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Suncoast Citadel in Goderich Celebrates 130 Years

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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

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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

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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 […]

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Salvation Army Day with the London Majors

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More than 250 Salvationists, friends and supporters joined with hundreds of other Londoners at Labatt Memorial Park in London for “Salvation Army Day” with the London Majors Baseball Club on Friday, June 5th.  A Salvation Army Band ensemble played the National Anthem prior to the start of the game and Public Relations & Development Representative, Perron Goodyear, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.  Nine-year old Amanda Leach represented the Army and served as “bat girl” during the game.

Throughout the game […]