Flags Will Be Lowered Across Canada Starting Today

Flags Will Be Lowered Across Canada Starting Today

Across Canada, flags will be lowered to half-staff today. This is to mourn the 215 children found in a mass grave on the grounds of a residential school in Kamloops, BC. Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic, along with mayors across the country, have ordered flags to be lowered for 215 hours, beginning today, to honour each child discovered. This will happen on the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill and at Queen’s Park. All Canadians are all being asked to wear an orange shirt today to show support for the victims and their families.

A PhD student in anthropology says ground-penetrating radar that identified the presence of children’s remains at a former residential school in British Columbia would have noted 215 grave shafts. Eric Simons says actual bodies would not have been seen and soil would be loose as well as compressed in some parts at the burial site in Kamloops. The Kamloops Indian Band says plans are underway to involve forensics experts and eventually repatriate the children’s remains and bring peace to their families.

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