“On behalf of the community, I send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the young man who was taken from us in the prime of his life,” said Banff Mayor Corrie DiManno. “We are shocked, angry and heartbroken that a senseless act has robbed us of a beloved Banffite, and we mourn this tremendous loss with all who knew and loved him.
“As Banffites we always come together to look after each other in difficult times so I know we will come together to offer our support and comfort to his family and friends. It is vitally important that residents know that support services are available , counseling and people available to talk to as they begin to process and grieve this tragedy. Please know that you are not alone and we will get through this dark time together.”
This type of incident is so unusual for Banff that many residents of the close-knit community are shocked and deeply saddened, the town said in the post, urging those in need of support to contact Bow Valley Victim Services at 403- 760-0197. After hours, the 2-1-1 helpline connects callers to mental health or counseling.
Further help was offered via a drop-in support session in the town hall council chambers, on Friday from