Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Editorial News
Classified Sites

Brandon Sun - ONLINE EDITION

Extreme cold forces school closures

With temperatures well below -30 C and wind chills at or below -45 across most of Manitoba, many school divisions have either closed schools or have cancelled bus service this morning.

Riverview School in Winnipeg School Division was closed today because of heating equipment problems, but the division announced Monday afternoon that the equipment was repaired and classes would resume Tuesday.

The weather continues to play havoc with other equipment, though. Brandon School Division announced Monday afternoon that buses will not be operating outside the city of Brandon on Tuesday all day due to equipment issues.

All Brandon School Division schools will be open and buses will continue to run within the city of Brandon, Ron Harkness, Brandon School Division supervisor of transportation, said in a statement.

Attendance at Brandon schools is at parental discretion where travel is required. Parents are asked to call in if their children won't be attending.

Here's a list of divisions reporting in to the Free Press:

- no school bus service in any Winnipeg school division, however, classes resume today after the holiday season break

- Lord Selkirk: no buses and classes cancelled

- Seine River: no buses and classes cancelled

- Brandon: no buses running but classes will be held

- Prairie Rose: no buses and classes cancelled

- Lakeshore: no buses and classes cancelled

- Border Land: no buses and classes cancelled

- Turtle Mountain: no buses and classes cancelled

- Red River Valley; no buses and classed cancelled

- Sunrise: no buses and classes cancelled

- Interlake: no buses and classes cancelled

- Pine Creek: no buses and classes are cancelled

- Beautiful Plains: no buses running but classes will be held.

Please let us know of any other cancellations at webnews@freepress.mb.ca.

It's pinchy cold, as my nanny used to say, and that pinch is going to last at least until Thursday.

This morning's temperature of -33 C in Winnipeg feels like -46 with the wind chill and frostbite could occur within five to10 minutes on any exposed skin.

Environment Canada's forecast is calling for a mix of sun and cloud today with a high of -28 C.

Overnight, there will be a wind chill of -40.

Plug in and strap in for a few more days of bundling up.

The extreme wind chill values are expected to continue through Tuesday and Wednesday, in the -34 C range.

A break will come by the end of the week as there will be a high of -11 C for Thursday and -8 C on Friday.

History

Updated on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:44 AM CST:
Additional closures included.

Updated on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:51 AM CST:
Adds Riverview School closed because of heating issues.

Updated on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:00 PM CST:
updates Riverview School equipment repair

Updated on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:55 PM CST:
adds Brandon Tuesday bus cancellations

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
The First World War at 100
Why Not Minot?
Welcome to Winnipeg

Social Media