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Thursday, October 6, 2022
Letter: Marine unit thanks NOTL for its help

Dear editor:

Too often, this space is devoted to letters complaining about one arm or another of government, lamenting some perceived injustice. This isn’t one of those letters.

I am writing to express the sincere gratitude of the members of South Shore Search And Rescue for the efforts of a number of local governments that have come to our aid after last year’s flooding of our facilities on the shores of Lake Ontario.

We extend our thanks to the Niagara Region for offering us winter storage for our fast-response rescue boat.

We are similarly grateful to the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake for a warm and dry space to preserve, sort and store the equipment and supplies needed to keep two rescue boats in service. And to the Town of Lincoln for the offer of a longer-term home for our small boat and all of our supplies.

We would also like to acknowledge councilors Randy Vaine and John Dunstall of the Town of Grimsby and Sarah Sweeney, director of parks, recreation and culture for the town, for their efforts on our behalf.

As volunteers saving lives on the water, we depend on the support of the communities we serve. We continue to be grateful for that support.

Doug Mepham

Deputy unit leader 

Grimsby Auxiliary Marine Rescue Unit (GAMRU)

South Shore Search And Rescue