About Day of Mourning

On April 28, Nova Scotia joins the rest of Canada and more than 80 countries worldwide to remember those who died, were injured or became ill at work. The Day of Mourning offers employees and employers the opportunity to publicly renew their commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace.

In 2017, just fewer than 24,000 Nova Scotians were injured on the job, with about 5,900 of them injured seriously enough to lose time from work. Sadly, there were 21 workplace fatalities in Nova Scotia last year. Of those, five were caused by traumatic injuries in the workplace, and 16 were chronic fatalities due to health conditions and occupational disease. So far in 2018, there have been four fatalities.

The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (NSFL), WCB Nova Scotia (WCB) and the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education (LAE), in partnership with Threads of Life, a charitable organization dedicated to supporting families affected by workplace tragedy, ask you to join us to pause and remember all those who have suffered a workplace injury or death. We must remain vigilant in our efforts to work together to continue to reduce the impact of workplace injury in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Day of Mourning Ceremonies

Saturday, April 28th at 11 a.m.
Nova Scotia Legislature (Province House) outside grounds
Wreath laying invited

For information:
Joan Wark
NS Federation of Labour

Saturday, April 28th at 3 p.m.
Monument in Memorial Park on Park St. (Main Street)
Host: Annapolis Valley Labour Council
Wreath laying invited
Reception to follow at the Labour Council Office at 362 Main Street

For information:
Wayne Kelley
Annapolis Valley Labour Council President

Pictou County
Saturday, April 28th at 6 p.m.
Trenton Park
119 Park Road, Trenton NS
Wreaths will be laid

For information:
Mary Lloyd
Pictou County Injured Workers Association

South Shore
Host: South Shore Labour Council
Saturday, April 28th
Location: Meet at Bridgewater Fire Department Parking Lot, 81 Dominion St. at 1 pm, then march to Town of Bridgewater "Firemen's Monument", 106 Victoria Road for the ceremony. Refreshment provided.

For Information:
Dianne Frittenburg
South Shore Labour Council President

Saturday, April 28th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128
850 Victoria Road, Whitney Pier
Wreath laying invited
Co-sponsored by NSGEU and CUPE Local 5050

Saturday, April 28th at 11:30 a.m.
Fisherman's Memorial, Water Street, Yarmouth
Host: South West Labour Group
Wreaths and yellow carnations invited
Some carnations will be on hand
Opportunity to read loved name into memory

For information:
Lisa Potter
Event Chair

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