Entries by Ken Noga

Mr. Paul Hucal – Acorn Installations

It is with great sadness that we pass news on from Executive Director Sara Scott of the BCA, Mr. Paul Hucal owner and operator of Acorn Installations passed away on July 1, 2018. Mr. Hucal was a great supporter of the Boilermakers not only as an employer but he was also a voice of reason […]

Attention all Field Construction Members

Preparations for bargaining with the CLR are underway, the current agreement expires on April 30. 2019. Comprehensive bargaining proposals must be submitted to the bargaining council (BCBCBTU) by July 27, 2018. It is requested that you submit your ideas in writing to the Union as soon as possible but by no later than Friday July […]

Income Tax Assessments – CRA Meeting Update

We are pleased to report that a meeting with the CRA has now been confirmed for Thursday April 26, 2018. Six CRA officials including two from Ottawa will join Business Managers and Representatives of the Building Trades for a round table discussion. In attendance for the Boilermakers will be Business Representatives Jordan Streng and Rob […]

Burnaby/Sumas Mountain Tank Farms

On April 12, 2018 members of the Bargaining Council were invited to a meeting with representatives of Kinder Morgan to discuss the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project and related work in Burnaby and Sumas. Kinder Morgan has chosen Kiewit-Ledcor TMEP Partnership as their EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) contractor. This project like many others we […]

Income Tax Assessments Update

On the morning of April 10th during the Bargaining Council meeting, Business Representative Jordan Streng was invited to speak to the Council regarding the recent flood of tax assessments that the members of the Boilermakers and other affiliated Trades have faced in British Columbia. Please be aware that we are not the only Province in […]

Boilermakers Annual Fishing Derby

On February 12th, 2018 the Boilermakers annual fishing derby was once again held on the Vedder River in Chilliwack, B.C. In attendance were around 25 avid fisherman who braved the very cold temperatures for their chance to become this year’s winner.  Lodge 359 congratulates member Ian Biela whose catch weighed in at 7lbs 3oz to […]

Income Tax Assessments Opinion Letter

On Wednesday March 14th the Union met with Lewis & Company, a chartered professional accounting firm in Vancouver to seek an opinion on the tax assessments that the members are receiving from the CRA. The meeting resulted in an opinion letter being drafted for our members use. The letter will be mailed to all active […]