You know it’s the end of the Summer when…

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It’s Labour Day. Traditionally the final holiday of the Summer season and back to regular routines for everyone. We can thank the unions for this national holiday, it’s been celebrated in Canada since the late 1880’s tracing back to December of 1872 when a parade was staged in support of the Toronto Typographical Union’s strike for a 58-hour work-week.

Canadian Prime Minister John Thompson and his government made Labour Day, to be held in September that began in 1882.

_DSC6669Today, theĀ  local unions continued the tradition of the union parade and free BBQ at the Bondar Pavilion . The walk in the downtown area started at 11:30 ending up back at the pavilion for free grub and entertainment for hundreds.

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Craig Huckerby
Craig Huckerby is a seasoned broadcast and media professional with over 38 years in local media. Starting in television, Craig became known as "the weather guy" on local television before pioneering internet media in the Sault. Craig is credited for bringing local television back to the Sault via the internet in 2003 with LTVNEWS.COM and was instrumental in launching SooNews.ca and Local2.ca. Craig is happy to be part of the Sault's newest media team of ONNtv and SaultOnline.com

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