Monday, June 4, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day STARTER

Algoma Equinox - about twenty feet up from the dock
Algoma Equinox - about twenty feet up from the dock

Hotspot in Ontario: 16.5 °C 61.7 °F Chatham-Kent
Cold spot in Ontario: 0.3 °C 32.5 °F Fort Severn Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 19.0 °C 66.2 °F Rosemary, AB
Cold spot in Canada: -12.4 °C 9.7 °F Cambridge Bay, NU; Cambridge Bay Airport, NU

THUNDER BAY – Day STARTER – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. In Thunder Bay, you are getting your Day Started under sunny skies. Environment Canada says to expect a mix of sun and cloud. Winds will become northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. Today’s high is forecast for 15 with a UV index of 7 or high.

What Do You Need to Know?

GULL BAY FN – This morning at 10 o’clock, Chief Wilfred King and the Council of Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek – Gull Bay First Nation (KZA-GBFN) will meet again with North American Palladium/Lac des lies (NAP/LOI) mining executives Jim Gallagher, President and CEO, and Wayne Scott, VP Human Resources, Aboriginal Affairs & Environment, after talks broke off on Friday to end what media sources are defining as a road blockade and a protest.

Chamber of Commerce All Candidates Forum

A very busy night at the All Candidates Forum hosted by the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Acadia Broadcasting and NetNewsLedger. The debates were streamed live last night, and are currently uploading and will be available shortly on NetNewsLedger, they are also uploading to Shaw Cable 10 and to Tbaytel on Demand.

All of the candidates got the opportunity to share their viewpoints in what was a very respectful debate. The debate was hosted under the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce rules, which include that all of the parties with seats in the legislature are represented.

Thunder Bay Atikokan Candidate’s Forum

Thunder Bay-Superior North Candidate’s Forum

gokasperNetnewsLedger would like to welcome Kasper Transportation onboard as your Day Starter sponsor. GOKASPER is Live in Thunder Bay! Download the App on the App Store – GoKasper, and you can now book a ride, as a special incentive, a 50% off code will be emailed to you! Kasper Transportation offers a variety of services for all your transportation needs.

Kasper Transportation offers a variety of services for all your transportation needs. Safe Ride home, to the office, to the mall, or anywhere you need to go. We offer on-demand ridesharing and scheduled bus services that you can book directly from this app.  Rideshare: Just open the app and request a ride. The app uses your location so the driver knows exactly where to pick you up. Once a driver has been dispatched, you will receive the driver and vehicle details. Payment can be made by credit, debit or cash. You can also rate your driver and provide us feedback on how we can improve our services.

Kasper Transportation is spreading its tires from Winnipeg to Longlac with travel available from Thunder Bay to Sioux Lookout, to Winnipeg, Dryden, Red Lake, Atikokan and Fort Frances.

The newest bus, the ‘Mini Corn Dog’ has just joined the fleet. Kasper Transportation has grown to a fleet of forty vehicles. Visit www.gokasper.com for more details.

Get Gardening!

Compost is available to all residents at no charge at the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility while quantities last, weather permitting. Compost is available to all residents at no charge at the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility while quantities last, weather permitting. Access to the compost pick-up area is located east of the old landfill entrance on John Street Road. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm, and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.

“We’re happy to again offer free compost to all residents,” said Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste & Recycling Services. “Leaf and yard waste that’s picked up during our curbside collection programs is blended with organic waste and is ideal for use in landscaping, flower beds and lawns. It’s not suitable for vegetable gardens.”

Residents bringing garbage, recycling and/or hazardous household waste are reminded to dispose of these items at the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility on Mapleward Road first before visiting the special compost pick-up area. Residents are also advised to bring a shovel and some bags or containers to carry compost home. Quantities are limited to a maximum of one half-ton load per resident. For more information, visit: thunderbay.ca/leafandyard

The Thunder Bay Public Library is pleased to announce the spring opening of the garden tool lending libraries.

The Thunder Bay Public Library is pleased to announce the spring opening of the garden tool lending libraries.
This is the second year that the Library is offering the garden tool library to the community in partnership with Roots to Harvest – Punks Growing Food.
Thunder Bay and area residents with a Thunder Bay Public Library card can check out a huge variety of garden tools from the two lending libraries, located at the Waverley and Brodie branches. For more information and a complete inventory of the available tools, please visit tbpl.ca/tools

Community Events

THUNDER BAY – The excitement is starting for the Fountain Tire Summer Classic. The most exciting and epic game of road hockey to be played this summer. What: TeamStaal Fundraising Contest. Winners will play in the Fountain Tire Summer Classic – an epic road hockey game during the Staal Foundation Open, presented by Tbaytel. Read more...

Share your ideas at newsroom@netnewsledger.com Over the coming weeks and months we are going to be sharing your ideas, and the plans the NNL Family have for the summer.

Gas Up for Less

The price of a litre of gas is reported at $1.499 in Terrace Bay. Honestly put, at these prices, the costs of many necessities are going to go up too. Fuel prices across the western parts of Ontario range from $1.389 in Dryden, to $1.399 at the Husky on Chipman Street in Kenora,  In Thunder Bay, the lowest price in the city is $1.369 at the Real Canadian Superstore.  Along Cumberland Street prices last night were as high as $1.449. Out on the Fort William First Nation, gas prices are at $1.249 at THP.

You can get the latest gas prices, including Cook County MN at GasPrices on NetNewsLedger.

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