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The Thompson Local News


There will be a new fire chief here in Thompson this time next month.

 

City Council has officially passed a resolution which will make now soon-to-be former Deputy Chief Mike Bourgon the new director of Fire and Public Safety as of August 13th.

 

Speaking to Arctic Radio News, Deputy Mayor Colleen Smook explained why he was the right choice.

 

Smook said that Bourgon is the right choice as he has been mentoring under Chief Maskerine for many years, and that the City is happy when they can promote from within rather than having to look to bring someone in from the outside.

 

She added that there was some discussion before the resolution was passed, and was focused on what Bourgon’s official title would be. Smook said that the Municipal Act, which comes from the Province, says that the City needs to have a Fire Chief while the City of Thompson uses the Director of Fire and Public Safety title.

 

The Deputy Mayor said that director of Fire and Public Safety is a better fit as the CSO’s and By-Law officers also fall under the jurisdiction of the fire department.

 

Mike Bourgon has been with the Thompson Fire Department for over ten years, and he will be taking over from John Maskerine, who has served as a firefighter in Thompson since 1969.

 

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