What the blazes? Glen Stor Dun Lodge residents and staff members deserve better. By Mary Anne Pankhurst

What the blazes?  Glen Stor Dun Lodge residents and staff members deserve better.  By Mary Anne Pankhurst

lancaster fire BCFN -You don’t need an expert to say there isn’t a person among us who can predict when a fire might break out.

Fires come unexpectedly.


Consider Truffles, the Cotton Mills, Shoeless Joe’s and St. Albert’s Cheese, the latter which shocked the community only four weeks ago.

st.alberts fire picFires move swiftly, and can terrify, injure and kill.  Remember the people who died in the Hawkesbury retirement home fire?  Ironically, their deaths happened the very day a coroner’s inquest into a fire that killed seniors in Orillia had just wrapped up.

Ontario has the distinction of having the worst fire fatality record in North America, a research finding reported by the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs.

Tragic?  Obviously.  Preventable?  Potentially.  That’s why Health Minister Deb Mathews recently announced that the province will pump $20 million into fire protection for seniors’ homes, immediately.

Yet, when Glen Stor Dun Lodge recently asked City Council for funds to finance a system that’s “functional” but finished, the administrator was turned down. The current plan is to fund the project beyond 2013.

According to one Councillor who works on the Board at Glen Stor Dun, discussions will resume next week.

Let’s pray our City follows the lead set by the Health Minister. The money’s there, and our innocent elders deserve the best we can offer, now.

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9 Comments on "What the blazes? Glen Stor Dun Lodge residents and staff members deserve better. By Mary Anne Pankhurst"

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Sick of Stupidity
Thank goodness for this site and the articles of truth and concern for our city that are posted here. You are 100% our seniors do deserve better! City hall is so ass backwards it’s not funny! Kilger has been asked to produce statements to the public on how much spending on lawyers, self protection and cover-up since he has been in power and he will NOT produce this. Taxpayers of Cornwall have no clue because the SF and the Cornwall Daily do not report this stuff. The money that Kilger and staff have wasted over the past several years would… Read more »
I told all of you for some time now including on “Cornwall’s Toilet Paper of Record” that the “tax mahal” aka Benson Centre was not needed whatsoever. Cornwall is only 46K people and the vast majority are elderly. There are very few young people left in Cornwall and they will be leaving with the time – that is the vast majority of them and then who is left. You all would have had some money if this “albatross” that WOW quoted would not have been built. Your taxes are eating up the budget mostly because of this albatross. Everything is… Read more »
Councillor Duppelle is a the former co-owner of the Green Spot Restaurant that was situated at the old Bus terminal on tollgate. He works as well with the developmentally challenged at Community Living Stormont County. I know him personally as I was a frequent patron of the Green Spot and former employee of Community Living. Maurice is a kind caring man who cares for this city a great deal. What happened to the editor of CFN was a travesty and should cost Kilger his job period. He doesnt care about free speech, the charter of rights nothing All he cares… Read more »

God help us all when council decides that money is more important than protecting our parent & grandparents

Thank you Mary Anne! This is a real eye opener and to be hope council and mister Levac see the big picture .I watched that meeting and mister Rivette had a way to replace the panel ect.. to bring it up to code and they all looked at him like he was nuts.Later the sf wrote that mister Rivette stormed out before the meeting was done . To add insult to injury last meeting that universty study almost received money from the same jar that Mister Rivette wanted to use to bring the panel ect…up to code. It is terrible… Read more »
Dave Windsor
Say what you will Jules about our tax mahal aka Benson Center but to tell you the truth and sorry to burst this negative bubble, I have witnessed numerous out of town visitors using our facility for their tournaments. With three ice surfaces they can accommodate quite a few teams for a full weekend of fun. To top this off Jules, the OHA uses these premises for most of their training for many hockey enthusiasts male and female of various age groups. Quite rankly I believe this to be one of the best tourist developments we have ever been blessed… Read more »

sooo true. what a week cfn has had. we have been made aware with video evidence that the mayors need for protection is instantaneous and unlimited funds are available e.g. 7 police officers and indecently expensive lawyers paid from public purse. sorry seniors we have no money left over for your unimportant safety requirements. dont worry though because someone will provide a report about how it is ok to delay this item.

David Oldham
The time to jump on the alarmist bandwagon is certainly not now. We (Cornwall taxpayers) have saddled ourselves with a dysfunctional council and a leadership that is blind to reality. Common sense dictates that the safety of Cornwall residents should be at or near the top of priorities, case in point the residents of the lodge. With taxpayers of Ontario trying desperately to support a provincial government rife with scandals, pockets have been drained. When basic expenses are purchased on credit by an increasing segment of the population one has to conclude that this is not a sustainable economic environment.… Read more »
Michael Atieri
Thank you Mary Anne, Your voice has inspired me to comment and I hope that the Mayor will read it as well. As you well know that in the last few years I have been attempting to understand paranormal behaviour. My research has taken me in different direction. One of the best is from the book called “Hallucinations” by Oliver Sacks. Because of that a new word has been added to my mind, Hypnopompic,(to see things with your eyes open that is not really there.) Is it possible that our Mayor does not see the same things that we see?… Read more »