Flags lowered to half-mast for victims of Newtown



Premier Greg Selinger has asked that flags at the Legislative Building be flown at half-mast for the rest of the week out of respect for the victims of the recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn.

"On behalf of all Manitobans I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the many families whose lives will never be the same. This horrific act of violence has touched the hearts of Americans and Canadians alike. Today we stand with our friends, family and neighbours in Connecticut and across America and, indeed, the world, united in grief.  We wish you strength and resolve as you heal in the wake of this senseless tragedy."