Brief: Fallen workers remembered

A few dozen people gathered at the workers' memorial in Centennial Park on Thursday for the annual National Day of Mourning ceremony.

Michelle Cole speaks at the National Day of Mourning ceremony at the worker's memorial in Centennial Park last Thursday

A few dozen people gathered at the workers’ memorial in Centennial Park on Thursday for the annual National Day of Mourning ceremony.

“We are here for 15 minutes,” Michelle Cole told to the small gathering of people. “(The memorial) is here to remind us of this day, every day.”

The day of mourning is held every year to remember workers who were injured or killed while on the job.

Mayor Mark McKee and Lise Tataryn of Parks Canada also spoke at the ceremony.

Tataryn talked about her father, who was injured on the job in 1966 and wound up paralyzed on his left side.

“We’ve come a long way since then as far as health and safety at work,” she said. “If this was in place in 1966, perhaps my dad would not have been injured.

It is our responsibility as workers, managers and business owners to create a safe work environment so we come home to our children at the end of the day.”

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Revelstoke City Council wants feedback on proposed budget

It calls for a 6% property tax increase

WEB POLL: Would you like to see a new highway built between B.C. and Central Alberta?

Building another highway through the mountains would shave 95 km from Kamloops to Red Deer

LETTER: Ex councillor weighs in on deferral of raises for Revelstoke mayor and council

After Steven Cross resigned in protest, proposed raises were removed from the budget

DJs and bands playing this weekend in Revelstoke

Andy Siegel Special to the Review This weekend there’s another amazing line… Continue reading

Okanagan divers ready to take on 2020 B.C. Winter Games

The athletes have been training four days a week

Galchenyuk nets shootout winner as Wild edge Canucks 4-3

Vancouver tied with Calgary for second spot in NHL’s Pacific Division

B.C.’s soda drink tax will help kids lose weight, improve health, says doctor

Dr. Tom Warshawski says studies show sugary drinks contribute to obesity

A&W employees in Ladysmith get all-inclusive vacation for 10 years of service

Kelly Frenchy, Katherine Aleck, and Muriel Jack are headed on all-expenses-paid vacations

B.C. mom’s complaint about ‘R word’ in children’s ministry email sparks review

In 2020, the ‘R’ word shouldn’t be used, Sue Robins says

B.C., federal ministers plead for meeting Wet’suwet’en dissidents

Scott Fraser, Carolyn Bennett says they can be in Smithers Thursday

EDITORIAL: Revisiting cannabis regulations

Recent retail license application has brought up concerns about present policy in Summerland

Guidelines regulate Summerland cannabis stores

The municipality’s policy, 300.6 establishes the 50-metre buffer zone around schools and parks

Largest aircraft to operate at YLW begins service to Toronto this summer

The Boeing 767-300ER will increase seat availability for flights to Toronto by 40 per cent

Most Read