February 27, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day-Starter

Smile Northwestern Ontario
Smile Northwestern Ontario

Hotspot in Ontario: 3.7 °C 38.7 °F Collingwood
Cold spot in Ontario: -29.4 °C -20.9 °F Fort Severn Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 6.5 °C 43.7 °F Solander Island, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -33.7 °C -28.7 °F Cape Liverpool, NU

Smile Northwestern Ontario
Smile Northwestern Ontario

THUNDER BAY – Day-Starter – Good morning Northwestern Ontario. If you are driving today, it is probably a smart idea to make sure you top up the windshield washer fluid, and when making your way around city streets to be aware of pedestrians and puddles. Warm temperatures are going to melt lots of snow over the next couple of days.

The forecast for Thunder Bay is calling for clearing skies early this morning. There will be increasing cloudiness late this afternoon. The forecast high will be plus 4. Further west, in Kenora, Environment Canada is calling for increasing cloudiness with a 30 percent chance of flurries late this morning and this afternoon. The high in Kenora is forecast to be minus 2.

What Do You Need to Know?

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police are on location as well as in an active manhunt for a homicide suspect. Thunder Bay Police Service is currently investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning at a residence in the 500 block of McLaughlin Street. A 911 call from a female was received at 5:40 a.m. Keep Reading…

Patrick Brown is out. The former leader of the Progressive Conservatives is out of the leadership race. On Monday, Brown released a statement dropping out of the race. There are published reports in the Toronto Star that Brown’s decision came hours after he found out the Hamilton Police are investigating issues surrounding riding nominations. Brown’s statement, however, says he needs to focus all his energies on the lawsuit against CTV, protecting his family and friends, and that the PC Party’s future is in good hands.

THUNDER BAY – Dr. Andrew P. Dean, Lakehead’s Vice-President, Research, and Innovation says, “The theme of this year’s Research and Innovation Week is Connections. Several public talks will highlight how we make our world a stronger place when we connect our knowledge, our curiosity, and our findings.” Keep learning …

Gas Up for Less

The lowest prices for a litre of gasoline continues to be in Dryden. Fuel prices across the region range from $1.169 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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