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Nurse Melinyk (spelling?), George Fabian and Dr. Navin, 1970s
George's arm was getting treated for a nasty burn suffered in an accident in the mine dry.
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Mrs. Navin at the Library, 1970s
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The Cookery viewed from Creery Street & Connell Drive, 1970s
Cassiar's mine had a few labour disputes. During one strike a man was stabbed to death in a bunkhouse, in an argument over picket duty, this being one of the town's rare homicides. Fred Leibel, one of the RCMP officers who investigated the death, on the first day of his posting to the Cassiar detachment, has advised the strike was in 1975.

According to information from the archives the company apparently had "spies" photograph picketers and their actions during the strike.

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Strike, 1970
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Strike, 1970
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Bernie Ebbinghoff at  his 1962 International pickup while taking photos of the picketers during the strike, 1970.
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Spying on picketers during the strike, 1970

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