The Municipality of North Grenville lowered their flags to half mast last week to recognize the many lives lost in the Nova Scotia shooting over the previous weekend. Several council members have connections to the province, including Councillor Kristin Strackerjan, who has many friends who live close to where the shooting occurred. “It’s unbelievably horrific and dramatic and sad,” she said. “They’ll weather the storm, but it’s going to be a tough ride.”
Councillor Strackerjan, Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman, and Councillor John Barclay all paid tribute to Nova Scotia at the council meeting last week by wearing the province’s tartan. “Our hearts are with Nova Scotia this evening,” Mayor Nancy Peckford said.