Truro, Nova Scotia — A memorial service is planned today in central Nova Scotia to honor the 22 people killed by a shooter a year ago.
Truro’s first closed service at United Church, which will be livestreamed live on Facebook and local media, will begin at 3:00 pm local time.
When the ceremony begins, you will see a silent prayer throughout the state. The service will feature some musical performances and speeches from spiritual teachers and political leaders.
Premier Ian Rankin will be attending an event hosted by the Nova Scotia Remembers Legacy Society.
The anniversary was also expected to be characterized by a peaceful march to the RCMP Detachment at nearby Bible Hill. There, some of the victim’s relatives planned to express their disappointment with the cavalry’s reaction to one of Canada’s worst mass murders in history.
Meanwhile, the Halifax state legislature flag will be hung half-mast at sunrise this morning and will remain there until Monday sunset.
Similarly, a series of commemorative walks and fundraising activities were held today in and around Truro, and the money raised was directed to a permanent monument.