Regional Council Tackles Emergency Response
Cape Breton Regional Council passed a motion to create an emergency services committee and to review the emergency measures plan at last night’s Council meeting.
The move comes amid concerns raised by the response to a snow and ice storm two weeks ago that left hundreds of people without power for days.
Deputy mayor Kevin Saccary says that standards that suggest people should look after themselves for 72 hours in an emergency work better in urban areas where people have running water during a power outage and live closer together.
He’s calling for the implementation of more flexible standards for the CBRM.
Also last night, Council passed a resolution praising the efforts of volunteer fire departments that helped those in need during the recent storm.
Another resolution called on Nova Scotia Power officials to meet with Council to discuss how to improve maintenance service during severe weather.