Winter storm thwarts travel plans for many in Maritimes

Wintry weather in the Maritimes Sunday is thwarting travel plans for hundreds of people in Atlantic Canada.

The region is getting hit with its first significant snowfall this winter.

See Full Article

Already, about 15 centimetres of snow have fallen on southern New Brunswick and central Nova Scotia, with a few more centimetres to come.

Environment Canada says up to 20 centimetres of snow is expected in some areas, which will be mixed with ice pellets at times. Winds are light, so Environment Canada meteorologist Jean Marc Couturier says the snow is falling quietly without blowing around.

Still, many flights at Halifax Stanfield International Airport have already been delayed or cancelled. Air Canada and WestJet are advising anybody travelling to or from Maritime airports Sunday to expect flight delays and cancellations.

Couturier tells CTV News Channel that the snowfall has already weakened over western Nova Scotia, turning into rain in areas such as Yarmouth, N.S. The snowfall should ease off this evening, he said, but there will be more coming to Cape Breton on Monday. The temperature will also drop overnight leading to a much colder Monday for most of the Maritimes.

The Atlantic provinces have seen very little snow this year, so one place where Sunday’s snow will be welcome are the region’s ski hills. Several have remained closed this year, and those that are open have only a few beginner trails operating.

Staff at ski hills such as Crabbe Mountain in Bright Parish, N.B. say they need cold temperatures to settle in after Sunday’s storm hits.

“When we have cold and it’s also snowing, we can’t fire up our snow-making. But when we get low humidity and cold temperatures we can get the snow going,” says Crabbe Mountain’s Andrew Cuthberston.

With a report from CTV Atlantic’s Nick Moore



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Inmate confesses to 90 killings; investigators corroborate 30

    World News CBC News
    A man convicted of three California murders and long suspected in numerous other deaths now claims he was involved in about 90 killings nationwide spanning nearly four decades, and investigators already have corroborated about a third of those, a Texas prosecutor said Thursday. Source
  • Nursing home staffer in Kingston, Ont., charged in thefts of wedding rings

    Canada News CTV News
    KINGSTON, Ont. -- A 26-year-old woman faces theft, fraud and other charges after police say several wedding rings were stolen from nursing home residents in Kingston, Ont. Kingston police say they were called to a local nursing home on Oct. Source
  • Canada resisting UN request to extend Mali mission: sources

    World News CBC News
    The Trudeau government is reportedly resisting a United Nations request to extend Canada's peacekeeping mission in Mali so medical evacuations can continue while replacements for Canada's personnel arrive. Canada has eight helicopters and 250 military members in the sprawling West African nation to rescue injured peacekeepers and transport troops and their equipment. Source
  • Brexit omnishambles throws British government into chaos

    World News CBC News
    Welcome to The National Today newsletter, which takes a closer look at what's happening around some of the day's most notable stories. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to your inbox Monday to Friday. Source
  • Indigenous Guardians program gets $5.7M in fed funding

    Canada News CBC News
    Ten First Nations communities from across B.C., along with 25 other Indigenous communities nationally, have been selected to receive funds for a new federally-funded environmental stewardship program. New act will boost Indigenous participation in B.C. environmental assessments Source
  • Indigenous Guardians program gets $5.7M in federal funding

    Canada News CBC News
    Ten First Nations communities from across B.C., along with 25 other Indigenous communities nationally, have been selected to receive funds for a new federally-funded environmental stewardship program. New act will boost Indigenous participation in B.C. environmental assessments Source
  • Threat made against Toronto private school at centre of sexual assault investigation, police say

    Canada News CBC News
    Toronto police have ramped up patrols after a threat was made against a Catholic boys' private school that's at the centre of a sexual assault investigation. Police did not disclose any information about the nature of the threat. Source
  • Toronto private school didn't report incident of alleged sexual assault, police say

    Canada News CBC News
    Toronto police have ramped up patrols after a threat was made against a Catholic boys' private school that's at the centre of a sexual assault investigation. Police did not disclose any information about the nature of the threat. Source
  • Florida the 'laughingstock of the world,' judge says in vote recount ruling

    World News CBC News
    A federal judge slammed Florida on Thursday for repeatedly failing to anticipate election problems and said the state law on recounts appears to violate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that decided the presidency in 2000. U.S. Source
  • Florida senate race headed for hand recount

    World News CBC News
    A federal judge slammed Florida on Thursday for repeatedly failing to anticipate election problems and said the state law on recounts appears to violate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that decided the presidency in 2000. U.S. Source