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Regional District of Nanaimo unfurls plans to update flag policy

Duration of flying flags at half-mast established

The Regional District of Nanaimo staff has unfurled updates planned for its flag policy.

The RDN, in its preparation for the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities Conference that was eventually cancelled due to COVID-19 in 2020, noted the RDN was the only participant that did not have a a flag to display.

This prompted the board to direct staff to look into updating the RDN flag policy. The creation of a new flag was initially proposed but the board opted to just keep using the RDN logo as a flag.

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Additional updates to the flag policy were also proposed that included the reasons for flying the RDN flag at half-mast. The RDN’s volunteer firefighters and indigenous leaders were added to list.

The duration of the half-masting of flags was also established to avoid confusion. The duration will now be three days long but also allows for alternate duration at the behest of the RDN’s chief administrative officer or the RDN chair.

The updated policy will be presented to the board for approval at its regular meeting on Jan. 11.

Michael.Briones@pqbnews.com

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