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L-555 holds grand opening for union hall

Local 555 BM-ST Dallas Rogers (l.) stands with his father, Doug, a retired Boilermaker and former lodge council member, outside the lodge’s newly-purchased union hall in Winnipeg.

Facility is first office building owned by lodge

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L-73’s Matteau wins Canadian apprentice contest

Local 73’s Jason Matteau accepts the first-place trophy from Industry Award of Excellence winner Fabian Tompkins, l., with Canadian National Apprentice Coordinator Grant Jacobs at right.

Title is first for Halifax, Nova Scotia, lodge

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New lodge officers attend training

St. John’s, Newfoundland, Sept. 9-11

Program held in five cities in United States and Canada

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Construction BMs train in Kansas City

New business managers from the U.S. and Canada attend training in Kansas City July 27-31.

NEARLY TWO DOZEN U.S. and Canadian business managers met in Kansas City, Mo., July 27-31 for new officer training.

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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

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Setting the nozzle

David French (Local 359) lines up the spot.

THE EXERCISES USED to test apprentices often seem easier than they turn out to be. The nozzle exercise is a good example.

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Local 555 presents gift to IR Norm Ross

Intl. Rep Norm Ross accepts a Robert Bateman print from the members of Local 555 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

WHEN NORM ROSS accepted his appointment as an Intl. rep for the Boilermakers union in Oct. 2006, he had to step down as business manager of Local 555 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Canadians attend second annual train-the-trainer program

Pictured above are national coordinator Grant Jacobs (seated); kneeling, l. to r., L-73 rigging instructor Eric Lindsay (Halifax, Nova Scotia); L-128 welding instructor Ron Sostomi (Toronto, Ontario); L-146 instructor j’Amey Holroyd (Edmonton, Alberta); L-146 executive board member Darwin Leitch; L-555 instructor Jim Beauchamp (Winnipeg, Manitoba); and ITI instructor Mike Parnell. Standing, l. to r., are L-128 training coordinator Ed Frerotte; L-128’s Marc Guay; L-359 instructor Russell Osborne (Vancouver,

Event features four-day Master Rigger course

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