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posted on February 25, 2008
By: Paola Loriggio, Staff Reporter
Published: February 11, 2008
Source: The Star
It was a cold, cold morning for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who held their annual outdoor practice today despite an extreme cold weather alert.
The Leafs – their faces covered by balaclavas – hit the ice for about an hour at Withrow Park in Riverdale, as part of their charitable efforts to revamp local skating rinks. Some 250 elementary school students also braved the glacial weather to cheer on the team.
Meanwhile, city officials are warning residents to beware of the cold and extended the extreme cold weather alert through Monday and possibly Tuesday.
The alert was issued based on Environment Canada weather forecasts that called for temperatures below -15 C and severe wind chill.
The wind chill warning was called off this morning, and weather reports predict the day will warm up to a high of -7 C, which is five degrees below seasonal norms. Tuesday should bring similar temperatures, as well as up to 10 centimetres of snow starting in the morning. Read more >>