Municipality Of Argyle Supporting Relief Efforts For Families Of Pubnico Head Fire Victims

Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 15:45 PM

Community support continues for the families of four children killed in a house fire in Pubnico Head over the weekend.

The Municipality of Argyle has released details on how to assist in relief efforts.

They say accounts in trust have been opened at the Credit Union and Royal Bank of Canada under the name 'Pubnico Fire Relief Fund.'

Anyone can make a donation at any Credit Union or RBC branch in Atlantic Canada under that name.

Municipal Clerk Chris Frotten says the municipality will be taking names and numbers of those interested in providing items to those affected.

"As the specific needs are still uncertain, the municipality has decided to keep an inventory of these items and coordinate as the needs arise. Anyone interested in supporting this can call 902-648-2314 which is our EMO line."

The municipality encourages residents to support fundraisers that may be available locally, and acknowledges the incredible efforts already underway.

Frotten says the municipality is deeply saddened by the tragic house fire and extends sincerest condolences to the family members and the community, and they recognize the work of the local volunteer fire departments and emergency agencies.

Argyle Warden Richard Donaldson is expected to make a statement at a council meeting tonight.

Meanwhile, three funeral homes in the area, Sweeny's, Huskilson's and West Pubnico have agreed to look after costs associated with funeral services.

In a Facebook post, Sweeny's Funeral Home says the funeral homes remain focused on helping the families involved.