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Local Lodge 359

Burnaby, British Columbia

Website: http://www.boilermakers359.org/

Phone: (778) 369-3590

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

Lewis, Dubreuil win Canadian graduate apprentice contest

Brad Lewis, L-146, and Jason Dubreuil, L-128, take top team honors.

12 compete at BCIT in Vancouver, British Columbia

THE TEAM OF Brad Lewis and Jason Dubreuil won the 2014 Canadian Boilermaker Graduate Apprenticeship Competition held June 24-26 at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver.

Lewis, Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta), and Dubreuil, Local 128 (Toronto, Ontario), were among 12 graduate apprentices from across Canada who participated in the biennial event, which is planned and executed by the Boilermakers National Training Trust Fund (NTTF), Canada.

Locals  L-73, L-128, L-146, L-271, L-359, L-555
Reporter  V53N3

New BM-STs complete training course

Newly-elected BM-STs attend 4-day training session in Kansas City, Mo., August 11-14.

Four-day event draws 21 from U.S. and Canada

TWENTY-ONE NEW business managers/secretary-treasurers from the United States and Canada attended a training course August 11-14 in Kansas City, Mo., to prepare them for their lodge leadership roles.

Reporter  V53N3

IBB wins dispute over smelter ductwork

Alumina travels by conveyor at a Canadian aluminum plant.  Copyright © 2014 Rio Tinto

Decision hinges on waste gas handling, reverses umpire’s ruling

BOILERMAKER LOCAL 359 (Vancouver, British Columbia) emerged victorious April 1 in a jurisdiction dispute over the assignment of waste gas ductwork at the Rio Tinto Alcan aluminum smelter upgrade near Kitimat, B.C.

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Locals  L-359
Reporter  V53N2

Boilermakers support wheelchair rugby dream

Jordon Dycke, left, and Stu Wymer compete on the rugby court.

L-359’s Dycke seeks spot on national team

PHYSICALLY DISABLING INJURIES suffered by two Local 359 (Vancouver, British Columbia) members have not kept them from competing in the rough-and-tumble game of rugby — and the generosity of other Boilermakers is supporting a big dream for one of the members.

Jordon Dycke and Stu Wymer both lost their ability to walk after separate vehicle accidents. Wheelchair sports allow the two men to continue being active and competitive.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-359
Reporter  V53N1

Canadians complete project management course

Participants in the fourth annual all-Canadian project management course.

Fourth annual training session draws 16

SIXTEEN BOILERMAKERS FROM construction lodges across Canada attended the fourth annual all-Canadian project management course November 3-8 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The week-long course was taught by Dale “Skipper” Branscum, Director of Con-struction Division Services for the IBB; Gerry Klimo, Local 154 (Pittsburgh) safety training coordinator; and Greg Blender, Horton CBI.

Locals  L-73, L-146, L-203, L-359, L-555
Reporter  V52N4

SFW Basic Class draws 23

Lodge leaders attend learning sessions in Madison, Wis.

TWENTY-THREE MEMBERS representing 12 local lodges from across the United States and in Canada attended the 2013 School for Workers Basic Class in Madison, Wis., June 9-14.

Reporter  V52N3

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

L-359 members raise $2,575 for Christmas hamper

L-359 members present gift cards to Patti Larson, representing the Christmas hamper in Revelstoke, British Columbia. Left to right, J’onn Giese, Rick McIssac, Larson, Adam Saunders, and Jim Wymer.

Boilermakers collect donations at Mica Dam project

WHILE WORKING THE Mica Dam upgrade project last year along the Columbia River, Local 359 (Burnaby, British Columbia) members decided to give something back to the community over the Christmas holidays. They chose the city of Revelstoke, British Columbia, about a two-hour drive from the dam.

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Locals  L-359

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