Monthly Archives: October 2015

ACRC ‘Takes it Outside’ in Moncton

DSCF6780 - MonctonCloudy skies and a cool autumn chill didn’t damper the sprits of approximately 200 members, guests, and their families who attended an event to boost union awareness at Centennial Park in Moncton on Saturday, October 24.

Coined ‘Let’s Take it Outside,’ the outdoor event was aimed at members and non-members alike working in the construction industry. Attendees came from across New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada, with many bringing their families and young children.

DSCF6911 - MonctonNew Brunswick Minister of Energy and Mines and UBC Brother Donald Arseneault was also on-hand and praised the “new, modern thinking” of today’s unions to partner with different levels of government to get members to work near where they live. Arseneault is optimistic that capital investment throughout New Brunswick will lead to more jobs and opportunities for members.

DSCF6862In addition to a barbeque lunch and prizes, the Carpenter Millwright College staged skills demonstrations for scaffolding, door and hardware, and drywall. A number of booths were also on-hand from Belmont Health and Wealth, Dewalt, and the Sisters in the Brotherhood Committee that provided information and had representatives available to answer questions.

Winter is coming – Be prepared

winter-driving-conditionsIt is that time of year when lower temperatures bring challenging driving conditions. I would like to remind all members to be prepared for driving in snowy and icy conditions. Here are a few tips to ensure you stay safe when out on the road:

  • Leave plenty of time to reach your destination safely (recommend leaving 15 minutes early)
  • Have your vehicle winter-ready with appropriate tires, vehicle emergency kit, and snow shovel at a minimum
  • Clear all windows of snow and ice prior to starting your drive

Remember, safety starts with you!

Gus Doyle