Remembering workers injured or killed on the job

THE PEOPLE who came out for the Day of Mourning earlier today march from the RCMP detachment here to the top of the arena hill to Workers' Memorial Site.

THE PEOPLE who came out for the Day of Mourning earlier today march from the RCMP detachment here to the top of the arena hill to Workers' Memorial Site.

ABOUT 30 people came out to the Day of Mourning ceremony to remember those injured or killed on the job.

After the lowering of the flag at the RCMP detachment, the group walked to the Workers’ Memorial Site at the top of arena hill.

“It is in recognition of those that have been seriously maimed and killed either at work or on their way to the job,” said Benilde Gomes, from the Kitimat-Terrace and District Labour Council, who organized the event, now in its sixth year.

Only two people showed up at the first Day of Mourning and that number has grown since then, said Francoise Goudet, who works for Skeena-Bulkley Valley NDP MP Nathan Cullen.

Afterward, the group had a light lunch and refreshments at the Kitimat-Terrace and District Labour Council Office.