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Disaster Date:09/24/2022

Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island (Nova Scotia)


What Happened

Hurricane Fiona struck Nova Scotia, and other parts of Atlantic Canada, on September 24, 2022. Winds of 140 kilometres per hour battered parts of the province, blowing down trees and damaging roofs and siding on houses. All this time later, there is still much repair work to be done—especially for seniors, people with health issues, and those on fixed incomes.

Volunteer in Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island (Nova Scotia)

What MDS Is Doing

MDS began its response in Glace Bay and other parts of Nova Scotia with tree cutting and removal. That part of the work has been completed. We are now transitioning to roof repair. We expect to be there doing that until mid-December; we have sufficient volunteers now to take us through to that time. Thanks to all who volunteered!


Volunteers respond to Hurricane Fiona in Glace Bay 

Volunteers hard at work in Atlantic Canada after Hurricane Fiona

Old Colony Mennonite Church volunteers see new parts of Canada, help others

Helping people who fall into the gaps in Glace Bay



Cape Breton Island is a rugged and beautiful part of Canada. Glace Bay, with about 17,000 people, is located right on the Atlantic coast. Volunteers are staying about 30 minutes from the town at Camp Bretondean. Weather in Glace Bay in November and December can be from 5C to 10C during the daytime and 0C at night. Bring warm clothes! It can also be rainy, so a rain jacket is a good idea; snow is also a possibility. Hiking or work boots are recommended.