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 2018, more than 24,000 Nova Scotians were injured on the job, with about 5,800 of them injured seriously enough to lose time from work. Sadly, 26 Nova Scotians died because of their job last year - 14 from acute traumatic injuries and 12 due to occupational diseases or conditions stemming from previous events or exposures in the workplace. A further 14 Nova Scotia workers died from health-related reasons while at work, such as cardiac arrests, which may or may not have been directly related to their work. The province had the most deaths on record since 2013, the year of the Miss Ally fishing tragedy.

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

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

For information:
Joan Wark
NS Federation of Labour

Sunday, April 28th at 11 a.m.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128
850 Victoria Road, Whitney Pier
Sydney, Cape Breton, NS
Host: Cape Breton District Labour Council
No wreaths, real flowers only

For information:
Mark Muldoon
Cape Breton District Labour Council

Sunday, April 28th at 3 p.m.
Workers Monument in Kentville Memorial Park
Park St. (Main Street), Kentville, NS
Reception to follow at Annapolis Valley Labour Council office - 362 Main Street
Host: Annapolis Valley Labour Council
Wreath laying invited

For information:
Wayne Kelley
Annapolis Valley Labour Council President

Bridgewater/South Shore
Sunday, April 28th at 1 p.m.
Gather in front of Bridgewater Fire Department , 81 Dominion St.,
  then walk to the Fireman's Memorial in Brookside Cemetery, 106 Victoria Road
Host: South Shore Labour Council
No wreaths, fresh flowers only

For Information:
Dianne Frittenburg
South Shore Labour Council President

Sunday, April 28th at 2 p.m.
Fisherman's Memorial, Water Street, Yarmouth
Host: South West Labour Group
Wreath laying invited

For information:
Marcy Vacon

Pictou County
Sunday, April 28th at 6 p.m.
Trenton Park
119 Park Road, Trenton NS
Wreath laying invited

For information:
Mary Lloyd
Pictou County Injured Workers Association
902-695-7249 pciwa@eastlink.ca

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