March 8, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

Chippewa Park
Spring must be coming. The Chippewa Park Bear is awake.

Hot spot in Ontario: 0.1 °C 32.2 °F Cobourg
Cold spot in Ontario: -19.5 °C -3.1 °F Sandy Lake Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 6.8 °C 44.2 °F Herbert Island, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -43.5 °C -46.3 °F Eureka, NU

Thunder Bay – Day Starter Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. This morning in Thunder Bay it is -10 C at 06:00 am. the forecast for today is a mix of sun and cloud with a 30 percent chance of flurries this afternoon. The high for March 8 minus 2.

Happy International Women’s Day. Did you know that the first time International Women’s Day was recognized was in 1945?

With all the commotion over the repeated sightings of Canadian Lynx in Thunder Bay, there have been social media postings of black bears out in the wilds waking up from their winter hibernation. In the city there have been sightings over the years of deer, moose, bears, lynx and many other wild creatures. It is simply put one of Thunder Bay’s great charms. We live in a northern paradise.

What Do You Need to Know?

THUNDER BAY – The NSWPB/LEPC, in partnership with the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce and local business owner Uli Walther, are excited to host an upcoming series of engagement sessions. International Lessons in Developing a Highly-Skilled Workforce are a series of discussions that will be taking place from March 7th – 9th, 2018 in Thunder Bay, and will focus on the potential for adopting new strategies and best practices that have been successfully implemented in other jurisdictions.

For over 100 years, the dual-system apprenticeship model that has been implemented in Germany has proven to be a successful approach to reduce skills shortages in the workforce. This system splits education between the workplace and the classroom, with a high degree of involvement from employers.

We have invited our German Vocational and Educational Experts to lend their expertise and further the dialogue surrounding integrated learning.

If you can’t attend, join us live!

Slate Falls Nation – “Today is a big day to make changes to our lifestyle and we are very excited to finally be able to drink water right from the tap. The community is looking forward to not having to purchase water or boil the water, and after almost 14 years of the boil water advisory… Read More!

Sioux Lookout OPP are looking for this suspect in a sexual assault investigation

SIOUX LOOKOUT – The Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are continuing their investigation into a sexual assault that occurred in March of 2016.

The investigation surrounds an incident where a 15-year-old female was picked up on the side of Highway 72 near the Lamplighter Inn by an unknown male and driven to a residence.

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Warren KinsellaTrudeau’s Train Wreck By Warren Kinsella Columnist OPINION – Dear Justin,  You don’t mind if we call you Justin, do you? In other circumstances, we’d call you prime minister, but – to be perfectly candid – your Indian family vacation wasn’t terribly prime ministerial. The complications arising from that trip continue to be felt, too.

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Today in History

On this day in 1967, the British North America Act was passed in the House of Commons. That act served as Canada’s constitution for more than 100 years.

Gas Up for Less

The lowest prices for a litre of gasoline continues to be in Dryden. Fuel prices across the region range from $1.109 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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