Record high temperatures may lead us to believe we are looking at an early start to the forest fire season.
That may not be the case as Ministry of Natural Resources Information Officer Debbie MacLean says the region experience minimal percipitation over the winter but the long-term outlook calls for wet weather in the Spring.
MacLean says staff training will begin in the next couple of weeks.
Premier Dalton McGuinty's ears might be burning these days.
Councillor Sharon Smith took the premier to task this week for refusing to include an infrastructure program in the upcoming provincial government.
Smith says the time is ripe for government's to be spending money on public projects.
Smith was commenting on McGuinty's speech at the Ontario Good Roads Conference last month, where he told municipal leaders the government was going to focus on skills and education and sacrifice the infrastructure fund.