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The City of Greater Sudbury has recenty made a proposal which will negatively affect the citizens of Sudbury and its outlying communities.

It will:

* reduce the number of fire stations in the city to 15 from 24

*relocate some stations to more central locations

*reduce the reliance on volunteers

* increase taxes by about $6 million a year, plus the millions that would have to be spent building and renovating fire stations.compared to an increase of around $4 million a year if the status quo is maintained.

* reduce the number of fire vehicles

These closures will include Copper Cliff, Lively, Beaver Lake, Azilda, Vermillion Lake, Falconbridge, Val Therese, Coniston and Red Deer Lake.

Public meetings are planned beginning next week to give residents an overview of the plan.

The meetings will be held:

Feb. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Kinsmen Hall, 15 Kin Dr., Lively (located inside the Library)

March 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Colonial Inn, 28 Cedar St., Coniston

March 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Dowling Leisure Centre 79 Main St. West, Dowling

March 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Centennial Community Centre/Arena 4333 Centennial Dr., Hanmer

March 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Falconbridge Community Centre 63 Edison Rd., Falconbridge

The sessions will include a presentation by Trevor Bain, chief of fire and paramedic services and GM of community safety, beginning at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A session. Staff will be available before and after the presentation to answer questions.

Even if you think that at this point, the motion does not affect you by means of the need for Emergency Services, it WILL impact your taxes over years to come.

Volunteers take time out of their lives and the time with their families in order to protect families like yours! They work hard in life threatening conditions and they deserve our support. Signing this petition takes minutes but it may save millions of dollars - and even more importantly- it may end up saving a life.

 



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