Municipality responds on Humboldt flag controversy

We’ve received this press release from the Town of Mississippi Mills.

For immediate release

Humboldt Broncos

Over the past 10 days Canadians across the country have been mourning and honouring the 16 individuals who lost their lives in a tragic accident. Like Mississippi Mills, Humboldt is a small municipality with strong ties to their community and a loss on this scale is drastically felt. We as a community and municipality want to send our most heartfelt condolences to Humboldt and to all those affected.

Together as a community Mississippi Mills has honoured those who lost their lives by putting out our hockey sticks and wearing jerseys. In addition, a moment of silence will be observed at the upcoming Council Meeting on April 17th.

In light of this tragedy, and in response to the passion expressed within the community, staff will be reviewing the current Municipal Flag Policy and making recommendations to include provisions that would take into consideration tragedies such as this one.

Hockey is part of the fabric of Canada and many communities across the country. It is for this reason that this tragedy has touched so many. We as a municipality would like to reiterate how heartbroken we are and pass on our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the affected communities in Saskatchewan and to all family and friends of those who lost their lives.