GANANOQUE – The fire chief overseeing shared fire services in Gananoque and Leeds and the Thousand Islands Township has been suspended with pay.
The township issued a notice Monday night saying Gerry Bennett was on an “immediate paid leave of absence” by the Town of Gananoque.
The township said “information has come to the attention” of both municipalities requiring the agreement between the two to be put on hold, but did not elaborate on what exactly had transpired.
Leeds and the Thousand Islands and Gananoque have been and will continue to share automatic aid agreements.
Bennett has served 14 years with the Gananoque Fire Department.
Acting chiefs have been appointed in both the town and township in the interim.