City Recognizes National Day of Mourning

April 28, 2017

Flags at City Hall and the Recreation Complex are being lowered to half mast today for Canada's National Day of Mourning to honour and  remember the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. Council passed a resolution in their April 24th meeting in order to officially recognize April 28th, 2017 as the National Day of Mourning in Prince Rupert, as per a request from the City's Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee.  

 

The day is recognized not only to remember those who have been killed or injured, but also to encourage the adoption of safe work practices to prevent future harm. For more information on this nationally recognized event,  how you can participate in your workplace, and to understand your rights with respect to a safe workplace, check out the resources available at Worksafe BC, here: https://www.worksafebc.com/, and/or the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, here: http://www.ccohs.ca/events/mourning/