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Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | posted Monday, Jan 20th, 2020

Prince Harry said Sunday that he felt “great sadness” but found “no other option” to cutting almost all of his and his wife Meghan’s royal ties in the hopes of achieving a more peaceful life.

The comments were Harry’s first public remarks since his split from the royal family was announced earlier this month. Video of his speech was posted to Harry and Meghan’s official Instagram account.

Harry said he did not make the decision lightly and praised his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and the rest of his family for supporting him and his wife in recent months. He called the decision “a leap of faith” and said he hopes the move will allow him and his family to achieve a “more peaceful life.”

During his speech at a charity event, Harry framed the decision as being at least in part because of press scrutiny, saying the “the media is a powerful force.”

He said that he and Meghan intend to continue a life of service and that his love and support for the United Kingdom is unwavering, but added that he needed to shed the royal ties he grew up with.

“We’re not walking away, and we are certainly not walking away from you,” Harry said. “Our hope was to continue serving the queen, the commonwealth and my military associations but without public funding. Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible.”

Harry and Meghan plan to spend most of their time in Canada. Beginning this spring they will stop using their “royal highness” titles and will lose all access to public funds once they stop carrying out official functions.

Harry made the remarks at a dinner to support Sentebale, his Africa-based charity supporting youngsters with HIV. He opened his speech noting that many in the audience had watched him grow up and said he wanted them “to hear the truth from me, as much as I can share, not as a prince, or a duke, but as Harry.”

Harry framed the decision to leave as his own, made on behalf of Meghan and their young son, Archie. He said that Meghan shares his values and remains “the same woman I fell in love with.”

He spoke of both during his remarks, telling the audience that Archie had seen snow for the first time a few days ago and “thought it was bloody brilliant.”

He then turned to his relationship with the queen and other members of his family.

“I will always have the utmost respect for my grandmother – my commander in chief – and I’m incredibly grateful to her and the rest of my family for the support they have shown Meghan and I over the last few months,” he said.

Young girl seriously injured after being struck in High Park

BT Toronto | posted Monday, Jan 20th, 2020

A young girl has suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in the High Park area of the city.

Emergency crews were called to High Park Avenue between Humberside and Glenlake avenues around 7 p.m.

The young girl was initially attended to by residents of the street before paramedics arrived on the scene.

She was transported to hospital in serious but non-life threatening condition.

It’s not certain what led up to the incident but the driver did remain on the scene.

Addressing the ‘crisis’ that is Ontario’s food waste problem

ERICA NATIVIDAD AND VICTORIA REVAY | posted Monday, Jan 20th, 2020

It’s Ontario’s two-million tonne problem: Prepared food being needlessly wasted with a large portion of it ending up in the province’s landfills.

But the problem doesn’t start there.

Mike Chopowick, director of policy and communications with the Ontario Waste Management Association, says almost half the food waste takes place before it even gets to your fridge or kitchen table.

“Starting from the farming process, the retail stage and then there is the food waste that people generate,” he says. “Food waste across Canada costs about $860 per person, so there is a financial incentive and there is the ethical issue of not using the food and feeding people that really need it.”

Feeding the hungry with some of that surplus food that comes from restaurants and food retailers is what Tony Colley is doing.

The Toronto entrepreneur founded B12Give, a mobile platform that redistributes hot food and take it to shelters within the hour. Colley says he realized how big of an issue avoidable food waste was for the city when he began working with a catering company. He says he noticed that hot food left over from events was discarded nightly and he wanted to find a solution.

“There is nothing like this in Canada which is why I decided to create this program,” says Colley. “Most of the rescue agencies work with manufacturers or producers and take food to a distribution centres and sort.”

There are about a dozen food rescue agencies across the country. Second Harvest is one of those organizations. The Toronto-based non-profit commissioned a world-first study in 2017 that shows the food waste realities of Canadians. The study was conducted by Value Chain Management and measured raw data from food industry practices rather than using estimates. It showed that more than half of the food produced in Canada is wasted and that the value of groceries landing in disposal sites and landfills is almost $50 billion.

All the food being sent to landfills is causing another challenge. Ontario is running out of space.

