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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.

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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Code of Excellence course will run July 8th, 2017

See the post in “Training” for times and location

 

 link to*Mandatory Training Info **

New IBEW Website Content

Video: This is Geothermal.

Video: This is Geothermal.

A short production about Geothermal Energy.     Click on the video below to watch … Read the whole post.

 

News Brief: Electrical Workers Minority Caucus

News Brief: Electrical Workers Minority Caucus

This news brief is in video form. Click on the video below to watch it … Read the whole post.

 

In Canadian Schools, Prioritizing On-the-Job Safety

In Canadian Schools, Prioritizing On-the-Job Safety

In Canada, young workers are three times more likely to be injured or killed in a workplace accident than their more experienced counterparts. That’s why an organization called My […] Read the whole post.

 

IBEW Members Finish Work on World’s Most Powerful Telescope, send it to Texas to Prepare for 2018 Launch

IBEW Members Finish Work on World’s Most Powerful Telescope, send it to Texas to Prepare for 2018 Launch

After more than a decade of planning and construction –and watchful attempts at destruction—the most advanced space telescope in history left the hands of members of Baltimore Local […] Read the whole post.

 

As world energy leaders meet in Beijing, clean energy optimism trumps Trump

As world energy leaders meet in Beijing, clean energy optimism trumps Trump

As you might expect, on Day 1 of the Clean Energy Ministerial gathering in Beijing, the hallways were filled with discussions about U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the […] Read the whole post.

 

Saskatchewan Did What?! Province OKs Canada's First Geothermal Power Plant

Saskatchewan Did What?! Province OKs Canada’s First Geothermal Power Plant

Saskatchewan has developed a bit of a negative reputation on the environmental front lately. Guess that’s what happens when a premier threatens to sue the federal government over mandated carbon […] Read the whole post.

 

The work we do.  IBEW Local 47 San Gabriel Mountains Helicopter Job

The work we do. IBEW Local 47 San Gabriel Mountains Helicopter Job

A few months ago, wildfires across the San Gabriel Mountains torched thousands of acres, and forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes. When the inferno was past, and […] Read the whole post.

 

Preferential Treatment The History and Cost of Tax Exemptions, Credits, and Loopholes in Canada

Preferential Treatment The History and Cost of Tax Exemptions, Credits, and Loopholes in Canada

Preferential tax treatments such as tax exemptions, credits, and loopholes have become a cash cow for Canada’s rich. This report analyzes the country’s 10 costliest preferential tax treatments, […] Read the whole post.