April 7, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

A customer holds a nozzle to fill up his tank in a gasoline station in Nice December 5, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
A customer holds a nozzle to fill up his tank in a gasoline station in Nice December 5, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Hotspot in Ontario: -1.9 °C 28.6 °F Ottawa AAFC
Cold spot in Ontario: -19.0 °C -2.2 °F Sandy Lake Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 15.6 °C 60.1 °F Solander Island, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -34.1 °C -29.4 °F Key Lake, SK

Thunder Bay – Day Starter – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. It is Saturday, April 7th. This morning in Thunder Bay it is -11c. The cooler than average weather continues. With a daytime high of -3c in the forecast, we will be eight degrees cooler than the seasonal average for this day. Environment Canada says to expect a mix of sun and cloud today with a 40 percent chance of flurries early this morning. The wind will become northwest 20 km/h late this morning. The UV index will be 4 or moderate.

Today the Canadian Firefighter’s Curling Championships wrap up at the Port Arthur Curling Club with an all western final. Undefeated Saskatchewan takes on Alberta. Alberta swept Southern Ontario 9-4 to move into the final against Saskatchewan.

The Championship game will be held @ 1:00 pm Saturday, April 7 at Port Arthur Curling Club.

What Do You Need to Know?

THUNDER BAY – POLITICS – Iain Angus is first out of the gate declaring that he is going to run for Mayor of Thunder Bay. In a statement released this morning, Angus says, “I am announcing this morning that I will be a candidate for Mayor for the City of Thunder Bay in this fall’s municipal election. Iain Angus Running for Mayor.

THUNDER BAY – Workers at the Port Arthur Health Centre who are members of Unifor Local 229 issued a strike notice for 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 9. “In consulting with our members, we wanted to give some advance notice to the patients of the clinic that there will be a strike on Monday. Strike at Port Arthur Medical Clinic.

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Public Service Announcements

Spring Tea at the Branch No 5 Legion at 229 Van Norman Street from 12:00-3:00 on Sunday, April 8th, 2018.

The Navy League Cadet Corps #28 Thunder is a cadets group for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12.  Cadets learn marching drills, ropes, and knots, navigation, first aid, navy traditions, make new friends, play sports and so much more.

Come and enjoy some tea, coffee, and snacks while supporting the local Navy League Cadet Corps.  There will be a door prize, bake table, craft table, draw table and other draws.  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased through any Navy League Cadet or at the door.

Learn More!

Citizen Science” will be the topic of a Lakehead University presentation at the Lake Helen Community Centre, just east of Nipigon, at 7 p.m. on April 3rd. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The presentation is aimed at engaging Nipigon area residents in efforts to collect data about regional streams. Water temperature, water quality, flow rates, substrate material and barriers to fish passage will all be noted in a program planned for this summer. The university is hoping to identify streams which might benefit from rehabilitation. Fish passage to productive habitat and spawning areas has been blocked in some streams due to development, construction and other activities.

Presentations will also be provided about an environmental monitoring plan for Nipigon Bay and about environmental initiatives of the Red Rock Indian Band. The meeting is being hosted by the Nipigon Bay Remedial Action Plan which has carried out environmental projects in the Nipigon area for many years. Further information is available at www.infosuperior.com or by calling Jim Bailey at 807-343-8514.

Gas Up for Less

The price of a litre of gas is almost ten cents cheaper in Dryden than Thunder Bay. Fuel prices across the region range from $1.249 in Dryden, $1.24.4 at the Husky on Chipman Street in Kenora,  In Thunder Bay, the lowest price in the city is $1. at the Husky on 11-17. Inside the city gas prices have spiked. Prices range up to $1.359 across the city. Out on the Fort William First Nation, gas prices are at $1.134 at THP and K&A. You can get the latest gas prices, including Cook County MN at GasPrices on NetNewsLedger.

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