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Labour, Employment and Wages

Many postmasters in Muskoka rejoice over the munificent salary of 2 ¾ cents per day. With pork at fifteen cents a pound, they don’t patronize the savings bank much.
Orillia Packet May 12, 1876

Gravenhurst column: Story on the coal strike, stopping trains, lumber not being moved.
Orillia Packet June 1, 1894

Barkway column: Mr. Oscar Speicher has returned after spending several months at the Hydro in Northern Ontario.
Gravenhurst Banner November 12, 1936

Housey’s Rapids column: Messrs. Leonard and Clarence Sopher, Phil Pilger and Archie Fitchett are working for the Orillia Power and Light commission at Cooper’s Falls. They were home for the weekend. Also Vernon Taylor who works for the same commission.
Gravenhurst Banner April 14, 1949

Housey’s Rapids column: Messrs. Maurice Cook, Philip Pilger and Robert Fletcher left July 31st for Tillsonburg, Ont. to work in the tobacco fields.
Gravenhurst Banner August 11, 1955