Environment Canada also has issued extreme cold warnings for all of Ontario and much of Quebec, saying the regions can expect to be in the deep freeze each night through until Sunday morning. Wind-chill readings are making it feel like minus-45 to 50 overnight in northern Ontario and Quebec, and in the minus-35 to 40 range in southern Ontario. The U-S East Coast is bracing for a deep freeze a day after a winter storm brought heavy snow, hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding that scrubbed about five-thousand flights across the U-S. A powerful system brought a mix of rain, snow and strong winds to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and P-E-I since noon yesterday, grounding flights and shutting down schools, businesses and government offices. Nova Scotia Power is reporting outages to 138-thousand homes and businesses while power is also out to more than 13-thousand customers in New Brunswick and in 28 communities across P-E-I.
Rockland and Bourget will finally be getting two new fire stations to meet the need of increasing call volumes and higher staffing and vehicle requirements. An ambulance station will be added as an extension to the fire station on Laurier Street. This new station will include bays to accommodate four ambulances. The current Landry Road station will be sold. As well, a much needed new 1700-square-feet station in Bourget will accommodate both fire and paramedic services. The costs for both stations will be included in the UCPR’s 2019 budget.
Like a majority of municipal councilors, Mayor Guy Desjardins intends to seek another mandate for the municipal elections of October 22, 2018. Desjardins says, ” We have big projects coming up that are long-term and I would like to finish them. ”
Health Canada says H-P Canada is recalling 26-hundred lithium-ion batteries used in notebook computers and mobile workstations because
they can overheat and cause a fire hazard. The recalled Chinese-made batteries were either sold already installed, or separately as replacements.
Consumers can go to the Health Canada website to see if their battery is affected.