February 16, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario DayStarter

Lakehead Thunderwolves York Lions

Lakehead Thunderwolves York LionsHot spot in Ontario: 2.2 °C 36.0 °F Toronto City Centre Airport
Cold spot in Ontario: -30.5 °C -22.9 °F Attawapiskat Airport
Hot spot in Canada: 6.3 °C 43.3 °F Yarmouth, NS
Cold spot in Canada: -51.6 °C -60.9 °F Kugaaruk Airport, NU

Thunder Bay – DAYSTARTER – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. First off congratulations to the Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s hockey team who in a thrilling triple overtime win over York have started their playoff run with a win. (Read more).

The weather map is clear of any alerts or warnings this morning. However it is chilly across the region. For Thunder Bay this morning, it is minus 21, but feels colder with the windchill. For Friday, expect sunny skies this morning with winds west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light late this afternoon. Today’s high will be minus 9, but the Wind chill will make it feel like minus 30.

What Do You Need to Know?

KENORA – OPP Crime Report – On February 6, 2018, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Kenora Community Street Crime Unit and Kenora OPP Crime Unit received a report of a sexual assault in the City of Kenora.  As a result of the investigation, on February 14, 2018, 71-year-old Claude TURCOTTE of Kenora was arrested. (Read more)

TORONTO – Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says, “Yesterday’s announcement by the government of Canada, in its commitment to establish a new “recognition and implementation of Indigenous rights framework”, leaves many open questions. First Nations and Canada must now engage on a significant and broad range of Section 35 rights within a limited mandate and timeframe. (Read More)

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – The City of Thunder Bay has approved additional funding to continue the Residential Drainage Rebate Program in 2018. The rebate is being offered by the City of Thunder Bay for installing flood prevention measures and drainage improvements such as storm sewer connections, sump pumps, and sewer backwater prevention valves.

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.

Thunder Bay – Politics – Caroline Mulroney will make a swing through Thunder Bay next Tuesday on her Northern Ontario PC Leadership Campaign Tour. The public are encouraged to come out and meet Caroline along with  local and regional candidates at the Sleeping Giant brewery starting at 5:30. Caroline will be joined by Greg Rickford the candidate for Kenora and Chief Bull who will represent the PCs in the new riding north of Kenora. Today (February 16th) is the final day to purchase a membership that will allow you to vote in the upcoming leadership election on March 10. Memberships must be purchased online at the PC Ontario website prior to midnight.

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 $1.037 at THP 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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