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June 3/13 - Flat tire repairs fuel OPAL efforts 


A Zorra Township man is doing what he knows best to raise money for a cause close to his heart.

Doug Thomas is hosting a special Flat Tire Repair Day on June 15 to raise money for the Oxford People Against the Landfill (OPAL) alliance.

“I’m trying to do the right thing, you have to pick and choose your battles,” Thomas said. “This landfill, if it goes through, it will decimate Ingersoll. I plan to stay there, and I want to do everything I can to stop it



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Oxford People Against the Landfill has a unique fundraising event coming up!

On Saturday June 15th, come out to Whole Tire Repair at the Rayside corner (where Highway #2 meets the 31st Line), and get your flat tires repaired for $25 each.

Owner Doug Thomas will be fixing flat car, pick-up truck or implement tires from 8am to 5pm that day, and donating the proceeds towards the fight against the Walker Industries mega-landfill proposal.

“Doug was one of the first community members to come forward early on in this process and ask what he could personally do to help”, says OPAL chair Steve McSwiggan. “Recognizing our need to pay for legal and expert costs to combat the landfill, he came up with this unique idea to put his talents to use for the cause. We really appreciate his willingness to spend an entire day working in order to protect the county from the threat of the landfill. It’s really inspiring to see people coming forward with some great ideas for raising the money we need.”

While customers wait for their tires to be repaired they can enjoy a snack barbequed by OPAL volunteers and learn more about the landfill proposal and what they can do to have their say in the ongoing provincial environmental assessment process. OPAL members on hand will have OPAL Update newsletters and other materials available to share information.

For more information on tire repairs, call Doug Thomas at 519-485-3218.