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January 31, 2023

Wish Mark Liudzius A Happy Retirement

It is with mixed emotions as we wish long-time Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) Member and Kinetic Construction Ltd. (Kinetic) Executive Mark Liudzius a happy […]
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January 27, 2023

Remembering Duane Fournier

It is with great sadness as we learn of the death of a long-time VICA Member Duane Roger Fournier of Fournier Excavating. Duane served as […]
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January 19, 2023

Tony Healy: Leveraging systems thinking to improve your business.

The following is an article from VICA Instructor Tony Healy. “Experience is the knowledge you gain just after you needed it.” Anonymous As the saying […]
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January 2, 2023

Modern Apprenticeship – A Rethink of the Time-Based Model

The following article was written by Dr. Lindsay Langill, Director of People and Strategy for VICA-Member PPM Civil Constructors. Stories often have a way to […]
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December 21, 2022

VICA Members Raise Over $20,000 For Toys and Groceries for Vancouver Island Families in Need.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2022 (Victoria, BC) – The best part of the holidays is giving back. In the spirit of the season, members […]
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November 29, 2022

VICA Celebrates New Board of Directors for 2022/2023

Representatives from Victoria and Nanaimo voted in by the membership. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2022 (Victoria, BC) – The Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) […]
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October 27, 2022

Chase your Dream – Women in Trades

The following is an op-ed written by Dr. Lindsay Langill, Director of People and Strategy for VICA-Member PPM Civil Constructors. I have often considered the […]
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July 28, 2022

Building Hope: Men In The Trades And Substance Use

The following is a media release from Sources Community Resource regarding their Building Hope video, which raises awareness about the opioid overdose crisis and toxic […]
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July 26, 2022

Supply chain issues continue to be a ‘pressure cooker’ in B.C.

The following is an article from the Journal of Commerce, featuring commentary from VICA CEO Rory Kulmala. Published on July 20, 2022 Russell Hixson  The […]
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June 28, 2022

Open Letter Regarding Cedar Hill Middle School Replacement Project

The following is a letter from VICA’s CEO Rory Kulmala addressed to the Honourable Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Education and Child Care regarding the proposed […]
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May 20, 2022

VICA harm reduction leader shares personal story and Tailgate Toolkit efforts

For Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) harm reduction co-ordinator Greg Hemminger, the mission behind addressing the industry’s substance use crisis through the association’s Tailgate Toolkit is personal.
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May 11, 2022

Local construction leaders celebrated at 2022 VICA Awards for building excellence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Victoria, BC (May 5, 2022) – The Vancouver Island Construction Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 3rd Annual VICA Awards, […]
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