Flags to Be Lowered at Lincoln Town Hall for Entire Month of February
A News Release from the Town of Lincoln in Niagara, Ontario
Posted January 30th, 2021 on Niagara At Large
Lincoln, Ontario – Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton has today directed flags at Town Hall to be lowered to half-mast for the entire month of February 2021, to recognize the lives lost as a result of COVID-19 and to express sympathy to these individuals’ families and friends.
“We are joining our neighbouring municipalities in Niagara in lowering our flags to mourn those who have perished in our community, the region, and across the world due to COVID-19,” said Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton.
“On behalf of Town Council and staff, I urge everyone in Lincoln to do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19 and prevent further deaths by continuing to follow public health directives. They are not a nuisance – they are a necessity and we are truly in this together.”
Earlier this month, the provincial government declared a state of emergency (https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/59922/ontario-declares-second-provincial-emergency-to-address-covid-19-crisis-and-save-lives) until at least Thursday, February 11, 2021 which include enhanced public health and workplace safety measures in effect for all of Ontario.
For more details on what these restrictions mean for residents and businesses in Lincoln, and for information on the Town’s ongoing response to COVID-19, visit www.Lincoln.ca/Coronavirus.
A Footnote from Doug Draper at Niagara At Large –
To date, more than 240 people have died from COVID-19 in Niagara, and many more than that have suffered this virus. The death toll in Niagara, Ontario as of now, adds up to more than 6,000.
These are people who were with us only a year ago, only to die from the suffering caused by this pandemic.
It is heartbreaking, and how disgusting it was that our Niagara Regional Council, only a few months ago, entertained delegations of idiots in this region who argued against any mandate to wear masks.
One could only wish that Niagara citizens who want to save trees and wetlands in our region would be granted that amount of time to speak to Regional Council.
At any rate, good for the Town of Lincoln in Niagara, Ontario to make this meaningfull gesture to remember those who have lost lives in this pandemeic.
Doug Draper, Niagara At Large
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 case numbers and deaths in Ontario, click on – https://covid-19.ontario.ca/data
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