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Goderich To Fly Flag At Half Mast For Day Of Remembrance

Goderich | by Peter Jackson  

November 6th recognizes murder of 12 woman at the École Polytechnique in 1989.

Goderich is among a growing number of Huron County municipalities, who plan to observe the national Day of Remembrance on December 6th.

Council Monday passed a motion to lower the flag outside Town Hall to half-mast, in remembrance of 14 women who were gunned down in Montreal on the same date in 1989.

In 1992, Councillor Michele Hansen co-founded the Huron Domestic Assault Review Team which is spearheading the move by the County and its municipalities to observe the anniversary.

She says the anniversary was first marked in Goderich in the early 2000s, with a nighttime observance that saw a tree being lit with purple bulbs on the night on December 6th.

Hansen says municipalities are showing more energy and desire to take part in the observance this year, which will be held at 10am for the first time.

Huron County Council earlier approved taking part in the Day of Remembrance, with a ceremony outside the Courthouse in Goderich.

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