Richmond flags lowered in memory of residential school victims

Richmond News

Richmond buildings and schools have lowered their flags in memory of the 215 children whose lives were lost at a former Kamloops residential school.

On Thursday, May 28, the remains of 215 children were found buried at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, which at one point was the largest in the Indian Affairs residential school system, which held children taken from families across the country. …

Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie described this news as a “tragedy of insurmountable proportions” which impacts all Canadians.

“Now is a time of reflection and I urge everyone to remember the 215 children whose lives were taken at the former residential school as well as the survivors, their families and the many others who never returned home,” said Brodie. …

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