According to Nadien Kerr, manager of resource recovery within Solid Waste Management Services at the City of Toronto, in 2018, Toronto processed approximately 160,000 tonnes of Green Bin organic waste. Approximately 90 per cent of collected Green Bin tonnes are from residential sources such as homes, apartments and condos. The remaining 10 per cent is from the City’s non-residential customers, which include small commercial businesses as well as schools, city buildings, and charities. As for larger businesses and commercial operations, they have private collection not done by the City.

CityNews reached out to the Loblaw Corporation that owns over 2,000 grocery stores across Canada to see how they manage their food surplus. In a statement the company says, “currently, all of our Toronto corporate stores and many of our franchised locations work with local organizations to redistribute food to help people facing food insecurities in their community.” Adding that “in 2019, we also partnered with the Flashfood app, which provides customers the opportunity to purchase food items nearing expiration at a reduced price of up to 50 per cent off at select Loblaw grocery stores. Through this initiative, 4.6 million pounds of food was diverted from landfills last year.”

But experts like Chopowick say more needs to be done, calling food waste a “crisis” in the country.

“It’s our understanding the Ontario government has said they’re going to introduce a proposal to implement some sort of disposable ban on food waste,” he says. “We’d have to consider who the ban would apply to and what type of food would be covered by the ban and whether or not you’d want it across the province or just in large cities. In most cases, it usually takes four to five years to phase it in and implement it.”

As for the issue of food waste that comes from prepared food, Colley says he doesn’t think food retailers can ever become a zero-waste operations, but reducing the amount of food waste and reusing it to help those in need still helps.

“We all have the same mission which is food rescue. In the past two years I’ve rescued over 10,000 pounds of food which has served about 7,800 people across the city. Food retailers will never become a zero-waste facility. We know that but what I can do is to help them become a zero avoidable food waste facility.”

Disruptive week starts for elementary and secondary school students

BT Toronto | posted Monday, Jan 20th, 2020

It will be a disruptive week for students and parents as both elementary and secondary school teachers stage several one-day strikes across the province affecting various school boards every day this week.

First up is the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario who will stage walkouts at York Region, Toronto and Ottawa-Carleton boards on Monday.

Tuesday will be the busiest day in terms of labour disruption with elementary schools in Grand Erie, Trillium Lakelands, Renfrew and Superior-Greenstone boards being targeted.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation is also set to stage a walkout on Tuesday which will affect nine provincial school boards including the biggest one, Toronto District School Board.

OSSTF President Harvey Bischof says this will be the last full withdrawal of services by OSSTF/FEESO members until after the “crucial exam period.”

Ontario’s English Catholic teachers also plan to hold one-day strikes on Tuesday which will affect both elementary and secondary schools.

Elementary teachers at Thames Valley, Rainbow and Rainy River school boards will strike on Wednesday and at Avon-Maitland, Halton, Niagara and Lakehead on Thursday before closing the week out with job action at the Ontario North East and Bluewater school boards on Friday.

ETFO President Sam Hammond has said the main issues in bargaining include classroom size, more resources for students with special needs, protection of their kindergarten program and fair compensation.

“(Education Minister Stephen) Lecce seems prepared to let his government’s damaging cuts to public education proceed instead of taking a responsible approach at the bargaining table,” said Hammond in a press release Sunday, adding that the government hasn’t returned to the bargaining table since their last session on Dec. 19.

“We continue to urge the Minister to get back to the table to discuss the critical issues that parents and educators care about.”

Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced last week the Ford government would provide parents with children up to Grade 7 up to $60 a day for child care during teacher strikes.

According to the government, more than 100,000 parents have signed up for their Support for Parents program. Leece said the compensation would be retroactive for “qualifying parents to cover costs already incurred due to labour disruptions that have occurred during the current 2019-20 labour negotiations.”

Lecce said that should all boards across the province go on strike on the same day, it would end up costing the province $48-million per day.

The strikes are just the latest development in escalating tensions between the four major teachers’ unions and the provincial government, who have been bargaining a new collective agreement since the beginning of September.

Only the union representing Ontario’s French school system has contract talks scheduled with the government.

ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY TEACHERS JOB ACTION CALENDAR

MONDAY, JAN 20
ETFO

  • Elementary Teachers of Toronto
  • York Region Teacher Local
  • Ottawa Carleton Teacher Local

TUESDAY, JAN 21
ETFO

  • Grand Erie Teacher Local
  • Trillium Lakelands Teacher Local
  • Renfrew County Teacher Local
  • Superior-Greenstone Teacher Local

OSSTF

  • Rainy River District School Board
  • Near North District School Board
  • Grand Erie District School Board
  • Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board
  • Toronto District School Board
  • Simcoe County District School Board
  • Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
  • Trillium Lakelands District School Board
  • Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board

OECTA

  • Teachers in all publicly funded Catholic district school boards

WEDNESDAY, JAN 22
ETFO

  • Thames Valley Teacher Local
  • Rainbow Teacher Local
  • Rainy River District Teacher Local

THURSDAY, JAN 23
ETFO

  • Avon Maitland Teacher Local
  • Halton Teacher Local
  • Niagara Teacher Local
  • Lakehead Teacher Local

FRIDAY, JAN 24
ETFO

  • Bluewater Teacher Local
  • Ontario North East Teacher Local

Files from The Canadian Press were used in this report

Kids across Canada more at risk of hospitalization from flu this season: doctor

CAMILLE BAINS, THE CANADIAN PRESS | posted Friday, Jan 17th, 2020

Canada’s chief public health officer says more children are being hospitalized this flu season because of an early spike in a strain of influenza B, which hits young people hard and is circulating across the country while a strain that typically targets the elderly also makes the rounds.

Dr. Theresa Tam said influenza B does not usually peak until February or later and the “double dose” of both influenza A and B strains has not been seen in Canada since 2015.

“Right now we have influenza A-H3N2, which is still predominant, but influenza A, another strain, H1N1, is escalating and influenza B is early so all of this is going on at the same time, which is certainly having an impact on different communities and individuals.”

Seniors are typically sickened by H3N2, Tam said, adding she does not yet know which strains were believed to have been linked to the deaths of two young people in Manitoba.

Blaine Ruppenthal, 17, is suspected of having died of complications from the flu, according to a letter sent to parents Monday by the principal of Kelvin High School in Winnipeg.

A spokeswoman for the provincial government cited privacy laws in declining comment on whether Ruppenthal had any pre-existing medical conditions.

Tam said the death of a 24-year-old patient in Manitoba is also believed to have occurred from similar issues.

Lab tests will be done to determine if the two cases were linked to the virus, the provincial government said in a statement.

Two other people, both over 80, have died in Manitoba from flu-related illness this season, the statement says.

“The flu is impacting younger people more this season than in previous years. Almost 200 influenza B cases are reported to date and almost all were below the age of 50. The influenza A cases reported to date are very low for this time of a season with more than half below the age of 50.”

Manitoba is urging all residents to get the flu shot, which it offers for free.

The Public Health Agency of Canada said two deaths believed to be related to flu were also reported in New Brunswick this year.

The latest report from FluWatch, the agency’s surveillance program of influenza cases, says 258 children in Canada, aged 16 and under, were hospitalized over a three-week period ending Jan. 4.

“The weekly number of cases in this period is above the average over the previous five seasons,” it says.

Alison Merton, director of Collingwood Neighbourhood House, which operates over two dozen child-care programs in Vancouver for infants to school-aged kids, said more children have been sick with the flu than in the past few seasons.

The program can’t require parents to get any immunizations for their children but she said not having the flu vaccine can impact families.

“We have siblings in different programs so typically if one family goes down it does affect multiple programs,” Merton said.

Flumist, a nasal spray version of the flu vaccine, is often given to children but a global shortage means it has not been available in Canada, Tam said, adding the vaccine is an alternative for anyone over the age of six months and pregnant women who get it also protect their babies.

She said that while the vaccine is the best defence against flu, only about 43 per cent of Canadians under age 65 were immunized last year, even if they were at risk of complications, compared with 70 per cent of seniors.

“What I’m more concerned about is that people with some chronic medication conditions, such as underlying heart disease or diabetes, are not getting vaccinated.”

Isobel Mackenzie, the advocate for seniors in British Columbia, said over 80 per cent of seniors in long-term care facilities, where the flu shot is offered, get immunized and 74 per cent of staff do, too.

