A man walks past Mile One Centre in St. John’s during a recent storm.Josh Pennell/The Telegram
Residents of St. John's and vicinity, get your storm chips in and have your shovel at the ready or gas up the snowblower.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Saturday into Sunday.
“A rapidly intensifying area of low pressure is forecast to track towards Newfoundland on Saturday, passing just southeast of the Avalon Peninsula Saturday night into Sunday,” the statement says. “Snow is currently forecast to begin after midnight Saturday along the south coast and then push northeastwards overnight. Total snowfall accumulations approaching 15 centimetres will be possible by the time the snow comes to an end on Sunday.”
The public is advised to monitor future forecasts as warnings may be required.
Meanwhile the snow squall watch has ended for today (Friday).
In preparation for Canada Day, Mike Donovan, a maintenance employee with the Ramada Hotel on the corner of Pippy Place and Kenmount Road in St. John’s, installed Canadian flags on the light poles around the main lawn of the hotel on Thursday.
Chosen through a poetry and essay contest, about 35 local youth embarked on a week-long journey late Wednesday night, leaving from St. John’s International Airport on a flight to London, England, bound for Beaumont-Hamel, France, on the 101th anniversary of the tragic advance of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment on July 1, 1916, in the First World War.
Charles Garland’s gravesite lies in a row of graves at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in St. John’s, not far from the Field of Honour section of the cemetery where the bodies of many of this province’s heroes of the various wars and conflicts lie.
Grand Bank resident Ralph Douglas said it was a nice surprise recently to learn that Canadian soldiers and provincial Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers training on Brunette Island had cleaned up the grave marker of his uncle, Aaron Keeping Douglas.