Cornwall Ontario – For over two days now residents of the Cornwall Ontario have been complaining on anti-social media about strange smells and haze in the area. Speculation and frankly, concerns for health and safety are rampant.
Dr. Paul Roumeliotis is the highest paid Sunshine list earner as head of the EOHU. Sadly Dr. Paul puts petty politics ahead of actual health and safety. On top of that it appears that Dr. Paul is more concerned with being called Dr. Paul and his brand rather than addressing concerns such as these smells?
A visit to the EOHU has no alert or warning. Nada. Zip. None. Even though multiple media outlets have been writing about this. Speculation is that it’s from burning in South Stormont, but that doesn’t quite make sense?
First off if it was a legal burn of such a magnitude surely there would be public notice in media? Which there hasn’t been.
And if the EOHU was aware there should have been media releases or something on their website? Nope. Nothing there.
So thousands of area residents are concerned as some of these smells have been described as “plastic” or “chemical” in nature. The region of those reporting go from Boundary Road in the East End to near Long Sault in South Stormont.
That’s too wide area an area for someone pulling down over $300K to remain silent about.
Dr. Paul refuses to not only not work with this newspaper for example, but refuses to send us health alerts or answer questions even though we have the largest reported audience on a regular basis. Even though we broke a story about possible Fentanyl in area Marijuana he and the EOHU still refuse to send us releases or cooperate on an issue that is killing people including in this area.
Kinda makes you wonder where his and the Province is on protecting residents of this area, no?
Newspapers like CFN, with over 1.5 million human pageviews per month and 9 social media channels are critical in reaching the most people possible in our region. Does it make sense for our government to be spending millions of dollars per year on an entity that boycotts its largest newspaper?
CFN will be calling the Ministry today to try and get some answers because we’re all breathing the same air and if something hinky is going on we deserve answers.
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