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It is with our deepest sympathies that we announce the passing of James Edgar Moore Scott

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Edgar Moore Scott on September 12, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held at Taylor Funeral Home, 524 Davis Drive Newmarket on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date. Read More…

Road Ratification Vote 2019 – UA Local 853 / Regional Update Meetings

Shovel Ceremony

Members, it’s finally official! Construction has begun on our new Union Hall and Training Centre. We will be providing photo updates throughout the course of construction.  

It is with our deepest sympathies that we announce the passing of Ross Ferguson

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ross Ferguson on April 3, 2019. Glendale Funeral Home 1810 Albion Road Etobicoke Ontario Friday April 12, 2019 Visitation 2-4 pm & 6-9 pm

It is with our deepest sympathies that we announce the passing of UA Local 853 Brother Chen

King Chen, long time member and former owner of Quality Fire Protection Ltd. Visitation 5-9 PM March 7th, Funeral March 8th 9:30 AM at Highland Funeral home 289-301-5562 (10 Cachet Woods Court Markham On L6C-36I)

Details of Brother Cliff MacNeill’s Celebration of Life

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of 50-year member of UA Local 853, Brother Cliff MacNeill. A Celebration of Life will be hosted on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the Royal Canadian Legion – Ajax Branch 322. Royal Canadian Legion Ajax Branch 322 Saturday January 26, Read More…

Details of Brother Fountain’s Celebration of Life

It is with our deepest sympathies that we announce the passing of UA Local 853 Brother Fountain. Click here to see the details of Brother Fountain’s Celebration of Life.

Details of Brother Smith’s Celebration of Life

It is with our deepest sympathies that we announce the passing of UA Local 853 Brother Brian Smith on October 28, 2018. Click here to see the details of Brother Smith’s Celebration of Life.

Sprinkler fitter apprentice wins international competition

Ryan Young, a fourth-year apprentice with U.A. Local 853 Sprinkler Fitters Ontario, took home the main title at the 31st annual International Apprentice Competition in Ann Arbor, Mich. recently. Young competed against six other apprentices, five from the United States and one from Australia. The gruelling five-day contest included testing Read More…

Apprentice Contest and Instructor Graduation

Local 853 would like to congratulate Ryan Young on winning the International Apprentice Contest in Ann Arbor, Michigan this year. Ryan fought a hard competition against 6 other apprentices from the United States and Australia, and after 5 days of being tested to the highest standards emerged victorious. Ryan represented Read More…