“Where we need to do the work is in the public,” she said, adding people who visit the elderly in care homes are putting them at risk if they aren’t vaccinated.

“To protect grandma from getting the flu it’s actually more effective for you to get your flu shot,” she said.

Unlike most other provinces, B.C. does not provide the flu shot for free, except to people 65 and over, under 19 or if they fit into a broad category, such as if they tend to be around vulnerable people including children and the elderly.

“So why don’t we just say everybody can get it for free?” Mackenzie said. “Everybody who wants it is figuring out how to get it for free anyhow.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 16, 2020.

Camille Bains, The Canadian Press

FBI arrest former Canadian reservist, suspected neo-Nazi

LEE BERTHIAUME, THE CANADIAN PRESS | posted Friday, Jan 17th, 2020

A former Canadian Forces engineer who disappeared after he was accused of being a neo-Nazi has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on firearms charges and appeared in a United States courtroom on Thursday.

The arrest and court appearance were the first public signs of Patrik Mathews since he disappeared at the end of August amid allegations of having been a recruiter for the right-wing hate group called The Base.

Dressed in a brown T-shirt and camouflage cargo pants and sporting a heavy beard, Mathews was asked by Judge Charles Day in a U.S. District Court in a Maryland suburb of Washington if he understood the charges against him.

Those charges include one count of transporting a firearm and ammunition with intent to commit a felony and one charge of being an alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Each charge carries a maximum of 10 years in prison, three years of probation and a $250,000 fine.

“Understood,” Mathews replied simply. He offered the same reply when informed of his rights by the judge.

Mathews was arrested along with two other men: Brian Mark Lemley, 33, and 19-year-old William Garfield Bilbrough IV. Both are U.S. citizens and also appeared in court.

Bail hearings have been set for Wednesday, when prosecutors are expected to ask that Mathews remain behind bars.

Mystery had surrounded Mathews’s whereabouts since he disappeared in August amid allegations of being a neo-Nazi.

At the time, Mathews was a combat engineer with the 38 Canadian Brigade Group in Winnipeg, though the military said then it was investigating his alleged links to The Base and fast-tracking his request to be released from the Canadian Armed Forces.

The RCMP were also reportedly conducting their own investigation, though the Mounties have not confirmed the report. They had previously seized a number of weapons from a house in Beausejour, Man., about 60 kilometres east of Winnipeg, where Mathews lived.

Shortly after he disappeared, Mathews’s truck was found abandoned on a rural property in southern Manitoba near the U.S. border. The RCMP said it was treating his disappearance as a missing-person case.

In a statement Thursday, the RCMP said it was aware of Mathews’s arrest but would not comment on an investigation in another country.

The charges against Mathews were laid out in a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland on Thursday, which alleges Mathews crossed illegally from Manitoba to Minnesota on Aug. 19.

Mathews is alleged to have made his way to Michigan. Prosecutors say on Aug. 30, Lemley and Bilbrough, who are also described as members of The Base, picked him up and took him to Maryland. Lemley previously served in the U.S. Army.

On Nov. 3, according to the allegations, the three men drove from Virginia to Maryland, where Bilbrough lived. Lemley and Mathews eventually continued to Delaware, “where Lemley rented an apartment in which the two have resided since that time.”

Lemley and Mathews are then alleged to have assembled “a functioning assault rifle” from parts in December, and all three are accused of having made a psychedelic drug known as DMT.

“Furthermore, Lemley, Mathews and Bilbrough discussed The Base’s activities and spoke about other members of the organization,” according to the prosecutors. “Mathews also allegedly showed the assault rifle to Bilbrough, who examined the assault rife and returned it to Mathews.”

The U.S. Attorney goes on to allege that Lemley and Mathews bought 1,650 rounds of ammunition earlier this month and then “travelled from Delaware to a gun range in Maryland, where they shot the assault rifle” and retrieved a bulletproof vest.

Both Lemley and Bilbrough face charges for transporting and harbouring Mathews, while Lemley is charged with transporting a machine gun in interstate commerce and for providing a firearm and ammunition to Mathews and transporting a firearm with the intent to commit a felony.

The statement alleges that “within The Base’s encrypted chat rooms, members have discussed, among other things, recruitment, creating a white ethno-state, committing acts of violence against minority communities (including African-Americans and Jewish-Americans), the organization’s military-style training camps, and ways to make improvised explosive devices.”

