Labour Day road toll shows community generosity

Photo by Patricia Drohan/For The Mid-North Monitor The annual Labour Day road toll took place on Monday, Sept. 2, on Highway 6 in Espanola in front of the Giant Tiger store. The road toll is a fundraiser to purchase much needed equipment for the Espanola Regional Hospital.

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The annual Labour Day road toll on Highway 6 mid-way through the Town of Espanola once again showed the generosity of the community and that of visitors passing through the community.

Volunteers for the Espanola Hospital Foundation were once again out in the middle of the highway, fashionably attired in safety reflective yellow and orange bibs.

The annual Labour Day road toll once again slowed the traffic a little bit as people made their way through town, but most drivers didn’t seem to mind and many of them dropped a donation into the traditional hospital bedpans.

The Espanola Hospital Foundation volunteers, including Terri Noble, Mike Dunn, Ron McKenzie, Dave Pope, Brenda McCarthy and others, positioned themselves on the highway in front of Giant Tiger from early Monday morning until late in the afternoon.

Funds raised this year go towards the building of a much-needed X-ray suite at the hospital. The X-ray machine currently at the hospital is approaching the end of its service life. When that happens, repairs cannot be made, as parts are no longer available.

This year’s Labour Day road toll netted a generous $5,845.05, said Terri Noble.

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