County lowers flags in recognition of National Day of Mourning

Cobourg, ON – April 28, 2023 – Today, flags at Northumberland County headquarters have been lowered to half-mast in acknowledgement of the National Day of Mourning. Later today, Warden Mandy Martin will join in a ceremony hosted by the Northumberland Labour Council at Lucas Point Park in Cobourg, and County Headquarters will be lit up in yellow—further commemorating this day.

On the National Day of Mourning, Canada—and more than 100 countries across the world—remember those who have lost their lives, suffered injury or illness on the job, or experienced a work-related tragedy.

"The National Day of Mourning is an opportunity to collectively recommit our efforts to ensuring workplace well-being and safety in order to prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths,” states County Warden Mandy Martin. “Today, we remember not only all those affected by a workplace tragedy but also their loved ones and co-workers”

First observed in Canada on April 28, 1991, the National Day of Mourning has become an International Day of Remembrance and of recognition of the importance of workplace safety and protecting workers from injury, illness and loss of life.

During the regular Council meeting on April 12, 2023, Northumberland County Council proclaimed April 28, 2023 as the National Day of Mourning in Northumberland.

For more information about the National Day of Mourning, visit the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety website at