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Page 30 - From 'Company Town' to 'Labour Town'

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1984/8/1 (722 reads)
 

voters. The highlight of the election cam? paign was the emergence of the Independent Labor Party (ILP) in town politics. Under a manifesto headed "Corporations vs The Masses," the ILP ran candidates in five of the six wards. "'Government for the People by the People' should no longer be a dream," the ILP declared; "The day is here. The fight is on." The manifesto outlined no specific aims, but appealed strongly for working-class votes: "The miners are noted for doing things with a vim, they stand together when they get after a thing. 'They drive her' as the saying goes. That is right, boys, go to it. You pay the taxes and you have a perfect right to have a voice in how the money is to be ex? pended." All five candidates were elected. Following the 1919 election, in which the second seat in each ward was filled, a de? cisive change was evident in the occupa? tional composition of the council: one mine manager, one colliery engineer, one contractor, two machinists, seven coal min? ers . Similar changes took place in the other mu? nicipalities in industrial Cape Breton. In Sydney, Sydney Mines and on the county council, labour candidates won limited in? fluence; in Dominion, Glace Bay and New Wa? terford labour candidates captured control of the town councils and the mayoralty. CONTINUED mmm vmvA The number of forest fires in Cape Breton is increas? ing. Last year between April and October, 50 were re? ported. Fortunately, fast action by Lands and Forests crews and volunteer fire? fighters put them out before they did do much damage. Because even a small brush fire can get out of control and ignite nearby trees in seconds, early detection is essential. If you see a fii'e in or near the woods, contact your local Lands and Forests office or Sub-Ranger immediately. If there is no answer, call Zenith 40000. WHERE TO REACH US VICTORIA COUNTY INVERNESS COUNTY RICHMOND COUNTY CAPE BRETON COUNTY Lands & Forests Provincial Building *Baddeck Lands & Forests Baddeck Depot Shore Road Sub-Rangers George Cheverie Baddeck D. A. MacDonald lona Douglas W. Jackson Ingonish Jack MacDonald Tarbot Allister N. Maclnnis Englishtown John A. Curtis Bay St. Lawrence 295-2554 or 295-2771 295-2300 295-2177 622-2403 285-2502 929-2781 929-2347 383-2293 Lands & Forests Office Whycocomagh Office Margaree Sub-Rangers Martin Burns Margaree Harbour Cldvis Chiasson Grand Etang Andrew Timmons Pleasant Bay Kenny Maclnnis Orangedale Martin Cameron Margaree Forks Harold MacDonald Mabou Harbour 756-2339 or 756-2298 248-2029 235-2235 224-2695 224-2075 756-2370 248-2455 945-2683 Lands & Forests Provincial Building *St. Peters 535-2032 Sub-Rangers Gilbert Boudreau West Arichat 226-3273 Thomas Matthews Grand Anse 345-2944 Roger MacLeod Grand River 587-2871 Dan Norman MacLeod Stirling 884-2794 Donald MacLeod Loch Lomond 587-2288 *for Permits Prior to 5 p.m. AND DON'T F Lands & Forests Depot 564-6389 & Forest Station or *Coxheath 564-8387 Sub-Ranger Main-a-Dieu & area: Roy Perry Little Lorraine 733-2664 *for Industrial Permits- or Permits Prior to 5 p.m. OR IT no answer at Lands & Forests or Sub-Rangers, all areas call: ZENITH 40000 GET *for Industrial Permits DO YOUR PART PREVENT FOREST FIRES Nova Scotia 'fj?l' Department of Lands and Forests ... that Burning Permits are required under the Lands & Forests Act. No person shall make, kindle or start a fire on land within a wood, forest or forest area, or within one thousand feet of same without such a permit between April 1st and October 15th in the counties of Queens, Shelburne, Yarmouth, Digby, and Annapolis, and in all other counties between April 15th and October 15th. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to $200. Burning Permits are available from all locations listed above. See * for Industrial Permits and for Permits Prior to 5 p.m.
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