February 11, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario DayStarter

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Hotspot in Ontario: -1.4 °C 29.5 °F Burlington Lift Bridge
Cold spot in Ontario: -28.9 °C -20.0 °F Geraldton Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 8.1 °C 46.6 °F Yarmouth, NS
Cold spot in Canada: -43.2 °C -45.8 °F Wager Bay, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAYSTARTER – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. It is Sunday, February 11th. For Thunder Bay, you are waking up to -26c. Environment Canada is calling for increasing cloudiness through the day with a 60 percent chance of light snow this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Winds will become northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. Today’s high will be minus 12. It feels a little colder out this morning in the big city by Lake Superior this morning as the Wind chill is making it feel like minus 29.

For Dryden, where the Lil Bands Hockey Tournament is winding down, it is currently -17c. There will be periods of snow beginning early this morning but ending this afternoon. Snowfall amounts should be about 2 cm. Winds will be northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. Sunday’s high minus 13. Wind chill minus 30.

What do You Need to Know?

THUNDER BAY – Across Canada rallies have been held, or are being held over the decision in the murder trial of Colten Boushie in Saskatchewan. Almost two hundred people gathered in peaceful protest at Hillcrest Park last night. Thousands have gathered to protest the jury’s acquittal of Gerald Stanley who was found not guilty in the shooting death of Boushie late Friday night.

The Anishinabek Nation joins Saskatchewan First Nation Chiefs in solidarity to support the family and friends of Colten Boushie. A jury acquitted Gerald Stanley of responsibility for Boushie’s death. “Jury selection alone won’t repair a relationship that continues to exist in a state of crises. Read more…

OTTAWA – A former National Hockey League player faces sexual assault and assault charges. On February 7, 2018, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged Dave Williams with sexual assault and assault under the Criminal Code. Read more.

Make a Difference – Get Engaged in our City

StandUp4CleanUp
Just some of the litter and trash collected during today’s StandUp4CleanUp effort in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY – Join Josh Hewitt at the Real Canadian Superstore where StandUp4CleanUp is hosting an information Table – Come see us at the Real Canadian Superstore as we present to you everything you need to know about the #StandUp4CleanUp movement. We are looking to engage you the people on informative environmental issues and ways we can reduce here in the city, we also want to compel others to care too, of the well being of our city.

We are also going to be doing a special valentines day raffle, where individuals will have the chance to win the Coffee & Tea Lovers package for their sweetheart or for personal enjoyment.  Tickets are 2$ Each of 3 for $5 –

We will be there with sign up sheets for news and or invites to discussion groups, as well as an “On Call” volunteer list for anyone daring to do emergency needle cleanups, garbage runs and or pick up and other various crew jobs.  We are also looking for equipment donations, anything from an ax, a weedwhacker, hedge trimmers, gloves, recycling bags and more, through a simple, ” I will do this in my neighbourhood” is a good thing to hear! great job citizen!

Sports

The Lakehead Thunderwolves fell 4-1 to the Laurier Golden Hawks at the Fort William Gardens on Saturday night. The Lakehead Women’s Basketball team swept the Brock Badgers – Read the results. The Lakehead Men fell to the Brock team for the second time in two games. Read more.

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 Esso Station at  645 Arthur Street. Out on the Fort William First Nation, gas prices range from $1.069 at Bannons 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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