SB/Bucks Auto Parts
Current Weather
-6.1°C Cloudy W 3 km/h
Full Forecast
Tbnewswatch Local News
Tuesday January 27 2015
9:23 AM EST
Skyscraper Ad
Signature Ad
Sign. Minute Muffler
Sign/Ultimate Gymnastics
Skyscraper-newswatch (except CFNO)
2014-03-13 at 15:33

Perfect melt

Lakehead Region Conservation Authority chairman Bill Bartley says if Mother Nature co-operates, the spring melt shouldn’t pose a problem.
Leith Dunick,
Lakehead Region Conservation Authority chairman Bill Bartley says if Mother Nature co-operates, the spring melt shouldn’t pose a problem.
ENERGY 103 104Enter your Birthday Greeting here and Win a 18" Cheese & Pepperoni Party Pizza from Franki's Pizzeria. Only on Your Station for 80’s 90’s and Now Energy 103 104 Click Here!
By Leith Dunick,

Warm afternoons and cold nights bring a smile to Bill Bartley’s face.

Bartley, head of the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority, said if the weather pattern continues, the city shouldn’t face flooding problems as the snow continues to melt.

“If Mother Nature is nice to us and has the melt and the run-off as we’ve been experiencing over the last couple of days, it would be perfect,” Bartley said on Thursday.

It’s the most snow he’s seen since 1996, and while he remains hopeful, he said it’s a little early to know exactly how the spring weather will roll out.

“We’re certainly monitoring it. We do snow surveys. Yes the snowpack is a little higher than normal and the water content is a little higher than normal right now, but it certainly isn’t at the levels it was in 1996,” he said.

“So we’re very confident at this present time that if Mother Nature keeps doing what she’s doing it’ll be great.”

The worst case scenario would be a sudden rise in temperature combined with a heavy rainfall. That could lead to trouble, Bartley said.

“The rivers are still frozen and 91 per cent of the Great Lakes are still frozen out there. It would be a problem. But at the present time we’re not anticipating that. We’re certainly watching and if anything changes we will certainly let the public know,” Bartley said.

Environment Canada officials have said to expect a cooler than normal spring, which should slow down the melting process.



Click here to submit a letter to the editor.

Click here to report a typo or error

Banner/Vector Construction


We've improved our comment system.
TBAY Duffer says:
Better get a load of firewood in for the summer.
3/13/2014 4:34:59 PM
Harold_76 says:
I haven't seen snow melt so perfectly since 1960 something. The water runs crystal clear into the sewers. The sun reflecting on the melting ice. The sent of fresh dog droppings lingering in the tip of your nose. Pretty sure best winter for melting ice. Remembering using ice, in my fresh squeezed pineapple cocktail. What a year of melting ice. The day came so fast, when all the ice was gone. Harold-78
3/13/2014 8:21:54 PM
progress now says:
Lets hope he didn't speak too soon...
3/15/2014 8:08:53 PM
Comments for this story are semi-moderated. Read our comment guideline.

Add a new comment.
You must log in to add comments.
Create a new account
Log In
Big Box
BB/Lkhd Dist School Board Registation