COVID 19 undermined Nova Scotia’s mourning process


Michael McDonald, chair of the Investigation of the Mass Murder Commission on the Mass Murder on April 18, 2020 in rural Nova Scotia, will speak in Halifax on February 23, 2022. (Canada Press / Andrew Vaughn)

Halifax — A study investigating the 2020 mass shootings in Nova Scotia heard today from a panel of community leaders who discussed what life would look like in a tragic-affected rural area.

Mary Tide, a local and president of the Colchester Adult Learning Association, answered the question that the COVID-19 pandemic has stagnated the process of sorrow in central and northern Nova Scotia.

She says the fact that so many regular social gatherings are pending undermines the strong community consciousness that is common in rural areas.

As a result, Tid says that feelings of anger, sadness, and sadness remain raw almost two years later.

Rev. Nicole Uzans, a minister of the Anglican Church in the Parish of Northumberland, said to the question that simple routines like going to a grocery store are still difficult for those who did not have the opportunity to properly mourn.

A federal inquiry, which began hearings on Tuesday, determined what happened when a gunner disguised as a mountaine killed 22 people from April 18-19, 2020, and made public. It is tasked with making recommendations to improve safety.

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