An injury to one is an injury to all

The Town of Cobourg is observing the National Day of Mourning for those who have lost their lives or suffered an injury or illness on the job as a result of a work-related event or tragedy. The town also says it is honouring all those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic who have had to work through it.

Across the Town of Cobourg, all flags will be lowered to half-mast including: Building 7, Chris Garrett Park, Cobourg Community Centre, Cobourg Police Service, Fire Hall, Jubilee Park, Rotary Harbourfront Park, Venture13 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre, Victoria Hall* and Victoria Park. 

“Today we have lowered all of our flags across the community in recognition of the National Day of Mourning,” says Tracey Vaughan, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Cobourg. “On behalf of Municipal Council and all Town staff we pay our respects to those who have lost their lives or suffered injury or illness as a result of a workplace incident. We are also renewing our commitment to protecting the health and safety of all of workers who serve our community.” 

The Town of Cobourg asks the community to please take the time today to acknowledge and think about those who have lost loved ones as a result of workplace incident, to those who continue to suffer and to those who are impacted working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

*Note: The Victoria Hall flag poles are not equipped with halyards and pullies and are unable to fly at half-mast due to the Government of Canada’s general rules for flying and displaying the Canadian flag. The flags will be removed completely today. 

Image by TAP©2020: Lucas Point monument installed by the Northumberland Labour Council 

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