Clarence Rockland is under a special weather statement for a messy mix of snow, ice pellets and freezing rain this weekend. According to Environment Canada, a complex weather system will affect much of Southern and Eastern Ontario this weekend and possibly into Monday. Snow and ice pellets will likely affect portions of Central and Eastern Ontario Friday night into Saturday night with significant accumulations possible. On Sunday, precipitation is expected to change to freezing rain, particularly over Eastern Ontario where several hours of freezing rain are possible. As this weather system is still a few days away, there remains uncertainty with regards to precipitation amounts and which areas will be most affected. However, there is a potential for this to be a high impact storm.
Ottawa police have begun a Canada-wide search to replace Deputy Chief Jill Skinner. The police service says it has hired an executive search firm to find candidates for the job and it’s accepting applications until May 11th. Skinner’s contract is up in June. The president of the Ontario Medical Association has written to Premier Kathleen Wynne to request an urgent meeting to discuss proposed tax changes in the 2018 budget. Doctor Shawn Whatley says in his letter to Wynne that changes in the taxation system for small business will have a destabilizing affect on doctors and will affect their ability to care for patients.
Whatley says Ontario physicians have been without a contact for more than four years, while the operating costs of their offices continue to rise. He warns the new tax measures will drive many doctors to consider retirement or leaving the province.
The impact of the devastating crash between a bus carrying members of the Humboldt Broncos ‘Junior A’ hockey team and a semi-truck is being felt across our country. Today, the employees, and members of The Clarence-Rockland Fire Department are wearing a hockey jersey or a green shirt to commemorate the Broncos sharing the pain of the citizens of Humboldt, Saskatchewan.
Cineplex says it’s laying off “a number of” full-time workers due to a small restructuring at the entertainment company. The job cuts come as the company aims to reduce its expenses byabout 25-million dollars a year.