January 14/18 – Northwestern Ontario Day-Starter

Northwestern Ontario Day-Starter

Northwestern Ontario Day-Starter

Hotspot in Ontario: -5.5 °C22.1 °F Great Duck Island
Cold spot in Ontario: -36.1 °C-33.0 °F Peawanuck
Hotspot in Canada: 12.2 °C54.0 °F Solander Island, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -38.4 °C-37.1 °F Key Lake, SK

THUNDER BAY – Good morning Northwestern Ontario. Today’s weather should be far nicer on the noses and fingertips. It is still chilly out there, but the trend is for warmer winter days over the next week. Environment Canada is forecasting that now ending in the afternoon then cloudy conditions. Total snowfall amounts of between 2 to 4 cm by the time the snow tapers off. For Thunder Bay, today’s high should be minus 8. Looking into this evening expect cloudy periods with a 30 percent chance of flurries. The overnight low will be about minus 21.

Remember Constable John S. Kusznier

Monday, January 15th, 2018 will mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Constable John S. Kusznier.

In honour of Constable John S. Kusznier’s memory, the Thunder Bay Police Service will be lowering their flags to half-mast tomorrow to commemorate the sacrifice he made serving his community. Thunder Bay Police Constable John S. Kusznier is the only member in the history of the Thunder Bay Police Service to have been killed in the line of duty.

Politics 2018

Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, and Patty Hadju, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North, will host a consultation to receive feedback from the public in preparation for Budget 2018. The discussion will focus on progress for the middle class, the economy of tomorrow, lifelong learning, gender equality and how Budget 2018 can best accommodate Northwestern Ontario and our unique needs.

The Consultation will happen at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition Grounds from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM.

On the provincial political side – Liberal MPPs on the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs will be in Thunder Bay on Monday, January 15, 2018, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:45 P.M. to conduct pre-budget consultations.

Over the course of the week, the all-party Committee is holding pre-budget consultations across the province in Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Ottawa, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Windsor. The Committee will hear from dozens of individuals, businesses, academics, labour partners, anti-poverty groups and community organizations on what they want to see in the 2018 Ontario budget.

Please note that the public consultation will be open to media.

Date: January 15, 2018
Time: 9:00 A.M. to 2:45 P.M.
Location: Valhalla Inn, Ballroom 1,
1 Valhalla Inn Road, Thunder Bay Ontario

OPP Impaired Driving Graphic
The OPP along with all Ontarian with common sense are asking that people keep a watchful eye to keep impaired driver off our roads.

Stop Impaired Driving

The Ontario Provincial Police are looking to trim back the number of impaired drivers in our region. Both the Thunder Bay Police and the OPP have reported that the number of impaired drivers are still in numbers far too large.

The OPP report that over the period of the Festive Ride Program a total of 587-drivers were charged with impaired driving. Sadly there were an additional 366 drivers who received license suspensions.

There were an additional 26 drivers who were charged with being impaired due to drugs.

These are numbers that should cause all of us pause, and make people question the way we are treating alcohol consumption in our social gatherings.

Dry February in Support of Fighting Cancer

Dry Feb is a fundraiser that challenges you to go alcohol-free in February and raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. It helps you get healthy and clear your head while also raising funds for an important cause. You don’t often get the chance to raise money for charity by not doing something!

Proceeds from Dry Feb will benefit the Canadian Cancer Society to fund life-saving research and compassionate support services such as peer support programs or wigs for women who have undergone cancer treatment.

For more information visit www.dryfeb.ca.

What Did You Miss?

Top read news items over the weekend:

Police Arrest Emo Man for Assault in North Caribou Lake First Nation.

Thunder Bay on Track for Dubious Title of Murder Capital.

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