I, along with many others, have never known another head of state.
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, has been a steady and constant presence in our lives and today, after a reign of more than 70 years, we mourn her passing.
Her unwavering commitment to public service has truly been something to behold and the level of her devotion to duty likely won't be seen again.
To most, she was a public figurehead but to those who loved her, she was also a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
On behalf of City Council, I extend my sincere condolences to those who knew and loved her.
Flags at all City facilities will be lowered as a mark of respect and in accordance with Provincial protocols. A book of condolences will be available in City Hall foyer for residents wishing contribute from noon on Friday, September 9.
Mayor Blaine Hyggen