Niagara Falls was illuminated with the blue and white colors of Nova Scotia on April 21 “to honor the victims” of a deadly mass shooting in the Canadian province, according to the Niagara Parks Commission.
This video was uploaded by the Niagara Parks official Facebook profile alongside further posts that said they were illuminating the falls “to stand in solidarity” with the victims’ “family, friends, and fellow Nova Scotians both across Canada and across the world.”
CTNEWS reported that the Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) raised the shooting’s death toll to 22 victims, in what they described as “one of the deadliest massacres in Canadian history.”
The victims included a pregnant healthcare worker, a 17-year-old, and a RCMP officer, according to multiple reports.
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In This Story: Canada
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.
Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.
As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.