A candlelight vigil will happen Wednesday night to protest the closing of the Minden ER.
It’s scheduled for 10:00 p.m. at the Minden Hospital entrance off Deep Bay Road, with the closure happening just after midnight.
On Tuesday, a group of Minden and area business owners attended Queen’s Park in Toronto to raise awareness of the issue alongside New Democrat MPPs. NDP Health critic France Gélinas again asked health minister Sylvia Jones and the province to intervene in the closure.
Gélinas’ party colleague Chris Glover says the six-week notice of the closure is a sign of the government’s “privatization agenda.”
Also on Tuesday, plans to file an injunction aimed at halting the closure of the ER have been canceled.
Patrick Porzuczek with the “Save the Minden ER” campaign says lawyers they hired determined that no judge would grant an injunction or judicial review of the scheduled closure, as there is no current legislation or case law to support an injunction.
**Written by Rick Lowes