South Dundas councillor steps down from fire service

Councillor Bill Ewing, center, recites the oath of office during the swearing in of South Dundas council on Dec. 2, 2014. Ewing has stepped down from the municipal fire department in order to avoid future possible conflicts of interest. (Cornwall Newswatch/File)

IROQUOIS – A municipal councillor has resigned from South Dundas Fire and Emergency Services.

Coun. Bill Ewing tendered his resignation earlier this month as he felt he would be in a conflict of interest when dealing with fire service issues at the council table.

Ewing reportedly came to the decision after a special council session and speaking with lawyers.

Ewing was assistant deputy chief at the Iroquois fire station and had been a firefighter since 1980.

It’s not known who will fill Ewing’s vacancy at the fire department.

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