June 10. 2018, Northwestern Ontario Day STARTER

The Algoma Equinox loading grain at the Richardson Elevator - September 17 2017
The Algoma Equinox loading grain at the Richardson Elevator - September 17 2017

Hotspot in Ontario: 18.2 °C 64.8 °F Port Colborne
Cold spot in Ontario: -0.7 °C 30.7 °F Moosonee
Hotspot in Canada: 21.8 °C 71.2 °F Melita, MB
Cold spot in Canada: -6.0 °C 21.2 °F Pingualuit (Parc national), QC

THUNDER BAY – Day STARTER – >/hr>Good morning Northwestern Ontario. It is Sunday, June 10.2018. There are heat advisories out for Northern Manitoba today with Churchill and area expecting high temperatures in the 30°C range today. Those conditions are similar for the far north of Ontario. Washaho Cree Nation or Fort Severn for Sunday can expect a mix of sun and cloud with clearing near noon. Winds will be southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. Sunday’s high is forecast for 27°C with the Humidex at 30. The UV index will be 9 or very high.

For Thunder Bay, for Sunday expect mainly sunny skies with winds becoming east 20 km/h near noon. Today’s high with be 20°C. The UV index will be 9 or very high.

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What Do You Need to Know?

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance with an investigation into an incident that occurred on June 5, 2018, at Confederation College. Between the hours of 9:45 am and 11:00 am a female student was approached by a male who asked her to accompany him. Read the rest.

(Toronto, ON) – “On behalf of the 133 Chiefs in Ontario, who represent the largest First Nation population in Canada living on Treaty lands that cover almost the entirety of the province, I wish to congratulate PC Premier Elect Doug Ford. We look forward to working with this new government on a number of critical portfolios. Read more.

Queen’s Park — Today, Premier-designate Doug Ford announced his team that will oversee the transition into government. “We have a team that has already hit the ground running as we prepare to form government and deliver on our commitments to the people,” said Ford, in announcing the leadership of his transition organization. Keep reading.

NetnewsLedger 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 $1.356 at the Macs on Hodder Avenue. 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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