Day of Mourning honoured

A SMALL group braved the rain and wind to pay their respects to those who have been killed or injured on the job at the Day of Mourning.

BE GOMES and Michele Freethy

A SMALL group of people braved the rain and wind to pay their respects to those who have been killed or injured on the job at the Day of Mourning earlier today.

After meeting at the RCMP building, participants marched to the arena, where a large rock holds a plaque dedicated to the memory or those workers who are hurt or die while working.

Several speakers took turns talking about the day’s importance, including Skeena NDP MLA Robin Austin, Francoise Goudet constituency assistant for Skeena-Bulkley Valley NDP MP Nathan Cullen, Bruce Bidgood one of the city council reps on the Regional Distirct of Kitimat-Stikine board and Terrace RCMP inspector Dana Hart, among others.

Then a wreath was laid by the rock.

More than 20 years ago, the Canadian Labour Congress declared April 28 to be a National Day of Mourning for workers who have been killed, or who suffer disease or injury as a result of work.