Cold halts buses but not outdoor employees

A city grader plows the snow near the corner of Manitoba Street and Seventh Avenue on Feb. 5. Bone-chilling temperatures did not keep public works employees from working on various tasks during the last few weeks.

The recent cold spell was not fit for man, beast, nor school bus, and kept hundreds of students at home but didn’t prevent city workers from performing their regular responsibilities. With temperatures reaching -37 degrees Celsius on Jan. 30, along with wind chills of up to -45 C, the Good…