The tragic results of the loss of so many innocent lives in Nova Scotia on April 18 and 19 will remain with us for a long time. Along with all of Nova Scotia, our residents mourn with the families and their communities, including the death of a courageous member of our Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Our heartfelt condolences are extended to the families impacted by this tragedy.
The grief, shock, and sense of sorrow that result from the loss of lives affects us all, as we mourn the victims. It is challenging in this time of self-isolation to feel comfort from loved ones to help us through, and the reassurance often found from a simple hug is not possible now. I urge you to reach out to your loved ones by phone or over the internet, to make a connection, and help each other to manage the grief. We are all in this together, and no one should have to feel alone.
There are resources available to help all Nova Scotians during these difficult times. Please reach out, or recommend that a family member or friend do so if they need support.
The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll free).
Kids Help Phone is available 24/7, by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free).
Morneau Shepell has also opened its 24/7 bilingual crisis support line to help anyone in need of emotional support as a result of these tragic events. The number is: 1-844-751-2133.
Our deepest gratitude is extended to the courageous members of the RCMP and Halifax Regional Police for their work to bring an end to the devastation.
Flags at the Region of Queens Municipality’s Administration Offices and former Town Hall will be flown at half mast as a remembrance to those who lost their lives.
April 20, 2020