March 16, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

Charla Robinson Harold Wilson acclaimed as PC for Thunder Bay Atikokan. The provincial Liberals have a minority government, and a new leader. They also have two parties both looking to knock off the Liberals.
Spring is coming! Along with it Summer soon to follow

Hot spot in Ontario: -3.0 °C 26.6 °F Port Weller
Cold spot in Ontario: -24.3 °C -11.7 °F Armstrong
Hot spot in Canada: 8.1 °C 46.6 °F Entrance Island, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -45.8 °C -50.4 °F Shepherd Bay Airport, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAY STARTER – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario, it is Friday, March 16th, 2018. In Thunder Bay you are waking up to a chilly temperature of -15c. Today’s weather will have sunny skies with a high of plus 4. The UV index will be 3 or moderate.

What Do You Need to Know?

THUNDER BAY – Politics – The provincial election will be held on June 7, 2016. Local Progressive Conservatives John Henderson and Jack Mallon stopped by the NNL Newsroom to talk about what is happening provincially and locally following the election of Doug Ford as Party Leader. Over the coming weeks, NetNewsLedger will be reaching out to bring in representatives from all the major political parties to share updates with you.

Frank Pullia - Councillor at Large Candidate

Townhall Meeting – Frank Pullia reports, “With more and more Indigenous youth, international students and newcomers coming to Thunder Bay for school, it is imperative that we offer them the best possible chances for success and a city that is welcoming and safe”.

“Join me then for a conversation on how to do that and attend my town hall meeting on “Keeping our Youth Safe Through Technology and Collaboration” at the Kinsmen Community Centre at 609 James St. N. on Wednesday, March 21, between 7-9 pm”.

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – On March 14, 201 8 at 1:00 am Thunder Bay Police Service uniformed officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Tim Horton’s located in the 300 block of Memorial Ave for a weapons call for service. Officers arrived to find a 40-year-old female who required medical attention … Keep reading.

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Patrol officers were dispatched to the north core of the city at approximately 1:30 am to speak to a victim of a robbery that had just occurred. The 42-year-old female victim reported that she was walking on Lake Street when two males emerged from an alley by Manitou Street … More Details.

THUNDER BAY – The Salvation Army Community & Residential Services is launching a Towel, Sheet and Blanket Drive. The Sally Ann report, “We are in immediate need of gently used or new bath towels, twin bed sheets and blankets for the residents of our Centre. Donations can be dropped off at The Salvation Army, 545 Cumberland St. North.”

On a daily basis, 50 to 60 men are resident at the Centre. Our current supplies of these linens have dwindled with ongoing wear and tear from daily use. It is spring cleaning time and this is the perfect time to declutter homes. Those who have an excess of these items in their homes can be a part of helping men living at the Centre to maintain good hygiene and have appropriate bedding.

The Salvation Army Community & Residential Services houses men who need temporary shelter while they stabilize their lives. While here, our staff works with them to break down the barriers that have kept them from living the best life possible. In other residential programs, supportive housing is provided for men with mental health issues and a halfway house is available for male federal parolees transitioning back into society.

“By contributing to the Towel, Sheet & Blanket Drive, you are showing the residents of our Centre that someone cares about the most basic of their needs – this goes a long way on their journey to a better life”, said Major Lori Mitchell, Executive Director.

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 $1.199 at the Real Canadian Superstore on Memorial Avenue. Out on the Fort William First Nation, gas prices are at $1.077 at THP and K&A. You can get the latest gas prices, including Cook County MN at GasPrices on NetNewsLedger.

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