January 19, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day-Starter

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Day-Starter January 19

Day-Starter January 19

Hotspot in Ontario: 1.2 °C34.2 °F Caribou Island
Cold spot in Ontario: -24.2 °C-11.6 °F Peawanuck Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 8.5 °C47.3 °F Tofino Airport, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -39.6 °C-39.3 °F Kugaaruk Airport, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAY-STARTER – Wachiya, and Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. Above seasonal conditions for Thunder Bay are in the weather forecast for Friday. Environment Canada is calling for mainly cloudy conditions. There is a sixty percent chance of freezing rain or ice pellets changing to sixty percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. The wind will become west 20 km/h near noon. High plus 3.

For Thunder Bay:

Record High Temperature (1942-2004) 3.8°C1991
Record Low Temperature (1942-2004) -38.3°C1963

What Do You Need to Know

HEALTH – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is updating on the Influenza A situation in the city: Officials at the Health Unit and St. Joseph’s Care Group have extended the respiratory outbreak affecting the Rose Resident Home Area (6 North) of Hogarth Riverview Manor. Read More – Influenza A

CRIME – KENORA – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-Kenora Community Street Crime Unit with assistance of the Kenora OPP Detachment, the OPP Organized Crime and Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), the OPP K9 Unit and the OPP Provincial Operations and Intelligence Bureau (POIB), have charged three people as a result of an ongoing investigation into several property crimes. Read More – Kenora Crime Spree.

DRYDEN – Dryden Mayor Wilson spoke out during the recent Dryden City Council Meeting regarding comments made by Councillor Nick Beyak. The Councillor’s son was speaking out in support of his mother, Senator Beyak. The issue has raised serious concerns across Canada with First Nations leaders, and grassroots leaders and community members seeking action. The Little Bands Hockey Tournament and other First Nation funds spent in Dryden bring in millions of dollars. While there was some discussion on whether those funds should be targeted in a boycott. There are no moves in that direction. Nishnawbe Aski Nation and Grand Council Treaty 3 are calling on Senator Beyak to Resign. Read the Mayor’s Comments.

Upcoming Events

Join the Lakehead Conservation Foundation and the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority for our annual fundraising event! The evening includes a fantastic family-style meal along with Silent and Live Auctions!

Auction items include a Westjet Gift of Flight for two, anywhere WestJet flies, a framed, hand-signed, hand-numbered Robert Bateman print, tons of local art and photography and much more.

Tickets are $50.00 each and are available at www.lakeheadca.com or at our Administrative Office at 130 Conservation Road.


The Underground Gym and the Lynx Clan Watch are looking for donations of gently used sporting equipment – the goal is getting kids active and engaged in sports. If you can help out contact the Underground Gym.

Help Engage and energize youth with your donation to the Underground Gym
Help Engage and energize youth with your donation to the Underground Gym

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