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Councillor Extends Thanks to Emergency Workers
(Tuesday, October 16/2001)-- District 12 Councillor Dawn Sloane extended her thanks today to all of the municipal, provincial and volunteer agencies who assisted in the evacuation and temporary placement of some residents of a Gerrish Street high-rise left homeless due to a fire last week.
The municipality's Emergency Measures Organization co-ordinator Barry Manuel and Councillor Sloane assisted regional police, fire, Halifax Transit and other government and volunteer groups at the scene and helped to transport/register some of the tenants of the Causeway Bay apartment complex to an emergency shelter set-up at the Bloomfield Community Center.
Among the agencies involved were the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services, Emergency Health Services (EHS ambulance) , the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and staff at the Bloomfield Center and Causeway Bay. Also, a number of local businesses donated food.
Councillor Sloane said "I was very impressed with the quick effort to re-locate these residents and I am proud of the many municipal employees and volunteers who turned out on a weekend to assist. I also want to thank those businesses in the community who responded so generously."
Councillor Dawn Sloane