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Inaccessible fire hydrants a concern in Wendover

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already started the process of cleaning fire hydrants. “We clean them as soon as we have the chance, but it’s certain that our priority are our roads,” said Campeau. “We already started, but when we don’t have time to clean all of them, we hire an outside contractor to do it and it seems this season we will need one.” The resident has also sent a letter to the Office of the Fire Marshal of Ontario, about a week and a half ago, but has yet to receive a response.

As winter persists, some Wendover resi- dents are concerned about the lack of at- tention given to ensuring the accessibility of fire hydrants. According to some, many fire hydrants in Wendover are almost entirely covered with ice and/or snow. One resident, who

Certains résidents de Wendover se disent préoccupés par le fait que certaines bornes d’incendie àWendover ne sont pas bien déblayées. Selon un représentant du département des Travaux publics d’Alfred-Plantagenet, le temps manque pour les déblayer tous. Il précise que la municipalité songe à faire appel à un entrepreneur indépendant —photos Alexia Marsillo

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inaccessible due to the fact that they are buried in snow and ice and have not been cleared once this year. If my house burns down, then who’s responsible?” Denis Campeau, the assistant superin- tendant of the Public Works department of Alfred-Plantagenet, the municipality has

preferred to remain anonymous, claims he has expressed concern for the last couple of years, but the situation has not improved. “Others have also called to complain, but nothing is ever done,” said the resident. “More than half of them [fire hydrants] are

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