LiUNA John Hart Dam Project

John Hart Dam Generating Replacement Project, completed in 2018. Built by LiUNA Local 1611 members under a Project Labour Agreement.

The Canadian Museum of Human Rights

This national museum in Winnipeg, Manitoba. was proudly sponsored by LiUNA. Along side other Canadian Building Trades our Local 1258 members were involved in the construction of the museum, which opened in September 2014.

LINE 3 REPLACEMENT PROJECT

The $5.3-billion Canadian portion of the Line 3 Replacement Project involves the replacement of approximately 1,070 km of Line 3 pipeline between Hardisty, Alberta and Gretna, Manitoba with new pipeline.

Valley Line LTR Project

The Valley Line Tunnel Project in Edmonton, Alberta celebrated the 'break through' even on April 10, 2018. This milestone was marked with Mayor Don Iveson, Edmonton Centre MP Randy Boissonnault, TransEd CEO Allan Neill, and LRT Project Delivery Director Brad Smid in attendance to acknowledge the hard work of the men and women in completing the tunnel excavation, which began in 2017.

Local 92 members were commended on their skill and efforts in making the tunnel portion of the Valley Line LRT project such a success.

The Valley Line LRT is a 27 km low-floor, urban line that will operate between Mill Woods in southeast Edmonton and Lewis Farms in west Edmonton.

Keeyask Dam

LiUNA Local 1258 members have played a pivotal role in the construction of the The Keeyask Generating Station in Northern Manitoba, which will be a source of renewable energy providing approximately 695 megawatts of capacity and producing an average of 4,400 gigawatt hours of electricity each year. The renewable hydroelectric energy produced will be integrated into Manitoba Hydro’s electric system for use in Manitoba and for export.

Kitimat Modernization Project

The Kitimat Modernization Project (KMP), which consisted of the construction of a new Alumnim Smelter in Kitimat for Rio Tinto was built under a Project Labour Agreement between the B.C. Building Trades and Bechtel. Local 1611 in British Columbia skills and hardwork contributed to the overwhelming succes of the project.

Fast Facts Abour KMP

  • 9791 total members worked on site, peak of about 4000 workers
  • 99% Canadian workers (38% local including First Nations and 87% BC)
  • Only 1% temporary foreign workers – all from USA affiliates
  • World class camp and facilities for workers

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Coronavirus Preparation and Response Fact Sheet - Updated March 20, 2020

The Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America has developed a fact sheet in response to several questions about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). CLICK here for the Coronavirus FACT SHEET. Last updated March 20, 2020

Coronavirus & COVID-19: Preparation and Response

First known as the novel coronavirus, the virus now referred to as COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the number of cases in the U.S. and Canada continues to rise. It’s now critical that everyone does their part to limit the spread of the virus, as people without symptoms or with mild symptoms can still spread the virus to others.

Risk in the U.S. and Canada

Current risk of contracting COVID-19 in the U.S. and Canada varies by community based on the extent of the outbreak and the success of mitigation efforts. About half the people diagnosed with COVID-19 have already recovered. It’s estimated over 80 percent of those infected will experience only mild symptoms.

However, even people at low risk for serious health complications should take steps to protect groups who would be at higher risk if they got the virus.

Risk for more serious health effects is highest among:

Older adults (age 60 and up)
People with underlying health conditions (e.g., heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, cancer)
People with weakened immune systems
The majority of deaths caused by COVID-19 have occurred among people falling into at least one of these higher risk categories.

Transmission & Diagnosis

Transmission: spread primarily through airborne respiratory droplets during coughing and sneezing, but can also be spread through regular breathing. Being in close proximity (less than six feet) to an infected person, especially in enclosed spaces, can result in transmission. Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands, or touching an object with the virus on it, followed by touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands can spread the virus.

Diagnosis: If you suspect you have COVID-19, call your healthcare provider. A lab test may be performed and sent to the CDC.