B.C.'s provincial health officer is a household name at this point and many have come to look forward to hearing her daily COVID-19 updates. During a recent press conference, Dr. Bonnie Henry commemorated Nova Scotia and gave them a moving mention. She has a deep connection to the province and shared that she would be mourning with them after what happened there just days earlier.
"I just want to say to my Nova Scotia family wherever you are, and to my RCMP family," she said in her daily press conference Wednesday, April 22, "know that I'm heaving a sigh and wish for thee, and will mourn with you, from afar."
She said the province was a place "very dear" to her, and wore a Nova Scotian flag pin on her blazer to the podium.
"All of us need to do our part. And we need to continue to support each other in doing that," Henry continued. "We need to be calm, and to be kind to each other, and to be safe."
Henry has been and continues to be a clear, powerful, and calm voice during the pandemic. It was clear from her talk that she's deeply attached to this province and she was visibly moved during the conference.
Between a Twitter fan club to her own musical anthem, it's clear a ton of people love and admire her for everything she does.
She even has designer shoes named after her and tons of fans since the province has had to deal with the effects of COVID-19.
On behalf of all the members of the BC Police Association, Vancouver Police Union, our thoughts and prayers go out… https://t.co/VwEdr7UvgC— Ralph Kaisers (@Ralph Kaisers) 1587321152.0
Tonight, the Vancouver Convention Centre will go dark in memory of the individuals who tragically lost their lives… https://t.co/8gOvJKGIx9— Vancouver Convention Centre (@Vancouver Convention Centre) 1587424130.0
The recent incident in Nova Scotia is the deadliest mass murder in Canadian history.
Over 12 hours, a gunman murdered more than 20 people and RCMP reported that he had also died.
His victims include 23-year RCMP veteran Cst. Heidi Stevenson, a teacher Lisa McCully, and a nurse Heather O'Brien including many more.
Cst. Chad Morrison is standing in the centre. He was not saluting because he wasn't wearing a headdress. Thank you… https://t.co/H6BCHSXERF— RCMP, Nova Scotia (@RCMP, Nova Scotia) 1587562613.0
Now, Henry and so many others across B.C. are expressing their condolences and best wishes to the people affected so they may grieve and heal.