Prince George, B.C.- Mayor Lyn Hall started this evening’s regular meeting of City Council with a special remembrance of the Lakeland tragedy of five years ago.
Mayor Hall had the opportunity to represent the City and Council at a vigil that was held last night to mark the 5th anniversary of the explosion and fire which claimed two lives and left many others injured.
“I want to recognize that 5th year anniversary, I want to recognize the workers, the families, those who passed as a result of that explosion, but I also want to recognize the community, what it meant to our community. Not just Prince George, but our surrounding area. It had impacts far and wide.” He said he knows of people in 100 Mile House who felt the impact of the tragedy and of course those in in Burns Lake, where just three months earlier, the Babine Forest Products mill was destroyed by a similar tragic blast that claimed lives.
He offered sympathies and a message to the families and workers “We are thinking about you, it’s always in the back of our mind and we are certainly hoping that every day is getting better for those that are still suffering.”