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City of Saint John to observe National Day of Mourning

Flags at City facilities, including City Hall, will be lowered to half-mast in recognition of the National Day of Mourning.

Held annually on April 28, the National Day of Mourning commemorates workers who have died, been injured, or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. The day also honours the many families and friends who have been affected by these tragedies. It is an important day for the City and the community to reinforce our commitment to uphold healthy and safe workplaces for everyone. The National Day of Mourning was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991, eight years after it was launched by the Canadian Labour Congress.

The City of Saint John, the Saint John Fire Department and the Saint John Police Force join with WorkSafeNB and the New Brunswick Federation of Labour in honouring all those who have lost their lives or suffered injuries in workplace accidents, and in demonstrating support for their families, friends, and coworkers.

Citizens are invited to attend a ceremony on April 28 at the Frank & Ella Hatheway Center at Rockwood Park. The event starts at 12:00 p.m. followed by a light reception.

WorkSafeNB urges employers and employees to show their support on Sunday, April 28 by observing a moment of silence.

For more information, visit the WorkSafeNB website.

Where buildings are closed for the weekend, flags may remain at half-mast until business resumes on Monday, April 29.

Here to help – For inquiries related to municipal services, contact the City of Saint John Customer Service Centre at (506) 658-4455, email or visit us in person on the Ground Floor of City Hall, 15 Market Square, Monday to Thursday (excluding holidays), 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.