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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - COVID-19 Vaccine Clininc with Available Appointments Help November 30 to December 5 - CLICK HERE

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NEWS RELEASE - New Class Order Brings Self Isolation Requriements into effect for Health Unit Region - CLICK HERE 

NEWS RELEASE - 5 to 11-Year-Olds Now Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines in Health Unit District - CLICK HERE

NEWS RELEASE - COVID-19 Outbreak at Barclay House Declared Over - CLICK HERE

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NEWS RELEASE - KEEP COVID-19 Out of Your Holiday Party - CLICK HERE

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUCEMENT - COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics to be held November 23 to 28, By Appointment or Walk-in - CLICK HERE

NEWS RELEASE - COVID 19 Outbreak Declared at St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School - CLICK HERE

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- September 28, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

The creation of this federal statutory holiday was through legislative amendments made by Parliament. On June 3, 2021, Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation) received Royal Assent.

Wear orange

Beaded orange shirt necklace

Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30.

Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day that honours the children who survived Indian Residential Schools and remembers those who did not. This day relates to the experience of Phyllis Webstad, a Northern Secwpemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem'c Xgat'tem First Nation, on her first day of school, where she arrived dressed in a new orange shirt, which was taken from her. It is now a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations.

On September 30, we encourage all Canadians to wear orange to raise awareness of the very tragic legacy of residential schools, and to honour the thousands of Survivors.... 

 

To read the full story, follow this link; https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/national-day-truth-reconciliation.html

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