Mainly cloudy. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 20.
Today marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The federal government created the day to honour the children forced to attend government-funded residential schools. Indigenous children, forced to attend, suffered emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Many of these children died in these schools. The recent discovery of unmarked graves near the grounds of these former schools has sparked renewed outrage over the atrocities suffered in the residential school system.
September 30 has also become known as Orange Shirt Day. On the day six-year-old Phyllis Webstad was taken from her home to attend her first day of residential school she wore a brand new orange shirt. That shirt was taken from her upon her arrival.
I hope that you all take some time to reflect and try to put yourself into the shoes of a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle who had their child removed. Think about how it may have felt to have that child never return home and not know what happened to them.
Today: Mainly cloudy. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 20. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight: Cloudy. 30 per cent chance of showers late this evening and after midnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Wind becoming northwest 20 gusting to 40 near midnight. Low 10.
Tomorrow: Clearing in the morning. High 17. UV index 3 or moderate.
Sunrise: 7:34 a.m. MDT
Sunset: 7:14 p.m. MDT
Average High: 15 °C
Average Low: 3 °C
Max: 19.0 °C
Min: 2.1 °C
Total Precipitation: 0.0 mm
On This Day (1996-2019)
Highest temperature: 26.9°C in 2008
Lowest temperature: -2.7°C in 2004
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