Below is a statement from Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall…
“On behalf of Council, City employees, and residents of Prince George, I would like to express my profound sadness about the discovery of the remains of 215 children found at the site of the former residential school in Kamloops.
I’m very grateful for the opportunity to join Chief Logan and Regional District Chair Art Kaehn in starting 215 days of remembrance for the children who died at the Kamloops Residential School. Beyond remembrance, we must take Chief Logan’s message to heart and constantly ask ourselves what else we can do to support our children today. In this regard, we all have a role to play and we can all do better.”
Flags at City Hall were lowered to half-mast earlier today to mark the discovery of the remains of 215 children found at the site of the former residential school in Kamloops. The Lheidli T’enneh flag will be officially be lowered at an event at City Hall at noon tomorrow. Residents have been placing shoes, teddy bears, and other items of remembrance and mourning on the steps of City Hall.