Niagara Student Transportation Services has cancelled school buses Friday due to an approaching winter storm.
Both the District School Board of Niagara and Niagara Catholic District School Board schools will be CLOSED.
Classes at Niagara Christian Community of Schools are CLOSED.
Brock University and Niagara College have CANCELLED classes. Brock has also advised that the university will not be hosting Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau’s visit to the campus, as was scheduled.
McMaster University and Mohawk College are also CLOSED.
All Boys and Girls Club of Niagara facilities are CLOSED across the region.
Some YMCA programs are OPEN. Click here for up-to-date info: www.ymcaofniagarablog.com/2013/02/08/ymca-winter-storm-closures/
Ridley College is CLOSED.
La Boite a soleil day care center , Welland, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, are CLOSED today.
Pathstone Mental Health services CLOSED.
Family and Childrens Services (FACS) Niagara: Office Closure… Please be advised that due to inclimate weather, all locations and programs operated by Family & Children’s Services Niagara and the Family Counselling Centre are closed or cancelled today. In the event of an emergency, please call (905) 937-7731 and press ’0′ to be connected to our Answering Service.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library is CLOSED.
Wheatley School in St. Catharines is CLOSED.
Beacon Christian School in St. Catharines is CLOSED.
Jordan Christian School is CLOSED.
Smithville Christian High School is CLOSED.
Early Childhood Community Development Centre Niagara is CLOSED.
Community Care of West Niagara CLOSED.
Navy League Cadet Corps Black Creek Friday parade night CANCELLED.
Welland Furry Friends Food Bank will be CLOSED.
Town of Grimsby storm message to residents: www.town.grimsby.on.ca/news-and-notices/2270-winter-storm-update
Town of Lincoln storm message to residents: www.lincoln.ca/siteengine/activepage.asp?NewsID=210
Bullet News is monitoring the status of the storm. Additional cancellation notifications will be posted here.
If you have a cancellation to add, please email reporter John Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 289-407-7827. You can send us your SNOW DAY pics as well. Please include your full name.
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NIAGARA REGION (Services, programs)
Garbage collection has been cancelled for the rest of today due to the weather. Residents who did not have their garbage and recycling collected today will have it picked up tomorrow, Saturday, February 9.
Landfill sites are closed for the rest of the day
Transportation for Adult Day Service is cancelled. The program is still open.
Falls Prevention Through Exercise programs are cancelled today.
Seniors Community programs held at the South Niagara Health and Wellness Center (Niagara College) are cancelled
Mobile dental clinic scheduled at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre is cancelled.
Dental clinic scheduled in Fort Erie today is cancelled.
You’re the Chef training in Welland is cancelled.
Clients with Niagara Specialized Transit trips booked today are asked to call 905-680-2052 for updates about their bookings.
Most services are operating normally.
Buses for Niagara Region Transit are operating on a regular schedule. Delays are expected.
If there are any changes, delays or cancellations to our services, we will post them on this page and tweet them on our @NiagaraRegion twitter account.
Residents may also call 905-685-4225 ext. 3002 or 1-800-263-7215 ext. 3002 for additional updates on our services.
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CITY OF NIAGARA FALLS (Notice to Residents)
Municipal crews are responding to the current weather system affecting our area.
Crews have commenced full scale city wide plowing operations. This includes sidewalk plow routes. Crescents and cul-de-sacs will be addressed by contractor loaders and this equipment start time is staggered to allow plow trucks to complete their work. Residents are reminded to provide space to allow plow equipment to work.
If possible residents should avoid parking on the street as it hinders plow equipment.
Residents will need to exercise caution when driving or walking as the current rate of snow fall may lead to less than ideal road or sidewalk conditions.
Residents are reminded to monitor the weather before traveling. As this event progresses throughout the day crews will continue to respond.
Should additional actions be required an update will be sent. John Morocco Operations Superintendent. www.niagarafalls.ca
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City of St. Catharines (Notice to Residents)
Due to the inclement weather the following facilities will be closing as of noon today:
• City Hall
• St. Catharines Museum
• Centres for Older Adults
• St. Catharines Public Library
• Russell Avenue Community Centre
• St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre
• Haig Bowl and Bill Burgoyne Arena
The Gatorade Garden City Complex and Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre will remain open.
St. Catharines Transit is operating under a regular schedule; however, due to the weather passengers should allow for extra time as buses may be delayed.
Fire and emergency services are not affected by the closure.
City crews will continue to work throughout the day to clear the roads. To report any slippery or dangerous road conditions call 905.935.3813.
Residents are asked not to park their vehicles on the road to assist snow plows with clearing the roads.
For updates visit www.stcatharines.ca, follow the City on Twitter @St_Catharines.ca or view our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cityofstcatharines
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Follow this link to view the latest RADAR images from Environment Canada: www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html?id=WKR
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For current road conditions from the Ministry of Transportation, plus views from Traffic Cameras, go to: www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/conditions/
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This is the latest from Environment Canada:
Significant snowfall of 15 to 25 cm today.
A winter storm will continue to affect the regions today.
This Texas low has intensified into a major winter storm as it approached Southern Ontario. An expanding area of heavy snow has moved into Southern Ontario and will spread eastward this morning.
The heaviest snow will occur during the morning rush hour along the highway 401 corridor from London across the Waterloo region and the Greater Toronto area. Heavy snow will spread quickly east during the day to affect Kingston through Brockville to Cornwall. Strong and gusty northeasterly winds will whip up the freshly fallen snow and result in very low visibility at times in blowing snow.
Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 centimetres are likely across the regions. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 centimetres per hour are possible during the heaviest snow, and if this occurs, near zero visibility in the heavy snow may be a significant issue to deal with.
Hazardous winter travelling conditions from near zero visibility, areas of heavy snow and local blowing snow are expected. Rapidly accumulating snow will also contribute to dangerous driving conditions. Travel plans should be changed accordingly.
The snow will end in areas west of the Greater Toronto area late in the afternoon, in the Toronto area in the evening and overnight in easternmost sections as the storm centre moves away.
A Texas low has tracked northeast to Ohio and will follow a path over Lake Erie into Western New York State later today. The storm centre will move away tonight and merge with another winter storm forecast to affect parts of New England and the Maritimes.
Please refer to your local public forecast for further details.