September 2011
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Local 213: Electrifying Vancouver

Local 258: Skilled members, vast territory

Local 230: Victoria members key link in BC's capital

Gearing up for high speed trains

On strike against Verizon







Vancouver, British Columbia, is hosting the 38th International Convention at a time of heightened interest in this prosperous and bustling city on the shores of the Pacific.

The third largest metropolitan area in Canada, rated as one of the most livable cities in the world, Vancouver recently hosted one of the world's biggest gatherings, the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Located on Canada's West Coast, two hours from Seattle, Vancouver's combination of natural beauty, diverse population and a bustling economy prompted the New York Times to describe the city as: "Manhattan with mountains. It's a liquid city, a tomorrow city, equal parts India, China, England, France and the Pacific Northwest."

It boasts numerous outdoor and entertainment venues, including a downtown sports stadium, Rogers Arena, which is home to the National Hockey League's 2011 Western Conference champions, the Canucks. Stanley Park is one of the city's most popular destinations. The 1,000-acre park—larger than New York City's Central Park—attracts more than 8 million visitors a year.

If you have watched a movie or TV program recently, there is a good chance that you caught a glimpse of Vancouver. It is the third-largest film center in the world—beat out only by New York City and Los Angeles—and is second in television production.

The city's strategic location on the edge of the Pacific Rim has made it one of North America's fastest growing economic centers. The Port of Vancouver does more than $75 billion in trade with more than 130 countries, which has encouraged a downtown building boom that has been going strong for more than two decades.


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