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Local Lodge 359

Burnaby, British Columbia

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

Phone: (778) 369-3590

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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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.

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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.

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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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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

L-359’s Hood raises $1,340 for hospice

LOCAL 359 MEMBER Robert Hood and his family recently participated in a hiking event...

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Reporter  V51N3

International announces scholarship winners

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

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2012 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $50,000 to 32 scholarship recipients, with $38,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $12,000 to applicants from Canada.

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Canadian apprenticeship contest makes history

Contestants try on commemorative jackets during a reception. Kneeling, l. to r., Alexandre LaPalme-Lajeunesse, L-271; Joe Beauchamp, L-128; and Sean Walsh, L-203. Standing, l. to r., Ross Thompson, L-359; Brian Loos, L-359; Justin Brkic, L-73; Nathalie Delisle, L-271; Cory Malakoff, L-555; Roger McGuire, L-555; Paul Salisbury, L-128; James Mason, L-203; Dixon Lewis, L-73; Clayton Chiurka, L-146; and Neil Bennett, L-146.

L-146 pair captures first team event, first female Boilermaker competes

TWO MEMBERS OF Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta) shared the first-ever team honors in the Canadian Boilermaker Apprenticeship Competition held at the New Brunswick Community College in Moncton June 24-28. Neil Bennett and Clayton Chiurka placed first in a field of seven teams from across the nation. The duo also won individual honors as top Boilermaker graduate apprentices — Bennett for 2011, Chiurka for 2012.

Locals  L-73, L-128, L-146, L-203, L-271, L-359, L-555

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