Construction lodges meet in Toronto

Canadian construction leaders meet January 24-25 in Toronto.

BOILERMAKER LEADERS IN the Canadian construction industry met Jan. 24-25 in Toronto to address various project and manpower issues.

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International announces 2011 scholarship winners

37 Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $50,000

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Canadian members sharpen supervisory leadership skills

Members of L-128 (Toronto, Ontario) and L-555 train in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Feb. 16-17, 2011.

Program emphasizes communication techniques

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L-555 apprentice receives Langan Award

L-555 Business Rep Ted Stark, l., accepts a $5,000 check to fund a new award for

Mike McMullin named first recipient

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Thunder Bay opens new training centre

The new Thunder Bay training centre houses eight welding booths.

Locals 128 and 555 finance 1,800 sq. ft. building in Ontario

SITTTING RIGHT ON the dividing line between the Boilermakers’ Western and Eastern districts is a new 1,800 sq. ft. training centre in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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Members from six Canadian locals attend steward training

Members of Nova Scotia Locals 73, D324, and D579 attend steward training March 27.

FIFTY-ONE MEMBERS from six lodges attended a stewards program in Canada during the first half of this year.

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Competition measures knowledge, practical skills

Andrew Dolan, L-73, welds test coupons.

THE CANADIAN BOILERMAKER apprentice competition tests journeyman tradecraft. The contest begins with a six-hour written exam that includes about 300 multiple-choice questions drawn from the apprentice training curriculum, the Boilermaker Constitution, and local lodge bylaws. Curriculum-related content includes such topics as cutting and welding; hand and power tools; construction materials; metallurgy; blueprint reading; layout and fitting; math; rigging; and boilers, heat exchangers, furnaces, and tanks.

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L-146’s Hache wins Canadian apprentice contest

Contestants in the 2010 Canadian Boilermaker Apprenticeship Competition include, l. to r., Jackson Bishop, L-555; Lucas Wood, L-128; Andrew Dolan, L-73; Adam Saunders, L-359; Eric Hache, L-146; and Francis Cadieux, L-271.

Brooks receives Industry Award of Excellence

ERIC HACHE, a Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta) graduate apprentice, took top honors in the 2010 Canadian Boilermaker Apprenticeship Competition held at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton June 21-24. The announcement came during the awards banquet at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald.

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L-555 celebrates Labour Day

FOR THE FIRST TIME, members of Local 555 (Winnipeg, Manitoba) celebrated Labour Day in partnership with the Saskatchewan Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council (SPBCTC).

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