Pat Bell issues Day Of Mourning statement in honour of the workers at Lakeland Mills
This week Prince George suffered a terrible tragedy with the explosion and fire at the Lakeland sawmill. This mill has been a fixture in our community for the 24 years that I have lived in Prince George and has provided family supporting employment for many thousands of families over the years. The devastation of Monday night has been felt across British Columbia, anywhere I have been this past week people have stopped me and asked me to let the families impacted by the fire and in fact all of Prince George know that BC is with them.
I had the opportunity to also speak with many of the workers from the Lakeland Mill including some directly involved in the blast and fire. These men and women are standing up well and being supported by our community. It is times like this that you see the spirit of the north as many are reaching out to do whatever we can to support these individuals. Shirley and I also visited with many of the Nurses and Doctors involved with the accident as well as the First Responders. These individuals did us all proud despite being faced with some of the most difficult circumstance one can imagine.
Now more than anytime Brenda and I want to express our sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of Alan Little and Glen Roche who tragically died as a result of the injuries they received. Today being the “Day or Mourning” I would ask that you all take the time to think about these families and what we can do to support them.
Out of respect for the Little and Roche families I will not be doing a Top 10 this week.
Thanks to everyone for all you have done.
Prince George-Mackenzie MLA