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October 27, 2017 5:53 pm

Lakeland Remembered

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 6:07 PM

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.”



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