OMERS Passes Five Amendments


Back on June 23rd, we posted about the possible change(s) OMERS Sponsor Corporation was contemplating. The very next day they voted to make the following five changes. Extending leave purchase deadlines Reducing or eliminating the 36-month employment requirement for purchases of periods of reduced pay Permitting temporary layoffs as purchasable service Non-full-time expansion Shared Risk Indexing

James Duffney Retired City of York (L-411) Funeral Notice

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DUFFNEY, James (Jim) “The Duffer” Passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19th in his 78th year. Jim had a long and successful career as a Firefighter with the City of York Fire Department. He is survived and missed by Dianne, his loving wife and soul mate of 47 years. Jim will also be greatly missed by Michelle, Courtney, Stacey and … Read More

Capt. Eugene “Gene” Dionne Funeral Information.

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Born December 1950 and passed away peacefully at age 69 on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, after a brief battle with cancer. Predeceased by parents, Peggy and Eugene Dionne. Father to Gina. Gene will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Mary (Jim) and Penny (Ed), as well as nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Gene … Read More

Zoom Recovery Meetings *REMINDER*


Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Subject: Zoom Recovery Meetings *REMINDER* Brothers and Sisters, Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, your Association has been hosting substance abuse/addiction recovery meetings online, as part of our ongoing effort to improve the quality of life and the health of our members. It looks like it will be a while until we get back to meeting … Read More

Gary Nystrom Funeral Notice

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GARY ERIC NYSTROM 12-Feb-1942 – 16-Jun-2020. The Nystrom family is devastated to announce Gary’s passing on June 16 after a long battle with prostate cancer. He leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Pat (nee Barclay), his son Daniel (Debbie) and daughter Devon (Ian). Proud papa to Nicholas, Alexis and Garrett. He joined the North York fire department in 1972 … Read More

IAFF Leadership Award


Ed Kennedy Receives IAFF Leadership Award. Ed started with the Scarborough Fire Department in 1981. He has advocated for fire fighters for the majority of his fire fighting career. As a Scarborough Fire Fighter he served as an Executive Officer and Vice President for the Scarborough Professional Fire Fighters Association (IAFF Local 626). After the amalgamation of the five cities … Read More

Ontario continues to Reopen


As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) case numbers continue to decline the Ford Government is slowly opening up more of the province. In addition to the areas announced for June 12th the following can move to Stage 2 on Friday June 19th. Which means more businesses opening and more people getting back to work, albeit to a new normal. …Informed by public … Read More

Memorial Grant Program for First Responders


The Memorial Grant Program for First Respondersrecognizes the service and sacrifice of respondersin keeping Canadians safe. Through the program,families of first responders who die as a result oftheir duties can receive a one-time lump sum,tax-free direct maximum payment of $300,000. Memorial Grant Program forFirst Responders — FAQs — for First Responders

William (Bill) Pennock Funeral Notice

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William (Bill) Pennock – SFD Seniority #141 Its with deep regret we inform you of the passing of Bill Pennock. Bill started with the Scarborough Fire Department in January of 1960 and retired in June of 1991 with 31 years of service. Our sincerest condolences from the RTFFA go out to his family and friends. Obituary of William Angus Pennock … Read More