It was a sombre Saturday across Saskatchewan and Canada as people stopped to pay their respects to those who have died on the job.
Ceremonies took place across the country, including in Regina at City Hall.
One of the attendees was local NDP MLA Carla Beck.
She said ceremonies of remembrance like that are perfect opportunities to reflect on the dead and how to help the living going forward.
“That is what we are leaving here with, renewed want to change policy, to change legislation, to make sure that all workers in this province, at the end of the day, have the chance to go home and go home to their families.”
Beck also spoke about the volume of the crowd attending the ceremony.
She said it’s turnouts like the one yesterday which provide her with optimism people won’t forget the dead and will continue to forge ahead to improve workplace safety.
“This day was first recognized, in 1984 I believe, after the Westbury Mine Disaster,” she said. “To see people still out here and dedicated gives me hope.”