As part of the National Day of Remembrance in memory victims of COVID-19, the MRC d´Argenteuil is paying tribute to those who sadly lost their lives in the past year due to the pandemic, along with their families and their loved ones, in addition to highlighting the dedication of the staff of the health and service network.

“The COVID-19 pandemic will go down in history and leave a significant scar in our lives. On this day of national commemoration, we invite the community to demonstrate his solidarity and to have a thought for the people carried away by COVID-19. Argenteuil was not spared by the pandemic and we would like to emphasize the resilience of our citizens in the face of to this important test “, said MRC d’Argenteuil Prefect Scott Pearce.

Members of the MRC d’Argenteuil council and staff are offering their most sincere condolences to the affected families. The MRC also wishes to thank all the people who are on the front lines to fight the coronavirus and underline the invaluable contribution of their work.

The flags of the MRC building at 430 Rue Grace in Lachute were half mast on Thursday morning in tribute to the victims. A moment of silence was also observed during the regular session of the MRC council on March 10, 2021.

On Thursday at 1 p.m., the entire population is invited to take a time out and reflect.

In one year, the COVID-19 virus has caused the deaths of 21 Argenteuil residents, 10,503 Quebeckers and 22,304 Canadians. Although vaccination has begun, the MRC d´Argenteuil is asking the population to continue to respect the sanitary instructions of public health, to remain cautious and to maintain efforts for the well-being of the community.