The Straits Times
Published on Oct 30, 2012

Sandy leaves 145,000 Canadians without power, 1 dead


WINNIPEG (REUTERS) - Sandy toppled trees and power lines in the Canadian province of Ontario, leaving at least 145,000 people without power on Tuesday, including 55,000 in Toronto, the country's financial centre.

Strong winds whipped up debris, killing a Toronto woman on Monday.

The Toronto Stock Exchange was set to remain open, making it a North American island of equity trading for the second successive day, with US stock markets closed.

Numerous flights on Air Canada, WestJet Airlines, Porter Airlines and other carriers between the US Northeast and Toronto's Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport were cancelled.