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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Rothesay Council Learns Lessons From Ice Storm

With Rothesay council feeling like they were left in the dark during the Christmas ice storm, the town taking measures to make sure that doesn't happen again. 

Council passing several motions at a town meeting so they are better prepared for emergencies in the future, including appointing a Rothesay representative to the Kennebecasis Valley E-M-O to work alongside the Director, and establishing a warming centre at the Bill McGuire Centre on Renforth Drive. Mayor Bill Bishop tells CHSJ News they plan on getting quotes for generators.

Councillor Matt Alexander saying it was incredible how unprepared they felt. Bishop says the storm, which knocked out power to some homes in the Rothesay cluster for nearly a week, was unprecedented and council could have done a better job handling the situation. He says they will do a better job next time.