Sunday was recognized as a national day of mourning, to remember those we have lost to work related injuries or accidents. Every April 28th everyone takes a moment to reflect on those that have passed, lowering flags to half-mast and  

At last week’s town council meeting Mayor Perkins declared in a proclamation, 

“I, Mayor Rod Perkins, do hereby proclaim in the Town of Kindersley that April 28, 2024 be recognized as A Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace; and THAT the Council of the Town of Kindersley encourages all business owners, workers, and residents to actively participate in educating themselves on workplace safety.” 

According to the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety webpage, 

“According to the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC), in 2022, there were 993 workplace fatalities recorded in Canada. Among these deaths were 33 young workers aged 15-24.” 

Visit the CCOHS webpage for more information about this important day