June 13, 2016 - Mayor Hobbs issued the following statement after hearing of the fatal shooting in Orlando, Florida:

"Our city offers sincerest condolences and supports the families of those that were killed in the mass shooting in Orlando. It is unspeakable that as many as 50 lives have been lost to this domestic terror attack. There is no place for hate in our communities, and we stand strongly with Orlando and the LGBTQ2S+ community."

"The City of Thunder Bay's respect. initiative encourages everyone to create a more positive community that celebrates our differences and builds respect in all aspects of life. In the face of hate and violence, we should love one another. We should not give in to fear or turn against each other. Instead, we should stand together, side-by-side, and recognize the importance of human dignity."

"On behalf of City Council, Administration and the citizens of Thunder Bay, I offer our condolences and prayers to the families and friends of those lost in this terrible tragedy, and wish a full recovery to all those injured."

The City will fly all of the flags at half-mast in wake of this tragedy.

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Contact: Stacey Levanen, Communications Specialist, 625-3650