Councillor Linda Nixon addresses a gatherig of about 30 people at the worker’s memorial in Centennial Park on the Workers Day of Mourning on Monday

Remembering fallen workers

Several dozen come out for Workers Day of Mourning memorial in Centennial Park.

Councillor Linda Nixon addresses a gatherig of about 30 people at the worker’s memorial in Centennial Park on the Workers Day of Mourning on Monday, Apr. 26.

The annual event commemmorates workers who died, were injured or fell ill while at work. This year’s event was hosted by the Revelstoke Forest Workers Society.

Mike Copperthwaite, the general manager of the Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation, spoke about improvements in forest worker safety. Deaths in the logging industry reached a high of 43 in 2005 and declined to 11 last year. That is still too many, he said.

Nixon spoke about growing up in Trail, B.C., and seeing people get injured at the smelter there.

Murray Christman, who works for Parks Canada, told the story of a former colleague of his that died after getting kicked by his horse in the Banff National Park backcountry. He didn’t have a radio with him and his death prompted safety changes within Parks Canada.

The speakers were followed by a moment of silence.

Just Posted

B.C. to move salmon farms out of coastal migration route

Broughton Archipelago plan set to start in spring of 2019

Avalanche control scheduled today on Highway 1 east of Revelstoke

Avalanche control work is scheduled today along Highway 1. From 10 a.m.… Continue reading

Okanagan College unlocks time capsule

Items placed in 1993 and kept in capsule in library opened at special ceremony

Special Public Avalanche Warning for Most Mountainous Regions of BC

Avalanche Canada is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry… Continue reading

Revelstoke developer frustrated with permit delays

Phase 2-3 of Mackenzie Village has been with city staff for 18 months

Fashion Fridays: How to change your beauty routine

Kim XO, lets you in on her style secrets each Fashion Friday on the Black Press Media Network

Facebook reveals bug gave apps unauthorized access to 6.8 million users’ photos

It’s believed up to 1,500 apps built by 876 developers had access to Facebook Stories, private photos

Lower-than-expected parcel volumes helping cut into backlog, says Canada Post

The Crown corporation says that’s largely because it is taking in fewer holiday parcels than expected

Trapped B.C. crash survivor celebrates second chance at life

“Life is good now. It’s good to be alive.”

B.C. to move salmon farms out of coastal migration route

Broughton Archipelago plan set to start in spring of 2019

Increase in downed power lines in B.C., how to stay safe

BC Hydro study finds a third of British Columbians may be putting themselves at risk

Judge sets bail at $2.5 million in 1987 slaying of B.C. couple

William Talbott II, 55, is charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder

EU leaders vow to press on with ‘no-deal’ Brexit plans

European Union leaders have offered Theresa May sympathy but no promises, as the British prime minister seeks a lifeline.

Powerful winds set to hit Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island

The agency says winds in coastal areas will strengthen up to 70 kilometres an hour before the front moves inland and gusts reach 90 kilometres an hour.

Most Read