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City of Saint John observes Day of Mourning

Flags at City facilities, including City Hall, have been 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 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.

WorkSafeNB urges employers and employees to show their support on Thursday, 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 service@saintjohn.ca 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.