Ontario promises to clear major northern highways sooner
Under new standard, Highways 11 and 17 are to be cleared to bare pavement within 12 hours of the end of a winter storm
The Ontario government is announcing a new measure aimed at improving road safety in Northern Ontario by clearing Highways 11 and 17 four hours faster than the previous standard of 16.Back to video The Ontario Provincial Police’s highway safety division urged drivers to avoid travel due to hazardous roads, poor visibility and a thick blanket of snow in several regions across southern Ontario.CTV News | Watch news from Canada and around the world CTV News Video Network CTV News | Watch news from Canada and around the world Clip link:.Students at all elementary and secondary schools in Ottawa and eastern Ontario will be in class for in-person learning on Monday, after the union representing education workers reached a tentative agreement with the Ontario government.
The new “ON Trans-Canada” standard requires contractors to clear the highways to bare pavement within 12 hours of the end of a winter storm.Ontario says it is the only province in Canada to have a bare pavement requirement — meaning the road is fully clear of snow after a storm — that is publicly reported.Email Address There was an error, please provide a valid email address."Our government continues to ensure that Ontario is upholding the highest winter maintenance standards in North America," says Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli."Clearing Highways 11 and 17 to bare pavement four hours faster following a winter storm will help keep Nipissing residents safe when they travel.You may unsubscribe any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails.We’re building Ontario and growing the North.CUPE represents education workers at 11 school boards in Ottawa and eastern Ontario.
" See related: Unique 2+1 highway initiative coming to Highway 11 North The government says the new standard for clearing snow follows a detailed technical review of winter maintenance operations on Highways 11 and 17 and an analysis of data from the winter maintenance pilot from the past two winter seasons on these highways.| 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4 | 416-383-2300 Thanks for signing up! A welcome email is on its way.In 2020, Ontario released a technical review of Highways 11 and 17 and found levels of service generally met or exceeded provincial standards.The Highway 11/17 winter maintenance pilot ran for two years during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 winter seasons and helped inform the new 12-hour bare pavement standard on these highways.The next issue of Your Midday Sun will soon be in your inbox.Opposition northern NDP MPPs have been pushing for winter highway safety improvements for several years.See: NDP blasts Conservatives over northern winter road safety See also: NDP Northern Ontario highway safety bill passes 'important stage' And: Private member’s bill would force Province to clear Highway 17 and 11 within eight hours of a snowfall “Our government is the first to create a new highway level of service that will ensure Highways 11 and 17 are cleared faster while improving road safety for drivers in the North,” said Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney.Please try again Article content “We’ve been inundated with vehicles in the ditch and motor vehicle collisions and we just want to allow time for the plows to clear our roads,” Sgt.We thank you for your patience and kindness during this labour unrest," the board said on Twitter.
“Ontario already has nation-leading standards in place when it comes to winter maintenance, and this builds on our government’s broader efforts to ensure we keep it that way.” See also: Letter: Truckers seek improved safety enforcement, operator training In addition to the new standard, Ontario has taken several other actions to enhance its winter maintenance on Ontario highways, including:.Multiple OPP videos included images of snow-covered roads in the Niagara Region, as well as deteriorating conditions on the QEW in St.
Environment Canada warns of hazardous roads, heavy snow for parts of OntarioAn early winter wallop of gusting wind and snowfall sent vehicles careening off highways and into each other in parts of Ontario. This must be that global.warming they kept talking about. Oh why isn't the climate thebsame every day? Why is this climate changing all the time...oh wait NM that's how climate works. Global warming they said. Its part of Canadian Winters. Stop whynning.
Child dies from flu in eastern OntarioOfficials in eastern Ontario confirm a child, who tested positive for the flu, has died. Thats so sad! Rest in peace
Schools in Ottawa, eastern Ontario open on Monday after strike averted by education workersAll elementary and secondary schools in Ottawa and eastern Ontario will be open for in-person learning on Monday, after the union representing education workers reached a new agreement with the province.
CUPE strike averted: Ontario education workers reach tenative agreement with the provinceOntario’s education support workers reached a tentative deal with the province on Sunday, averting a strike that would have shuttered many schools and forced more than a million students to learn remotely. Here's what you need to know ⬇️ Here’s what you need to know: CUPE doesn’t actually care about charter rights, they care about their own agenda. They definitely don’t care about your kids. Ford's Cons want to destroy our education and healthcare systems and force 'for profit'. G&M and almost all Canadian media is owned by global corporate interests, they support Cons. MSM seems to be anti democracy along with Conservatives Wasn’t really a tentative ‘deal’. Was a cassation of negs to let members express views, more like.
Schools and classroom open and operatingA union representing 55-thousand Ontario education workers says a tentative deal with the provincial governmen...