Betts, Darrell Walker, and Ernie Smith. In accompanying photo are 93-year-old Howie East, left, and Fitzpatrick. Not pictured are 60-year members Corky Bryant and Art Holland.

Locals  L-191

Canadian, U.S. members complete Oil Sands outage

The night shift crew shows its pride. L. to r., Denis Lafleur, L-146; Syncrude Coordinator Alwyn Reese; Mike Queen, L-128; Michael Shelton, L-263; Gary Joy, L-667; John Eagle, L-73; Anthony Carlton, L-128; Mike Bragg, L-667; Steve Myers, L-83; Ulysse Godin, L-73; Fred Davis, L-11; Bill Wallace, L-359; Jason Forman, L-105, Brent Bell, L-105; Brent Bernosky, L-359; Larry Brown, L-191; Diandra Tompkins, L-128; Ryan Woods, L-110; Allard Lanteine, L-73; John Allen, L-263; Darren Robicheau, L-73; Greg McCarthy, L

Boilermakers from 15 lodges work together on major Syncrude job

THE SPRING 2012 Syncrude outage in Fort McMurray, Alberta, was significant for several reasons, according to L-146 (Edmonton) member Denis Lafleur. First, it was one of the largest outages in the Oil Sands region, involving work on Syncrude’s 37-1 plant that included two furnaces and a 256-ft. vacuum tower (one of the world’s largest). Second, the successful project brought together field construction Boilermakers from 15 locals on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border.

Tags  Jobs
Reporter  V52N2

Canadian members strengthen supervisory skills

L-146 Calgary, Alberta, Oct. 25-26, 2011.  L. to r., front row, Russ Taylor, Grant Jacobs (Director of National Training), Stacy Rouse, David Wood, Mike Beliveau, Jonathan White (Assistant National Training Coordinator); back row, Robert J Hunt, Rob Montgomery, Patrick Manning, Terry McGillis, Dale Andrews, Greg Gagne.

Leadership course attended by 124 since Oct. 2011

AS THE WORK picture in Canada continues to grow, the need for qualified supervisors is expanding proportionally, says Grant Jacobs, Canadian Director of National Training. Over the past several years, National Training has been working with local lodge training coordinators to offer field supervisor leadership training across the country. Since Oct. 2011, 124 members have attended.

Locals  L-73, L-128, L-146, L-191, L-359, L-555
Reporter  V51N4

Canadian shipyards set to boom

A Local 191-built Canadian Coast Guard ship built at the Victoria shipyard.

WORKERS ACROSS CANADA are hailing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement of a $35 billion shipbuilding program under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy.

Locals  L-191
Reporter  V51N1

IR MacIntosh to head dockyard committee

Group advises unions on Canadian naval shipbuilding

INTERNATIONAL REP Richard MacIntosh was elected president of the Federal Government Dockyard & Trades Labour Liaison Committee Nov. 9 in Ottawa, Ontario. The committee, which is composed of international reps from various labor unions, including both AFL-CIO and independent unions, assists and advises the Federal Government Dockyard Trades and Labour councils.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-191, L-580

Letters to the Editor

Bill “Fuzzy” Wilts, L-175 retiree

Widow grateful for Boilermaker support

My husband, William E. Vincent Jr. [a member of Local 83, Kansas City, Mo.], passed away Nov. 17, 2009. He was a Boilermaker for 27 years. I wish to sincerely thank all the Boilermakers who donated to the collection to help us.

It is appreciated more than you will ever know.

Debra Vincent
Lumberton, Texas

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Locals  L-83, L-175, L-191

Canadian members attend train-the-trainer program

Attending the train-the-trainer program were (l. to r.): front row, Ed Frerotte, L-128; Ted Stark, L-555; Grant Jacobs, National Training Coordinator; Jim Fitzpatrick, L-191; Ernie Aker, L-73; Jean-Yves Poirier, L-73; Skipper Branscum, Director of Construction Division Services; middle row, Curtis Nesset, L-532; Eian McDonald and Jim Quinn, L-451; Darrell Bray, L-555; Robert Roach, L-128; Gary Bender, L-532; Ray Farrell, L- 73; Bill Healey, L-203; and back row, Eugene LeBlanc, L-73; Arnie Stadnick, L-146; C

Class provides helpful tools, advice for steward training

MEMBERS FROM ALL across Canada gathered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for a train-the-trainer program the week of March 24, as part of the Canadian Steward Certificate Basic Program.


L-191’s Morrison to retire after 15 years as BM-ST

L-191 BM-ST Bill Morrison will retire this summer.

Lodge plans June 28 celebration

BILL MORRISON, BM-ST of Local 191 (Victoria, British Columbia) for 15 years, will retire June 30 at the end of his term.

Morrison began his career working in the Scotland shipyards in 1955. As an apprentice, he was not required to join the union until he had worked a year, but Morrison learned a valuable lesson early on about union strength.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-191
Reporter  V47N2

New contract equals job security for L-191 members

All 12 Halifax-class frigates, including this one built in the early 1990s, now require upgrades

Victoria Shipyards receives $351 million award to refit frigates

VICTORIA SHIPYARDS, a Boilermaker employer since 1994, has been awarded a $351 million contract to refit five of Canada’s Halifax-class frigates stationed on the West Coast. The 12-year contract will create 110 new jobs at Victoria Shipyards and provide economic stability for the 450 workers already at the site in Esquimalt, British Columbia.

Tags  Shipbuilding
Locals  L-191

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