HUMBOLDT — A city previously affected by a tragedy is expressing its sadness by the tragic events in the communities of James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon.
“The City of Humboldt extends our sincerest condolences to those who have lost family and friends, and we send strength to those who have suffered injuries. When tragedy of this magnitude strikes a community, we must all support one another in every way we can,” said Mayor Michael Behiel in a Sept. 8 press release.
The city noted that outpouring of support that the community felt following the 2017-18 Humboldt Broncos Tragedy in 2018 was very powerful and assisted in its healing journey.
"We pay our respects to the many first responders who not only put their own lives at risk but suffered the loss of one of their own in the line of duty. Their heroic and selfless acts of service cannot be understated nor overlooked," the release said.
"We will stand by these communities to offer our strength and support as they travel their healing journey and regain their resiliency, just as our nation and the world stood by all of us during our time of need. Our thoughts and hearts are with those who have lost so much."