Village of Slocan taking burial incident seriously

Burials in the Slocan Cemetery, as they should be in any cemetery, are taken very seriously by the Village of Slocan.

The following is submitted, by the Village of Slocan, in response to an earlier submission for Aline Winje (“Burial incident in Slocan ‘horrifies’ March 8, 2012), responding to the manner in which the Village dealt with the burial preparation of Mrs. Winje’s brother-in-law.

Burials in the Slocan Cemetery, as they should be in any cemetery, are taken very seriously by the Village of Slocan. The Village understands that these are very emotional and stressful times for the families.

The Village does its utmost to ensure the dialogue between the Village and families is done in an attentive and sympathetic manner and that the Village’s assistance is helpful to the families.

The Village will be implementing procedures to ensure that grave site preparations can be conducted efficiently, no matter what the season, and will make every effort to be sensitive and minimize the worry and distraction for families at this difficult time.

Mayor Madeleine Perriere

Village of Slocan





Just Posted

Nelson’s Maglio hired by Spokane Chiefs

Adam Maglio will serve as an assistant coach with the WHL team

COLUMN: Working together on climate action with our MLAs

Katherine Oldfield writes about the Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s trip to Victoria

Buddhist monument to be dedicated in Slocan cemetery

A new post has been created to mark the site where at least nine Japanese Canadians were cremated

COLUMN: 1919 – Forest fire threatens Rosemont

From the files of the Nelson Daily News

LETTER: A good news story

From reader Lonnie Snyder

Food fight: Liberals, Tories trade shots as pre-campaign battles intensify

Health Canada released an overhauled document that did away with traditional food groups and portion sizes

Okanagan Air Cadet challenges gender-exclusive haircut policy

Haircut regulation inspires challenge around gender identity

VIDEO: Bystander training gains traction as tool to prevent sexual harassment, violence

Julia Gartley was sexually assaulted after an event, and no one stepped in to help

Two brands of ice cream sandwiches recalled due to presence of metal

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a recall on Iceberg and Originale Augustin brands

Sexual assaults, extortion on the rise even as crime rates stay low: Stats Canada

Rates of police-reported sexual assault rose for the fourth year in a row

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Most Read