Nova Scotia

Nova Scotians share Norway's grief

Norway's consul in Nova Scotia, Steinar Engeset, says he's touched by the show of support following the twin attacks in his home country.

Norway's consul in Nova Scotia, Steinar Engeset, says he's touched by the show of support following the twin attacks in his home country.

Friday's horrifying bombing in downtown Oslo and the shooting at a youth camp shocked people around the world.

Engeset, who is based in Dartmouth, said Nova Scotians have stopped him on the street to share their dismay and grief.

He said he was also moved when he saw HMCS Sackville flying the Norwegian flag.

"It was good to see," he told CBC News on Monday.

"I guess you can compare it to a family that has had a tragedy and the support the family is given is of course helpful and wonderful."

Some people have left flowers on the Norwegian war memorial in Halifax.

Engeset said he plans to meet with the Scandinavian Society of Nova Scotia to organize some sort of memorial service.

Police in Norway lowered the death toll to 76 on Monday. They said eight people were killed in the bomb blast and 68 at the youth camp.

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