In 1927, Caledonia Mine received the first ever safety award in the mining industry. No doubt, thanks to J.R. Dinn (pictured below, holding the shield). Mr. Dinn was the Mine Manager at Caledonia. He was a stickler for safety and subjected his employees to safety courses. On … [Read more...] about First ever Mine Safety award presented to Caledonia in Glace Bay
A Day in the Life!
We all should know by now who George Floyd was. In case you were living under a rock for the past week, let me keep you up to date. George Floyd was a Black man who was murdered at the hands of, or should I say the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. George Floyd’s death … [Read more...] about Did you know about the UNIA in Glace Bay?
A traditional Irish Jiggs dinner comes from the outposts of Newfoundland. It is a traditional Irish boiled dinner made of Corned Beef and Cabbage. Many people think it got its name from the old cartoon strip “Bringing up Father” in the early 1900s. Jiggs was an Irish immigrant … [Read more...] about Irish Jiggs Dinner Recipe in Glace Bay.
First off, I would like to thank Mr. Jim McIntyre for allowing me to interview him and for the book loan. The book from which these fun facts come from is a comemorative history book of St. John’s Church and New Aberdeen. So without further ado, shall we begin? Did you know … [Read more...] about 5 Glace Bay Fun Facts
During these times of social distancing, and you are left to your own devices for amusement, I took a drive around the Glace Bay area. I video recorded images of breathtaking scenes that reminded me of where I live. The first one is what I call North Street reflections. North … [Read more...] about Glace Bay ride around town and area