Today we observe National Day of Mourning. We remember the thousands of workers who have died, were injured, or suffered illness on the job or due to a work-related incident. We also honour the families, friends and co-workers whose lives are forever changed by these events.

During these unprecedented times, we are indebted to the front-line workers who have risked their health and safety to serve others.

Collectively, we can prevent worker injuries and deaths before they occur. We commit to protecting workers and preventing further workplace tragedies as everyone has the right to return home safe at the end of each workday.

For more information on the National Day of Mourning, visit the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety website.

To commemorate National Day of Mourning in the Municipality of Port Hope, the flags at Town Hall have been lowered to the half mast position.