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Residents asked to conserve power, some school buses not running as cold weather continues
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Published Sunday, February 3, 2019 9:26PM MST
Last Updated Monday, February 4, 2019 12:06PM MST
The cold engulfing much of Alberta is impacting people all over the region.
The AESO, which runs Alberta’s power grid, says power usage is expected to be up on Monday, and as such, they’re asking residents to conserve power.
The Hope Mission says they are in need of long johns, gloves and mittens, hand warmers, blankets, coats, boots and socks. Donations are welcome at 9908 106 Avenue, or 2403 Ellwood Drive SW.
In Spruce Grove, Brookwood School was without heat after a boiler issue. Students were moved to modular classroom units, which are heated through an independent heat source, for the duration of the school day on Monday. The school will be closed on Tuesday for repairs.
The cold temperatures forced a number of districts to cancel buses. Parkland School Division buses won’t be running Monday, along with bus services for Aspen View Public Schools Wild Rose School Division, Elk Island Public Schools and Elk Island Public Catholic School divisions.
Although buses for the school divisions won’t be in service, all schools will remain open.