Cornwall’s brotherly love for engineering

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(Newswatch Group/File)

CORNWALL – A born-and-raised Cornwallite has been hired as the city’s new engineer to oversee the planning of roads, water mains, sewers and other infrastructure.

Michael Fawthrop started Tuesday at the city.

The Queen’s University civil engineering graduate has additional training in designing and retrofitting pumping stations. He had been working at WSP Engineering in Cornwall (previous known as Genivar) and was working on some municipal infrastructure projects.

The name may sound familiar.

“We went out on a recruitment exercise and we ended up hiring Michael Fawthrop, who coincidentally is Jamie’s (James Fawthrop) brother,” Stephen Wintle, infrastructure planning division manager, told Cornwall Newswatch.

James – who also worked at one time for Genivar – moved to the parks and recreation department and is now the division manager for the city’s parks and recreation department.

Previous to the parks and rec job, James was the municipal engineer for Cornwall.