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 … [Read more...] about First ever Mine Safety award presented to Caledonia 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
I was thinking about all the musicians that this town has offered up to the world in the name of success in the music industry. There’s Allister MacGillivary, Matt Minglewood, and Aselin Debison to name but a few. What is it about this place that inspires so many to aspire to … [Read more...] about How to be a Rock Star when you’re from Glace Bay.
In all the anxiety over Corona Virus Covid-19, I thought I would rehash some old pictures to remind us all of the good old days. Life before Covid-19. Old town hallThe original Tasty Treat on Grand Lake RoadVihos Sweets We will get through this if we are kind to one … [Read more...] about Classic Glace Bay Rewind
It is hard to think about Glace Bay now as being the crossroads of anything, but at one time this town was once considered the crossroads of the world. One of the infamous places on Commercial Street that would have been privy to this crossroads was the MacRae Bar Room. … [Read more...] about They called him Jack The Rat!