March 9, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

Plan for success in life with a focus on education at Lakehead University
Plan for success in life with a focus on education at Lakehead University
Plan for success in life with a focus on education at Lakehead University

Hotspot in Ontario: 0.3 °C 32.5 °F Port Weller
Cold spot in Ontario: -21.8 °C -7.2 °F Muskrat Dam Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 8.3 °C 46.9 °F Hope, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -43.8 °C -46.8 °F Eureka, NU

Thunder Bay – Day Starter – Good morning Northwestern Ontario. Today is the last school day before March Break. This weekend is also the start of Daylight Savings, and the clocks spring ahead at 2:00 am on Sunday morning. Your local fire department reminds you that changing your batteries in your smoke detector is a great idea to add to your schedule this weekend.
For Thunder Bay, at 05:00 am it is -5c, Environment Canada is calling for a mix of sun and cloud with a high-temperature today of -3c. Today will bring a 30 percent chance of flurries in the afternoon. The UV index is 3 or moderate.

What Do You Need to Know?

Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day
Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day

Every Day for Women

THUNDER BAY – “Chiefs across Ontario unequivocally support the idea that a women’s day of recognition is literally, and should be, every day, every second and everywhere. We must all put efforts forward eradicate the yolk of gender inequity and gender injustice,” states Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day.

“I encourage our First Nations across Ontario, and all of our organizations that serve our communities, to lead by example by committing resources and efforts toward the creation of working environments that foster growth, safety, and the wellbeing of our Women and Girls,” concludes the Ontario Regional Chief.

“The Chiefs of Ontario will be hosting a “Women in Leadership” Summit in Ottawa from March 27-29 at which time women leaders will gather to discuss priority issues and ways to bring women and girls into clear focus on a number of policy fronts. I’m so thankful and encouraged by this as it will only serve to strengthen our communities and focus on securing a better future for Our First Nation Life-Givers,” comments Regional Chief Isadore Day.

MissingTHUNDER BAY – NEWS – The Thunder Bay Police Service is asking for the public to assist with locating Whitney Graeme Tyerman who was reported missing to police on March 7, 2018. Whitney was last seen by the complainant on March 5th at Confederation College. He is described as a 40-year-old Caucasian male … Further, TBPS are also looking for Steven Graham, a fifty=one-year-old caucasian male. Graham is described as being 5’10” and weighing 170 pounds, he has hazel eyes. Graham was last seen at St Josephs Care Group on 28 Feb 2018. There were some concerns for his health.


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.

Today in History

On March 9, 1945, 334 US B-29 Superfortresses bomber aircraft attacked Tokyo, Japan dropping 120,000 firebombs on the city.

It is ‘Barbie’s birthday, the first Barbie doll debuted at the American Toy Fair in New York. Over a billion have been sold worldwide since that date.

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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