Ukraine’s flag will continue to fly at Vernon City Hall.
Council voted unanimously Monday, June 27, to allow the flag to continue flying at city hall, where it was raised on March 2 for an original period of three weeks. The time frame has been extended once before.
“The City of Vernon flies the Ukrainian flag as a show of support to Ukrainians residing in Vernon and to Ukraine in its efforts to repel the Russian invasion,” said corporate administrative officer Will Pearce. “Council may wish to continue to fly the national flag of Ukraine until the current conflict reaches a point of resolution or until council subsequently chooses to lower the flag.”
The Ukrainian flag has also been raised in Coldstream and Armstrong-Spallumcheen.
“The Russian invasion of Ukraine persists and is having a wide range of dramatic, negative impacts on global oil and natural gas prices, fertilizer supply, world grain supplies, technology hardware, and of course, the stability of Ukraine as an independent state,” said Pearce.