Around 200 thousand customers, more than half of them in Toronto are still without power and facing the prospect of Christmas Day off the grid, as Ontario continues to clean up after a major ice storm.
Coast FM’s Hilary Eastmure is currently in Elora, west of Toronto. She says people going into a third full day without power in rural areas are starting to question how things are being handled by the big utility Hydro One.
Meanwhile, authorities say they’re seeing an increasing number of cases of carbon monoxide poisoning – including two fatalities – as people turn to things like generators and camping stoves, without making sure of proper ventilation.
Atlantic Canada is also dealing with the aftermath of the storm with around 100 thousand customers off the grid in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.