June 11, 2019 | by: Bill Bradley

Today is Davis Day.

A Park honouring those who died in the mining industry opens Today in Glace Bay. A statue, park benches and a monument bearing the names of those who died or were injured in an explosion at No. 26 Colliery in Glace Bay in 1979.

Twelve died and four were injured following the explosion that day.

This year’s service and ceremonies will take place at the Miners’ Museum.

Students from Glace Bay High School will read out the names of those who died in the No. 26 explosion to open Phase 1 of the park.