Stratford News Arctic weather chills the region SHARE ON: Ethan Rabidoux, staff Thursday, Jan. 23rd, 2014 The stubborn polar vortex has settled over our region and refuses to budge. Local residents will hunker down for another day of bone-numbing temperatures. The wind chill will lash the area today and tomorrow. We could see wind gusts for up to 80 km/h Friday afternoon. If people need a place to go to get warm, the Stratford Public Library will be open from 10:00am to 9:00pm. The Festival Marketplace Shopping Centre will also be open until 9:00pm this evening for people to beat the cold.