Flags fly at half-mast honouring 215 children whose remains found at former BC residential school

Federal, provincial and municipal flags at Northumberland County Headquarters flying at half-mast

Members of Northumberland County Council and staff paused for a moment of silence at the beginning of this morning’s Public Works Committee meeting to honour the lives and memories of the 215 children whose remains were discovered at the former Kamloops Indian Resi­dential School in BC. Flags at Northumberland County facilities have been lowered to half-mast, and will remain at half-mast for 215 hours - one hour for every life lost.

“Northumberland County has lowered its flags as an expression of our shared sorrow at the horrific discovery at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in BC,” states Northumberland County Warden Bob Crate. “On behalf of County Council and staff, our thoughts remain with Tk’emlúps te Secwé­pemc First Nation, and with all survivors, families and communities who con­tinue to experience the trauma of Canada’s residential school system.”