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The City of Saint John observes Day of Mourning

On Wednesday, April 28, flags at City facilities, including City Hall, will be lowered to half-mast in recognition of the National Day of Mourning.

Held annually, 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. April 28 is a day for our 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.

While we won't be participating in community gatherings this year because of COVID-19, WorkSafeNB urges employers and employees to show their support on Wednesday, April 28 by observing a moment of silence.

For more information, visit the WorkSafeNB website.

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 Friday (excluding holidays), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.