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IBEW Local #1003 – the KOOTENAYS  was established in 1947 in Nelson, BC, where our office is located at 101 Baker St. in the Duke Hyslop Labour Center. We represent workers in our region in construction, manufacturing and maintenance, as well as employees of Nelson Hydro, the local Utility.

Members of our local have constructed electrical installations ranging from the Hydro-electric dams on the Kootenay, Columbia and Pend’Orielle rivers to the Elk valley’s coal mines.COE_CS2-NoFrame-480-300x272

Primarily an industrial local, we have also built many of the institutional and commercial projects  throughout the Kootenay Region, and are also active in residential construction.

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How the Death of B.C.’s LNG Dream Could Stoke a B.C. Natural Gas Boom

How the Death of B.C.’s LNG Dream Could Stoke a B.C. Natural Gas Boom

By Christopher Pollon • Saturday, June 17, 201 taken from DeSmog Canada A race to expand B.C. natural gas pipelines and infrastructure is on, signalling two possible outcomes: the death of our […] Read the whole post.

 

Clean Energy Transition Could Create 4 Million Canadian Construction Jobs: Report

Clean Energy Transition Could Create 4 Million Canadian Construction Jobs: Report

By  Christopher Cheung for The Tyee. The construction industry has a big role to play as Canada aims to meet to its commitment to the Paris climate agreement and […] Read the whole post.

 

#Success: How to Make it as a Signatory Contractor

#Success: How to Make it as a Signatory Contractor

  “It’s a fun way to collaborate and take a break, especially at the end of a long week,” Duncan said. “And it gets people’s attention. You never […] Read the whole post.

 

IBEW Annual Picnic - Saturday, September 9th

IBEW Annual Picnic – Saturday, September 9th

Hello Brothers and Sister, It almost that time again. Time for the Local #1003 Annual Picnic !! All members and their family are welcome. If you can’t bring […] Read the whole post.

 

JIM STANFORD:   Petronas did Canada a favour. Just ask Australia

JIM STANFORD: Petronas did Canada a favour. Just ask Australia

Special to The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Aug. 02, 2017 5:00AM EDT Petronas did Canada a favour. Just ask Australia After years of waffling, Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas finally […] Read the whole post.

 

The Stronger With Labour campaign

The Stronger With Labour campaign

July 21, 2017 Call to Action: To All Local Unions Greetings: In the 2015 Federal Election, IBEW Sisters and Brothers put boots to the ground to get out […] Read the whole post.

 

Wage Freezes Signal Bad Times Ahead for Manitoba Unions

Wage Freezes Signal Bad Times Ahead for Manitoba Unions

Public employees in Manitoba are under attack, but in July, they petitioned the courts to help them strike back. At issue is a law pushed by Premier Brian […] Read the whole post.

 

President’s Message: Business Development Update

President’s Message: Business Development Update

Click on the video to watch … “Evidence” is a critical element anyone uses when trying to make their case. It’s obviously important in a courtroom and there’s […] Read the whole post.