The Ontario Science Centre couldn’t have picked a better day to release its new study on natural disasters. It says 76 per cent of Canadians are concerned there has been an increase in the frequency of natural disasters. Are you prepared for today’s storm? The study says one in three of us don’t know what supplies to have on hand during a weather emergency.
HRM asks residents scheduled for garbage and recycling pick ups during the storm to keep their bins and bags out of the path of snow removal vehicles and recommends not putting them out the night before . You may have to get up a little bit early to put them out before 7a.m.
Consider the collectors' safety and don't make them climb over snowbanks: put your bins and bags beside the end of your driveway.
Only eight minutes left to catch that flight from Halifax to Havana: Most everything else out of YYZ is now cancelled.
Halifax Regional Police reports 18 traffic accidents since midnight. Sgt. Brian Palmeter says weather is probably a factor in many cases. “It’s a little higher than normal,” Palmeter says, “but, given the weather, it’s not too bad.”
There has been a head-on collision on the 118, between exits 17 and 18 near Porter's Lake. Halifax RCMP says traffic is limited to one lane and drivers should expect delays until after 5 p.m. No further details at this time.
Police are urging the public to stay off main roads as driving conditions become more treacherous.
Nova Scotia Power reports 1196 customers are without power in the Bridgewater area. Crews are now investigating the cause of the outage.
HRM sent home staff at 3:30 today and has already cancelled garbage and recycling pick-ups for tomorrow. Residents who were scheduled for pick-ups tomorrow will be able to put out their bags and bins on Saturday, Feb. 5.
In Lunenburg County a tractor trailer is blocking passage on Oakhill Road. The road is closed and drivers should find another route.
Adding to the earlier post about garbage removal: All solid waste facilities in the HRM will be closed tomorrow.
This impacts the following facilities: Otter Lake Waste Management Facility at 600 Otter Lake Dr., Materials Recovery Facility at 20 Horseshoe Lake Dr., New Era Composting Facility at 61 Evergreen Place and Miller Composting Facility at 80 Gloria McCluskey Ave.
Oakhill Road in Lunenburg County is now open, but all other road conditions are available by dialing 511.
A snowstorm didn't stop hundreds of students from taking to the streets of Halifax to protest the high cost of a university education.
Students from all five Halifax universities banded together Wednesday in a lively and loud demonstration, marching from their respective university campuses to Victoria Park and then to Province House.
Carrying signs that read, "Reduce fees, drop debt" and "A university education shouldn't bleed you dry," students called on the provincial government to do something about rising student debt and high tuition.
Student protests took place at the same time in the university towns of Wolfville and Church Point.
Protest organizers says the average student debt in Nova Scotia after graduating from an undergraduate program is $31,000.