March 7, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

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Hotspot in Ontario: 2.1 °C 35.8 °F CFB Trenton
Cold spot in Ontario: -18.7 °C -1.7 °F Fort Frances
Hotspot in Canada: 5.9 °C 42.6 °F Solander Island, BC; Herbert Island, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -41.3 °C -42.3 °F Mould Bay, NT

Thunder Bay – Day Starter – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. The coldest place in Ontario this morning is Fort Frances at a Northwestern Ontario balmy -18.7 °C.

For the City of Thunder Bay, the forecast is calling for cloudy skies with periods of light snow ending late in the afternoon. The high will be minus 5.

What Do You Need to Know?

Everyone in Canada deserves access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water.
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SLATE FALLS – Today, Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora riding), along with the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, attended the Grand Opening of the Water Treatment Plant in Slate Falls First Nation.

“Today marks another milestone; another long-term drinking water advisory is lifted in Northwestern Ontario,” said Nault.

The Government of Canada is reporting continued efforts on ending problems in Ontario First Nation communities with boil water advisories. (Full Story)

DRYDEN – CLIMATE – Wanda Mitchell was always involved with woodlands in one way or another. While she was growing up, she would occasionally accompany her father, a logger, to work on Hartman Township’s Turkey Trail woodlots. Mitchell is being recognized for having planted 15,000 trees on her property in Dryden Ontario. (Keep reading)

MMIWG Inquiry

OTTAWA – The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls today submitted a formal request to the federal government for a 24-month extension of its mandate through to December 31, 2020.

There are many communities and families who are still reaching out to the MMIWG National Inquiry to have their information and the story of their families lost loved ones told.

The submission made to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs highlights work that the National Inquiry has done so far. (Read on…)

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Today in History


In 1926, the first trans-Atlantic telephone call from London to New York was made.

In 1933 the game of Monopoly was first invented.

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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