NORTH BATTLEFORD — Following a protest in front of the North Battleford City Hall on Sept. 20, with about 80 people demonstrating as others have across the country, the city reaffirmed their support for the LGBTQ2+ community.
"While the City of North Battleford respects the right to participate in peaceful demonstrations, the city wishes to express continued and unwavering support for its 2SLGBTQIA+ and gender diverse community members," reads the statement published on the morning of Sept. 21.
An article published on SASKTODAY.ca covering what was called a 'spiritual battle' in North Battleford noted that indoctrination, the teachings of communist manifesto, child mutilation, and the religious battle ahead were among concerns alleged to be happening within the LGBTQ2+ community.
At the time of publication, the city had refrained from commenting on the protest outside city hall, as they said it was not a city matter
"As an inclusive community, the City of North Battleford endeavours to provide a welcoming environment that is a safe place for all citizens," it reads, with the city noting that it does not in any way condone vitriol and ideology which contribute to a divisive and unsafe space for its residents.
"The City of North Battleford recognizes diversity as a strength and will continue to advocate for equality, acceptance, and understanding to deepen its commitment as a member of the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities."