1st Canadian rare earth mine starts shipping minerals critical to greener economy

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Canada has begun supplying the world with minerals critical to a greener economy with the country’s first rare earth mine delivering concentrated ore.

“Canada and its allies are gaining independence from the rare earth supply chain from China,” said David Connelly of Cheetah Resources, which owns the Nechalacho Mine southwest of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories.

Rare earths are a series of exotically named elements such as ytterbium, lanthanum and gadolinium. They are crucial to computers, LED displays, wind turbines, electric cars and many other products essential to a low-carbon world.

Some industry analysts predict the rare earth market will grow from $6.8 billion in 2021 to more than $12 billion by 2026.

Almost 60 per cent of the world’s supply of these vital materials is produced in China and much of the rest is owned by Chinese companies. Until now.

“(Nechalacho) is the only rare earths mine in North America that doesn’t supply China,” Connelly said.

The deposit, which holds 15 different rare earth elements, was discovered in 1983. A proposal to develop the mine went before regulators more than a decade ago.

That project involved extensive water use and would have generated large tailings ponds. The N.W.T.’s environmental regulator approved the plan, but noted it would have created significant impacts requiring mitigation.

The new mine uses no water. Instead, raw ore is crushed to gravel-sized pieces and run past a sensor.

“It’s a big X-ray machine on a conveyor belt and it separates the white quartz from the much heavier and denser rare earth ore,” Connelly said.

That concentrate is then barged down Great Slave Lake to Hay River, N.W.T. From there, rail links take it to Saskatoon, where Vital Metals, the company that owns Cheetah, has built a facility to refine the concentrate for market.It’s also where the provincial government is developing a rare earth refining and research hub. The first shipments are on their way and expected in June.

Nechalacho’s refined product is going to a customer in Norway, where the individual minerals will be separated from each other and processed into metallic bars.

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By 2025, Nechalacho hopes to be producing 25,000 tonnes of concentrate a year. There’s enough ore there for decades to come, Connelly said.

“It’s multiple generations.”

At full production, Connelly said the mine is to employ about 150 people in the N.W.T. and another 40 in Saskatoon. Those aren’t huge numbers in mining, but Connelly said they will make a big difference to the northern economy because most of the workers will be based there.

More than 40 of the mine’s current 50 employees live in the North, said Connelly. About 70 per cent are Indigenous and Cheetah has contracted with the Yellowknives Dene First Nation to conduct the actual mining on the site.

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Eventually, said Connelly, Cheetah hopes to work out an equity share for Indigenous groups in the area.

But Nechalacho isn’t just important to the N.W.T., Connelly said.

A domestic source for minerals vital to electric motors would help preserve the country’s auto sector, he said. It would make it easier for Canada to achieve its climate goals and increase national security by providing a secure source of crucial materials, he added.

Canada has 13 active rare earth projects, the federal government says. Most are in Saskatchewan and Quebec, where the only other mine near production _ the Kipawa project, owned by the same Australian company that owns Cheetah _ is located.

“Canada has some of the largest known reserves and resources (measured and indicated) of rare earths in the world,” says a document from Natural Resources Canada.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 22, 2022.

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Motorcycle driver killed in Nova Scotia crash near Englishtown

A Sydney, N.S., man has died following a collision near Englishtown on Saturday.

RCMP said they were called to the scene on Hwy. 105 on Kelly’s Mountain at around 4:45 p.m.

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Local fire and EHS also responded to the collision, which was between a car and motorcycle.

The motorcyclist — a 53-year-old man — was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The four occupants of the car did not appear injured,” RCMP said in a news release.

The section of highway was closed for several hours as officers investigated the cause of the crash.

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Severe thunderstorm warnings and watches in effect for parts of New Brunswick

Environment Canada has upgraded the alerts in two New Brunswick counties from severe thunderstorm watches to warnings.

Fredericton and Southern York County, as well as Stanley-Doaktown-Blackville Area, are now under the warnings.

