February 24, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario DayStarter

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Junior Canadian Ranger Nova Gull in front of the abandoned Hudson's Bay Company trading post at Lake River in Polar Bear Provincial Park. credit: Canadian Rangers
Junior Canadian Ranger Nova Gull in front of the abandoned Hudson's Bay Company trading post at Lake River in Polar Bear Provincial Park. credit: Canadian Rangers

Hotspot in Ontario: 3.7 °C38.7 °F Toronto Downtown
Coldspot in Ontario: -32.2 °C-26.0 °F Attawapiskat Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 5.7 °C42.3 °F Kindakun Rocks, BC
Coldspot in Canada: -39.2 °C-38.6 °F Pond Inlet, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAYSTARTER – Good morning Northwestern Ontario. Heading into the weekend, Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Thunder Bay, Manitowadge, Geraldton, and Hornpayne. Up to 15 CM of snow is forecast. The snow is expected to start falling on Saturday evening and continue overnight ending Sunday. Roads and highways are going to be slick, and the weather service is already advising people to be careful in planning their travel.

Full weather coverage here.

What Do You Need to Know?

DRYDEN – There is a rare suspension of service by the Dryden Volunteer Fire Fighters. In a statement issued to the media yesterday, the Dryden Volunteer Fire Fighters Association say they are suspending all services. The Dryden Volunteer Fire Fighters Association is suspending all services immediately due to the wrongful dismissal of three Volunteer Fire Fighters. Keep Reading.

PEAWANUCK – When 17-year-old Junior Canadian Ranger Nova Gull flew to a Canadian Ranger training camp in remote Polar Bear Provincial Park she knew she was embarking on an adventure. But she had no idea how adventurous it would turn out to be. Nova lives in Peawanuck, an isolated Cree community near the Hudson Bay… Read more.

GREENSTONE – Pepper the Penguin drew in close to 250 people who caught 20 fish on Kenogamisis Lake during GGM’s first ever held Family Fun Fishing Day. Keep Reading.

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!)

Gas Up for Less

The lowest prices for a litre of gasoline continues 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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