Good Deeds, Division to Division
November 17, 2020
As we know, Dylan Griffin from Pacific Blasting & Demolition has been raising money and purchasing Christmas gifts for the children at BC Children's Hospital. As if this wasn't heartwarming enough, last week a BelPacific employee decided to help!
Gord French from BelPacific stumbled upon a box of unopened toys at his parents' house (they used to also collect and donate toys at Christmas!)...
How the Construction Industry can Make Meaningful Environmental Impact
November 10, 2020
The Vancouver Economic Commission released a great article in June about climate change and the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our planet. While the full article can be found here, we'd like to highlight a few key points. The article mentions that effective climate action is not only needed to achieve a climate-resilient low-carbon future, but it could also be a way to create abundant...
Holiday Fundraising for BC Children’s Hospital
November 03, 2020
Dylan Griffin (Labourer, Pacific Blasting & Demolition) has turned a family tradition into a big gift this year. Each year, he and his family pick a local charity to raise money for during the holidays, and this year he has chosen BC Children’s Hospital. When we asked Dylan when this tradition started, he said, “As long as I can remember. It was a family thing – if you don’t need something,...
NorLand’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee
October 27, 2020
One of NorLand’s values is “Variety Makes Us Strong”. This means we embrace a broad range of skills, specializations, and perspectives. It also means we aim to hire and work with a diverse group of people, and we’re always promoting the notion of equity, diversity, and inclusion. This is something NorLand is passionate about – we even have a full committee dedicated to it! The Equity, Diversity,...
CCW Bursary – Every Person Deserves to Grow
October 20, 2020
In 1981, Canadian Construction Women (CCW) was created with the mission of creating a stronger construction industry by supporting and inspiring women. CCW believes in connecting women to a powerful network of other women, in building a community of women in construction, and in providing opportunities for women in the industry.
In keeping with the value “Every Person Deserves to Grow”, NorLand...
Dixon Transition Society Fundraising Raffle
October 13, 2020
Two of BelPacific’s employees, Dorene Burly and Rose Salvarani have been in conversation for a while about how they can increase the community impact at the BelPacific Groups. They both have a passion for helping women and children going through tough times, so they decided to partner with the Dixon Transition Society.
Their first fundraising idea was a raffle! The goal is to raise $5,000 by...
Pacific Blasting: Save the Salmon!
October 05, 2020
In June of 2019, a rockslide just West of Clinton, B.C. trapped tens of thousands of migrating Salmon in the Fraser River (Article). The rockslide was believed to have occurred in October or November of 2018, which drastically impacted the Salmon of the Fraser in the 2019 season. “Just 275,000 Salmon were able to make it upriver in the 2019 season, down from an early-season estimate of nearly...
CCA: Talent Fits Here Campaign
October 02, 2020
The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has launched Talent Fits Here - a campaign designed to encourage more Canadians to consider a career in construction!
Talent Fits Here is a national public awareness campaign designed to shift some of the traditional perceptions around working in construction by showcasing a collection of stories and experiences from real people working in different...
Effort Gets Recognized!
September 29, 2020
This past August, the value we focused on at NorLand was “Effort Gets Recognized”. When reading our Shared Purpose Landing Document, this value says Leaders aren’t necessarily the ones with a title. Take time to hold the deserving people high.
Let’s focus on the first part… Leaders aren’t necessarily the ones with a title. There are many people we all know across NorLand that don’t have ‘manager...
WGC: Getting Creative with Shipping Boxes
September 22, 2020
Craig Hargreaves at Western Grater Contracting (WGC) on Vancouver Island has found a unique opportunity for the shipping boxes that some of their materials come in.
Instead of breaking these wooden crates down and throwing them in the recycle, Craig got creative by making garden boxes out of the shipping containers, talk about innovation. Here is what they look like in their original form...