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United Way's 32nd Annual open at Country View Golf Course Registration is at 9am with a shotgun start at 10am Fee includes green fees, cart, smorgasbord dinner and tons of fun.

A second year of strong community support has proven to the CK Gay Pride Association that it’s time to take their annual Pride celebration to an even higher level in the future.

1-11-1956 At Springhill, Nova Scotia 39 men are killed and 88 are rescued after an explosion and fire in one of Canada’s deepest coal mines. [more]

3-11-1908 The Fishermen’s Protective Union is formed in Herring Neck, Newfoundland and Labrador. The union attracts strong support and achieves significant political influence. [more]

1-10-1741 Workers at the Royal Shipyard in Québec organize the first recorded strike in Canadian history. [more]

6-10-2011 The first H&M retail outlet in Canada is organized in Mississauga, Ontario, where workers vote to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers. [more]

1-09-1879 Coal miners in Springhill, Nova Scotia organize Pioneer Lodge of the Provincial Miners' Association, later known as the Provincial Workmen's Association. Under the leadership of Robert Drummond, the PWA becomes an influential force in the province. [more]

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

July 22, 2019

The layoffs will start with 185 jobs lost in September, with the possibility of more job losses in January 2020.

1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

This month in labour history

1-06-1987 In British Columbia, 250,000 workers walk off the job in a one-day general strike against restrictive new labour laws introduced by the Social Credit government. The legislation was repealed when the New Democratic Party returned to power in 1992. [more]

April 22, 2019

Here is a list of the Ford government health care cuts to date:

● Cut OHIP+ so families with sick children will have to seek private coverage first and pay deductibles and co-payments. (June 2018)

● Cut planned mental health funding by more than $330 million. (July 2018)

● Canceled all new planned overdose prevention sites. (autumn 2018)

● Cut funding to the College of Midwives of Ontario. (December 2018)

● Cut funding for the dementia strategy.