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Flags half-mast at Municipal buildings to acknowledge tragedy in Nova Scotia

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 22, 2020) – Flags have been placed at half-mast at municipal buildings in memory of the victims of the recent tragic events in Nova Scotia.

“My thoughts are with the people of Nova Scotia and all those who have been touched by the horrific events that have unfolded there,” said Mayor Don Scott. “There are no words to truly express my sorrow at hearing of these terrible losses; I extend my sincere condolences to the family and friends of all those we have lost. To the many Nova Scotians who now call our region home, please know my thoughts are with all of you. I know our entire country stands with Nova Scotia during this time of grief.”

“The lowering of our flags is a sign of solidarity and as a gesture of good will to remember the victims of the Nova Scotia tragedy,” said Jamie Doyle, the municipality’s Chief Administrative Officer. “I know members of our staff with roots in Nova Scotia have been very moved by this tragedy, and on their behalf I extend my condolences, thoughts, and prayers for those who have been affected.”

The flags will remain at half-mast through next week as Wednesday, April 28, marks the National Day of Mourning. This day serves as a memorial for those who have been affected by work-related tragedy.

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