In court Thursday, assistant U.S. attorney Tom Windom, the lead prosecutor, showed grainy, stylized photos that he said showed Bilbrough and other Base members lined up, firing-squad style, aiming firearms down range.

Windom said Bilbrough discussed a desire to fight with nationalists un Ukraine and had compared the group to al-Qaida – whose name means “The Base” in Arabic.

The prosecutor also said Bilbrough and Mathews smashed their mobile phones and dumped the pieces in a toilet when federal agents showed up.

After the hearing, lawyer Robert Bonsib, representing Bilbrough, rejected Windom’s argument that his client poses a flight risk.

“I didn’t hear him say my client had a passport, I didn’t hear him say that he’s ever travelled internationally – all he’s ever done is travel to a couple of states in the United States,” Bonsib said. “I think this 19-year-old young man should be released.”

The New York Times reported the three men had talked about travelling to a pro-gun rally next week in nearby Virginia. The rally coincides with Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the U.S., which commemorates the assassinated civil-rights activist.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said in a tweet Wednesday there was credible intelligence from law-enforcement agencies of threats of violence surrounding the pro-gun demonstration planned for Monday.

In Canada, the accusations against Mathews in August and his disappearance put a spotlight on concerns that right-wing extremists have been trying to infiltrate the Canadian Armed Forces.

Several sailors associated with the far-right Proud Boys group disrupted a Mi’kmaq ceremony in Halifax in 2017. A military-intelligence report in 2018 said 30 active service members belonged to hate groups or had made racist statements.

The report also revealed some extremist groups have encouraged their members to seek military training and recruit service members.

Court backlog delays family’s civil suit against Brampton hospital over son’s suicide

MEREDITH BOND | posted Friday, Jan 17th, 2020

Almost seven years after their son died by suicide while in a psychiatric ward at Brampton Civic Hospital, the Tiwari family has been told they will have to wait at least another year before taking the hospital to court.

Prashant Tiwari died on June 26, 2014. He was 20 years old. Tiwari had been placed on suicide watch and was supposed to be under close staff supervision, monitored every 15 minutes.

The Tiwari family announced they were suing Brampton Civic and 18 staff members for wrongful death and breach of privacy in 2015.

Rakesh, Prashant’s father, said when he wasn’t getting answers from the medical system about how this could have happened, he turned to the justice system. He knew it would be a long and difficult process, but he didn’t expect this.

“I never cared about money or anything. For me, for both of my sons…I lived my life here. Where do I go from here? Whenever I look at his picture… where do I go from here? For me, I’m totally devastated,” said Rakesh

Their statement of claim alleges staff was negligent by attending a potluck rather than supervising Tiwari and he had been left alone for nearly three hours.

The trial was expected to start this month, but they were recently informed it had been delayed until May 2021 due to a courtroom backlog in Ontario.

A lawyer for the Tiwari family, Michael Smitiuch, called it a “slow crawl to justice.”

“This family deserves answers and accountability and shouldn’t have to wait years to get it. This is a serious access to justice problem that the Ontario government needs to immediately address,” said Smitiuch in a press release.

Smitiuch told CityNews he has filed several wrongful death lawsuits and delays like this have become quite common.

“We were told there was jury, there seemed to be a judge, but there was no courtroom,” said Smitiuch. “This is common in Brampton, unfortunately. Brampton is a very busy court. They have excellent staff, excellent judges, but they don’t have the resources to hear these trials.”

Smitiuch said the solution is more funding from the provincial government.

“The Ford government needs to step up and address this issue. It’s an access to justice issue. People can’t get trial dates for civil actions and it’s unacceptable.”

“The Tiwari family were ready for a trial starting 2020 and now they have to wait almost a year and a half.”

In a value-for-money audit of the Ontario justice system in December, the Auditor General found that 55 courthouses (out of a total of 74) which reported above-average delays in disposing cases also operated fewer hours than the optimal average. Some courtrooms were actually sitting empty during the Auditor General’s visits to a sample of courthouses.

Ontario courtrooms were only in operation 2.8 hours on an average business day, below the optimal average of 4.5 hours.

