City Council makes proclamations on Monday night


Photo: Acting Mayor Don Irwin (centre) listens in as members from the North Peace Restorative Justice Society present their proclamation request on Monday afternoon – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

Fort St. John City Council made three proclamations at Monday night’s regular meeting.

Sherri Jones from the Adoptive Familes Association in British Columbia requested that City Council proclaim November as Adoption Awareness Month. During her presentation, Jones said there are roughly 1,300 children across the province that are waiting for a permenant home. Councilor Lori Ackerman endorsed her request, stating that she herself is a grandmother of three adoptive children.

Members from the North Peace Restorative Justice Society asked Council to proclaim November 15th-22nd as Restorative Justice Week in Fort St. John. The Restorative Justice Program is an alternative way for victims and offenders to mitigate the effects of misdemeanor petty crimes.

Mary Marcellus was the last delegation to present to council. She requested that November be proclaimed as Diabetes Awareness Month and that November 14th be recognized as World Diabetes Day in Fort St. John.

All three proclamation requests were approved by City Council.


Photo: Acting Mayor Don Irwin hands Sherri Jones the Adoption Awareness Month proclamation – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca