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May 31, 2021
Statement: Oxford County flags lowered to half-mast

Flags lowered in observance of the discovered remains of 215 children at Kamloops Indian Residential School

Oxford County joins Canadians in their shared grief over the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. We are following the federal government and other organizations across the country in lowering our flags to half-mast in observance of these children and all Indigenous children who never made it home from residential schools. Flags will remain at half-mast for 215 hours (nine days).

Our thoughts are with the families, extended families, Indigenous communities and all Canadians at this time.

Michael Duben 
CAO, Oxford County

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