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Local Lodge 580

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Locals award scholarships for 2017

Local 83 scholarship winners, left to right: Trustee Chairman Casey Jensen; President Robbie Grant; BM-ST Scot Albertson; Cody Anschutz, son of Wade Anschutz; Recording Secretary Zach Hayes; Marissa Riddle, daughter of Lori Manroe; Lori Manroe; Inspector John Seward; Garrett Helmich, son of Billie Helmich; Billie Helmich; Jordyn Corn, daughter of Jeff Kuzelka; and Jeff Kuzelka. Not pictured: Jordan Elam, son of Richard Elam.

IEC committee announces scholarship winners

THE BOILERMAKERS’ INTERNATIONAL Executive Council scholarship committee has announced its selection of scholarship recipients for two local lodges and the Canadian Federation of Labour. Both recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Rebecca MacDonald, daughter of Local 580 (Halifax, Nova Scotia) member Ross MacDonald, is a graduate of Sir John A. MacDonald High School and is attending Mount Saint Vincent University, studying business.

Tags  Scholarships
Locals  L-13, L-14, L-83, L-105, L-146, L-580
Reporter  V56N3

International announces scholarship winners

Thirty-one Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $50,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2015 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $50,000 to 31 recipients, with $38,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $12,000 to Canadian applicants.

Reporter  V54N3

Members attend 58th Annual SFW Summer Institute

Graduates of the 58th Annual Summer Institute Basic Course in Madison, Wis., stand with their certificates in front of the state capitol July 17.

BOILERMAKERS FROM THE United States and Canada attended the 58th Annual School for Workers Summer Institute Basic Course in Madison, Wis., July 12-17. They completed studies in collective bargaining, Brotherhood structure and services, contract costing and research, contract enforcement, labor history, membership mobilization, safety and health, communications and other topics.

Reporter  V54N3

International announces 2014 scholarship winners

Twenty-seven Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $50,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2014 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $50,000 to 28 recipients, with $40,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $10,000 to Canadian applicants.

Reporter  V53N4

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

L-580 honors fallen Canadian troops

Retired Local 580 member Steve Sweeney stands beside the Canadian troop memorial he created at the Halifax, Nova Scotia, dockyards.

Memorial by Steve Sweeney stands at Halifax dockyards

IN THE PLATE and boiler shop at the federal dockyards in Halifax, Nova Scotia, home to the Canadian navy’s Atlantic fleet, stands a Boilermaker-crafted monument to the nation’s military men and women who have died in Afghanistan. Built from a tool box, the memorial includes brass plates with the names of the fallen. Atop the memorial, a Canadian flag stands at half staff.

Locals  L-580

L-580 apprentice tests his welding skills

L-580 apprentice Jared Cloutier with his gold and silver medals.

Jared Cloutier earns silver and gold medals in Canadian contests

JARED CLOUTIER, 22, a third-year apprentice out of Local 580 (Halifax, Nova Scotia), has been testing his welding skills in provincial and national contests, earning a gold medal at the Nova Scotia Skill Competition on April 29 and a silver medal at the Canadian Skills Competition in Waterloo, Ontario, May 21-22.

Locals  L-580

Local 580 earns recognition from crews of two Canadian naval vessels

Following a six-month deployment, the HMCS Ville de Quebec returns to Halifax, Nova Scotia, for routine maintenance work. Photo credit: MCpl Chris Connolly, Formation Imaging Services, CFB Halifax

Members have been repairing ships at FMFCS in Halifax since 1927

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 580 (Halifax, Nova Scotia) earned recognition in the August 2009 issue of The Newsletter, the official publication of the Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Scott (FMFCS), for their repair work on two Canadian naval vessels: the HMCS Ville De Quebec, a Halifax-class frigate in service since 1993, and the HMCS Iroquois, an Iroquois-class destroyer active since 1972.

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Locals  L-580

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