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USW shows generosity despite tough times

By Jamie Polmateer
Clearwater Times
June 14, 2019
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

The recent announcement regarding the closure of Canfor’s Vavenby mill hasn’t dampened the generosity of its employees, as shown by a recent donation made by the United Steel Workers Local 1-417 to a youth sports team. Canfor employees held a meeting and barbecue at the Clearwater Elks Hall on Sunday to discuss the difficult situation, but before getting down to business, presented a cheque for $500 to the Clearwater Secondary School’s girls soccer team. “The crew has already donated about $200 to support the soccer team going to provincials and we wanted to do more,” said Marty Gibbons, president of USW Local 1-417. …“It’s generous when they’re all working and employed, but it’s humbling when they’re giving $500 when things are so incredibly challenging for that group right now,” Darren Coates, principal of CSS said.

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