“At 1:17 p.m. ADT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain,” the update from Environment Canada read.

“Strong clusters of thunderstorms are currently detected between Nackawic, Cardigan, Nashwaak, and Holtville. The motion of individual thunderstorms is northeast at 30 km/h.”

The warnings went on to say people should take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

The national forecaster issued severe thunderstorm watches for the western parts of New Brunswick on Sunday afternoon.

The alerts, which were issued at 11:39 a.m., cover Campbellton and Restigouche, Edmundston and Madawaska, Fredericton and Southern York, Grand Falls and Victoria, Mount Carleton-Renous, Oromocto and Sunbury, St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte, Stanley-Doaktown-Blackville Area, and Woodstock and Carleton counties.

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According to Environment Canada, conditions are “favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, damaging hail and torrential rain.”

“There is also a risk of a tornado,” the forecaster said.

The alert noted that large hail can damage property and cause serious injury, and that strong winds can down trees and blow large vehicles of the roads.

People are asked to continue monitoring alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

On Saturday, a severe thunderstorm swept through Ontario and Quebec, killing at least five people. That system left a wake of damage and resulted in power outages for thousands of customers.

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Winnipeg Ice take Game 2 against Edmonton Oil Kings 5-1

Mikey Milne wasted no time turning heartbreak into extra hustle on Saturday, scoring three goals and leading his Winnipeg ICE to a 5-1 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings in the Western Hockey League playoffs.

The ICE, 5-4 overtime losers at Wayne Fleming Arena on Friday, scored three power-play goals and an empty-netter in the third period Saturday to snap a 1-1 tie and even their best-of-seven Eastern Conference final series at one game apiece.

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Owen Pederson and Maximilian Streule also scored for Winnipeg. Logan Dowhaniuk had the lone Edmonton goal. The Oil Kings outshot the ICE 36-23, but Winnipeg received solid netminding Gage Alexander. Game 3 is Monday in Edmonton.

Meanwhile in Kamloops, B.C., the Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Kamloops Blazers 4-1 to earn a split on the road in their Western Conference final series. Kamloops won Friday’s series opener 5-2 at the Sandman Centre.

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Conner Roulette scored twice for Seattle – including an empty-net goal late in the game – with singles chipped in by Lucas Ciona and Sam Oremba. Logan Stankoven replied for the Blazers, who outshot the Thunderbirds 41-27.

Game 3 in the series is Tuesday in Seattle.

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Buffalo mass shooting exposes 'blind spots' over white terrorism: expert

WATCH ABOVE: Buffalo mass shooting exposes 'blind spots' over white terrorism, says extremism researcher

The Buffalo supermarket mass shooting by an apparent white supremacist lays bare what one expert is calling the “blind spots” in how authorities treat white and far-right terrorism.

In an interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, Queen’s University assistant professor Amarnath Amarasingam said researchers studying violent extremism, like him, are learning from the plethora of records the alleged shooter left behind on how he prepared for the deadly attack.

“I can guarantee you, if this was a young Muslim or a young person of colour walking around a grocery store, taking pictures and drawing out a map of what the inside of the grocery store looks like, it would have resulted in a lot more than a security guard kind of wagging his finger at him,” Amarasingam said.

“I think some of our blind spots of what white terrorism looks like, what far-right terrorism looks like, it needs to be reassessed. And that’s why I think the Buffalo attack is quite interesting or important for future counterterrorism.”

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Amarasingam, who is one of the leading Canadian researchers on radicalization and violent extremism, described the records left behind by the attacker, now in police custody, as “quite unique.”

They include not only a so-called manifesto outlining his professed reasons for attacking the supermarket and killing 13 people, the majority of them Black, but also roughly 700 pages worth of what Amarasingam described as a sort of “diary” of daily postings on the gaming platform Discord.

