September 20, 2022

Featured Face: Ed Smith – Carpenter, General Foreman – Intakes & Penstocks

Ed Smith was born and raised in the village of Old Masset at the North end of Graham Island on Haida Gwaii.  He and his wife Alexa – a Registered Massage Therapist who currently stays at home...
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August 22, 2022

Featured Face: Badr Rankousi – Senior Engineer, Powerhouse

Badr Rankousi started with AFDE in June of 2019 as a Field Engineer in the Powerhouse.  Today he is the Senior Engineer in the Powerhouse. Badr grew up in Syria, and after High School began studying...
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June 14, 2022

Featured Face: Maxwell Spurn – Rigger, Headworks

Although he grew up in Quesnel and Kelowna, Maxwell Spurn is a long-term resident of Fort St. John.  For seven years he was a Technician at an Oilfield Services Company.  He specialized in fusing...
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May 5, 2022

Spotlight: Mistahiya Contracting

Mistahiya (“Grizzly” in the Cree language) Contracting is a business owned by Dwayne and Carmen Richter, based in Moberly Lake, BC.  As Saulteau First Nations members, Dwayne and Carmen grew up...
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May 5, 2022

Spotlight: North Cariboo Air

As the name implies, North Cariboo Air has its roots in BC’s North Cariboo Region – the company was incorporated in Williams Lake in 1957. Together with Joint Venture partner Bailey Helicopters,...
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May 5, 2022

Featured Face: Kory Wealick, Superintendent, Headworks

Kory Wealick has been with AFDE since September of 2019, starting as a Field Engineer at the Intakes, shortly after concrete at Units 1, 3, & 6 had begun.  As the segment grew, he took on more...
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February 5, 2022

Featured Face: Chris Lepage, Labour Foreman, Intakes

Chris grew up just North of Toronto in Orangeville, Ontario.  In early 2019 he ventured West to take a “remote” job in Tsawwassen, answering the call to help an associate who had a contract to...
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December 14, 2021

AFDE gives back to the Community

AFDE and its employees are working to make a positive impact in the community where we work; A community many of us call home, or at least home away from home. AFDE employees are once again...
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December 14, 2021

Inspiring the next generation of Engineering Professionals

AFDE Engineer Christina Di Iorio took the initiative to develop and deliver a presentation that she entitled “Engineering your Career” to students at North Peace Senior Secondary.  She received...
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November 27, 2021

Featured Face: Jose Leonardo (Leo) Alvarez, Concrete Specialist; General Foreman

Leo Alvarez remembers the exact date he started with AFDE – May 17th, 2019.  At that time, the Intakes & Penstocks were just getting underway, and he has primarily been assigned to placing and...
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