CBRM Cancels Waterfront Entertainment For NYE
CBRM Cancels Waterfront Entertainment For New Year’s Eve
WINDCHILL EXCEEDING -20 POSES POTENTIAL PUBLIC SAFETY RISK
Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) Recreation Department has cancelled the live entertainment on the waterfront for New Year’s Eve. With temperatures lower and wind gusts higher than forecasted, the windchill will potentially be a risk for public safety and inhibit the enjoyment of the public at the event.
CBRM Recreation will continue to monitor conditions to see if the fireworks display, scheduled for 9pm over Sydney Harbour, will be able to move ahead unimpeded.
“Afternoon highs have dipped far below the original temperatures forecasted and Environment Canada is calling for gusts of up to 50 km/h,” says CBRM Recreation Program Coordinator Joe Costello. “With this, the ability to ensure the safe operation of equipment and the safety of those working and attending the event is diminished. We cannot in good conscience continue with tonight’s entertainment in these conditions.”
CBRM Recreation is looking at contingency plans and will release more information as these plans become more concrete.
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