It is the first official snow day of the year. School bus and special vehicle transportation has been cancelled in all counties served by the: Catholic District School Board and the Upper Canada District School Board. All schools remain open. OC Transpo warns today’s snow will cause delays across the network. Environment Canada says the Snow will continue for most of today, bringing the total snowfall to 10 to 15 cm across the region by this afternoon. This is the largest snowfall event so far this season and is expected to significantly impact the morning commute. Motorists should be prepared for poor winter driving conditions. Snow is expected to become light and intermittent later this afternoon or evening then come to an end tonight.
The Canadian Medical Association says the Ontario government’s move to allow employers to demand their workers provide a doctors note for even minor illnesses could cause public health issues. The C-M-A says forcing employees to visit a doctor’s office to get a note risks spreading viruses or infection, when patients would be better off staying home to recover. The association says the legislation also means doctors need to take time away from providing direct care to patients in order to write the note, which is added administrative work.
Rotating strikes by Canada Post workers are continuing in New Brunswick, Ontario, and Alberta, but have ended in Montreal,
Winnipeg, B-C and Newfoundland and Labrador. The head of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers says the latest contract offer by the Crown corporation has some positive aspects, but doesn’t yet constitute a final offer that would end the job action.
The city of Clarence Rockland will be changing its roadside public lighting to LED between now and Dec 1st. The work will not affect traffic but the city is asking that motorists drive with extra caution in the work zones and respect signage.