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 become the first winner of the derby in 3 years. The Boilermakers would also like to acknowledge the sponsors of this year’s derby which include Sea-Run Fly and Tackle, Cabelas, and CIMS for their generous donations to help make this year a success.

A special thanks goes out to Rob McCormack, Jason Swetlikoff and Jordan Streng for their efforts in arranging and organizing the event. We look forward to next year’s derby and encourage everyone to come out and enjoy a day on the river.


John Hart Dam Video

Please click here to view the Wide Awake Films production at the John Hart Dam.

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 field construction members and a copy posted on the website, please click here to view.

Our next step is that we have requested the Building Trades Council convene a special called meeting to discuss a path forward for all Unions. We were in touch with the President of the council this afternoon and can advise that our request for a meeting has his support. The results of the meeting will be reported on the website as details become available.

Health & Welfare Plan Improvements

The Health & Welfare Plan Trustees recently added upgrades to the Plan’s vision care section, please click here to view the member letter.

Job Ready Dispatch – Attention All Active and Retired Construction Field Members

Please be advised that the in lieu of waiving the JRD requirements for retired Construction members, the BCA has agreed to reimburse training costs the same as for active members.

Regarding the Quantitative fit tests. Fit tests should be completed for both the North and 3M half and full face masks. The North masks are the 7600 and the 7700. The 3M masks are the 6000 and 6500.

A list of training centers is provided for on the Apprenticeship and Training page, please click here. The list will be updated if new providers are found.