Brief: City to suspend non-essential services for national day of mourning

The City of Revelstoke will suspend most non-essential services for the designated national day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II's funeral on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022.

File photo: City hall. Photo: Nora Hughes

Following the Federal Government’s announcement on Tuesday, Sept. 13, declaring a national holiday to mark the Queen’s Funeral on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, the City of Revelstoke will suspend most non-essential services.

In a press release on Wednesday, Sept. 14, city staff say most city facilities will be closed for the one-time federal holiday. Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, is a designated national day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II.

The press release says the Revelstoke Aquatic Centre, Fitness Centre, and City Arenas will remain open for regular operating hours to accommodate existing bookings and programming.

“Many of us have lived our whole lives with Queen Elizabeth as the reigning monarch, and it is with sadness that we mark the Queen’s passing. As Canada’s head of state for 70 years, Queen Elizabeth will long be remembered for her dedication to our country and our people,” says Mayor Gary Sulz.

Additionally, city staff say flags at all City locations have been lowered to half-mast and will remain until sunset on Sept. 19.

This post was published by a member of the Revelstoke Mountaineer staff. Stories published under the staff byline include news briefs, stories that consist mostly of media releases, social media post shares, and stories by contributors with the author's name listed in the body of the story.