February 22, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

Canada lynx by Michael Zahra.
Canada lynx by Michael Zahra.
Canada lynx by Michael Zahra.
Canada lynx by Michael Zahra.

Hot spot in Ontario: -0.3 °C 31.5 °F Port Weller
Cold spot in Ontario: -29.6 °C -21.3 °F Atikokan
Hot spot in Canada: 4.6 °C 40.3 °F Rose Spit, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -42.4 °C -44.3 °F Cambridge Bay Airport, NU

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Good Day Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. Starting the day with weather, in Thunder Bay it is a chilly -26c this morning. Not quite as chilly as Atikokan where the mercury is hovering at -29.6c. The big weather story however is that a Special Weather Advisory is in effect for Thunder Bay and region calling for 10-15 cm of snow to start on Friday. (Read More).

What Do You Need to Know

A hearty Way-to-Go to the Lakehead Thunderwolves Women’s Basketball team who won over the Laurier Golden Hawks last night at the Thunderdome to advance to the quarter-finals in basketball playoff action. (Read More)

THUNDER BAY – Sightings across the north side of Thunder Bay of a Canadian Lynx are raising concern. The sightings first reported on Social Media on the Facebook page ‘The Real Concerned Citizens of Thunder Bay’ have local residents reported seeing at least one large Lynx in a number of locations. A woman at the Brookside Apartments beside McVicar’s Creek reported her small dog was attacked by the Lynx. To learn what you need to know, read our full coverage. (Read More).

KASHECHEWAN – Nishnawbe Aski Police and the OPP have teamed up to make some drug-related arrests in Kashechewan. NAPS spokesperson Jackie George reports, “On February 20, 2018, Nishnawbe Aski Police (NAPS) Drug Enforcement Unit received information from the Ontario Provincial Police Community Street Crime Unit (OPP – CSCU) regarding a drug trafficking investigation which started in Kingston. Sources tell NetNewsLedger that there are a number of people who are making a drug connection in Kingston and seeing “Easy Money” in taking drugs into northern communities. Well done OPP and NAPS in making arrests and seeking to stem the flow of illegal and harmful drugs. (Read More).

THUNDER BAY – LIVING – The Thunder Bay Science Festival – the only festival of its kind in the area – kicked off Monday, February 19, and runs through to February 24, 2018. The Thunder Bay Science Festival will shine the spotlight on science and research happening right here in our community. (Read More!)

THUNDER BAY – Arthur Black, the long-time CBC announcer who was in Thunder Bay early in his career has died. Basic Black was his show.

Gas Up for Less

The lowest prices for a litre of gasoline continue to be in Dryden. Fuel prices across the region range from $1.029 at the Petro Canada on Government Street in Dryden, $1.184 at the Husky on Chipman Street in Kenora,  In Thunder Bay, the lowest price in the city is $1.219 at the Esso at 645 Arthur St W. 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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