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Sep. 20, 2021 | Monday
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Letter: How did NHS come to own the NOTL hospital?

Dear editor:

I read with interest last week the first installment of your series "Future Vision" and the story of the history of the hospital in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

It was duly noted how the residents of NOTL did the fundraising to build both hospitals, an awesome project in those days.

 In other words the town, or the people of the town, owned the hospital.

Yor article states that in 2018 the town negotiated a deal with the Niagara Health System to purchase the land and the old hospital.

Nowhere does it say when and where did the NHS purchase the hospital.

I would like to know if the NHS owned the hospital how much did it pay for it and where did the money go.

If the NHS did not purchase the hospital and property, then why did the town have to buy it from that organization?

Perhaps one of your readers knows the answer.

Ward Simpson