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Toronto deputy mayor sends Randy Hope his thanks for help during ice-storm

Norm Kelly, deputy mayor of Toronto. Photo

Norm Kelly, deputy mayor of Toronto. Photo

By Greg Holden

Toronto’s deputy mayor Norm Kelly has sent a letter, dated January 14, to mayor Randy Hope, thanking him for Chatham-Kent helping Toronto dig out of the ice storm they experienced in early January. Crews are still working in Toronto today cleaning up from the storm and no estimate is available yet on the damages.

Here is the letter:

Dear Randy:

As residents and businesses of the City of Toronto return to normalcy, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance in our recovery effort. Your contribution helped the City of Toronto pull through the worst ice storm in recent history. The damage from the December 21st ice storm was staggering. Nearly 1,000,000 residents, including our most vulnerable, were left without heat or power in extreme cold temperatures. Healthy trees collapsed onto hydro lines, leaving debris on the roads and property. The situation was unprecedented.

With your municipality’s electrical crews working alongside our emergency response team, progress was made and power was quickly restored. On behalf of the Emergency Committee of the City of Toronto, thank you for your assistance.


Norm Kelly
Deputy Mayor Chair, Toronto Emergency Management PRogram Committee
City of Toronto