Six Nations, Brantford Brant County closures

Feb 6 2019

SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND RIVER- Six Nations schools are closed but all Six Nations Band  offices are open today. Most retailers are open.  Grand River Employment And Training  has not indicated if it is closed today but all calls to the office have gone to a voice mail system. Six Nations Polytechnic has also  not announced if it is closed today but calls are answered by a voice mail system. Six Nations Public Works trucks are on the roads.

Grand Erie closed all schools and Board facility sites are today due to inclement weather (freezing rain).

All bus routes for Student Transportation Services Brant Haldimand Norfolk (STSBNH) are cancelled. All Sharp Bus Line services for Grand Erie Six Nations students are cancelled.

Laurier’s Waterloo and Brantford campuses and Kitchener location are closed today, Wed., Feb. 6, due to severe weather. For additional information, please visit the university’s website

Brantford’s Wayne Gretzky Centre  released the following list of facilities that are closed at programs and activities cancelled. There are no other updates at this time.
Beckett Adult Leisure Centre:Facility CLOSED. All programs cancelled.
Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
Facility remains OPEN.
The following are cancelled programs:
• Swim lessons until 4:00 p.m.
• Kid Care (am only)
• 9:00 am Gentlefit
• 9:00 am Warm Water Workout
• 9:00 am Calorie Blast
• 9:45 am Baby Waves ®
• 10:00 am Tumble Fun ®
• 10:15 am Yogalates
• 10:15 am Sit and Fit
• 10:30 am Warm Water Workout
• 10:30 am Aqua Dance
• 12:00 pm Deepwater
• 1:30 pm Warm Water Workout
The following programs will continue to run as scheduled:
• 11:30 am Drop-in Basketball
• 12:15 pm Mindful Mobility
Watch our Parks and Rec Facebook and Parks and Rec Twitter as well as the WGSC Facebook and WGSC Twitter accounts for additional

The County of Brant has declared a Significant Weather Event due to the occurring winter ice storm.

Municipalities now have the ability to declare a “Significant Weather Event” which is defined as “an approaching or occurring weather hazard with the potential to pose a significant danger to users of the highways within a municipality.”

The purpose of declaring a Significant Weather Event is to notify the public that the condition of roads, bike lanes and sidewalks will continue to deteriorate to a poor condition due to the weather event, and it may take longer than normal to restore. Additional caution should be observed if it is necessary to travel on County of Brant roads.

When the declaration is cancelled, the municipality shall address any maintenance issues pursuant to the regular standards for maintenance i.e. within the time prescribed in the standard. Please note, declaring the end of the event does not mean the roads, bike lanes and sidewalks are in a good condition. It only means that the County of Brant now feels that the weather has subsided enough that we can meet our required maintenance objective timelines.

Motorists should check road and weather conditions before going out and refrain from unnecessary travel if conditions are poor.

Please be assured that the County of Brant Roads Crew are working diligently to restore the roads to a safe condition.

For information on how to prepare for a winter storm, visit: www.brant.ca/emergencyplanning. The County’s website offers winter storm preparedness information, links to an interactive road condition map and a checklist for your car and home emergency kit.

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