To prepare for the so-called “bomb cyclone”headed our way, Nova Scotia Power says they’ll have more than 1,000 staff ready to handle whatever the storm brings, some from as far away as Quebec. (A bomb cyclone applies to a massive winter storm that causes extra cold Arctic air.) Right now, meteorologists are predicting New Brunswick will get hit with most of the snow; our region will get mostly rain and we’ll see hurricane force-like winds later today.
All schools in the Halifax Regional School Board are closed today due to the weather warnings for the region. School board offices are open. Remember to keep up-to-date on cancellations and closures through the Mix 96-5 Storm Watch – powered by your local Napa Auto Pro dealer!
Halifax’s darling Ellen Page announced over Instagram that she is married! Ellen wed New York dance teacher and choreographer Emma Portner (who is originally from Ottawa); no news on when and where the couple were married.
Some restaurants in our province are going to stop serving romaine lettuce due to a deadly E.coli outbreak linked to the veggie. There were 41 cases of E. coli across Atlantic Canada all the way to Ontario; and people in our region are urged to consider eating other varieties of lettuce instead.
For the first time since 1989, there was measurable snowfall in Florida Wednesday. As a result, students in the Sunshine State got a snow day on the heels of their winter break. Georgia got up to six inches of snow!
And that’s your Fast Five!