March 5, 2018 – Thunder Bay Day-Starter

Making Maple Syrup at Marina Park
Making Maple Syrup at Marina Park
Making Maple Syrup at Marina Park
Making Maple Syrup at Marina Park

Hotspot in Ontario: -0.1 °C 31.8 °F Royal Island
Cold spot in Ontario: -27.5 ° C-17.5 °F Nagagami
Hotspot in Canada: 5.1 °C 41.2 °F Sheringham Point, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -42.8 °C -45.0 °F Mould Bay, NT

THUNDER BAY – Day Starter – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario! For Thunder Bay, you are waking up to a temperature of 06c. For Monday, expect a mix of sun and cloud. Winds east at 20 km/h gusting to 40. Today’s high is forecast at minus 3.

For Kenora, expect mainly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow flurries. Winds will be east 30 km/h gusting to 60. The high in Kenora for today will be zero.

If you are traveling west, Southern Manitoba remains under a snowfall warning. For Winnipeg, expect snow at times heavy ending this morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. There is a risk of freezing drizzle early this morning. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50. Winnipeg will hit a high of zero.

What Do You Need to Know?

Missing woman sought by Thunder Bay Police
Missing woman sought by Thunder Bay Police

THUNDER BAY – MISSING – The Thunder Bay Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person: Samantha Morriseau. Samantha was last seen 02 March 2018 at approximately 2 pm leaving Newfies Bar at 513 Victoria Ave East. Samantha is 28-years-old, described as Indigenous, 166 cm, 60 kg, with brown hair and green eyes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Samantha Morriseau is asked to contact the Thunder Bay Police Service at 684-1200. Share the story.

THUNDER BAY – The family of Stacy Debungee and Indigenous political leadership will speak out on the new findings of the Conduct Report of the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, March 5, 2018, at the Victoria Inn, in Thunder Bay. The OIPRD Investigation came after concerns were raised by Grand Council Treaty 3 and Nishnawbe Aski Nation took the issue forward.

KENORA – POLITICS – KENORA MP Bob Nault shares his weekly views on the issues of the day. This week he is looking at the 2018 Budget. The Government’s recent budget is inspired by a simple yet powerful idea. It’s an idea that has guided the Government’s actions from the outset. We realize that providing Canadians with the opportunity to reach their full potential isn’t just the right thing to do, Read on!

QUEENS PARK – ENVIRONMENT – NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation critic Michael Mantha said that the Wynne Liberals continues to fail the people of Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong First Nations, who are now fighting to get access to their own hair and blood samples to demonstrate the extent of mercury contamination. Read the full report and the Hansard transcript.

Today in History

On March 5, 1495, English King Henry VII granted John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) a commission to explore for new lands. 1497 discovery of the coast of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England was the first European exploration of coastal North America since the Norse visits to Vinland in the eleventh century. (Source: Wikipedia)

In 1969, on march 5, Gold reaches then record high (US$47 per ounce) in Paris.

Oil Prices Slumped Overnight on Asian Markets
Oil Prices are at a two year high

Gas Up for Less

The lowest prices for a litre of gasoline continues to be in Dryden. Fuel prices across the region range from $1.1129 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 Safeway on Arthur St W. Out on the Fort William First Nation, gas prices range from $1.037 at K & A 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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