February 9, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario DayStarter

Lil Bands Hockey
Muskrat Dam facing off agains the Cat Lake Peewees at the Lil Bands Hockey Tournament in Dryden. Grand Council #3 Chief Francis Kavanaugh dropped the puck
Lil Bands Hockey
Muskrat Dam facing off against the Cat Lake Peewees at the Lil Bands Hockey Tournament in Dryden. Grand Council #3 Chief Francis Kavanaugh dropped the puck to start the game. Photo by Ziggy Beardy

Hotspot in Ontario: -7.0 °C 19.4 °F Port Weller
Coldspot in Ontario: -35.7 °C -32.3 °F Kapuskasing AAFC
Hotspot in Canada: 6.6 °C 43.9 °F Sheringham Point, BC
Coldspot in Canada: -45.1 °C -49.2 °F Hall Beach, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAYSTARTER – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. Today is a Friday to think hockey. Dryden is alive with hockey as the Lil Bands tournament is well underway. Tonight in Thunder Bay the Thunderwolves are set to hit the ice in their last homestand before the playoffs.

Weather-wise for the City of Thunder Bay it is currently -26c. The forecast is calling for sunny skies and a high of -13c. Winds will become westerly 20 km/h this afternoon. Wind chill minus 34

What Do You Need to Know?

THUNDER BAY – REAL ESTATE – The trend in housing starts was 224,865 units in January 2018, compared to 226,346 units in December 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts. However in January in Thunder Bay housing starts fell by 12%. Read more!

EDMONTON – LIVING –  Feeling stressed? Think like an Olympic athlete. “A gentleman does not lose control of his temper. … Exhibitions of anger, fear, hatred, embarrassment, ard our or hilarity, are all bad form in public”. Learn more.

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Queen St at 9:20 pm last evening after receiving a 911 call reporting of a possible gunshot being heard coming from an upstairs apartment in a residence. Read more!


The Lakehead Thunderwolves Men’s Hockey team close out the regular season this weekend at Fort William Gardens. Make plans to get to the Gardens to cheer on the home team. Read More.

On February 11th the Wolves will be down at the Skate Pad at Marina Park

Lakehead Thunderwolves will be at Marina Park skating on the ice pad, in part of Winter Fundays. Sunday, February 11th @ 2-4pm. Bring out the kids to meet the team before they head into the playoffs! The Tim Hortons Coffee Truck will be handing out FREE coffee and hot chocolate to everyone who comes to the Marina Park. See you there and Go Wolves Go!

Around the “Watercooler”

The stuff people are talking about – at the office – around the coffee counter – and what you need to know to be in touch with the world.

    1. Britain – A report from Reuters says that one in five of the employees in the British Parliament were sexually harassed at work. The news comes at Britain enters an election campaign.
    2. United States – Hopes of averting a shutdown of the US Government came to a halt today it appears as the Republicans and Democrats could not come to an agreement.

Gas Up for Less

Fuel prices across the region range from $1.149  at the Co-op and the Safeway in Dryden, $1.244 at the Husky on Chipman Street in Kenora,  In Thunder Bay, the lowest price in the city is $1.219 at the Real Canadian Superstore on Memorial. Out on the Fort William First Nation, gas prices range from $1.087 at THP to $1.119 at Chapmans. You can get the latest gas prices, including Grand Marias MN at GasPrices on NetNewsLedger.

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