The Ministry of the Attorney General said they are working with their legal partners to explore ways to address delays and backlogs in the justice system.

“Reducing delay requires a multi-faceted, coordinated approach and the co-operation of all partners in the justice system including, the police, judges, prosecutors and defence counsel,” read a statement from the Ministry.

They also added they have expanded access to their Simplified Procedure process which they say will reduce wait times in the Superior Court of Justice as many civil cases can be moved to Small Claims Court. It also will allow for more resources to be applied towards other pressing cases.

Rakesh said he has little faith that his court case will actually proceed in 2021 and added his son won’t be laid to rest until the case has concluded.

“But now his ashes are sitting at the crematorium because I made the pledge. I did not do the religious rituals to finally let him go from my side [until I can say] ‘You know what, son, we got justice for you.’ There is a possibility that other people will get justice too,” said Rakesh

William Osler Health System, which runs Brampton Civic hospital, said they were unable to discuss the matter further as it was before the courts, but acknowledged they didn’t meet their standards in this case.

“As a part of our standard processes, we share the findings from reviews as well as the actions taken to address recommendations, to further enhance our systems and procedures,” read a statement from a William Osler spokesperson.

They added this was an extremely tragic outcome and was devastating for the family and the “Osler community has been deeply affected by this tragedy.”

Ontario’s chief coroner rejected the family’s request for an inquest into Prashant’s death back in 2015, because it was deemed there was no systematic public safety issue.

Significant snowfall coming to GTA on Saturday

NATASHA RAMSAHAI AND ADAM STILES | posted Friday, Jan 17th, 2020

**NOTE: these are early predictions and forecast models can change several times a day. Meteorologists will have updates every 10 minutes on 680 NEWS. Meteorologist Adam Stiles will have updated forecast models and will be taking your questions on CityNews’ Facebook Live, Friday at 4 p.m.** 

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It’s been a really quiet January weather-wise and we haven’t seen any notable snowfall since around early December.

That all changes this weekend with a big serving of snow on the way for Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement saying “significant snowfall amounts expected overnight Friday night through Saturday evening.”

Early predictions of snow totals show about 10 to 15 centimetres. In comparison, we’ve had a total of just 10 centimetres of snow all this month.

Meteorologist Natasha Ramsahai has a breakdown of how it’s expected to play out:

What:

  • A moderate-to-high impact winter system will eject out of the Central Plains and move across the Great Lakes, funneling moisture from the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Cold air ahead of the system on Thursday night and Friday ensures a snowy start, but warmer air Saturday night will change some areas over to a rain-snow mix or even straight rain for a few hours overnight Saturday.
  • The rain will not last long enough to melt the bulk of the snow. It will however, make the snow pack down and become heavier and hard to move by hand/shovel.

When:

  • Snow and blowing snow starts between 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday.
  • The heaviest snow will come Saturday afternoon.
  • Rain will start to mix in especially through the west end and along the lake during the evening and overnight as temperatures rise.
  • Behind this system, lake effect snow could be heavy at times on Sunday.

Who and how much:

  • For areas that don’t see rain mixing in, snowfall amounts could be in the 15 to 20 centimetre range, especially north and east GTA, up through cottage country.
  • Most of the rest of Toronto will get about 10 to 15 centimetres plus a millimetre or two or two of rain.
  • The Hamilton to Niagara region will see less snow and more rain.

What NOT to call this:

  • A weather bomb
  • A blizzard
  • Polar vortex
  • Weird and/or wacky

Impacts:

  • The snow may be heavy at times and travel will likely be affected in the GTA Saturday afternoon and evening.
  • The snow will be light, fluffy and blowy to start, switching to heavy, wet snow late Saturday afternoon.
  • If storm drains are blocked with snow, localized flooding is possible for areas to the west that will likely get more rain on top of the snow.
  • Temperatures will drop back down to freezing overnight which could make untreated surfaces very slippery come Sunday morning.
  • A cold front coming through Sunday afternoon could create brief whiteout conditions as it passes.
  • Thereafter, plummeting temperatures will make things very icy Sunday night.
  • Dangerous wind chills near -20 degrees by Monday morning means the risk of frostbite returns.

 

Stay tuned to 680 NEWS’ weather page for the latest updates as we brace for the coming inclement weather.

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