Public Service Announcement
National Day of Mourning
Information for the Public
Release Date: April 28, 2021


April 28 marks the “National Day of Mourning.” In the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the country, communities remember and honor those killed or injured in workplace incidents.

The flags at Town Hall will be at half-mast today in recognition of the National Day of Mourning to remember and honour those who lost their lives or were injured due to a workplace tragedy. It is a reminder of the importance of improving health and safety in all workplaces every day.

As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues, the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay reminds all residents to practice physical distancing and hygiene measures as outlined by the Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health to protect ourselves and the many workers providing essential goods and services.

We see these essential workers at our grocery stores, gas stations, pharmacies, banks, and indeed our Labrador Health Centre, to name a few. The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay also has frontline, essential workers out there each day during this Pandemic; the Town’s vital services employees. Services include Fire & Emergency

Services include Fire & Emergency Services, Municipal Enforcement, Water & Sewer, Roads & Grounds, Municipal Landfill, Community Services & Recreation, Finance, Management, and Residential Roadside Garbage Collection (Hickey’s Waste Management).

The 12th Council of the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay encourages community residents to show solidarity with essential frontline workers and remember fallen workers. Please, if you see any of these dedicated men and women out and about in the community honk your horn or wave at them, let them know they are appreciated.

Everyone is encouraged to continue to do their part in protecting frontline workers who continue to provide services and supports to all towns and communities.

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