Mayor and Council commemorate Davis Day
June 11, 2021
SYDNEY, NS - William Davis Miners’ Memorial Day was commemorated across Cape Breton Regional Municipality this morning as Mayor Amanda McDougall and Councillors laid wreaths at miners’ memorials.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Davis Day ceremonies are cancelled for a second consecutive year.
Although communities cannot gather on this memorial day, Mayor McDougall and Council ask residents to share the history of the events surrounding Davis Day and reflect upon the lives of 2,497 miners who have died mining coal in Nova Scotia.
The Miners Museum (https://www.minersmuseum.com) is a tremendous resource for information about the industry that shaped many of our communities.
The Museum of Industry maintains a list of all known coal mining fatalities in Nova Scotia. (https://museumofindustry.novascotia.ca/coal-mining-fatalities)