Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Seasons Greetings, and Happy Holidays

I hope that you and your family and friends have had a wonderful day, and have enjoyed the day in the way that you wanted. I also hope that, in the middle of the storm, you stayed safe and warm, and didn’t lose power. We’ve been seeing power outages all over the place.

Today is a day where many of us celebrate the birth of Jesus. It’s also a day where many of us are in darkness as we are in the first storm winter. Some others — first responders and the Nova Scotia Power linemen — have to be out in the storm.

The linemen are working to restore power for us; the police are out trying to make sure we don’t drive in to downed but live power lines; and the other first responders – firemen and paramedics – are out doing their job.

I’d like to extend a huge “thank you” to the men and women who have to be out in the storm tonight. I’m sure that you would rather be home with your family, even if it was in the dark.