Davis Day: Coal Miners & Community Connection
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.