The City’s new RCMP superintendent will be settling into his office chair in a couple of weeks, but the search for a new fire chief is still in process.
City corporate and community affairs director David Duckworth said a second round of interviews is being done with a narrowed field of candidates. He did not say how many candidates there are in the second round, but there were four or five in the first interviews.
Duckworth said scheduling the interviews and doing other research to ensure the candidate chosen is the right fit means the new fire chief probably won’t be on the job until November.
The search was sparked by the unexpected decision by Neill Moroz to retire after he took a leave. He has been temporarily replaced by Gary McCall, who was fire chief before Moroz.
McCall is holding the job until the end of August, at which point the City will have to appoint someone else to fill in, Duckworth said.
The deputy fire chief Jim Bell is on medical leave.
The search for a new RCMP leader was prompted by the resignation of Yves Lacasse, who went to work for KGHM-Ajax.
Insp. Brad Mueller from Dauphin, Man., has been hired as his replacement. Duckworth said Mueller is expected to arrive in a couple of weeks.