February 10, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario DayStarter

Polar Bears
Polar bear and yearlings on an ice floe, Nunavut, Canada. © Lee Narraway / Students on Ice (WWF-Canada)
Polar Bears
Polar bear and yearlings on an ice floe, Nunavut, Canada. © Lee Narraway / Students on Ice (WWF-Canada)

Hot spot in Ontario: -0.1 °C 31.8 °F Point Petre
Cold spot in Ontario: -26.3 °C -15.3 °F Fort Severn Airport
Hot spot in Canada: 5.8 °C42. 4°F Entrance Island, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -46.6 °C -51.9 °F Hall Beach, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAYSTARTER – Welcome to Saturday Northwestern Ontario. First the weather, for Thunder Bay, expect mainly sunny skies with a high of -13c for Saturday. However there will be winds up to 15 km/h producing wind chill values of minus 35 in the morning and minus 25 in the afternoon. Further west, in Kenora, Environment Canada is calling for mainly sunny skies. There will be increasing cloudiness late in the afternoon. Winds up to 15 km/h are expected. High minus 15. Wind chill minus 34 to start the day in Kenora.

What Do You Need to Know

Treaty One Territory – A trial in Saskatchewan following the shooting death of an Indigenous man on a Saskatchewan ranch has resulted in a verdict of not guilty. First Nations within Manitoba are disappointed but not surprised by the verdict in the trial of Gerald Stanley as many First Nation families in this province have had their own negative experiences with the justice system. “We are deeply saddened, but not surprised by a not guilty verdict in the trial of Gerald Stanley. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Colten Bushie this evening. Given all the studies, all the findings, all the indications that the justice system is not working for First Nation people, it still grinds us up and leaves us with little. We understand the pain, frustration, and disappointment. But this calls for activism, not violence. We echo the FSIN’s call for calm,” says Arlen Dumas, Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. Read the coverage.

THUNDER BAY – CRIME – Thunder Bay Police have released the name of the victim in the February 5th North Cumberland Street homicide. The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Nicholas Wendal BAXTER of Thunder Bay. Read the story.

THUNDER BAY – CRIMEBEAT – Five individuals are in custody and facing charges following an incident at a residence in the 200 block of Windsor Street on February 8, 2018. Officers were called to the Windsor Street address at approximately 9:30 am Thursday morning regarding a possible robbery. Full Coverage.

KENORA – Ontario Provincial Police Kenora Detachment (OPP) assisted by the Highway Safety Division(HSD), Dryden and Red lake Detachments of the OPP, Northwest Region K9 and Northwest Region Emergency Response Team members have one person in custody following a Fail to stop for police incident on February 8, 2018. Full Coverage.

In Sports – The Lakehead Thunderwolves Men’s hockey team won in Overtime. The Men’s Basketball team fell in action, and the Women’s Basketball team won.

Around the Cooler

HOLLYWOOD – Netflix has changed how people watch television. So too has Crave TV and Crackle, but for most people, it seems to be binging on Netflix that they talk about. For most people, watching shows, even re-watching shows or long-lost shows on television has become a fairly regular occurrence.

Netflix says that “Canadians are the fastest binge watchers“. Read the story.

OTTAWA – OPINION – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is right to speak about the need for a full-blown public debate between scientists about the causes and consequences of climate change. Ottawa contributor Tom Harris asserts there is not been enough debate. Read the op-ed.

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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