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Volume 91, Issue 31
Thursday, October 23, 1997
Froshty the Snowman
The wild, white flurry of yesterday's snowfall was a great surprise for many opening their morning shutters.
Paul Specht, assistant director of operations and maintenance for Western's physical plant, reports the grounds maintenance staff arrived on campus at 4:30 a.m. to plow, shovel and salt the campus' roads and sidewalks.
Electricians arrived at 5 a.m. in response to London Hydro's problems with flickering power and blackouts. Fallen trees were to blame, as branches had fallen on power lines during the night, he explained.
Ordinarily, Londoners don't expect any kind of serious snowfall until after Remembrance Day, Specht said. The radio forecast for yesterday's snowfall was two centimetres, while Specht measured over 15 centimetres of the white stuff on his lawn early yesterday morning.
The Salvation Army Community will be having a special event organized to say thank you to all their volunteers and others involved with the Salvation Army, said Major Harold Hosken, community relations director.
The event will take place at the Salvation Army's Divisional Headquarters Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. said Hosken, adding visitors will have a chance to learn more about the activities of the Salvation Army and the difference volunteer work makes in the community.
"We encourage everyone to come, especially the students interested in volunteer work, to visit and join us in our volunteer efforts," Hosken said.
In Tuesday's issue, comments attributed to Diana Reynolds were actually from the USC written policy on race relations.
The Gazette regrets the error.
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