Archive for Month: July 2015

BC Insulators at Canadian Green Building Council Conference

The BC Insulators had a major presence at the Canadian Green Building Council Conference in Vancouver, appropriately titled Building Lasting Change. Our International Insulators Union Western Vice-President Vince Engel was on hand to lend support to BC Insulators Union Local 118 Vice-President Neil Munro, Youth Worker Ashley Duncan and local Recording Secretary Bob […]

BC Insulators at Federation of Canadian Municipalities meeting

The BC Insulators attended the Federation of Canadian Municipalities annual convention and trade show in Edmonton in June, making new contacts and renewing connections with Mayors, Councillors and others there. Among those the BC Insulators met with were: Darrell Mussatto, Mayor of North Vancouver City – a strong supporter of mechanical […]

Asbestos Workers Applaud Improvements to Health Canada Position

The Canadian Conference of Asbestos Workers (CCAW) welcomed a significant revision earlier this month in Health Canada’s position on the harmfulness of asbestos. However, the CCAW is also calling on the federal government to implement a Canada-wide ban on asbestos as well as to ban the use of asbestos in […]

New asbestos video warns workers of deadly hazard

WorkSafe BC – the province’s health and safety agency – has posted a powerful video on YouTube about the deadly hazards of asbestos. The video – produced for the BC Labour Heritage Centre – includes a moving interview with Tracy Ford, the daughter of Dave Ford, one of those who have […]