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Thousands Of Students Sign A Petition To Close Schools Due To The Snow

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An online petition started by a local student asking for a snow day in Richmond has received more than 4,900 signatures as of Monday afternoon.

Richmond was blanketed by snow on Sunday and there were many who believed that the Richmond School District should close its schools on Monday.


However, they stayed open.

Richmond School District #38 tweeted Monday morning that all schools are open.

Students Sign A Petition To Close Schools

The petition was started by Muhammad Ghumman, a Grade 12 student at Richmond Secondary School.

“Due to the current weather conditions it would be in the Richmond School District #38s best interests to call for a snow day as the sidewalks and the streets are covered in snow and ice “ reads the petition website.

“This would be in the best interests for the safety of the parents and students who are part of the Richmond Schools”.

Despite terrible weather conditions, students at Simon Fraser University, which literally sits on top of Burnaby Mountain, also found out that classes weren’t being cancelled.


Environment Canada has issued another snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver that calls for 10 to 15 cm of snow to slam the region throughout Monday and Tuesday morning.


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