March 14, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

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Hotspot in Ontario: -0.3 °C31.5 °F Port Weller
Cold spot in Ontario: -22.1 °C-7.8 °F Lake Superior Provincial Park
Hotspot in Canada: 9.6 °C49.3 °F Herbert Island, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -43.1 °C-45.6 °F Eureka, NU

Thunder Bay – Day Starter – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario, it is March 14th. You are waking up to a chilly -12c in Thunder Bay. While this might not feel like mid-March temperatures, Environment Canada reports this is just half a degree cooler than the average temperature for this day.

For the City of Thunder Bay today we are expecting mainly sunny skies this morning with increasing cloudiness this afternoon. Snow is very likely with a 60 percent chance of flurries. Winds will become northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 late this morning. The high plus 1. UV index 3 or moderate.

For tonight, the weather service is calling for mainly cloudy skies with snow flurries. However, skies will clear overnight with strong winds from the northwest at 20 km/h gusting to 40 but becoming light near midnight. The overnight low should see the mercury drop to minus 18.

What Do You Need to Know?

DRYDEN – Dryden Police report that a male has been taken into custody following an attempted robbery at the Bank of Montreal. The suspect was arrested last night in connection with a Robbery at the Bank of Montreal that occurred in Dryden on March 12, 2018. Full report.

NEW YORK – At the United Nations: Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Grand Chief Sheila North wants international attention brought to the challenges and concerns faced by First Nation women and families in the Keewatinowi territory. Read more…

SIOUX LOOKOUT – The Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested two males in relation to a break and enter that occurred between December 21, 201, and December 27, 2017. The incident involved a number of people breaking into a commercial building on Seventh Avenue in Sioux Lookout. More details…

Athens, Ga. – LIVING – While the national high school dropout rate in the United States has declined, many school systems still struggle with a high number of students who do not finish high school according to a new study. “Graduating from high school is almost like a miracle drug,” said Pamela Orpinas the lead author of the study. 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 $1.089 in Dryden, $1.184 at the Husky on Chipman Street in Kenora,  In Thunder Bay, the lowest price in the city is $1.2o 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 Cook County MN at GasPrices on NetNewsLedger.

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