February 26, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter


Hotspot in Ontario: 2.9 °C 37.2 °F Port Weller
Cold spot in Ontario: -22.1 °C -7.8 °F Big Trout Lake
Hotspot in Canada: 5.3 °C 41.5 °F Kindakun Rocks, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -37.0 °C -34.6 °F Kugaaruk Airport, NU

THUNDER BAY – Day Starter – Good morning. Warmer weather is in the forecast for much of Northwestern Ontario. In Thunder Bay this morning it is, at 08:00 am -7c. Skies are clear this morning, but clouds and a chance of snow are in the forecast for this afternoon. The forecast high is -1c. The overnight low is forecast at -7c.

What Do You Need to Know?

RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday issued the following statement regarding team captain Jordan Staal and his family. “The thoughts and prayers of the entire Hurricanes organization are with Jordan and Heather Staal on the loss of their infant daughter, Hannah. We ask that you please respect their family’s privacy at this time.” (Read More).

KENORA – Kenora MP Bob Nault writes, “The potential for economic growth in Northwestern Ontario is unlimited. We live in a unique part of Canada and face unique challenges. That being said, we are also afforded unique opportunities. There is no better way to identify those challenges and opportunities than by talking to those directly affected.” (Read More)

Columnist Maddie Di Muccio is sharing her views on the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race: It’s difficult to keep up with the implosion that has become the Ontario Progressive Conservative party. Four new leadership contenders showed how confused they are about their party’s People’s Guarantee policy… (Keep Reading)

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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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