After all the hullabaloo that we have been reporting and continue to report about the local firefighters, there was a detachment that came to meet premier Wynne yesterday, along with others from the community.
“We’re promoting standards in the fire service. So we’re advocating in getting some kind of standard in the fire service. We’re looking provincially for comprehensive risk assessments to be done in the community. We’re losing our hall (Tancred Street) and 20 positions without any comprehensive risk assessment. We’re here to raise awareness to Wynne to have standards met in the fire service,” said Marty Kenopic.
At the end of the day their issues were heard and our MPP David Orazietti is supposed to sit down with them soon to get some answers.
Dr. Alan McLean was there too looking to reach out to Wynne about the services that are offered at the neighborhood resource centre or NRC.
“I think it’s a program that I think other communities would benefit from,” McLean said.
He started a walk-in clinic there along with another doctor on Thursdays. Dr. McLean is part of the Superior Family Health Team.
Jamie Boston was there too speaking about autism.
“We identified some of the geographical issues for the north,” that impede on treatment for people with autism, said Boston.
“Autism doesn’t end at age 5 and there’s more to the financial aspect,” he said appealing to the cuts that the province made to the issue.