Those postings describe killing a cat, surveilling the Tops grocery store that the shooter allegedly later attacked, and his user account being flagged by Discord when he tried to upload the manifesto of the far-right extremist behind the deadly Christchurch, New Zealand, mosque shootings.

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Police in the U.S. have described the supermarket attack as “racially motivated” and it is now being investigated as a federal hate crime. The Associated Press reported the alleged shooter had spent time on websites propagating the “great replacement” or “white replacement” conspiracy theory. That’s the baseless conspiracy theory that governments in countries where white people have held political and demographic power are deliberately trying to displace white people by bringing in non-white immigrants.

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Long relegated to the fringe corners of the internet, the conspiracy is spreading online and gaining mainstream attention as far-right figures on cable and social media platforms spread it to their audiences.

Amarasingam said the theory’s new prominence comes amid “a current of this kind of populist anxiety or demographic panic around what increased immigration means.”

And Canada is not immune, he noted, adding the Quebec City mosque attack and the attack on a Muslim family in London, Ont., were influenced by similar rhetoric. One of the prominent figures in the Ottawa blockade earlier this year, Pat King, had also posted similarly-themed content.

“So this idea that kind of far-right presence doesn’t exist in Canada, I think is a result of willful blindness or at least amnesia,” he said.

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Race replacement theory is part of the spectrum of far-right conspiracies raising growing concern among police and national security agencies, prompting them to focus on the threat posed by ideologically motivated violent extremism.

The term, often shortened to IMVE, refers to a broad swath of anti-immigrant, anti-government, antisemitic, and anti-women extremist ideologies with overlapping and deep roots in white supremacy.

IMVE is a major concern for Canadian national security authorities.

Global News reported in March that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service now spends as much time monitoring domestic ideological extremism as it does the threat posed by religious terrorist groups like Daesh and al-Qaeda.

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COVID-19 vaccine rules, equalization 'derailed' support for Kenney: Smith

Alberta's Kenney 'miscalculated' UCP grassroots backlash: Smith

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney‘s imposition of COVID-19 vaccine mandate and other public health measures, along with the province’s desire for equalization changes, are what “derailed” his leadership, suggests leadership rival Danielle Smith.

In an interview with The West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, Smith said Kenney’s decisions to put in place public health measures as COVID-19 spiked were a miscalculation that led younger voters who normally vote conservative to draw “a line in the sand.”

“That brought out a lot of mums and dads in their 30s and 40s who said, ‘We’ve got to do something different here.’ And I think the premier maybe miscalculated when he brought in vaccine passports after saying he wasn’t going to,” Smith said.

She added she believes many Albertans feel he also hasn’t taken the referendum to push for changes to the equalization formula seriously enough.

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When asked about Kenney’s decision to bring in vaccine mandates, which public health experts had recommended at the time, she claimed: “We saw very early on the vaccination wears off” and that people “could still get and transmit, get very sick even if you were vaccinated.”

That is inaccurate.

The variant currently circulating is Omicron, and a subvariant of that known as BA.2. These variants are better at evading the immune systems of people who are vaccinated, so the vaccines protect less against infection — that’s why there’s been a rise in what’s known as breakthrough cases in vaccinated people.

However, the Public Health Agency of Canada said as recently as this month that even the original two doses of vaccine still have “good effectiveness” against severe outcomes from all variants. With a booster, the effectiveness of vaccines against severe outcomes rises to over 90 per cent.

Vaccine mandates and the broad swaths of public health measures put in place during the pandemic all share the same goals: to reduce the risk of overloading the health-care system, which is what happened in many areas such as Italy and New York City during earlier waves of COVID-19.

In Canada, 81.6 per cent of the total population has received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. That rises to 86 per cent for the population that is actually eligible for a shot — meaning people over the age of five years old.

Smith said she believes people who have gotten COVID-19 should be allowed to go to restaurants and get on planes because they have been exposed to the virus already. She added she thinks the province should have taken a similar approach to U.S. states like Florida, Texas or South Dakota.

