In The News For Thursday October 11, 2018

The South Nation Conservation  released a report indicating that the watershed region is not meeting the minimum amount of forest cover under the federal environmental guidelines for healthy and sustainable forest habitat. The report, which can be found on the NSC website, includes a series of recommendations aimed at reversing the trend and improving the conservation of local forests.



The Main Street/High Street intersection in Vankleek Hill will  re-open by this Saturday although the paving work is not quite yet finished. The intersection work took slightly longer than expected with the lost time due to rain, and with the need to work around & under existing utilities to remain which really slowed things down. Overnight work will continue this week. Although the intersection will be re-opened, High Street is still closed for a while longer between Methot Street to just south of the Main St intersection to do underground work at the “curve” at the church and businesses. A section of  High Street was left untouched around Wall Street and Methot Street. The decision was made this week to not do the planned work this year, as there are worries about running out of time before winter. Temporary watermain & storm sewer connections will be made to existing infrastructure and the work between Wall Street and Methot Street will be completed in Spring/Summer of the coming year according to project manager, Francois Lafleur.



Tropical storm Michael continues to weaken as it charges over eastern Georgia this morning and makes its way toward the Carolinas. Florida’s panhandle is littered with evidence that Michael is one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the mainland United States when it roared ashore on Florida’s Panhandle yesterday as a Category 4 hurricane. Roofs and awnings are peeled from buildings amid snapped trees, and chunks of beaches are washed away. At least two deaths have been reported in Florida and in Georgia.


Heavy snow has closed schools in eastern North Dakota and has made travel extremely difficult. Canada is also still suffering from severe weather extremes this early in the fall. Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are shivering in
temperatures around the freezing mark, with wind chills making it feel like Minus 7 in Winnipeg, and Minus 13 in Regina.
To the east, Toronto recorded a high temperature of 29 yesterday, with high humidity making it feel like 33.



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