West Hants Fire Services

West Hants Fire Services

Ashley Thompson

The Hants Journal has been covering the mounting tension between the Municipality of West Hants and the Windsor Fire Department over an unsigned fire services contract for some time now. Here is a compilation of stories on the subject, as well as letters to the editor.

Fire Chief Scott Burgess, pictured in October 2012 standing with a truck purchased by a 50/50 funding arrangement between the Town of Windsor and the Municipality of West Hants, fears the funding arrangement will be sacrificed, at the taxpayers’ expense, if the municipality stops using the Windsor Fire Department in the future.

Unsigned fire contract ignites concerns

October 16, 2012 - 14 h 40

Fire services is becoming a hot topic in Windsor and West Hants.

The Municipality of the District of West Hants is looking into what it would cost to part ways with the Windsor Fire Department,...

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Unsigned fire contract ignites concerns

Fire services report ready

January 29, 2013 - 8 h 32

Area residents will soon know if West Hants would benefit by having their own fire station to service the area currently protected by Windsor firefighters.

Last year, West Hants CAO Cheryl Chislett...

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Fire services report ready

Fire services report a hot topic

January 30, 2013 - 8 h 07

UPDATED FEB. 1 at 3 p.m.

 

West Hants council chambers were packed Jan. 29 as residents and firefighters crammed in the room to hear the results of the fire services...

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Fire services report a hot topic

Council reviews fire services report

February 08, 2013 - 11 h 07

Money talks.

The draft fire services report prepared for the Municipality of West Hants suggests the municipality would save about $7 million by building a new fire station to cover areas of...

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Council reviews fire services report

Fire services discussions heat up

March 07, 2013 - 9 h 15

If West Hants residents want local councillors to know one thing, it's that they shouldn't tinker with a service that's not broken.

More than 200 people piled into the Three Mile Plains Community...

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Fire services discussions heat up

West Hants councillor shows support for fire services

March 11, 2013 - 20 h 38

One West Hants councillor is pushing to have negotiations between the municipality and the Windsor Fire Department resume as soon as possible.

Mike Campbell, a veteran firefighter on a leave...

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West Hants councillor shows support for fire services

Let's negotiate: fire chief

March 11, 2013 - 20 h 14

Fire Chief Scott Burgess is urging West Hants council to get back to the negotiating table.

John Shanks, the lawyer representing the Windsor Fire Department, presented a letter on behalf of...

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Let's negotiate: fire chief

Warden cleared of conflict of interest allegation

April 17, 2012 - 14 h 08

When it comes to the Windsor Fire Department's perceived conflict of interest involving West Hants Warden Richard Dauphinee, the municipal leader is in the clear.

The warden told fellow councillors...

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Warden cleared of conflict of interest allegation

Lawyer to examine conflict of interest claim

March 13, 2012 - 14 h 17

The Windsor Fire Department has asked at least three members of West Hants' nine-member council to step aside so contract negotiations can proceed without any...

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Lawyer to examine conflict of interest claim