In Alberta, 87 per cent of residents over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated, representing 77 per cent of the total population of the province, which has seen a total of 4,452 deaths due to COVID-19.

In Florida, 67 per cent of the total population is fully vaccinated with two doses, while that stands at 61.2 per cent in Texas and 61.8 per cent in South Dakota, according to the Mayo Clinic.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been 74,329 deaths due to COVID-19 in Florida since Jan. 21, 2020. That number is 86,750 in Texas for the same time period and 2,919 in South Dakota.

The latter has a population of 879,336 compared to Alberta’s 4.4 million yet has seen one in roughly 303 residents die from COVID-19, while the population death rate in Alberta is one in 100.7.

When COVID-19 deaths stood at roughly 900,000 during the Omicron surge in February, an NBC News tally of state vaccination rates and virus deaths showed states with low vaccination rates were seeing surging deaths attributed to the virus.

Four of the five states that had led the tally at the time had vaccination rates under 60 per cent.

On May 12, the U.S. marked one million deaths as a result of COVID-19.

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Ontario COVID numbers: 809 people in hospital, 152 in intensive care

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The number of people in Ontario with COVID-19 has dropped below 1,000 for the first time since April, according to data released by the province.

New figures show 809 people were in hospital with the virus on Sunday, while 152 were in an Ontario intensive care unit (ICU). The figures represent a drop in hospitalizations compared to the previous day and the previous week.

On Saturday, Ontario reported 1,116 people in hospital and 160 in ICU. Last Sunday, there were 1,024 people in hospital and 151 in an intensive care unit with or due to the virus.

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COVID-19 data may be underreported because some hospital networks do not share data over the weekend.

The dip in Ontario’s hospitalizations was accompanied by a lower-than-average death increase. The province reported two further deaths as a result of the virus on Sunday.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 13,161 people have died as a result of COVID-19.

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Ontario also announced 1,054 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday. That figure, experts say, is likely an underestimate of the true number of cases due to testing restrictions that limit access to PCR tests in the province.

A total of 1,295,499 cases have been reported during the pandemic so far.

The percentage of positive tests reported Sunday increased a fraction compared to Saturday but fell compared to last week. Nine per cent of tests reported on Sunday were positive, compared to 11.2 per cent on May 15.

A total of 91.3 per cent of Ontario residents aged 12 or older have had two COVID-19 vaccine doses, while 60.2 per cent of people aged 18 or older have been boosted.

A grand total of 33,235,491 shots have been administered since the pandemic began.

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Kahnawà:ke youth protest against Bill 96

Mohawk people in Kanien'kehá:ka held a march on Saturday to protest Quebec's language legislation, Bill 96, that's soon expected to pass and tighten the province's Charter of the French language, Bill 101, affecting anglophones, allophones and the province's Indigenous community. Global's Phil Carpenter has more from the Mohawk territory of Kanien'kehá:ka.

The Mercier Bridge leading to Montreal was blocked by Kahnawà:ke Peacekeepers for more than an hour Saturday, as youth from the community protested against Bill 96, the Quebec government’s controversial proposed law to strengthen French language protection in the province.

“Our language, our culture, we feel as if it’s being attacked. We feel as if they are trying to colonize us all over again,” stated Teiotsatonteh Diabo, youth of Kahnawà:ke spokesperson.

After marching west along Route 132 from the Kahnawà:ke and slowing traffic, a small group escorted by Peacekeepers continued briefly onto the bridge.

“Well it’s to show the Quebec government that they can’t just do whatever they want, pass whatever bills they want like this new French language law that goes a bit too far,” explained Louis Beauvais, 15.

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According to the protesters, unless Indigenous peoples in Quebec are exempt, or the bill withdrawn, the law would be just another way to assimilate them.

“You know there was a law where we were not even allowed speaking our language,” Diabo noted, pointing to the experiences of some elders in the community who were punished for speaking Mohwak at Residential Schools.

