Members of Teamsters Local 213, in construction and living in the Kootenays, are working on the
expansion of the Waneta Dam on the Pend d’Oreille River south of Trail. The creation of a second
powerhouse, expected to be completed in 2015, will generate power from flow that would otherwise be
All construction workers are covered by the Allied Hydro Agreement which requires that hiring
preference be given to local residents and members of equity employment groups. Approximately 85%
of the workforce comes from within 100 km of the project and about 400 jobs have been created.
Aerial shot was provided by Wally Penner, regional project manager for SNC-Lavalin.