Monthly Archives: July 2015

My City of Welland Rose To….

City of Welland Rose (File photo/Joe Barkovich)

City of Welland Rose (File photo/Joe Barkovich)

By Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

My ‘City of Welland Rose’ this week goes to: Three local mayors for their united stand on Welland Hospital.

The three mayors are Frank Campion, Welland; April Jeffs, Wainfleet; and John Maloney, Port Colborne.

They gave their views in a story that appeared in the local weekly newspaper, Niagara This Week. The story can also be read on-line.

I like the mayors for their feistiness, their independent thinking and their determination to do what they feel is right and best for their respective municipalities, rather than kowtow to the powers that be.

They want Welland hospital to stay open rather than close when a new hospital is built at a site in Niagara Falls.

“We all feel south Niagara deserves to have fair, equitable access to hospital services” Campion says in the newspaper’s story,  adding “Niagara Falls is not in south Niagara.”

(My City of Welland Rose To…is a recurring feature on the blog, appearing most Fridays.)