Turning fiscal fitness into physical fitness in Wyoming


Wyoming’s old bank is about to get new life and it is likely to improve the lives of people in the community.
Plympton-Wyoming Mayor Lonny Napper says town staff is working with TD Canada Trust on a deal which would see the company turn over the building to the municipality. The municipality would then offer space to health and wellness groups to offer programming.
Napper says TD first offered the municipality after the bank after it closed in 2017. The council turned down the offer then.
“The first time they (TD) offered the building, there were numbers flying around that it would cost a couple hundred thousand to renovate it,” says the mayor.
But Napper, who had a vision of a health and wellness centre for the growing community, persisted approaching the new council to see if members thought it would be a good idea to approach the bank again.
“The way health care is going today is outreach programs. I approached the (Central Lambton) Family Health Team and Lambton Public Health just to see if there was a need for it in our area…there were so many opportunities (to bring programs in) if you have the bricks and mortar.”
Council liked the idea and negotiations with TD officials began.