Pink Shirt Day
February 23, 2021
February 24 is Pink Shirt Day. This day focuses on anti-bullying, working together, and treating others with dignity and respect. This initiative started in 2007, when a Grade 9 boy in small-town Nova Scotia was bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school. Two of his schoolmates took a stand – they bought and distributed 50 pink shirts for others to wear. Pink Shirt Day, or Anti-...
Workout Challenge 2.0
February 16, 2021
Last year, NorLand hosted a Company-Wide Workout Challenge encouraging NorLanders to stay active while adhering to COVID-19 restrictions. As 2021 rolled around, it became clear that the global pandemic was far from over – so NorLand has launched a new and improved workout challenge to keep employees active, connected, and engaged in 2021.   There will be a new workout challenge each quarter this...
CCW Newsletter: NorLand in the Sponsor Spotlight
February 09, 2021
"Canadian Construction Women (CCW) creates a stronger construction industry by inspiring and supporting women.” CCW is a Vancouver-based association that exists to attract and retain women in the construction industry. They have committed to increasing women’s representation in the field since 1981, and NorLand has been a proud Gold Sponsor Member since January 2019. We are honored to be chosen...
February is Black History Month
February 03, 2021
In Canada, the month of February is celebrated as Black History Month and in the spirit of this we are going to shortly reflect on last year and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.  In 2020, we have seen the international rise of the BLM movement, which started in 2013 in the United States. This past year we saw protests across North America and the world in support of anti-racism and...
Bell Let's Talk
January 26, 2021
January 28th is Bell Let’s Talk Day; this is a day to discuss mental health, provide support to those who need it, and continue to work towards ending the stigma around mental health. According to a Nielsen Consumer Insights Survey, 84 percent of Canadians are now comfortable discussing mental health compared to 42 percent in 2012. While this is a positive increase, we need to continue working...
Be More Than a Bystander
January 12, 2021
In lieu of an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) article this month, we’d like to focus on a “Train-the-Trainer” program called “Be More Than a Bystander”. “Be More Than a Bystander” is a renowned initiative launched in 2011 between Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC) and the BC Lions, created to increase men’s awareness and understanding about the impact of violence against women and...
Jackpot for Habitat for Humanity
January 05, 2021
Demolitions are nothing new for NorLanders, especially if you are a part of Pacific Demolition. There was nothing special about working on the refurbishment of an apartment building on Davie Street in early August 2020. However, an unexpected human impact of the renovation work came to light as demolition crews mobilized the site.   Operating as a rental building since 1958, some tenants had...
Helping Kids Hit a Home Run, Together
December 22, 2020
NorLand acquired some new property in Port Kells in February 2020 and we are already using it to give back to our community. This property will be used mostly for Traxxon Rock Drills (TRD) and Traxxon Foundation Equipment (TFE), but also for Apex & Pro-Tech.. NorLand will be fully utilizing it next year (Spring 2021) as it will take time to upgrade it for our needs. NorLand may not be able to...
Training Portal Milestone
December 15, 2020
At NorLand, nothing is important than training our folks, increasing our safety awareness, and strengthening our culture. Recently, Gord McCrea completed our Efficient Driver Course which represents the 3000th completed course in our portal. Congratulations to Gord McCrea on this success, and congratulations to NorLand’s Health & Safety division for driving this initiative forward and...
CDI Construction Drilling Acquisition
December 07, 2020
In November of 2020, NorLand acquired CDI Construction Drilling. Founded in 2005, CDI is a privately-owned, specialty foundation drilling contractor and drill equipment rental company. Based in Duncan, B.C., CDI has great transportation solutions for shipping their equipment anywhere in the world. With a fleet of drilling equipment and an experienced team, CDI takes a lot of pride in their...

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