If the bill becomes law it will be forbidden for public service employees to use languages other than French, with some exceptions, affecting a wide range of sectors including education and healthcare.

It would mean that at English CEGEP (junior college) students would be required to take either three courses in French or an extra three French second-language courses.

That would place an extra burden on Kahnawake students, many of whom speak Mohawk and some of whom are already struggling with English, say the protesters.

“Maybe this bill will completely discourage people from going to college from our community,” observed Diabo, “and stop getting the higher education.”

She even worries about being refused service in English at a hospital, recalling what happened to a friend at a French language medical facility recently.

“Even there they were already starting to refuse to speak English to her, and the bill hasn’t even passed yet,” she said.

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Indigenous leaders across the province, including Kahnawà:ke Grand Chief Kahsennehawe Sky-Deer, who’ve been speaking out against the bill met with government officials May 13.

“We didn’t get any formal commitment for an exemption,” said Sky-Deer, “but what we did hear was maybe potentially a separate bill that protects indigenous languages and cultures after passes.”

The Grand Chief said she’s not optimistic but they will continue dialogue with the government.

Bill 96 could pass before the end of May.

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Child care affordability leads to questions of space creation in Ontario election

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TORONTO — When Camille Mauger went back to work in March of 2019, a little over a year after giving birth to her son, she was on about seven to 10 child-care wait lists and had not heard back from any of them.

She had started her search when her son was three months old and acknowledges she should have started her search sooner — many parents in high-demand areas of the province get on lists very early in pregnancy — but it was moot, because the fees were too high anyway.

“It became very evident to us that the cost of daycare in Ontario, and in Toronto especially, was high enough that we would (have to) consider to continue providing care for our child on our own as it was quickly realized that the cost was roughly equivalent to one parent’s salary,” Mauger said.

Mauger’s husband cared full-time for their son while she went back to work. The pair started considering daycare again in early 2021 and managed to secure a spot at a centre in Toronto, a spot Mauger believes would not have been readily available were it not for the pandemic.

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Affordability issues such as housing and gas prices are central in the Ontario election campaign, and for many parents of young children there is no bigger expense than child care, which often represents a higher monthly cost than mortgage payments.

Average fees in Ontario are currently about $73 a day for infants, $61 for toddlers, and $53 for preschoolers, according to the recently struck deal between Ontario and the federal government to lower fees to an average of $10 a day by 2025.

“Our reaction was one of just tremendous joy and sort of feeling like, finally this deal is going through and it’s at least a step in the right direction,” Mauger said.

Ontario reached an agreement with the federal government in March, making it the last province to do so. Rebates haven’t yet landed, but operators have until Sept. 1 to decide if they want to enroll in the program. If they do, parents will see their fees reduced by an initial average of 25 per cent and rebated to April 1.

Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca has promised to make the discounts retroactive to Jan. 1 to account for what he calls Doug Ford’s delays in signing the deal. (The province said it negotiated as long as it did in order to get the best possible deal.)

But Adrienne Davidson, an assistant professor of political science at McMaster University with expertise in child-care policy, said that with fewer than half of children aged two to four in Ontario in licensed care, creating new spaces is going to be the biggest lingering concern.

“I think most people will just be happy that there’s a deal,but that doesn’t necessarily negate it as an election issue,” she said.

“That’s a lot of kids out of licensed care and a lot of families that don’t have access to licensed care, and you have to have a kid in licensed care in order to see benefits as well, and so I think the access piece is one piece that could potentially see greater politicization.”

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The Ontario child-care deal came with a promise to create 86,000 spaces by the end of 2026, though it includes 15,000 that have already been created since 2019. But advocates say that won’t be enough to meet the demand that will come with cheaper fees.

Gordon Cleveland, a child-care policy expert and associate professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, said he expects the province will need an additional 200,000 spaces by the end of this year.

When the deal was reached, the Progressive Conservatives said Ontario is factoring in some increased demand to their plan and will review progress partway through the agreement. As well, municipalities will have to submit plans for spaces so the province can allocate them to a “broad range of communities.”

