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COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF SITE C DAM

Note to Reader: I made this presentation on February 9th 2017 at a forum that was hosted by UVIC, Amnesty International, Sierra Club BC, Council of Canadian, Kairos BC. It was a 20 minute presentation so this article is a bit long.Introduction Sometimes it

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http://fnbc.info/blogs/judith-sayers/costs-and-consequences-site-c-dam

WorkBC | Find your career in the trades (15 sec)

Apprenticeship programs let you earn while you learn. Find out more at https://workbc.ca

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTDRUHHmGO8

WorkBC | Find your career in the trades (30 sec)

Meet Joy. She’s a carpentry apprentice. Apprenticeship programs let you earn while you learn. Find out more at https://workbc.ca

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpL0E0A0yx4

College's state-of-the-art training facility gets provincial dollars

THUNDER BAY – A new state-of-the-art training facility at Confederation College is getting a push forward with a multi-million dollar pledge from the provincial government. The province on Friday announced a commitment of $7 million towards the total $20 m

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http://www.tbnewswatch.com/News/384661/Colleges_state-of-the-art_training_facility_gets_provincial_dollars

Youth Talks: (un)Employment Townhall

Sitting at 22%, Toronto's youth unemployment rate is higher than ever. Now, more than ever, we need a cohesive municipal strategy that supports, funds and encourages employment opportunities for youth. The Toronto Youth Cabinet invites you to Youth Talks:

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https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/youth-talks-unemployment-townhall-tickets-30330474265

Province commits funding for trades training equipment in School District 83

Skilled-trades students in School District 83 will benefit from a three-year, $15-million investment by the B.C. government to support youth trades programs with the purchase of new trades-training equipment.

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https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017JTST0055-000548

The Five Solitudes of Ontario: A Regional Analysis of Labour Market Performance in Post-Recession Ontario

Ontario has experienced more than its share of economic pain in recent years. Between 2003 and 2014, real economic growth per person in Ontario has averaged just 0.3% annually. That’s less than one third of the rate of real per-person economic growth in th

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https://www.fraserinstitute.org/studies/the-five-solitudes-of-ontario

Art in Activism: Sing That Dam Song!

Lyrics by Darryl R Taylor. Vocals, Editing & Animations by Little Woo. Based on Original Song "16 Tons" by Merle Travis. Footage from the internet! Many thanks to all photographers whose work was featured in this public service announcement. Darryl R Taylo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NODG3AyNEKY

Letters: Women in the trades, honouring veterans, fighting crime

Get more women into trades Re: A need for gender parity in the trades, March 5. Many thanks to Mike Holmes for his thoughtful and articulate article celebrating women in trades to mark International Women's Day. As a former heavy equipment operator, I shar

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http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/letters/letters-women-in-the-trades-honouring-veterans-fighting-crime

Unrestrained devastation of the Peace River for unneeded Site C dam

Ever wonder what the fuss is about when people talk about the building of Site C dam? Maybe being able to see what is at stake will touch people's hearts. Anyone who sees this incredible area knows how important this magical place is. This is what the Peac

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJGFAgcweLo

Trades council says 100% of Site C jobs should go to British Columbians

On Tuesday, the B.C. Building Trades Council took out a full-page ad in the Prince George Citizen urging B.C. Hydro to give 100 percent of Site C jobs to British Columbians. We speak to Trades Council executive director Tom Sigurdson, and B.C. Hydro spokes

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https://audioboom.com/boos/4193774-trades-council-says-100-of-site-c-jobs-should-go-to-british-columbians

LISTEN: Woman who begged Trudeau for Hydro Help met with MPP & spoke with MP's staff afterwards

Woman who begged Trudeau for Hydro Help Met with Liberal MPP & spoke with Monsef's staff afterwards By Kris Sims OTTAWA – The rural Ontario woman who publicly pleaded with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for help with her crippling hydro bills and implored h

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https://soundcloud.com/newstalk-580-cfra/listen-woman-who-begged-trudeau-for-hydro-help-met-with-mpp-spoke-with-mps-staff-afterwards

Balancing the budget: a look-ahead to Saskatchewan's options

The provincial budget will be delivered on Wednesday, and the government has a $1.2 billion deficit to address.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/budget-analysis-lookahead-experts-1.4031336

Former PC cabinet minister Darin King trades in politics for trades council

Darin King is the new executive director for the Newfoundland and Labrador Building and Construction Trades Council, and its companion organization, the Resource Development Trades Council.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/darin-king-trades-council-1.3525375

Government ads about cutting hydro bills a 'pat on the back': auditor general

New taxpayer-funded ads from the Ontario Liberal government about its plan to cut hydro bills could be considered partisan, the auditor general said Friday.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/aud-gen-slams-hydro-ads-1.4030149

Building trades group blasts Site C ad referencing temporary foreign w

B.C. Building Trades, an umbrella organization for construction unions in the province, is speaking out against Peace River Hydro Partners for planning to hire temporary foreign workers to build . . .

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http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/regional-news/site-c/building-trades-group-blasts-site-c-ad-referencing-temporary-foreign-workers-1.2177003

Additional trades seats support Vancouver Island University students | BC Gov News

An additional 96 trades seats will give Vancouver Island University (VIU) students access to training in a variety of in-demand occupations in a range of sectors that support the provincial economy.

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https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016AVED0036-000605

Additional trades seats benefit Okanagan College students | BC Gov News

An additional 148 trades training seats at Okanagan College will give students access to training in a variety of in-demand occupations that support a range of sectors that are important to the provincial economy.

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https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016AVED0040-000666

Vaughn Palmer: Horgan rebuilds bridges with building trades

As NDP leader John Horgan had just two words to say to the unionized building trades's executive director Tom Sigurdson: “You bastard.”

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http://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/vaughn-palmer-horgan-rebuilds-bridges-with-building-trades

This is what the Peace River valley looks like before Site C dam

Ever wonder what the fuss is about when people talk about Site C dam? Maybe being able to see what is at stake will touch people's hearts. Anyone who sees this incredible area knows how important this magical place is. Most areas in this video will be buri

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  4. #savethepeace
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO7_gJtwTdA

Kathleen Wynne: The Attack On Skilled Trades Section 17 of Bill 70

BACKGROUND Schedule 17 of Bill 70 - the demise of skilled trades in Ontario The Liberal government has introduced amendments to the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act (the Act) that will dilute the enforcement powers of the Ontario College of

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https://www.change.org/p/kathleen-wynne-the-attack-on-skilled-trades-section-17-of-bill-70

Province invests $1.18 million in trades training at Pacific Vocational College | BC Gov News

The British Columbia government announced an investment of $1.18 million in Pacific Vocational College for skills training in high-priority trades seats.

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https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016JTST0176-001940

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