Season of Challenge - Quarterly Workout Challenge
January 12, 2022
This quarter’s workout challenge, dubbed “Season of Challenge”, took place from November 1st to December 10th. There were 10 teams altogether, and 37 NorLanders who participated. There were points to be earned each week based on each participant’s workouts and bonus points to be given out for special weekly challenges.
In addition to encouraging NorLanders to get out there and be more active, the...
BC Transportation Contractor of the Year
December 07, 2021
We at NorLand Limited are so proud of our team for winning two awards and one nomination for BC Transportation Contractor of the Year Awards of Excellence. One of NorLand's values is "Effort Gets Recognized", and so we want to make sure that no one out there misses out on these important awards highlighting achievements within the NorLand family. These awards recognize the contractors behind some...
Canadian Construction Women Event Sponsorship
November 24, 2021
This year, NorLand is proud to support the Virtual Paint + Savour Winter Social Event, hosted by Canadian Construction Women. The event this year is celebrating the 40th anniversary of CCW, which is a huge milestone!
In partnership with Bella Ceramica and Charcuterie Vancouver, attendees will have the chance to paint something amazing in the comfort of their homes while enjoying delicious and...
Copcan Civil LP Acquisition
November 01, 2021
We are pleased to announce the newest member of the NorLand Family - Copcan Civil LP!
Copcan was founded by the Gregson family and has been working in the civil construction and forestry industry in British Columbia since 1985. The name “Copcan” was derived from “Copper Canyon”, the location of the first project undertaken by the new company.
In 2001, the company added highway and municipal...
VRCA 2020/2021 Award of Excellence
August 24, 2021
NorLand is very pleased to highlight a great accomplishment from one of our longest running business units. Pacific Blasting & Demolition was awarded Silver for the Award of Excellence as Trade Contractor in the $4 Million to $10 Million category, for their work on the Viterra Pacific Terminal PAC3 Demolition. They were chosen as some of the best out of the total 237 entries across 89...
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!
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...