Create a culture of safety, not tragedy, in fishing industry – Stewart Franck, Executive Director of the Fisheries Association of Nova Scotia.

Last year on May 9, we marked with great sadness the 20th anniversary of the Westray Mine disaster. On that day back in 1992, 26 men lost their lives while at work. It’s a day, a moment in time, that left an entire province blanketed with grief, and each year that passes we are haunted with the memory of lives so needlessly lost. We think about the wives and children on that day in ’92, waiting anxiously for their husbands and dads to walk through the door. We think of the aging parents of the miners, looking forward to the day they would welcome grandkids into their lives, a day that would now never come. continued

A Fishermans Son

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