April 10, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

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Captain Schultz on the Algoma Equinox uses the Twitter Handle #travelswithmycoffee and is a full blown coffee fan - roasting, grinding and brewing each very delicious mug of coffee on the bridge of the ship.

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Captain Schultz on the Algoma Equinox uses the Twitter Handle #travelswithmycoffee and is a full blown coffee fan – roasting, grinding and brewing each very delicious mug of coffee on the bridge of the ship.

Hotspot in Ontario: 3.2 °C 37.8 °F Point Pelee
Cold spot in Ontario: -23.3 °C -9.9 °F Fort Severn Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 10.1 °C 50.2 °F White Rock, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -34.8 °C -30.6 °F Hall Beach Airport, NU

Thunder Bay – Day Starter – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. It is Wednesday, April 11, 2018. The very unseasonable, unspring-like weather appears to have decided to wind itself down. For Thunder Bay the high under clear skies today Environment Canada says the temperature should be +4c.

What Do You Need to Know?

Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford spoke to an audience of over two hundred people last night at the Finlandia Club. Ford’s speech, about thirty minutes in length was interrupted several times with loud applause. Ford touched on the issues he says are what the Progressive Conservatives are hearing from Ontario voters. He vowed that on June 8th Ontario will wake up to a new direction.

He promised that he will not be cutting jobs to make the needed savings to get Ontario’s economy back on track.

NetNewsLedger will have full coverage of the Doug Ford visit later today. For now, here is Ford’s full speech to the Finlandia Club.

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Workers at the Port Arthur Medical Clinic represented by Unifor are walking the picket line today. Andy Savela from Unifor has the Union side of the issue. Savela states if the workers accept the offer from management, by next year they will be two cents under Ontario’s minimum wage law.

Here is what Unifor’s Andy Savela has to say:

DRYDEN – NEWS – Three Accused are facing a combined 27 charges after Dryden Police Services executed a drug warrant on an Orvis Street home last evening. On Monday, April 9, 2017, Dryden Police executed a warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act on the home of Bradley Kevin Ouelette – 46 of Dryden. Full Story on Dryden Drug Arrest

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 $134.0 at the Real Canadian Superstore on Memorial across from Kasper Transporation.  Out on the Fort William First Nation, gas prices are at $1.157 at THP. You can get the latest gas prices, including Cook County MN at GasPrices on NetNewsLedger.

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