Fort St John Trade Show

On April 7-8-9 IBEW local 993 attended the Fort St John Trade Show that had over 13,000 people attend and over 300 booths…including 5 inflatable attractions for the kids, all indoors.

There is a lot of economic development going on in the Peace Region so IBEW local 993 is developing  a stronger presence there.  The Pomeroy Sports Centre is a  great facility with 2 ice rinks, a speed skating loop on the second floor, and a running track on the third floor. I could really use some help at this show next year so if any members can attend for a few hours next year let me know.  I’ll post it when we register for next years show to give some notice to members.

They now make cars for children to young to handle the wheel on their own.  Parent walking behind has the remote control!!  (Pic 2 of an infant cruising past our booth in their “Beamer”!)  Runs on electricity of course.  Tesla Motors also sold 1.7 million electric cars for grown ups this year so if you think the world has been changing quickly the last 10 years you ain’t seen nothing yet!  Most of these will require an electrical service upgrade in homes for the fast chargers too.

Pic 3, winner of our raffle for a Snap Circuit Pro kit was Sky Hunter of Wonowon, BC. That will be shipped this week.

My plan was to engage the Prince George Region as well this year, however, as I am quickly learning there is only so much one person can do!  If you would like to help lobby please contact me at 250-354-2750 or membership@ibew993.org  or find and contact the NDP office and candidate in your electoral region for the upcoming election.

I also had a chance to talk to the FSJ Mayor about Site C, mandatory trade certifications in the region, and the TFW program.  More meetings to follow.  First Pic is with Rob Dempsey, NDP candidate for the Peace River North region.

The NDP is the only party that is committed to removing big money from politics.  There are many other important issues of course, but as long as our government is for sale to big business our government services will continue to be privatized for profit.  Removing big money from politics is the first step towards achieving a government “of the people, for the people” and few other changes will happen until big money is removed and the ability to buy elections is gone.