February 14, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario DayStarter

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Valentines Day
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Valentines Day
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Hotspot in Ontario: 2.2 °C 36.0 °F St. Catharines Airport
Cold spot in Ontario: -16.6 °C 2.1 °F Fort Severn Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 6.3 °C 43.3 °F Kindakun Rocks, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -43.0 °C -45.4 °F Qikiqtarjuaq, NU

Thunder Bay – DAYSTARTER – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. Temperatures across the region are above seasonal normals for this Valentines Day. For Thunder Bay expect a high of +1c. For drivers, likely a great idea to top up your windshield washer fluid. It could get a little bit messy out there.

What do you need to know?

THUNDER BAY – Growing up in Winnipeg, before moving to Thunder Bay in the 1970’s, a common theme as Canadians was that Canada wasn’t racist. Canadians pointed fingers south to the United States and the treatment of black people as a horrible example of how terribly racist the Americans were. Keep reading.

THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – The Staal Foundation Open presented by Tbaytel is announcing new leadership for its fifth year of operation. Longtime community leader and tournament supporter Ken Boshcoff will lead the event as Tournament Director beginning in 2018, spearheading this year’s goal to surpass one million dollars in charitable donations … Ken Boshcoff has been a volunteer at the Staal Foundation Open since it started. Keep reading.

THUNDER BAY – Politics – The provincial election this June has candidates starting their campaigns. NetNewsLedger is continuing our long-standing practice of providing editorial space to candidates. Our belief is that getting to know who the candidates are, and what their views on issues are, requires more than short media soundbites. Lise Vaugeois the NDP Candidate for Thunder Bay-Superior North shared her first Candidates Ledger.

THUNDER BAY – BUSINESS – DRAGONS’ DEN is calling on all aspiring entrepreneurs to present their business pitches for a chance to be featured next season on CBC. Beginning in Toronto on February 10, auditions will be open to the public, as producers hit the road visiting Canadian cities… More.

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, $1.219 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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