FEBRUARY 18, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Daystarter

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Sasha DiGiulian leads the Bridal Veil climb the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA, on 18 January, 2018. // Andy Mann / Red Bull Content Pool //
Sasha DiGiulian leads the Bridal Veil climb the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA, on 18 January, 2018. // Andy Mann / Red Bull Content Pool //

Sasha DiGiulian leads the Bridal Veil climb the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA, on 18 January, 2018. // Andy Mann / Red Bull Content Pool //
Sasha DiGiulian leads the Bridal Veil climb the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA, on 18 January, 2018. // Andy Mann / Red Bull Content Pool //

THUNDER BAY – DAYSTARTER – Good morning Thunder Bay. Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Thunder Bay and the region north of Lake Superior right to Sault Ste. Marie.

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay
  • Marathon – Schreiber
  • Nipigon – Rossport

Snowstorm on the way

A disturbance approaching from the Northern Plains States is expected to spread an area of snow across the region beginning midday. Latest indications suggest total snowfall amounts of near 15 cm are quite possible by late tonight. The heaviest snow will fall this afternoon and early this evening and visibilities may be significantly reduced.

Hazardous winter driving conditions from accumulating snow on untreated roads and low visibility in areas of heavier snow are expected with this weather system. Motorists should be prepared to change travel plans accordingly.

What do do today?

THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is hosting the Drop-In Unveiling of the community-engaged arts project, Birds of the Bay, on Sunday, February 18, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Gallery on the Confederation College campus. Everyone is welcome to this free event! Birds of the Bay artist, Betty Carpick will speak about the importance of community-engaged art and the processes throughout the Birds of the Bay project. Two avid birders, Thunder Bay Field Naturalist member, Lindy Wagenaar, and eight-year-old Cameron Bill will talk about birding in Thunder Bay.

The Birds of the Bay project is a partnership between multi-disciplinary artist, Betty Carpick and the City of Thunder Bay in collaboration with the Baggage Building Arts Centre and the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. The project invited people of all ages and abilities to share their relationships with birds that reside in Thunder Bay during six free Maker Sessions held in January and February 2018 at the Baggage Building Arts Centre during Winter Fundays. Six different fibre arts bird sculptures were made by tying, weaving and stitching on wire armatures. The birds that were selected for sculptures all reside in Thunder Bay; the Bald Eagle, the Great Horned Owl, the Pileated Woodpecker, the Common Raven, the Canada Goose, and the Black-Capped Chickadee.

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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