January 15 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day-Starter



Hotspot in Ontario: -3.2 °C26.2 °F Port Weller
Cold spot in Ontario: -30.3 °C-22.5 °F Attawapiskat Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 11.4 °C52.5 °F West Vancouver, BC; Sechelt, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -38.1 °C-36.6 °F Wabush Airport, NL; Hall Beach, NU; Hall Beach Airport, NU

THUNDER BAY – More seasonal weather will great most of Northwestern Ontario this morning. Environment Canada is calling for a mix of sun and cloud. Early this morning the wind chill is at -25c with winds of up to 15 km/h. However, the high today will be a winter balmy minus 12c.

What do You Need to Know?

Over the past several weeks, Sean Sportun, ICPS the Manager, Security & Loss Prevention at Circle K which operates local Mac’s Convenience Stores in Thunder Bay says the individual in this video has been doing grab and run robberies at several of the local Mac’s locations, and there are social media reports that he has been doing similar robberies at local Esso gas stations.

Crime Stoppers and Thunder Bay Police Service (@tbpsmedia ) need the public’s assistance to identify this suspect who committed several thefts in January 2018 at various Mac’s Convenience Store. The suspect entered the store, selected items and then exited the store making no attempt to pay for those items. If you know the suspect responsible for this crime or have any information on this or any other crime but wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.asp…. If your tip leads to an arrest, you are eligible for a cash reward. You will never be asked to identify yourself or testify in court.

Please reference TBPS Case #18-500042, 18-500052 and 18-500048

Thunder Bay City Council will be holding budget meetings tonight. Committee Chair Frank Pullia will be joining NetNewsLedger later today to give you all the details.

Did you know that you can check the latest gasoline prices across the district on NetNewsLedger? Visit Gas Prices for the latest. This morning the least expensive gasoline in Thunder Bay is at THP Gas out on Fort William First Nation. The average price of a litre of gasoline in the City is $1.239.

Keeping your children and teens safer – The growing impact of energy drinks and today’s teens and young adults is seen as not a great benefit. “Most risk assessments to date have used coffee as a reference for estimating the health effects of energy drinks; however, it is clear these products pose a greater health risk,” said David Hammond a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Waterloo. “The health effects from energy could be due to the different ingredients than coffee, or the ways in which they consumed, including with alcohol or during physical activity; regardless, the findings suggest a need to increase surveillance of health effects from these products.” Read the full report.

Tbaytel has stepped up again

The Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre received a generous $500,000 donation from Tbaytel toward the Cardiovascular Surgery Program. Read the full story.

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