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Feb 6.2014 Snow and sheep

Another day, another squall warning. Our city has been hit with so much snow and bad weather this season...but hey! Its winter...and we are in CANADA.what do you expect?  I do have a confession to make..I actually am loving this weather. I love storms of all kinds and so I say bring it on. (No hate mail please) This week in the newsroom a few of us went down to Prince Edward County to cover a barn fire. It was a an old barn that housed mostly pregnant sheep and nursing lambs. Close to 250 sheep were killed as a result of the fire. We spent most of the day on scene with the farmer and his family and this is an experience that will stay with me for a while. The sounds, smells and visuals are hard to get off my mind. Photojournalist Justin Greaves was on scene with us. Here is the link to his story on the fire  that appeared in the Pioneer. I wrote a shorter version for QNet News that you can view here with video by reporter Alisa Howlett. There was one little incident that was

Feb 2.2014 - Fire at Mount Albert Fire station

The Mount Albert fire station on Princess street is currently on fire. I lived close to this station not long ago. It is a volunteer run station and from the amount of sirens I heard on a daily basis living there, a busy one. Pretty scary when a fire station catches fire. Mount Albert is a wonderful community and this will be a big loss to them. Another view of people running to the blaze at the Mount Albert fire hall thanks to Derek Swain! pic.twitter.com/w1kXeINoDo — Lyndsey Vanstone (@VanstoneL) February 2, 2014 The Mount Albert Fire Hall is going up in flames. @CP24 @YRP #fire #notgood pic.twitter.com/Q8XD5XjUY2 — Jessica (@beatty304) February 2, 2014 BREAKING: Mount Albert fire hall is fully ablaze. Crews working to extinguish the fire. Photo by @thekettfamily pic.twitter.com/QN2iealLrf — Josh Casey (@JoshXFMNews) February 2, 2014 The Mount Albert fire dept is, erm, on fire. That's distressing. http://t.co/DnumBnlhRq — Greg M (@DrTed77) February