A monster winter storm with a long and wide girth continues to slam Atlantic Canada, and tens of thousands of people have been left in the dark. Wind, rain and snow have been pummelling the region since Thursday when a powerful system dubbed by American forecasters as a “bomb cyclone” moved in from the U-S eastern seaboard. Environment Canada meteorologist Darren Borgel says this “very large, very intense storm” will be memorable for its extreme winds, especially in Nova Scotia, which was also dealing with rain and storm surge. Nova Scotia Power is reporting about 139-thousand homes and businesses are without power. N-B Power is reporting outages for about 13-thousand of its customers as New Brunswick gets hit with high winds and heavy snow in the north, and ice pellets and rain in the south. Parts of Newfoundland and Labrador were expecting up to 30-centimetres of snow before changing to ice pellets and rain.