February 2, 2017 – The flags at Timmins City Hall are flying at half-mast, in honour and memory of the lives lost during a recent shooting at a mosque in Quebec City.
Six lives were lost, and several others were injured during what is being referred to as “10 minutes of terror.” According to CBC News, since the attack, Canadians everywhere have countered the hateful act through gestures of kindness, solidarity and support. And residents of Timmins are being invited and encouraged to do the same.
“We’d like to offer our sincere condolences to all those who have been affected by this tragedy,” said Mayor Steve Black. “We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, and it is our hope that our residents feel safe to practice their faith, and newcoming immigrants and refugees feel welcomed.”
Additional Information: Guy Lamarche, Manager Tourism and Events