Flags Lowered for Indigenous Children 
The flags at Timmins City Hall and all municipally-owned facilities will remain lowered for 9 days or 215 hours beginning today for the children whose bodies were found at the former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia.

“It is difficult to find the words to express the collective pain we are feeling,” says Mayor George Pirie. “It is truly unspeakable. As we know, St. Anne’s Residential School in Fort Albany was open as recently as 1976 and there are still those in our community who went there and carry the scars. This is a powerful reminder to us all that compassion for our Indigenous neighbours and the inter-generational struggles they continue to endure, are our joint responsibility to remedy. It’s time to embrace our past and build a better tomorrow by marginalizing those who continue efforts to widen the divide. The City of Timmins extends it sympathies to the survivors, families and our Indigenous community affected by this tragedy.”
Posted by Amanda Dyer On 5/31/2021 at 12:51 PM  

 
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