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Dear Family and Friends:

I’m sure everyone is aware of the tragedy in Grand Valley involving three-year-old Kaden Young, missing in the Grand River flood waters. Kaden is the son of UA Local 853 Brother Cameron Young. While our thoughts and prayers are with Kaden and his family, recovery efforts are now strained, and Read More…

Sprinkler apprentice wins top spot in international competition

Sprinkler fitter apprentice Chris Pierog of United Association (U.A.) Local 853 Sprinkler Fitters Ontario recently won the U.A. International Apprentice Competition held in Ann Arbor, Mich. Sprinkler fitter apprentice Chris Pierog, a Guelph, Ont. native, recently represented United Association (U.A.) Local 853 at the U.A. International Apprentice Competition in Ann Read More…

Young among first women to enter sprinkler trade

Kathryn Young never shies away from a challenge. Young is the first woman to complete the apprenticeship training and pass the Certificate of Qualification exam for Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer in Ontario. While she is not the first woman in the province to hold certification in the sprinkler trade, Read More…