Published on Aug 31, 2012 by Moira Cameron
In Yellowknife in 1992 there was a bitter labour dispute at one of the gold mines. During the lockout, an explosion occurred which took the lives of 18 men and devastated the city. It was discovered later that the explosion was deliberately set. Eventually, the dispute ended, the locked out miners were allowed back to work, but by then, the price of gold had plummeted and the company was set to declare bankruptcy. When the mine closed, it was found that the miners' pension fund was gone.
I was inspired to write this in honour of one of the miner's wives affected by these events. I recorded it on my third album, "Sands of the Shore." For more information on my music and CDs, go to http://www.celtarctic.com
This film was produced by Oscar Aguirre in 2012 in Yellowknife, NT Canada.10