NANTON, AB (September 24th 2021) – Federal Bill C-5 created the new federal statutory holiday, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, commemorating the history and legacy of residential schools in Canada. The Town of Nanton will officially observe this day to recognize and commemorate the history and ongoing legacy of residential schools as part of the reconciliation process and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
Employees and the community in general are encouraged to set aside time on September 30th to reflect upon the day and its significance.
At the time of the federal census in 2016, Nanton was shown to have 40 Metis and 15 First Nation residents.
To honour both the importance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and commitments to its Collective Agreement with CUPE Local 37, the Town of Nanton will close administrative operations on September 30. Most Town facilities will be closed, but the Tom Hornecker Recreation Centre will remain open to the public.