Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in recognition of the beginning of Chanukah:
“Over eight nights in the darkness of winter, Jewish people in every part of the province will light candles to welcome hope, light and happiness into their homes.
“Families, friends and loved ones will celebrate the miracles and joy of Chanukah by gathering together, lighting menorahs and sharing holiday treats. These are traditions that have been carried on for thousands of years in recognition of peace, renewal and celebration.
“To all those celebrating Chanukah, Chag Sameach! May the joy of the season bring you health and happiness throughout the coming year.”