(photo courtesy of Sook Yin Lee Facebook)
CFN – With over 250,000 Torontonians still without power in what’s been the biggest storm of the Century in Ontario, and conditions not seen since the huge Ice Storm of 1998 is Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne playing party politics?
With some of the highest Hydro rates on the planet the bigger question is how the Province could be so beaten by the storm? Surely there was plenty of time for preparations and staff being put on alert? Word is that some residents of Toronto will not be seeing their power back before Christmas (Wednesday)
With word that power may not be on for those in Toronto for as long as 72 hours people are scratching their heads wondering how this could happen to this degree?
So why does it seem that the Premier of Ontario is refusing to work with the largest city in her province’s Mayor? LINK Communities across Ontario are struggling with the aftermath of the storm, but Toronto has been hit the hardest.
In a statement released late Sunday, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne reported reaching out to mayors of affected cities across the province, from Kitchener to Kingston, Ont., where residents were photographed skating down residential streets. But the premier did not report speaking with Mayor Rob Ford in Toronto — one of the hardest hit areas where felled trees and ice had stymied much of the city’s transit system and caused mass blackouts that were expected to last as long as 72 hours.
Check out her body language and referring to the Deputy Mayor of Toronto by his last name. LINK
— Annie (@annaouss) December 23, 2013
— Colette Kennedy (@colettetown) December 23, 2013
— Hydro One (@HydroOne) December 23, 2013
— Colleen Cote (@CTAPinSK) December 22, 2013
Here in the Cornwall Ontario region Cogeco Cable Phone service was down; but the severity of the storm was nowhere as bad as it was further to the West. Quebec in fact saw only about 20% of amount of homes without Hydro than Ontario; partly due to lessons learned in the 1998 Ice Storm. Cornwall receives its power from Quebec which could be why the lights stayed on during the storm?
How did you fare during this storm and are you coping without power if you’re one of those still in the dark? You can post your comments below and please check on any neighbors that might be at risk.