News

Callander Food Bank picks up a few carbon monoxide detectors

Wednesday, February 05, 2014   by: Kate Adams

Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli
News Release

*****

Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli dropped by the Callander Food Bank today to donate six carbon monoxide detectors to raise awareness of a new law requiring them in Ontario homes.

Fedeli made a similar donation in December to the food bank in Powassan.

Bill 77, the Hawkins Gignac Act, received Royal Assent late last year, making carbon monoxide detectors mandatory.

The bill was proposed after the December 2008 tragedy in which Ontario Provincial Police Const. Laurie Hawkins, her husband Richard and their two children, Cassandra and Jordan, died of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Woodstock home.

The couple was originally from North Bay, and their deaths touched many in the community.

“CO detectors DO save lives,” said Fedeli. “I can’t understand why anyone would object to having a device that can save a life.”

In 2009 while serving as Mayor of North Bay, Fedeli and City Council passed a bylaw making it mandatory for all homes in the City that have a fuel-fired appliance to install a carbon monoxide detector.

***** 

Comments
0
Please sign in to post a response
Note: Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of BayToday.ca. Keep discussions civil and on topic. Refrain from obscenity and don't post anything that your grandmother would be ashamed to read. Those who do not abide by these guidelines will have their membership revoked without notice. If you see an abusive post, please click the link beside the post to report it.
Advertising | Membership | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | About BayToday.ca | Contact Us | Feedback

Copyright ©2014 BayToday.ca - All rights reserved
News Sports