National Day of Mourning

Whereas

The National Day of Mourning is April 28; and,

Whereas

The Town of Peace River is a large employer locally, and values employee safety; and,

Whereas

The Mayor and Council of the Town of Peace River wish to draw attention to issue of workplace safety; and,

Whereas

Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta Reports 144 workplace fatalities in 2016,

Be it Resolved

That the Mayor and Council of the Town of Peace River hereby proclaims April 28, 2017 as “National Day of Mourning,” in the Town of Peace River, Alberta.

Councilor Orren Ford, on behalf of Mayor Tom Tarpey, attended the lowering of the Fire Department flag to half-mast in honour of those killed in workplace accidents.