Concerned Citizens Coalition on Purchase Offer of Cornwall General Hospital Facility LTE March 12, 2013

Concerned Citizens Coalition on Purchase Offer of Cornwall General Hospital Facility LTE March 12, 2013
2nd HospitalLet there be no mistake, the issue regarding the future use of the General Hospital will be decided by our City Council.
We need this building for the common good and social benefit of our community, with the focus on seniors.  The Minister has been “encouraging us to bring a community proposal forward.”
Our “conditional” community proposal has been submitted on time and we have been informed that we have until June 3rd, to meet our conditions.  Technical and administrative support is required from the City as one of the conditions, otherwise we are done.
We are not asking for any money.  They could simply have the existing resources in the Economic Development office working on this file.  We have to put politics aside and work together.  Barrie Ontario went through the same process 10 years ago.

As for the final step, when we bring the community proposal to the Minister, we will not be asking for her permission.  We will be doing what she has asked us to do all along.
Concerned Citizens Coalition

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Dave Windsor
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Great work with this initial drive. How about encouraging all elected officials in the three united counties to get on board by sending you an email of support as they are their citizenry representatives and can sign on their behalves, just as Cornwall council can project our desires to the Ministry on our communities behalf. These can add to your tallies of community petitions signatory. They would hold much merit to your drives with the city council presentation up coming as well. Perhaps your group and Jim McDonnell’s petition can be presented together to show a ‘non-partisan’ approach as this… Read more »
mariah
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This all done by the man who should have been our Cornwall mayor thanks Mark

cornwallhockey
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Many things in this city are being done by the MAN that should have been our Mayor. It’s too bad the little man that we unfortunately have to call our Mayor does absolutely nothing for this city. PLEASE people, let’s get rid of this jerk and let great people like Mark show this city what we can be.

jules
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It is long overdo for Kilger to go. He might have had some good qualifies at one time but they all went out when he got in with the clique then everything collapsed around him – the respect that the town had for him including his own personal life. In the background I see people who truly care for the well being of Cornwall and I saw Dave Windsor speak with others. I saw a possible mayor there as well and one that isn’t rich and flaunting what he has but only an ordinary true human being who cares for… Read more »
Dave Windsor
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Jules, it is obvious that you STILL love this fine city or you would not write so much as you do from your new adopted home of Ottawa. You would not express so much hurt if you did not really care. So often you come through with salient thoughts that draw out our own. Thank you. With that I say to you that we must go on despite some difficulties. We must not lose sight of what so many of us envision with the potential lose of opportunity here with the former Cornwall General Hospital. Not only would our own… Read more »
jules
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Dave Windsor you are absolutely right about me that I love Cornwall and yes if I didn’t love it and be concerned about Cornwall I wouldn’t be here at all. There are reasons why I left and it had to do more with opportunity for my children and before when I was first married and had no children it was opportunity for my husband and I and we didn’t want to leave Cornwall and was mighty hard to adjust here in Ottawa. My husband was used to big cities but I was a Cornwall girl and it was hard indeed.… Read more »
jules
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Dave Windsor my husband loves Cornwall and never heard one negative word out of his mouth about Cornwall. The negativity comes more out through mine because of what is going on with Kilger and the clique. Placing seniors all the way up in Pembroke OMG Dave that is far. Pembroke is a good 2 hour drive from Ottawa. What is good about Pembroke is that it is a small town and is the hometown of my son’s favorite teacher here in Ottawa who is now retired in Prince Edward Island. Pembroke is also the hometown of your former mayor Brian… Read more »
jules
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Mr. Windsor I was in Cornwall this morning and came home a little over one hour ago. I saw the For Sale signs on the former General Hospital. That hospital has potential for the elderly and clinics and nothing wrong with that building. It may need some upgradings and it needs an engineer to go through the building to see what is needed to be done. We used to have a lovely hospital here in Ottawa called the Grace General Hospital and it was where my children were born and was run by the Salvation Army and it was such… Read more »
Dave Windsor
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Jules; We travelled today as well. We went to Brockville for an appointment at the beautiful hospital called The General Hospital, located at 75 Charles St.. Just up from it, actually can be seen the older former St. Vincent du Paul which is now called the Brockville General Hospital on Gardner St. Basically similar names but the older unit has also been converted into a palliative care and conic care facility, similar to our St. Joseph’s Villa and Hospice here in Cornwall. By the way Jules, we have never experienced so much friendliness ANYWHERE incl. Ottawa. The pleasantries and smiles… Read more »
jules
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You sure are right Mr. Windsor family is first. Yesterday I was stuck on names and I have it now Mr. Mark MacDonald was the name I was struggling with as one of the candidates for mayor. This man is working hard along with yourself to make a better Cornwall and for the former General Hospital to be made into a caring facility for seniors and for other medical care. Brockville is a very nice town and we have friends who are now living in Florida who left Ottawa to live there for a while. They were shocked when they… Read more »
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