During the spring thaw period, some roads cannot withstand heavy vehicle loads. Beginning Monday, March 5, seasonal load restrictions are in effect. Commercial vehicles or trailers with a gross vehicle weight in excess of five tonnes or 11,000 pounds per axle are prohibited on roads where restriction signage is posted, and on all truck routes identified as restricted on the Urban Truck Routes and Rural Truck Routes. These restrictions also apply to all non-truck routes. Heavy vehicles that exceed weight limits on restricted load roadways during the spring thaw period will be subject to fines.
Also take note that there will be lane reductions in both directions on the 174 today between 10:00 this morning and 3:00 this afternoon for pothole repairs so expect delays during this time frame.
It was a homecoming many Canadian athletes have never experienced before. Cheering crowds greeted Olympians at Montreal’s Trudeau airport, thrilled to see gold-medal-winning snowboarder Sebastien Toutant and bronze-winning figure-skaters Meagan DTuhamel and Eric Radford. They also cheered for short-track speedskater Kim Boutin, who won a silver and two bronze in South Korea in her Olympic debut, and
admitted she is most looking forward to sleeping in her own bed. Boisterous crowds in Vancouver greeted gold medallists Cassie Sharpe and Patrick Chan and silver-medal-winning hockey player Meghan Agosta, and hundreds filled the arrival section of the airport in London, Ontario to welcome ice-dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir who each won two golds.
Today’s federal budget will contain first steps toward a national pharmacare program. Sources say the budget will establish a national advisory group, which is expected to be led by now-former Ontario health minister Dr. Eric Hoskins. Hoskins abruptly resigned both his cabinet position and his seat in the Ontario legislature yesterday, saying he will — quote — ”continue building better health care for all Canadians.”