137: The Hillcrest Mining Disaster

Episode 137 – At 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 1914, the worst coal mining disaster in Canadian history occurred at Hillcrest, Alberta, in the Crowsnest Pass region of western Canada.

Episode written by Josina de Bree

Sources:
Anderson, Frank. “Hillcrest Mine Disaster” (Triumph and Tragedy in the Crowsnest Pass. Diana Wilson, Heritage House Publishing, Surrey, BC, 2005)
http://www.crowsnest.bc.ca
http://www.crowsnest-highway.ca
http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com
Archival Holding PR0740. Provincial Archives of Alberta. https://hermis.alberta.ca/paa/Details.aspx?ObjectID=PR0740&dv=True&deptID=1
https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/first-world-war/canada/Canada3
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_(Handel)
http://www.indsci.com/the-monitor-blog/carbon-monoxide-carbon-dioxide/
https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/hw193731
https://alchetron.com/Hillcrest-mine-disaster
https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2466176980

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