Council approved the statutory holiday on September 30th
On Thursday, Lac Lac Biche council voted to accept September 30th as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, making it a statutory holiday in Lac La Biche County municipal offices.
The day will be recognized by County and staff each year moving forward to acknowledge and honour the survivors, their families and communities in remembrance of the history of the residential schools.
It remains up to individual employers whether they wish to implement the federal holiday or participate in alternative reflective activities on that day.
In the Lakeland region, some municipalities and school districts have already accepted National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a statutory holiday, including Bonnyville.
Over the next few weeks, County administration will determine what implications declaring September 30th as a stat holiday will have on the operations