Davis Day: Coal Miners & Community Connection

McNabb, Debra

Publisher:  Our Times
Date Written:  11/06/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21016

An historical look at tragic events in the Cape Breton coal mining community, highlighting mining companyies' greed that led to unrest and disaster.


Excerpt: By choosing June 11, Davis Day, to remember coal miners who died on the job, we focus on one of the darkest days in Nova Scotia coal mining history: a day company police shot a miner dead.

Ninety-two years ago, striking coal miners in Cape Breton were pushed to desperation by a coal company that had cut off their access to water and electricity, after withholding access to the primary food supply for mining families -- the company-owned stores.
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