Centennial Park lit up pink to support healthcare workers

Fort St. John, B.C. – Centennial Park lit up this weekend to show support for healthcare workers during the CO…

Fort St. John, B.C. –  Centennial Park lit up this weekend to show support for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision to light up the park was made by council last Monday, which will continue every weekend until the pandemic is over.

“This pandemic has strained our healthcare workers, adding further pressure to some of the challenges we have been experiencing in the North,” said the City in a Facebook post on Saturday.

“Daily, these dedicated, caring and hardworking healthcare professionals, both locally and across our province, put the needs of our community ahead of their and their family’s own.”

The City said the community needs to come together to support doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Protests against a vaccine mandate have taken over the past month outside of hospitals in Canada, including the Fort St. John Hospital.

Last Friday, Northern Health addressed the current staffing shortage in Northeast B.C. and mentioned them receiving “brutal criticism from the public and insults on their shifts.”

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