January 26, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day-Starter

Plan for success in life with a focus on education at Lakehead University
Plan for success in life with a focus on education at Lakehead University
Plan for success in life with a focus on education at Lakehead University

THUNDER BAY – DAY-STARTER – It’s Friday Northwestern Ontario. It is also a PD Day for Thunder Bay schools. So it is likely that Intercity’s Food Court will be extra full. The Lakehead Thunderwolves are playing a two-game homestand against the York Lions at the Fort William Gardens on Friday and Saturday night. The Wolves are headed into the home-stretch of the season and the ‘Seventh’ player, you the fans can help spur the Wolves to victory.

Weather – Rain? By this afternoon that is the forecast. Environment Canada is calling for a 40 percent chance of flurries changing to 40 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. There is a risk of freezing drizzle in the morning. Fog patches are expected to dissipate in the morning. Winds south 20 km/h gusting to 40. High plus 3.

Highest temperature (1942-2004) 6.1°C in 1944
Lowest temperature (1942-2004) -37.3°C in 1996

Top Local News – Chief of Police – Not Guilty

Thunder Bay Chief of Police JP Lesveque had his day in court on Thursday, all charges against the Chief were dismissed bringing an end to the nine-month ordeal. The Thunder Bay Police Services Board will meet today and there should be a statement by later this afternoon.

Ontario Progressive Conservatives

Political Ontario is still reeling and rocking over the political storm of the decade. Progressive Conservative candidates Greg Rickford (Kenora) and Derek Parks (Thunder Bay-Superior North) both have comments on the situation – Read their thoughts here!

The Ontario Progressive Conservative Caucus will meet today and choose a new Interim Leader following the shocking resignation of Patrick Brown.

Stormwater Input Sought

In 2016, City Council adopted the Stormwater Management Plan, outlining stormwater management goals and objectives for the next 20 years. Now, a Stormwater Financing Study is underway to investigate a sustainable and fair funding source to support the City’s current stormwater program and the implementation of the Stormwater Management Plan.

Visit www.thunderbay.ca/stormwaterplan to learn more about the study and answer the online survey. The survey will be available until Friday, February 9.

Get Set for the Weekend

To bring a brighter perspective and a positive side of Thunder Bay and in the spirit of the Friendship Agreement, the four signatories North Caribou Lake First Nation, Fort William First Nation, City of Thunder Bay and Thunder Bay Police Services Board along with Thunder Bay Police Service present “Together We Are Stronger” feast in the Downtown Fort William Neighbourhood on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

The event will be held at The Hub Bazaar located at 507 Victoria Avenue East and the Downtown Fort William Neighbourhood are welcome to drop in for some free stew and bannock.

In partnership with the Fort William BIA and sponsored by Crime Prevention Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay Drug Strategy, The Hub Bazaar, Evergreen A United Neighbourhood, Excuria, & Impact Promotions.

Sunday Funday

Boreal Journeys Dog Sled Kennel returns to Winter Fundays for another afternoon of fun! Join them for a scenic dogsled ride along the shores of Lake Superior. Families will be able to meet the sled dogs, learn about the history of dogsledding and how it is still used a mode of transportation today. Note that this is an extended activity running from 12 pm to 4 pm. Rides will be offered in the Spirit Garden.

Don’t forget to also visit the Baggage Building Arts Centre for the Birds of the Bay community engaged art project from 1-3 pm. Winter Fundays run every Sunday until March 11th with a different free winter activity every week. Visit www.thunderbay.ca/winterfundays for more information.

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