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Day of Mourning today for killed or injured workers

A monument honouring people killed or injured on the job will be unveiled at 10:15 this morning outside North Bay city hall, as part of the Day of Mourning services.
A monument honouring people killed or injured on the job will be unveiled at 10:15 this morning outside North Bay city hall, as part of the Day of Mourning services.

This event occurs every April 28 thanks to the efforts of the Canadian Labour Congress, which was successful in having the federal and provincial governments legislate the date as the official Day of Mourning.

Organized locally by the North Bay and District Labour Council, the services today will be conducted by Rev. Terry O’Connor.

Every year more than 1,000 Canadian workers are killed on the job, a news release from the local labour council states, and 400,000 in Ontario are injured.

Ontario Northland will lower flags on its buildings to half-mast today and stop all trains, transfer movements, yard and locomotives at 11 a.m. to recognize the Day of Mourning.

BayToday.ca will be covering the Day of Mourning services today and posting stories and pictures this afternoon.



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