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Residents of the Municipality of Cumberland are being asked to pause for a moment of silence on Tuesday, April 18, and Wednesday, April 19, as we remember those who we lost, honour the survivors and reflect on what happened in Nova Scotia three years ago.

Flags at all municipal-owned facilities will be flown at half-mast from early April 18 until the end of the day on April 19.

“As we reflect on the enormity of the events of April 18 and 19 in 2020, our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, and communities whose lives have been forever impacted,” Municipality of Cumberland Mayor Murray Scott said. “This senseless act will be etched in our minds always. Today we lower the flags of the Municipality of Cumberland and hold a moment of silence at our council meeting on Wednesday as we remember those lives that were taken.”

Citizens, businesses and community organizations that fly flags are also encouraged to lower them to half-mast April 18-19.

Remembering and reflecting on the events of 2020 may affect Nova Scotians in different ways.

People in need of emotional support can call 211 to reach a community resource navigator who can connect them with help.

Anyone experiencing a mental health crisis can call the provincial mental health and addictions crisis line any time at 1-888-429-8167.