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Newmarket turns on downtown lights in show of support for Ukraine

Act is display of country invaded this week by Russian troops
Feb. 28, 2022
John Cudmore

The Town of Newmarket is lighting up its downtown area in a show of support for Ukraine.

The municipality will illuminate Riverwalk Commons and the Fred A. Lundy Bridge in yellow and blue in support of the besieged Eastern Europe nation during the evening of Feb. 25.

Russia began an invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.

The areas will be illuminated in the yellow and blue colours of the Ukrainian flag from dusk until 1 a.m.

“The Town of Newmarket stands in solidarity with the people in Ukraine who are displaced and living in fear for themselves, their families and the future of their country,” said Mayor John Taylor in a statement. “My heartfelt condolences go out to those who have lost their lives to this senseless hostility.

“I would also like to extend my support to Ukraine-Canadian community who are doing what they can to help their friends and family members abroad as they watch Russia's armed confrontation in horror."

Earlier today, the City of Vaughan raised the Ukrainian flag as a show of support and said it will illuminate city hall in the country’s colours.