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Tuesday , 22 September 2020

Flags at half-mast to remember victims of terrorism

Lac La Biche County had their flags at half-mast yesterday for the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism, to remember those on the Air India Flight 182. 

It was 35 years ago, on June 23, 1985, when a bomb was planted on the Air India plane by Canadian Sikh terrorists.

The plane is said to have disintegrated in the air as the bomb exploded, killing everyone on board.

There were 329 victims, 268 of those were Canadian.

“Acts of terrorism are meant to frighten and divide people,” said Lac La Biche Mayor, Omer Moghrabi. 

“But by remembering the victims, standing in solidarity with their loved ones, and condemning these cowardly acts, we can show the perpetrators that we are stronger together, and embrace rather than fear one another’s differences.”

The County wanted to take the day to remember all victims of terrorism.

“As a community that draws strength from our diversity, I’m proud that Lac La Biche County is showing support for all victims of terrorism in Canada and around the world.”

About Bianca Mazziotti

Bianca Mazziotti is a York University graduate with a Professional Writing degree, who found a passion in reporting. She was fortunate enough to get a reporting job in the beautiful hamlet of Lac La Biche, and she has loved learning about the town and the people in it.