Moving visit to Westray display

STELLARTON — Emotions surfaced for visitors recently at the Westray display at the Museum of Industry. Trevor Boyd — along with Amanda Geddes, Mateo Geddes and Sam Geddes — took time during a visit to the museum to view the display. The display at the rear of the museum’s main foyer was assembled over the...

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From darkness to light….

Allan Doyle had no idea when he went to work the back shift on May 8, 1992 the devastating loss he would suffer that night. He lost his livelihood, some great friends and colleagues. And his baby brother. And he just about lost his mind. Allan worked in the lab at the Westray coal mine...

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Lasting impressions …

The image of a red Ford Tempo, four door, riddled with what resembled bullet holes sticks out in Bill Muirhead’s mind. Like a vague whisper of a dream he can’t quite recall in its entirety, it flashes in his memory like an old home movie, never quite materializing fully, but flickering just enough to remind...

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First responder answers the call

Doug Dort has seen more tragedy and heartache than he could ever recall. As a fire fighter and an emergency medical technician of 46 years, it is a part of his life. But he has never seen tragedy on as large a scale as on Saturday, May 9, 1992 — the day 26 miners lost...

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Former miner recalls Westray trauma

NEW GLASGOW — This is an especially trying time for Vernon Theriault. “When it comes this time of year, it’s harder — it brings back a lot of memories,” he said. “It’s part of history you’re involved with. You deal with it, but it doesn’t get easier.” Theriault was employed at the Westray coal mine...

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