January 25, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day-Starter

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Read all about it online! NetNewsLedger continues to evolve to help keep our region informed
Read all about it online! NetNewsLedger continues to evolve to help keep our region informed
Read all about it online! NetNewsLedger continues to evolve to help keep our region informed
Read all about it online! NetNewsLedger continues to evolve to help keep our region informed

Hotspot in Ontario: -3.7 °C 25.3 °F Harrow AAFC
Coldspot in Ontario: -32.8 °C- 27.0 °F Peawanuck
Hotspot in Canada: 7.0 °C 44.6 °F Sand Heads Lightstation, BC
Coldspot in Canada: -36.4 °C -33.5 °F Clyde River Airport, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAY-STARTER – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. This morning at 06:00 AM it is -11c, the high today is forecast at -5c. Cloudy conditions with the possibility of flurries for Thunder Bay.

Highest temperature (1942-2004) 7.8°C in 1973
Lowest temperature (1942-2004) -38.3°C in 1957

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QUEENS PARK – Patrick Brown has resigned as Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader. Read More… Here and Here!

THUNDER BAY – AVIATION – The Thunder Bay International Airport is one of the consistent economic drivers in the region. This past year saw Thunder Bay Airport (YQT) volumes hit an all-time high by hosting 844,627 passengers in 2017. Traffic grew by 4.6% over 2016 volumes. Read the Whole Story!

THUNDER BAY – “Not at this time,” says Tim Cordone the owner of Roach’s Taxi in Thunder Bay. Despite the decision by the Thunder Bay Police Services Board earlier this week authorizing Thunder Bay taxi companies to raise their rates by 15%, Roach’s has no plans to increase their rates at this time. Read the Whole Story!

THUNDER BAY – On Wednesday, Senator Pate will speak to a class and Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School and will take questions and comments from the Students. The Senator will address the school assembled in the gym and take questions from the students. One of her major messages will be support for building a student living centre to help prevent students being assaulted and even murdered off campus.

ViewPoints

David Orchard writes on the Free Trade Agreement – In 1854, the Canadian colonies entered a free trade agreement with the United States. In 1866, the Americans cancelled it, believing that the Canadian colonies had become so dependent on the U.S. economically that they would ask, or beg, for entry into the American Union. Read the Whole Article!

Warren Kinsella: A story gets told, people instantly react, someone gets vilified. Sometimes they get destroyed. This time, the mob went after a mother who didn’t deserve it. In the social media era – in our mad rush to judgment – people get ground up and spat out. Read the Whole Story!

Doug Firby – Have we become a nation of “Winter Wimps”? Read the article!

 

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 $1.087 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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