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Emergency sirens blare in support of hospital workers in Collingwood (Video)

Police, fire, and ambulance crews from Collingwood and three other area municipalities engaged in a drive-by encouragement for Collingwood General and Marine hospital staff

Police, fire, and ambulance vehicles from Collingwood, Clearview, Wasaga Beach, and The Blue Mountains paraded by the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital this evening in a show of support for hospital staff at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The noisy salute took place at 7:30 p.m. The trucks were at the hospital on March 30 and returned tonight (April 2) for round two. There's a movement, both locally and beyond, to cheer loudly and make some noise every evening at 7:30 p.m. in support of frontline workers. In Collingwood, some have started banging pots from their porches or driveways for a few seconds.

The parade was augmented by a sparse (and separated) crowd of people in the parking lot cheering. 

Hospital staff stepped outside the doors, many in full PPE, to wave and cheer back. 

Enjoy this video of the event.

Erika Engel

About the Author: Erika Engel

Erika regularly covers all things news in Collingwood as a reporter, photographer and community editor. She has 12 years of experience as a local journalist.
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