I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the members of the Canadian Estonian community on the occasion of Estonia Independence Day.
On February 24th, 1918, the Estonian Declaration of Independence was read in the capital city of Tallinn. This proclamation established the foundation of the Republic of Estonia. Although the Republic was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1940, Estonia once again gained full independence in 1990. Since then, February 24th has been celebrated both as the day of the first Declaration of Independence, as well as Estonia’s National Day.
It gives me great pleasure to wish you all a happy 54th National Flag Day of Canada.
On February 15, 1965, Canada’s red and white maple leaf flag flew for the very first time. Governor General Georges Vanier, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson and thousands of Canadians watched on Parliament Hill as the Canadian Red Ensign, bearing the Union Jack and the Shield of the Royal Arms of Canada was lowered and then, on the stroke of 12 o’clock noon, Canada’s new flag was raised.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for a winter storm tomorrow with the possibility of 15 to 20 cm of snow, as well as ice pellets, freezing rain and strong winds. The City of Toronto has a comprehensive snow and ice response plan that prioritizes the safety and movement of residents. Toronto is a vibrant city with more than 5,600 kilometre of roads and 2.9 million people.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Vietnamese community as they celebrate Tết Nguyên Đán or Tết and mark the beginning of the Year of the Pig.
Summary of Winter Maintenance Activities
As of 12:00pm on January 16, 2019
Arterial road salting was completed overnight (1am-3am)
Collector road salting was completed overnight (1am-5am)
10:00am – Local road salting, estimated time of completion is 6:00pm
10:00am – Laneway salting, estimated time of completion is 6:00pm
9:35am – High pedestrian volume sidewalk salting, estimated time of completion is 3:35pm
3:35pm – Low pedestrian volume sidewalk salting to commence immediately following the completion of the high pedestrian volume, estimated time of completion is 10:30pm
9:35am – Bus stop salting, estimated time of completion is 10:30pm
6:30am – Manual locations are being cleared/salted, estimated time of completion is 2:30pm