Minnesota Family Wins Battle To save Ontario Disability Camp
A couple from Madison Lake and the disabled Navy veteran they care for saw their two year fight to save a resort for the disabled come to an end Friday after reaching an agreement with four Thunder Bay civic organizations to renovate the facility for at least the next 20 years.
Kevin and Lorie Johnson and military veteran Kirk Williams vacationed at the resort twice a year and were alarmed when they heard the facility would be closing due to expensive operating costs.
Two years ago, Kevin launched a petition to try to get Ontario to designate the 6 point 8-acre parcel of land as permanently protected for the use of the disability community.
More than 29,000 people signed it.
The organizations will soon begin fundraising $400,000 needed for restoration and improvements.
They hope to reopen the camp in the spring of 2018.
--KEYC News 12