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Time Traveller: The Wallace Shipbuilder monthly magazine kept dock workers informed

Burrard Dry Dock kept employees up-to-date during war years with a fancy company newsletter

During the war, Burrard Dry Dock Company produced a company newsletter, the Wallace Shipbuilder, to educate its workers about the industry, foster a sense of teamwork, and boost community morale. 

Starting in July 1942, it was published monthly until September 1945. It was the responsibility of three personnel department (also called personnel services) staffers to produce the brightly written and graphically attractive newsletter. 

Typical articles reported on the success of company sporting teams, promoted safety, and detailed contributions to the war effort. Shown here are the covers from the May 1943 and June 1943 issues. 

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