IBEW Local 2067 Member Bro. Sean Jacobson works on a residential meter in Regina, Saskatchewan.
2017 saw the driest summer in 130 years in parts of southern Saskatchewan, Canada putting the provincial utility in a serious situation. The record breaking dry conditions caused ground shifting and subsequent strain on feeder conductors to many residential services in the province. In some cases, the strain was so severe that shorting in meter boxes caused house fires. The utility was in a bad way, but Local Union 2067 members were there to save the day. Over seventy IBEW 2067 Linemen, Electricians, and other Classifications worked during the most critical phase of the project that inspected and/or repaired over 15,000 underground residential services over a 2-month period, all with no Lost Time Accidents. These employees worked long hours in sweltering heat ensuring the Saskatchewan public were kept safe. “This is a testament to the hard-working, dedicated individuals we have here at Local 2067. All of our members are devoted to safety, they are very proud, and driven to provide services for their neighbors and the public in general.” IBEW Local 2067 Business Manager Bro. Jason Tibbs was quoted. “The IBEW Local 2067 leadership is proud of their commitment to the public, and to safety; for that, we thank them!”