February 25, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario DayStarter

Roads in and around Thunder Bay are snow covered. Drive with care today - and everyday.

Sunday Shoveling for Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY – DAYSTARTER – Good morning Northwestern Ontario. For our readers, and viewers in Thunder Bay and along the path of the American Clipper that dumped all the snow, today is a day for snow shoveling.

There is still a snowfall warning in effect for Thunder Bay as of 06:00 am but snow is forecast to start tapering off this morning,

The weather has caused the closure of the highway near Rossport.   – 8km West of Pays Plat on Cavers Hill lanes, all lanes are blocked due to a collision.

What Do You Need to Know?

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – It is Sunday snow shoveling for Thunder Bay and many parts of the North Shore of Lake Superior today after an overnight snowfall dumped at least 15 cm of snow. Digging out might not be the easiest as strong winds are expected. Keep Reading.

WINDSOR – SPORTS – The Lakehead women’s basketball team lost to the No. 8 Windsor Lancer tonight 66-54 in the OUA quarterfinals at the St. Denis Centre.  The loss ends a great season of action for the Thunderwolves women’s basketball team. Read More.

THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – The Lakehead women’s volleyball team (6-13) beat the Brock Badgers (6-13) 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-18, 25-16) tonight in the Thunderdome in their last regular season game. Keep Reading.

Snow Shovelling Tips

Digging out. Your heart, your back, and your health are important. As you dig out from today’s snow here are some tips to keep safe:

  1. Keep your feet hip-width apart.
  2. Bend your knees and keep your back straight.
  3. Try not to twist your torso when lifting snow.
  4. Shovel small amounts of snow at a time.
  5. Don’t throw the snow into a pile; instead, walk it over to where you want to pile it.
  6. Don’t overdo it. It’s not a race.

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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