Domtar’s Espanola mill held a short ceremony to mark the Day of Mourning.
Company spokesperson Darla Southwood says Domtar Safety Manager, Blair Field opened the gathering with a short explanation of the importance of recognizing the date, which acknowledges workers who have either lost their lives or suffered injury in the workplace.
She adds a mill-wide minute of silence was also held to provide a moment of reflection for all the workers.
The ceremony in Elliot Lake had several community members take in the official unveiling of new names on the Mining Memorial Wall with a fourth column now added for more inductees.
The four individuals officially added this year are Ronald Johnston; Julien Marcotte; Giuseppe Persechino and Paul Trudel.
Elliot Lake’s Miners’ Memorial Park, located on the shores of Horne Lake, is home to the Mining Monument, the Miners’ Memorial, and the Prospectors’ Monument.