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Day of Mourning ceremonies held in Espanola and Elliot Lake

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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.

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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.

 

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