On September 30, the City of Cornwall will recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
This new federal statutory holiday aims to recognize the impact and legacy of residential schools. Council officially recognized the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at its September 13 meeting.
Orange flags remain at half-mast at the Brookdale Avenue traffic circle, in Lamoureux Park and at 360 Pitt Street. Fountains will be lit orange from September 30 to October 4. In partnership with the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, an orange banner will be displayed at the clock tower. More than 200 beaded baby vamps are on display at the Native North American Travelling College in Akwesasne until September 29.
City of Cornwall residents should be aware that…
- Municipal offices will be closed. Most City employees will be off on September 30. Municipal Works can always be reached at 613-932-5354.
- Waste collection will not be affected. Residents can set out their waste normally. The landfill will remain open.
- The Aquatic Centre will be closed. The Benson Centre and Civic Complex will be open, with a Cornwall Colts game scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
- Transit buses will be running normally. The Transit office will be closed.