Saturday, April 27, 2013

Lunenburg Hosts Annual Day Of Mourning Ceremony

The annual Nova Scotia Day of Mourning will be held this weekend in Lunenburg. Its an annual event to remember those who have died or been injured on the job over the past year. Usually its held in Halifax. However, the South Shore was seen as an appropriate location this time, in light of the fact seven of the eleven workers killed in the province so far this year were fishermen. Federation of Labour President Rick Clarke says its always a moving ceremony. He says it's a chance to remember those who lost their life on the job and to promote safety in the workplace. The service will be held starting at 1 o'clock Sunday at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.