March 1, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day-Starter

Thunder Bay Police Service Unit 200

Hotspot in Ontario: 3.0 °C 37.4 °F Point Pelee
Cold spot in Ontario: -26.8 °C -16.2 °F Peawanuck
Hotspot in Canada: 7.6 °C 45.7 °F Saturna Island, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -35.9 °C -32.6 °F Old Crow Airport, YT

THUNDER BAY – DAY Starter – Welcome to March! There is an old adage about March, ‘In like a lion, out like a lamb, or in like a lamb, out like a lion’. In Thunder Bay today, Environment Canada says the weather will be mostly cloudy with flurries later today and a high of -1c. Is that a lion or a lamb? On the other hand, in real terms, winter is in the home stretch. Spring is in sight. On March 11th, Daylight Savings Time will start.

What Do You Need to Know?

Egging of Indigenous people in Thunder Bay continues - Police are investigating
Egging of Indigenous people in Thunder Bay continues – Police are investigating

Once again there are reports from the Thunder Bay Police Service of egging assaults on the streets of Thunder Bay. These assaults are usually against our city’s Indigenous people. Thunder Bay Police reported on Wednesday of two incidents, one that left a man bleeding who had to be taken to the hospital.

THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Police Service are currently investigating two separate incidents of eggs being thrown from vehicles and striking pedestrians. The first incident was reported to police just before 12:30 am on February 28, 2018.

Officers were dispatched to the area of the Travelodge on Memorial Ave to assist a male… Read the full story.

This is an issue that has been going on a long time. Here is an editorial from 2015: The Ugly Side of Thunder Bay. Perhaps the solution is still out there and together as a city, we need to do more to find those solutions.

Jordan Staal at the media announcement at Thunder Bay City Hall
Jordan Staal

RALEIGH, NC – Hurricanes captain Jordan Staal and his wife, Heather, today issued the following statement:

“This has been a longer road than most people know. Our little Hannah had a terminal birth defect. While we prayed for a miracle or even a few more minutes with her, she came into this world stillborn. Nonetheless, we are still very thankful for our short time with her.

“My wife and I have been absolutely amazed by the support we’ve received from our friends, family and the whole hockey community. We just wanted to say thank you.”

Jordan Staal re-joined the Hurricanes in Philadelphia today and is expected to play in tomorrow night’s game against the Flyers.

The thoughts and prayers of all of us at NNL are with the entire Staal Family.

Help for Seniors on Snow Clearing

THUNDER BAY – The recent snowfall left the City of Thunder Bay with a lot of work to clear roads and sidewalks. It also left homeowners with a lot of work clearing snow too. In Thunder Bay, we have a population where a lot of homeowners are getting older. Councillor at Large Frank Pullia reports that the city has solutions for seniors and those with disabilities. NetNewsLedger got the full story from City Hall with the help of City Clerk John Hannam. Read the Full Report.

Efforts are underway to make sure the Carousel at Chippewa Park can remain in place making great memories
Efforts are underway to make sure the Carousel at Chippewa Park can remain in place making great memories

THUNDER BAY – The Friends of Chippewa Park Carousel Restoration Committee gathered with the public to unveil its capital campaign to save the 103-year-old Chippewa Park carousel, including a website with online donation capabilities … Read the Full Report.

Research and Innovation Week

March 2nd marks the start of Research and Innovation Week.

Dr. Andrew P. Dean, Lakehead’s Vice-President, Research and Innovation writes, “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”.

With events at Lakehead University, the Intercity Shopping Centre this popular event is growing… get involved… Read More.

Oil Prices Slumped Overnight on Asian Markets

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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