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Friday’s forecast for extreme cold prompts school closures

Friday’s forecast for extreme cold prompts school closures
All schools in Pincher Creek, Lundbreck and Crowsnest Pass are closed tomorrow, Jan. 12, due to the extreme weather forecast.
All schools in Pincher Creek, Lundbreck and Crowsnest Pass are closed tomorrow, Jan. 12, due to the extreme weather forecast.
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Concerned over the safety of staff and students, Livingstone Range School Division has decided to close all of its schools Friday, Jan. 12. Temperature, with wind chill, is forecast at values near -50 C Friday morning.
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Concerned over the safety of staff and students, Livingstone Range School Division has decided to close all of its schools Friday, Jan. 12. Temperature, with wind chill, is forecast at values near -50 C Friday morning.

Friday’s forecast for extreme cold prompts school closures

By Dave Lueneberg
By Dave Lueneberg
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Shootin’ the Breeze Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
January 11, 2024
January 11, 2024

In a rare move, but one many parents can certainly agree with, officials with the Livingstone Range School Division decided Thursday afternoon to close all LRSD schools this Friday, Jan. 12.

With Friday morning temperatures forecast near -33 C, and wind chill values that could reach -50, an LSRD notice says officials chose to “not run buses and close the schools over the safety of [our] students and staff.”

All extracurricular activities, like the Rock the Diploma event, have also been postponed due to the extreme cold.

“We anticipate that buses will run and schools will be open on Monday, Jan. 15, as the forecast shows some improvement,” the notice said.

Updates will be posted to school and division websites and social channels.

Meanwhile, Holy Spirit Catholic School Division has announced that many of its rural schools, including St. Michael’s in Pincher Creek, will also be closed as the buses it shares with Livingstone Range won’t be running.

Monday’s outlook is for moderate temperatures with sunshine and a daytime high near -12.

 

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In a rare move, but one many parents can certainly agree with, officials with the Livingstone Range School Division decided Thursday afternoon to close all LRSD schools this Friday, Jan. 12.

With Friday morning temperatures forecast near -33 C, and wind chill values that could reach -50, an LSRD notice says officials chose to “not run buses and close the schools over the safety of [our] students and staff.”

All extracurricular activities, like the Rock the Diploma event, have also been postponed due to the extreme cold.

“We anticipate that buses will run and schools will be open on Monday, Jan. 15, as the forecast shows some improvement,” the notice said.

Updates will be posted to school and division websites and social channels.

Meanwhile, Holy Spirit Catholic School Division has announced that many of its rural schools, including St. Michael’s in Pincher Creek, will also be closed as the buses it shares with Livingstone Range won’t be running.

Monday’s outlook is for moderate temperatures with sunshine and a daytime high near -12.

 

 

 

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