February 15, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario DayStarter

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Hotspot in Ontario: 6.8 °C 44.2 °F Collingwood
Cold spot in Ontario: -40.4 °C -40.7 °F Peawanuck Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 6.8 °C 44.2 °F Collingwood, ON
Cold spot in Canada: -47.4 °C -53.3 °F Hall Beach, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAYSTARTER – Good morning Northwestern Ontario. Extreme cold for the far north of the region. This is a real contrast to the southern parts of Northwestern Ontario. For Thunder Bay at 06:00 AM it is -2c. Environment Canada is calling for periods of snow ending late this morning then cloudy conditions. Snowfall amounts of about 2 cm are expected. Winds will become north at about 20 km/h near noon. The temperature is forecast to fall to minus 8 this afternoon.

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Fort Severn
  • Peawanuck

Extreme wind chill values between minus 45 and minus 50 will continue this morning.

What Do You Need to Know?

THUNDER BAY – The Valentines Day Memory Walk was held on Wednesday. About fifty walkers participated in the 10th Annual Walk. NetNewsLedger will have full coverage with video up later today.

KENORA – CRIME – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) with the assistance of the Kenora OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), OPP Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau (POIB) and the Treaty Three Police Service has charged four individuals with ten drug-related offences. Read more.

LONDON – British aid organization Oxfam faced fresh pressure on Tuesday after a former senior member of staff said her concerns about “a culture of sexual abuse” involving aid workers had not been taken seriously by the charity’s bosses. Read More.

THUNDER BAY – The Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s hockey team are in the playoffs. The Wolves are at home against the York Lions tonight at the Fort William Gardens.

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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