January 24, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day-Starter

Curling action at the Port Arthur Curling Club
Curling action at the Port Arthur Curling Club
Curling action at the Port Arthur Curling Club
Curling action at the Port Arthur Curling Club

Hotspot in Ontario: -2.0 °C28.4 °F Harrow AAFC
Coldspot in Ontario: -34.9 °C-30.8 °F Fort Severn Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 11.9 °C53.4 °F CFB Greenwood, NS
Coldspot in Canada: -35.9 °C-32.6 °F Eureka, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAY-Starter – Winter for the far north is back. The cold spot in Ontario this morning if Washaho Cree Nation. For Thunder Bay, the overnight low of -18c will see increasing cloudy conditions raise the daytime high to -9c. Wind up to 15 km/h will with the Windchill make it feel like -29c.

Historic Highs and Lows

Highest temperature (1942-2004) 6.1°C 1944
Lowest temperature (1942-2004) -37.2°C 1948

What Do You Need to Know?

THUNDER BAY – Taxi rates in Thunder Bay are jumping by 15%. The increase is effective January 22, 2017. The rate increase was approved by the Thunder Bay Police Services Board which currently oversees taxi services in Thunder Bay. Read the Whole Story!

THUNDER BAY – HEALTH – Across Thunder Bay, there are reported outbreaks of respiratory illness and flu. If you are battling the flu, there are a few things, other than simply struggle along. The impact is being seen at the Emergency Room at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. It is also being seen with visitor restrictions at Senior’s Homes across the city.

Physicians Premier ER is seeing a higher number of patients this year with Influenza A – H3N2 strain than last year. Patients are coming to Physicians Premier ER for a rapid diagnosis and faster treatment, knowing they will have no wait time or experience a waiting room full of patients with other conditions. Read the Whole Story!

Premier Wynne in Hamilton making the Basic Income pilot project announcement
Premier Wynne will host a downhill meeting in Thunder Bayt

Thunder Bay: Share your thoughts with the Premier of Ontario!

Join Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on Wednesday, January 31 at the Italian Cultural Centre (132 Algoma St. S) at 6:00 p.m. for a Town Hall Meeting. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

RSVP (Which Does Not Assure a Seat) at Ontario.ca/Townhall.

Gas Up for Less

Fuel prices across the region range from $1.119 at Extra Foods in Dryden, $1.249 in Kenora, and in Thunder Bay the lowest price in the city is $1.226 at the Mac’s on Dawson Road. Out on the Fort William First Nation, gas prices range from $1.097 at THP to $1.139 at First Class Gas. You can get the latest gas prices, including Grand Marias MN at GasPrices on NetNewsLedger.

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