March 11, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

Goooooodd MOOOOORRRNING Northwestern Ontario
Goooooodd MOOOOORRRNING Northwestern Ontario
Egging of Indigenous people in Thunder Bay continues - Police are investigating
Hotspot in Ontario: -0.9 °C 30.4 °F Port Weller
Cold spot in Ontario: -25.5 °C -13.9 °F Armstrong
Hotspot in Canada: 8.0 °C4 6.4 °F Herbert Island, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -41.1 °C -42.0 °F Eureka, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAY Starter – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. Welcome to the first day of daylight savings time. Did you know that the first community which adopted daylight savings time was Port Arthur?

Weather-wise, the calendar might say March 11th, but it is wintery chilly this morning. It is -16c in Thunder Bay. The cold spot in Ontario is Armstrong at -25c.

Weather-wise the region is experiencing cold temperatures. For Thunder Bay, through the day it will warm up as clouds and later snow flurries start. The forecast high will be +2c.

What Do You Need to Know?

Politically, the Ontario Progressive Conservatives held their leadership decision day on Saturday. Doug Ford has apparently won. Doug Ford says, “Thank you for your trust, thank you to the PC members, thank you to the volunteers and thank you to all the other candidates. Together we will put Ontario back on track.” However, Christine Elliott is challenging the win. In a statement, Elliott says: “This evening our campaign was made aware of serious irregularities with respect to this leadership race.

What we do know is:

1. Christine Elliott has won the popular vote;

2. Christine Elliott has won the majority of ridings;

3. Of the approximately 12,000 points that are included in the final calculations, there are fewer than 150 points difference between the two candidates;

“Most importantly, thousands of members have been assigned to incorrect ridings; for example, Mount Hope, inside of Hamilton, had its members assigned to Chatham-Kent, several hundred kilometres away. Our scrutineers identified entire towns voting in the wrong riding. In a race this close, largely determined by geography, someone needs to stand up for these members. I will stand up for these members and plan to investigate the extent of this discrepancy.”

Thunder Bay – Music is often considered to be one of the most basic human means of communication and expression. For the families of the Children’s Centre Thunder Bay Down Syndrome Family Connections Group, access to music just got a bit easier. The family group was the recipient of a $2,581.00 donation through Safeway employees. Read More.

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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