Day of Mourning, April 28, 2022

A view of the wreaths

Local Vice-President Janet Baker and Grand Lodge Rep Matt Barnable attended the wreath laying ceremony at Province House in Halifax.

It was a poignant ceremony as this is the 30th anniversary of the Westray explosion.

Genesta Halloran-Peters, the widow of one of the Westray workers, gave a very moving speech, asking government, big business, employers, and all workers to put worker safety first at all times.

CLC President Bea Bruske was also in attendance.

NSFL President Danny Cavanagh concluded the ceremony by inviting everyone to attend the Memorial Service for the 30th Anniversary of the Westray Disaster being held on May 9th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Their Light Shall Always Shine Memorial Park, corner of Park Street & Walkerville Road, New Glasgow

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