February 12, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

A major winter storm is expect to hit southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba early Monday lasting until Tueday

Hot spot in Ontario: -2.8 °C 27.0 °F Point Petre; Cobourg
Cold spot in Ontario: -34.7 °C -30.5 °F Peawanuck; Peawanuck Airport
Hot spot in Canada: 10.5 °C50. 9 °F Western Head, NS
Cold spot in Canada: -48.3 °C -54.9 °F Hall Beach, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAYSTARTER – Good Morning Thunder Bay. For much of the region its back into the deep freeze. Extreme cold warnings have been issued for the far north and for the western parts of Ontario. For Thunder Bay it is -20c to start your morning. For the city, winds becoming west 20 km/h near noon. High minus 13. Wind chill minus 30.

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Dryden – Vermilion Bay
  • Fort Frances – Rainy Lake
  • Kenora
  • Red Lake – Ear Falls
  • Fort Severn – Washaho Cree Nation
  • Big Trout Lake – Sandy Lake
  • Sioux Lookout – Savant Lake
  • Peawanuck
  • Attawapiskat

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Cold temperatures combined with moderate west to northwest winds will give wind chill values of near minus 40 this morning.

What do you need to know?

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue put out a fire and rescued people suspected of suffering from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. At approximately  9:00 p.m. Thunder Bay Fire & Rescue responded to the 600 block of McTavish Street for a tiered response. Read More.

TORONTO – LEGAL ANALYSIS – Gerald Stanley was found not guilty of murdering Colten Boushie. He testified that his gun went off accidentally, and the jury believed him, or at least had a reasonable doubt about accidental discharge. Read David Butts full analysis.

TORONTO – BUSINESS – Forester Jamie McRae was one of several award winners announced at Forests Ontario’s annual conference. McRae took home the 2018 Ontario Wood Award for his contributions to the positive promotion of the Ontario Wood brand. Full Report.

Gas Up for Less

The lowest prices for a litre of gasoline continue to be in Dryden. Fuel prices across the region range from $1.109  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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