Construction: A rapidly growing industry
June 07, 2021
Construction is one of the fastest growing industries in British Columbia. According to the BC Construction Association, 9.2 percent of the BC workforce relies on the construction industry for a paycheck. This amounts to 236,000 people and is higher than any other sector. The number of construction companies in BC is 25,736 – nearly a 1,400-count increase from 2018! When the COVID-19 pandemic...
NorLand's virtual cleanup
May 17, 2021
Due to recent BC restrictions, NorLand wasn't able to host our usual NorLand Ave. Cleanup this quarter. As a result, we decided to hold a Virtual NorLand Cleanup from April 22 (Earth Day) to April 30! The idea was to get out into your neighborhoods with friends and family, take a couple of bags, and see how you can clean up your own communities. Everyone Goes Home Safe – we made sure everyone...
Corry Goumans Celebrates his 70th!
April 26, 2021
Happy Belated Birthday to Corry Goumans, who celebrated his 70th birthday last week! Corry has been retired for five years but still helps out at NorLand's blasting division!  Corry_small.jpg
Ron Elliott – In Memoriam
April 23, 2021
Last week, NorLand lost a really great man. We said goodbye to Ron Elliott – a former VP of Blasting and a mentor to many here at NorLand. Ron began his career in 1971 after graduating from BCIT in blasting engineering. After working out east for the Iron Ore Company of Canada (where he was responsible for blast design, field control, budgeting and cost control for blasting in seven open pit...
Celebrating Earth Day with a Remote NorLand Cleanup!
April 22, 2021
April 22 is Earth Day – a day to appreciate our planet by demonstrating support for environmental protection. Earth Day has been an annual global sensation since 1970, but it has never been more important than now. Our planet needs our help. The theme for Earth Day 2021 is “Restore Our Earth”, which focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can...
First Quarterly 2021 Street Cleanup for PIM!
April 12, 2021
Apex & Pro-Tech (Pacific Industrial Movers) have continued to adopt and clean the streets of Delta this year! This was an initiative started in 2019 to make a difference to business, community, and the environment. Not only do the streets look great, this is a chance for NorLanders to come together and enjoy community, conversation, and food. On March 12, 6:00 am was breakfast time for ALL...
2020 Awards to Health & Safety and Pacific Blasting & Demolition!
April 06, 2021
We are so pleased to be able to celebrate two awards that HSE and Pacific Blasting & Demolition received this past February! Health & Safety wins NAOSH Award: “Best Entry Award” Safety and Health Week, also known as NAOSH Week (stands for North American Occupational Safety and Health), took place from May 3 to 9, 2020. “NAOSH Week is a continent-wide event spanning three countries (Canada...
International Women’s Day: Eleanor McCorkindale & Terri Biln
March 30, 2021
International Women’s Day 2021 was on Monday, March 8. We reached out and connected with multiple women at NorLand to ask about their own work experiences and what IWD means to them. The responses were so overwhelming and inspiring, that we decided to feature one or two every week on our NorLand News page and social media channels, plus March is “History of Women” month! Teammates Get Treated...
International Women’s Day: Sydney Wanchulak
March 23, 2021
Before continuing on with our regularly scheduled programming for“History of Women” month, we'd like to share this fantastic article by the Journal of Commerce. This article, titled "Tips for women to survive, thrive in the trades" discusses the challenges women can face in trades and tactics to overcome them.  Now, back to NorLand's featured women of the week... This week, we are featuring ...
International Women’s Day: Racheal Bertrand & Rose Salvarani
March 16, 2021
International Women’s Day 2021 was on Monday, March 8. We reached out and connected with multiple women at NorLand to ask about their own work experiences and what IWD means to them. The responses were so overwhelming and inspiring, that we decided to feature one or two every week on our NorLand News page and social media channels, plus March is “History of Women” month! Teammates Get Treated...

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