Brock Canada’s scaffolding surrounds Saint John’s Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site as part of the rehabilitation of the over 200-year-old stone structure. The Carleton Martello Tower is a designated national historic site that draws considerable tourism, but the structure has seen better days. Parks Canada says investigative work in 2015 showed the tower was in a state of ‘critical failure.’ Brock is proud to be part of the team making this historic structure safer for everyone to enjoy.
Orange Shirt Day honors the legacy of the 2013 St. Joseph Mission Residential School commemoration event, held in Williams Lake, B.C. It grew out of a former student’s account of having her brand-new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school. Wearing an orange shirt is meant to recognize the harm done to residential school students and show a commitment to the principle that every child matters. To show their support, Brock Canada held a team lunch where everyone wore an orange t-shirt. The t-shirts were then donated to The Bissell Centre, an Edmonton organization working with homeless individuals and families in the area.
Brock Canada would like to shed the spotlight on fellow employee Joe Joerissen. Joe observed a contractor in distress and in need of medical attention. With no hesitation he initiated the “man-down” procedure according to protocol that set the Emergency Response in play. To take control of an emergency such as this, it takes courage and strength to remain calm and make smart decisions. Joe, thank you for all you do as a Brock Supervisor and mostly as a caring person. It gives us comfort knowing that if we ever find ourselves in need of help, that you and all our Front Line Supervisors will be there making it happen!