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Former Residents Still Waiting for Insurance Money
(Wednesday, June 2, 2004) - District 12 Councillor Dawn Sloane said today she is concerned that a number of residents forced from their homes as a result of a major fire on Gottingen Street in February 2003 still have outstanding insurance claims.
That major fire ravaged buildings on the western side of Gottingen Street, between Falkland Street and Cornwallis Street, destroying several businesses and leaving 20 residents homeless.
Councillor Sloane said some former residents have received money from their insurance claims, but a number of others still have not received anything from their insurers.
"Most of these people lost everything they had in the fire and were forced to start over with only the clothes on their back. They aren't rich and they need their insurance money," she said.
Councillor Sloane is working with former resident Paul Mombourquette to organize a meeting of those forced from their homes as a result of the Gottingen Street fire as a means of bringing pressure on the insurance companies.
Those former residents are urged to contact either Councillor Sloane at 488-4812 or Mr. Mombourquette at 873-4741 to receive more information about the planned meeting.
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