Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Canada’s worst mine disaster
There will be an exhibit at the Provincial Archives of Alberta from now until May 31, 2014 and the exhibit is about Canada’s worst mine disaster at Hillcrest Collieries in Hillcrest, Alberta.
On June 19, 1914, 189 miners lost their lives at Hillcrest Collieries in what is still Canada's worst mine disaster. One hundred years later, the Provincial Archives of Alberta reconstructs the events at Hillcrest and their impact on this coal mining community by highlighting important archival documents preserved within its holdings.
Visit the Provincial Archives of Alberta during regular facility hours to view this commemorative centennial exhibit, and the admission is free.
The Provincial Archives of Alberta is located at 8555 Roper Road, Edmonton, Alberta.
They have a new website and it is at http://provincialarchives.alberta.ca
Here is a report on the disaster in the Cranbook Herald at http://www.crowsnest.bc.ca/hillcrest.html