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Saving Saskatchewan – A Tale of Two Waynes


Saskatchewan Fire Relief – by Perron S. Goodyear

By day, Wayne Mantyka is a reporter for CTV in Regina.  When a disaster happens in his home Province however, Mantyka becomes a volunteer with The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services.  He first started volunteering for The Salvation Army 6 years ago and sees it as a way of giving back and, as a Christian, to live his faith. 

Such was the case in July of this year when wildfires forced thousands of residents of northern Saskatchewan […]


Suncoast Citadel in Goderich Celebrates 130 Years


On June 26th, 2015 The Salvation Army Suncoast Citadel kicked off a weekend of celebration with a Newfoundland-Style Jigg’s Dinner. Over 100 people were in attendance at the evening’s meal of turkey, salt beef, veggies galore and blueberry cake for dessert. In addition to the good meal, 10 people were “Screeched-In” as honourary Newfoundlanders. The evening offered a great way to kick off a weekend of celebrating 130 years of God’s faithfulness to The Salvation Army in Goderich.

On Saturday the […]

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Emergency Disaster Services Responds to Ammonia Leak in Fort Erie


First responders arrived at the scene of Rich Products in Fort Erie shortly after noon on Monday, July 6, 2015 due to an ammonia spill which resulted in the death of one contractor and non-life threatening injuries to two others.  Many in the surrounding area had to be evacuated while others were instructed to remain in their homes with windows closed and air conditioners off.  Nearby Douglas Memorial Hospital was sealed for a time while two other nearby nursing homes […]

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Local Salvation Army Personnel Deployed To Assist in Saskatchewan


The Salvation Army locally has received a request for assistance from the Army in Saskatchewan due to the ongoing wild fires situation.  The Ontario Great Lakes Division’s Director of Emergency & Disaster Services, Perron Goodyear, is being deployed early on Wednesday, July 8 to assist with leadership of the relief efforts on behalf of the organization.

Goodyear, who is also a member of the Territorial (National) Crisis Support Team for the Army, has vast experience in emergency response including 2 weeks […]