Gananoque, ON: Effective, November 8th 2016, Fire Chief Gerald Bennett was released from his employment with the Town of Gananoque. Bennett was placed on a paid leave of absence on September 19th 2016 following the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands’ decision to terminate the shared Fire Chief service agreement with the Town.
An internal investigation was conducted by a forensic auditor for the two Fire Departments. In accordance with Town policy, the Ontario Provincial Police has been contacted. No further details are available at this time.
In the meantime, Acting Fire Chief Gary Bullock will continue in the position.