A Brief One from Doug Draper
Posted April 24th, 2020 on Niagara At Large
We Canadians have often watched on Cable news networks or read about mass shootings in the United States and have found ourselves and others among us saying; “Thank God that rarely ever happens in Canada.”
For what at least one newspaper headline called “a chilling 12 hours” on the second to last weekend of this April, it did happen in and around some normally peaceful neighbourhoods and communities in Nova Scotia, and the results could not have been more tragic for the many victims, their families and friends, and for a whole country already going through so much in the middle of the COVID-19 disaster.
It’s another one of those tragic moments in our country’s history that few of us will ever forget.
And the Prime Minister is right. Let’s remember the victims and their families, and let us not do anything, in any way, to lend infamy to the name of the shooter.
You can attend a virtual vigil this Friday, April 24th from Nova Scotia at 6 p.m Eastern Time or 7 p.m. Atlantic time by clicking on the screen below at the time the vigil is taking place live, or likely later to watch some other time –
Let us all hope that terrible tragedies like this remain rare in Canada or better still, never happen in our country again.
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