The Regional Municipality Of York


Honouring lives lost on the 1st anniversary of the Ukraine flight 752 plane crash

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Today, on the first anniversary of the tragic and unnecessary crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752, The Regional Municipality of York remembers the 176 lives lost, including 57 Canadians, 26 York Region residents and a member of our York Region family, Bahareh Karami.

The victims of this horrific event included parents, young children, professionals, students and newlyweds who had their lives cut short. On behalf of York Regional Council, I offer our deepest condolences to all those who lost family, friends and loved ones in this tragedy and our continued support as you grieve this unimaginable loss.

The events of January 8, 2020 continue to have significant impact on our country, our communities and our organization.

While COVID-19 overshadowed most of 2020, the significant loss of life on Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 has not been forgotten. Nor has the life and impact of Ms. Karami, who continues to be remembered for her undeniable spirit and sense of enthusiasm, love for family and friends and strong work ethic and commitment to her job.

On behalf of York Region and our 1.2 million residents, I again offer condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives.

In honour and remembrance of the 176 lives lost, flags at York Region’s Administrative Centre have been lowered to half-mast.

Wayne Emmerson
York Region Chairman and CEO
The Regional Municipality of York


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