St. Clair appoints fire chief
Toronto Star

Richard Boyes is the new fire chief in St. Clair following the retirement of Walt Anderson last month.

Boyes is accepting the position on an interim basis. The Corunna resident previously served as fire chief for eight years in Sarnia and six years in Oakville. Boyes was also the executive director of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs for seven years.

Anderson’s decision to retire came following a township investigation into concerning comments posted on his social media pages. Many of them came during the recent federal election and hinted at violence toward Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Anderson maintained his accounts had been hacked and he was being impersonated online. However following a closed session of council to discuss the matter he suddenly announced he’d be retiring.

Boyes officially began his new role Oct. 18.


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