The NDP has promised to ensure any government-funded expansion of child-care spaces is exclusively for public or not-for-profit centres. The current agreement says Ontario will maintain the existing proportion of not-for-profit spaces at 70 per cent or higher.

The overall proportion of for-profit child-care spaces for kids aged zero to five is 30 per cent, but it varies across regions, with some faster-growing regions seeing up to 44 per cent of spaces in for-profit centres, according to figures contained in the federal agreement.

As of February, about 66 per cent of the applications being processed by the Ministry of Education for new, centre-based spaces for kids aged zero to five are from for-profit operators.

The NDP and the Liberals both promise to enhance wages for early childhood educators. Advocates say many have left the child-care sector to work in schools, such as in full-day kindergarten classrooms, where the pay is much higher.

Part of the child-care deal includes setting a minimum wage for registered early childhood educators at $18 an hour, rising by $1 each year until it hits $25. The NDP has promised an immediate increase to $25 for registered ECEs and $20 for all other program staff. The Liberals have also pledged to boost child-care worker pay, and also provide free tuition for ECE college programs.

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Carolyn Ferns, public policy and government relations coordinatorfor the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care, said space creation simply will not happen without higher wages for staff.

“Until we solve that problem, good luck creating 86,000 new spaces for families, because it’s not going to happen until unless you deal with the workforce crisis,” she said.

Ferns herself knows that scramble to find a space.

When she was pregnant with her now-four-year-old son, she was on 12 waiting lists.

“I just drew a circle around my apartment and everything here, like get on every list, and just hope that you’ve got something by the time you’ve got to go back to work,” she said.

Ferns believes she only landed a spot because she knows the sector and told every operator that she could fill any last-minute vacancies they had.

“I knew to say to every child-care centre, ‘I know how it is for you. If a space comes open and you need to fill it on Monday, I’ll take it, even if it means that I have to go back to work before my mat leave is over, I’ll just do that,”’ she said. “And that’s what happened.”

Davidson, the professor, also has personal experience with the struggle of finding child care for her daughter, now four years old. She, like many parents, went on a large number of wait lists and took the only spot that was offered in time.

“We talk a lot about choice in child care and a lot of the rhetoric in?the politics of childcare is around choice,” she said.

“Parents often don’t have choice in child care. You sign up for how many wait lists and you take whatever you get.”

© 2022 The Canadian Press

Uxbridge declares state of emergency in wake of severe damage from Ontario storm

WATCH: At least two people are dead after a severe thunderstorm moved through parts of southern Ontario, with the weather system also hitting the Ottawa area. One of the hardest hit areas is the Township of Uxbridge, an hour northeast of Toronto, which has declared a local state of emergency after the storm wrought significant damage. Morganne Campbell reports.

A town in Durham Region has declared a state of emergency following a deadly storm that lashed southern Ontario with dangerously high winds, rain and hail.

On Saturday, the Town of Uxbridge, about an hour northeast of Toronto, declared a state of emergency as a result of the damage left by storm winds that reached over 130 km/hour in some parts of the province.

“Widespread power outages are occurring,” the statement said. “Many roads are closed throughout the Uxbridge.”

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The storm was severe enough for Environment Canada to issue a broadcast-intrusive emergency alert that goes out to television, radio stations and mobile phones.

At least five people died in Ontario and Quebec as a result of the storm, with the first fatality reported in Brampton, Ont., where a woman in her 70s died after being struck by parts of a large tree.

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In Uxbridge, the town banned outdoor fires to minimize potential distractions for its stretched emergency crews.

“Township Emergency responders are deployed to assist with storm damage,” a tweet read. “A fire ban assists emergency response by reducing the need to respond to recreational fire-related incidents.”

The advanced polling station in the town for Ontario’s upcoming provincial election was also closed “until further notice” on Sunday morning due to power outages.

— With files from The Canadian Press

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