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Community Notices

September 16, 2021

Community Notice – Open Houses: FAQs – September 16, 2021

We are looking forward to hosting a series of public Open Houses this month to share information with community members about the Commission.

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Commission Updates

September 9, 2021

Virtual Progress Update – September 9, 2021

The Commissioners for the Mass Casualty Commission, the Honourable J. Michael MacDonald, Leanne J. Fitch (Ret. Police Chief, M.O.M.) and Dr. Kim Stanton, will provide a progress update on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 1 p.m. (ATL).

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Commission Updates

September 3, 2021

An Update from the Commissioners – September 3, 2021

This update includes information on community site visits and mail, upcoming Open Houses, and livestream progress update from the Commissioners next week.

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Community Notices

September 1, 2021

Community Notice – September 1, 2021

If anyone has information relating to what happened on April 18 and/or 19, 2020, please contact us to set up time to speak with one of our investigators.

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Community Notices

August 30, 2021

Community Notice – August 30, 2021

Starting this week, people living in the communities in closest proximity to the April 2020 mass casualty will receive a postcard-sized overview of the Commission in the mail (see download available below).

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Community Notices

August 27, 2021

Community Notice – Thank you – August 27, 2021

Thank you to the residents of Portapique, Wentworth, Glenholme, Debert, Shubenacadie, Onslow, Enfield, and surrounding communities for accommodating our team last week as we gathered information and took some aerial footage.

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Statements

August 26, 2021

Statement on Receiving Documents – August 26, 2021

We are aware of information circulating in the community and online suggesting that certain documents are being withheld from the Mass Casualty Commission by the RCMP.

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Statements

August 25, 2021

Statement on Site Visit and Drone Work – August 25, 2021

This week, a small group of Commission team members are taking aerial footage in the most affected communities to give us more information about terrain, routes, and locations.

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Community Notices

August 20, 2021

Community Notice – August 20, 2021

Members of the Mass Casualty Commission team are planning to visit Portapique, Wentworth, Glenholme, Debert, Shubenacadie, Onslow, Enfield, and surrounding communities next week, August 23-27.

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Commission Updates

August 16, 2021

An Update from the Commissioners – August 16, 2021

This update includes information regarding the Rules of Practice and Procedure shared on our website, receiving and preparing documents, and ongoing community outreach.

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Commission Updates

August 9, 2021

An Update from the Commissioners – August 9, 2021

This update includes information regarding ongoing introductory meetings with First Responders and service provider groups, Investigations and drafting of foundational documents, and ongoing community outreach.

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Statements

July 27, 2021

Statement on RCMP Personnel Changes – July 27, 2021

We have received some questions from community members about recent RCMP personnel changes. We want to be clear that those individuals do not work for the Mass Casualty Commission, but are RCMP employees who were assigned by their organization to respond to requests from the Commission.

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