Stratford News Local residents still shivering in the dark SHARE ON: Ken Nichol, contributor, Tuesday, Dec. 24th, 2013 Things are improving but hundreds of local residents are still without power. Their lights went out over the weekend during the freezing rain ice storm that pounded the province. There are power outages in Perth East, North Perth, Huron East and Wellington County. Hydro One crews are working none-stop to get the power restored as soon as possible. People are urged to stay away from downed power lines.