March 26, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

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Hotspot in Ontario: 1.9 °C 35.4 °F Burlington Lift Bridge
Cold spot in Ontario: -11.4 °C 11.5 °F Algonquin Park East Gate
Hotspot in Canada: 7.7 °C 45.9 °F Howe Sound – Pam Rocks, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -42.2 °C -44.0 °F Stefansson Island, NU

THUNDER BAY – Day Starter –  Good Morning, Wachiya Northwestern Ontario. It is Monday, March 26th, 2018. For Thunder Bay, hope you didn’t put those snow shovels away yet. Environment Canada is calling for 5-10 cm of snow for Thunder Bay late Monday night into Tuesday morning. The weather service is calling for cloudy skies with a 60 percent chance of flurries in the afternoon. Monday’s high zero. UV index 3 or moderate.

However further up the north shore of Lake Superior, the forecast is calling for more snow.
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Marathon – Schreiber
  • Nipigon – Rossport

Snowfall of 10 to 15 cm possible Monday night into Tuesday.

Snow is expected to begin Monday night over regions to the north and east of Lake Superior. Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are likely. The snow will transition to rain after temperatures rise above the zero mark Tuesday afternoon.

What Do You Need to Know?

WASHINGTON – Sea ice in the Arctic grew to its annual maximum extent last week, and joined 2015, 2016 and 2017 as the four lowest maximum extents on record, according to scientists at the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and NASA. Read more!
HALIFAX – Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) today announced the appointment of veteran journalist and broadcaster Jo-Ann Roberts as the party’s Deputy Leader. Ms. Roberts, who now lives in Halifax, was a host on CBC Radio for 20 years. Former MP Bruce Hyer who was Deputy Leader has stepped aside to assist in the provincial Green Party campaign.

For the Family

Families are invited to enjoy a fun evening of skating, this Spring at the Fort William Gardens. The Mac’s Family Skate in support PRO Kids will be held on April 6, from 7 to 9 pm.

Come out and skate with local North Stars players! There will also be a beginners skate area, face painting, prizes, music and a Chuck-a-Duck game. Admission is $2 per person, proceeds in support of PRO Kids. Helmets are mandatory for children 12 years and under and recommended for all skaters.

PRO Kids is a registered charity that makes recreation opportunities accessible to Thunder Bay children and youth who are otherwise unable to afford program fees. For information, contact Ally Drombolis at 625-2340 or visit www.prokidsthunderbay.ca

Gas Up for Less

The lowest prices for a litre of gasoline continues to be in Dryden. Fuel prices across the region range from $1.089 in Dryden, $1.184 at the Husky on Chipman Street in Kenora,  In Thunder Bay, the lowest price in the city is $1.259 at the Real Canadian Superstore on Memorial Avenue. Out on the Fort William First Nation, gas prices are at $1.077 at THP and K&A. You can get the latest gas prices, including Cook County MN at GasPrices on NetNewsLedger.

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