Local 793 members paving the way for New Hamburg residence

Members working for Coco Paving are busy on a paving job for Beech Infrastructure on Wilmot Street in New Hamburg, Ontario. Beech Infrastructure is replacing the existing watermain and sanitary lines. Below are photos of Local 793 members Steve Wroblewski (float truck driver) and Mike Kopacz (roller operator) working onsite.

Members working for Coco Paving are busy on a paving job for Beech Infrastructure on Wilmot Street in New Hamburg, Ontario. Beech Infrastructure is replacing the existing watermain and sanitary lines.

Below are photos of Local 793 members Steve Wroblewski (float truck driver) and Mike Kopacz (roller operator) working onsite.

The new COVID-19 treatments are a big deal

The emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant highlights the importance of having multiple tools in our toolbox to fight this virus. Two of these new tools that could be coming shortly are Molnupiravir and Paxlovid. They are the latest oral antiviral medications that have been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization or death in […]

The emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant highlights the importance of having multiple tools in our toolbox to fight this virus. Two of these new tools that could be coming shortly are Molnupiravir and Paxlovid. They are the latest oral antiviral medications that have been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization or death in patients with mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19. These antivirals will fill a much-needed gap as the current COVID-19 treatments – Remdesivir and monoclonal antibodies – can only be administered intravenously once you have been admitted to a hospital. Having a short course of readily available oral medication that can be taken at home is a game-changer.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to review these drugs before the end of the year and determine if they should be granted emergency-use authorization.

As more studies on potential COVID-19 treatments are underway, it is safe to expect the number of tools available to treat COVID-19 will increase.  As our toolbox grows, this will help us all adapt and overcome COVID-19.

Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/11/covid-drugs-molnupiravir-paxlovid-treatment-antiviral/620819/

Local 793 members working on essential infrastructure in Windsor

Local 793 members are working hard for Sterling Ridge Infrastructure on the Eastlawn avenue project in Windsor, ON. This project is estimated to be completed by Spring 2022 and involves improvements to the sewer, pavement, watermain, sidewalk and streetlights. Below is a picture of Local 793 member Kurt McQueen standing on a Cat 316 excavator […]

Local 793 members are working hard for Sterling Ridge Infrastructure on the Eastlawn avenue project in Windsor, ON. This project is estimated to be completed by Spring 2022 and involves improvements to the sewer, pavement, watermain, sidewalk and streetlights.

Below is a picture of Local 793 member Kurt McQueen standing on a Cat 316 excavator onsite.

Pipeline inspections keep residents of Northeastern Ontario safe

Local 793 members are hard at work for Summit Pipeline Services on a pipeline inspection project in Sault Ste Marie, ON. This project is essential to ensure residents have access to a reliable source of natural gas while protecting the safety of residents and the environment. Below is a picture of Local 793 members (L […]

Local 793 members are hard at work for Summit Pipeline Services on a pipeline inspection project in Sault Ste Marie, ON. This project is essential to ensure residents have access to a reliable source of natural gas while protecting the safety of residents and the environment.

Below is a picture of Local 793 members (L to R) Dean Dobson and Chris Pettipas standing in front of a Cat 924 loader onsite.

Only 0.05% of Ontarians under 60 with a breakthrough case ended up in the ICU

Public Health Ontario has released a new report examining breakthrough infections in Ontario. The report shows that there have been 17,596 breakthrough cases among the more than 11 million fully vaccinated Ontarians. There were only 9 cases of Ontarians under 60 who ended up in the ICU among those breakthrough cases. By comparison, there have […]

Public Health Ontario has released a new report examining breakthrough infections in Ontario. The report shows that there have been 17,596 breakthrough cases among the more than 11 million fully vaccinated Ontarians. There were only 9 cases of Ontarians under 60 who ended up in the ICU among those breakthrough cases.

By comparison, there have been 1,722 unvaccinated Ontarians who ended up in the ICU over the same period of time.

Source: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/only-nine-ontarians-under-the-age-of-60-have-ended-up-in-the-icu-with-a-breakthrough-case-of-covid-19-1.5681069

Public Health Ontario report: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/epi/covid-19-epi-confirmed-cases-post-vaccination.pdf?la=en#:~:text=Since%20the%20COVID-19%20vaccination,third%20dose%20(Table%201)

Local 793 members hard at work in Southwestern Ontario

Local 793 members are busy working for Neroda Trucking Limited on the Texas road project in Amherstburg, ON. This project involves the replacement of a culvert to ensure the safety of all residents. This project is expected to be completed later this year. Below is a photo of Local 793 member Jayme Neroda who is […]

Local 793 members are busy working for Neroda Trucking Limited on the Texas road project in Amherstburg, ON. This project involves the replacement of a culvert to ensure the safety of all residents. This project is expected to be completed later this year.

Below is a photo of Local 793 member Jayme Neroda who is standing in front of a Bobcat 85 mini-excavator onsite.

Local 793 members keeping busy at Bruce Power Unit 6 project

Local 793 members are busy working for Black & McDonald Limited on the Bruce Power Unit 6 Major Component Replacement (MCR) project in Tiverton, ON. The MCR project is part of Bruce Power’s life extension program that began in January 2020 and focuses on the replacement of key reactor components in Units 3-8. Below is […]

Local 793 members are busy working for Black & McDonald Limited on the Bruce Power Unit 6 Major Component Replacement (MCR) project in Tiverton, ON. The MCR project is part of Bruce Power’s life extension program that began in January 2020 and focuses on the replacement of key reactor components in Units 3-8.

Below is a photo of Local 793 member Jeffrey Shirley standing atop a Konecranes 37-ton forklift.

Northeastern Ontario road work

Local 793 members are working for Garson Pipe Contractors on the Roy Street culvert and road project in Sudbury, ON. This project involves total asphalt repaving, new sidewalks, and sewer and watermain replacement. This project is expected to be completed by Spring 2022. Below is a picture of Local 793 member Al Bodson operating a […]

Local 793 members are working for Garson Pipe Contractors on the Roy Street culvert and road project in Sudbury, ON. This project involves total asphalt repaving, new sidewalks, and sewer and watermain replacement. This project is expected to be completed by Spring 2022.

Below is a picture of Local 793 member Al Bodson operating a John Deer 544K loader onsite.

Local 793 member Al Bodson operating a John Deer 544K loader.

Local 793 members are keeping busy in Barrie

Local 793 members working for Almita Piling are busy on the SmartCentres hi-res condo project in Barrie, ON. This project consists of building four towers at 25, 35, 38 and 41 storeys in height and will house over 1,700 units. Below is a picture of Local 793 member Ben Reid operating a Zoom Boom onsite.

Local 793 members working for Almita Piling are busy on the SmartCentres hi-res condo project in Barrie, ON. This project consists of building four towers at 25, 35, 38 and 41 storeys in height and will house over 1,700 units.

Below is a picture of Local 793 member Ben Reid operating a Zoom Boom onsite.

Local 793 members working on essential infrastructure in Eastern Ontario

Local 793 members are working for K. Mulrooney Trucking on the Portsmouth sewage redirect and watermain interconnect project in Kingston, ON. This project is expected to be completed in 2023 and will redirect sewage from the Portsmouth pumping station which is expected to save energy and reduce sewer overflows. Below is a picture of Local […]

Local 793 members are working for K. Mulrooney Trucking on the Portsmouth sewage redirect and watermain interconnect project in Kingston, ON. This project is expected to be completed in 2023 and will redirect sewage from the Portsmouth pumping station which is expected to save energy and reduce sewer overflows.

Below is a picture of Local 793 member Kevin Lake operating his Komatsu PC350LC excavator onsite.