Day of Mourning
Members of CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) Local 798 have organized a ceremony to mark the national Day of Mourning. The gathering starts at 10:45 am on Thursday, April 28 at the Workers’ Memorial in the Cranberry Cemetery.
The day honours workers who have been killed, hurt, disabled or made unwell on the job as well as those who have lost their lives as a result of occupational disease. In 2010, 143 workers in BC lost their lives to workplace injury or disease, 22 more than in 2009.
CBC Radio host and author Grant Lawrence won the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award for his debut book Adventures In Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound. The award, which comes with a $2,000 cash prize, is awarded to the best book published in BC by the BC Booksellers’ Association.