2017 Provincial Carpentry Apprenticeship Contest

The 2017 BC Regional Council Apprenticeship Contest was held on Saturday June 17 at Farmer Construction's yard in Victoria. Congratulations go to 1st place winner Aaron Elsas (Farmer), 2nd place winner Craig Vienneau (Campbell), and 3rd place winner Martin Young…

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The National Day of Mourning

  • June 30, 2017
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The National Day of Mourning on April 28th to remember those who have lost their lives on the job or fallen to industrial disease and to renew our commitment to creating a safe workplace.  This year the BCRCC participated in…

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Better Can Happen Here Pledge to Vote May 9th

Together, we can do better by electing a government that will:  Build an economy based on good jobs and good wages; invest in key public services like health care and education; and support families by providing affordable child care and…

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NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING – APRIL 28

  • April 26, 2017
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The National Day of Mourning, held annually on April 28, was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991, eight years after the day of remembrance was launched by the Canadian Labour Congress. The Day of Mourning has since spread…

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Carpenters recognize lifetimes spent building Yukon

  • March 29, 2017
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When Douglas Rody moved from Yellowknife to the Yukon in 1975, Whitehorse only had a handful of traffic lights, there was no paved road to Skagway, and only few subdivisions existed “I can’t remember any rural residential lot like MacPherson,”…

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35th Anniversary Bentall IV Tragedy

  • February 9, 2017
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On January 7, 1981, four UBC members were killed while constructing the Bentall IV tower in downtown Vancouver.  These carpenters were preparing a platform known as a ‘fly form’ for the last concrete pour on the roof, when it broke…

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Unions Call For More Enforcement Of Labour Rules

  • February 9, 2017
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Jeff Sloychuk, a representative for the Yukon Carpenters Union Local 2499, said there should be more enforcement of labour rules in the territory. Yukon union leaders say changes are needed to prevent contractors on government projects from paying workers too…

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BCRCC TAKES GOLD AND BRONZE AT THE 2016 NAC

  • August 26, 2016
  • News

August 18-21, 2016 –  The 2016 National Apprenticeship Contest was held at Fort Edmonton Park in Edmonton, Alberta.  It was the inaugural round for the Scaffolding trade at the NAC and the BC Regional Council of Carpenters was pleased to…

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