MODG officials receive energy efficiency award
Friday, 21 October 2016 15:37
The Municipality of the District of Guysborough has received an efficiency award.
Municipal officials were presented with the Community Award during Efficiency Nova Scotia's Bright Business Awards on Wednesday.
The award recognizes a community in the province that excels in energy efficiency campaigns or projects.
Municipal officials say they completed a number of different green initiatives, including major energy upgrades and retrofits.
They say they're also the first municipal unit in the province to own and operate a large-scale wind farm.
Meteorologist says rate of rainfall in storm could be concern
Friday, 21 October 2016 14:46
A meteorologist with Environment Canada says an upcoming storm won't bring the same amount of rain as the Thanksgiving storm, but the rain will fall quickly.
Tracey Talbot says that for the Quad Counties, the heaviest rains will start after midnight on Saturday and then taper off Saturday afternoon or evening.
She says the tropical moisture in the coming storm could bring 40 to 60 millimetres of rain.
However, Talbot tells The Hawk it's the rate of rainfall that's a bigger worry.
"Our main concern is not even so much the rainfall amounts, but the fact that it could come down pretty heavy at times," she says, "and that might be more what causes the issues than the actual rainfall amounts."
Talbot says the rain could fall as fast as 20 millimetres an hour.
She says this could lead to hydroplaning on roads, and that people should make sure their gutters and sewers are clear of leaves in order to give the water a path.
Talbot says that within Nova Scotia, the storm will be most intense in the southwest.
She says that while the rainfall amounts seen during the Thanksgiving storm were extreme, it is not uncommon for tropical moisture to give way to fall storms.