March 21, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

Premier Kathleen Wynne Speaks after by election results
Premier Kathleen Wynne

Hotspot in Ontario: -1.1 °C 30.0 °F Port Weller
Cold spot in Ontario: -24.1 °C -11.4 °F Armstrong Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 9.9 °C 49.8 °F White Rock, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -39.1 °C -38.4 °F Mould Bay, NT

THUNDER BAY – DAY STARTER – Good morning Northwestern Ontario. This morning is a bright and sunny day in Thunder Bay. Environment Canada is calling for a mix of sun and cloud this morning. The high will be plus 2. UV index 3 or moderate.

What Do You Need to Know?

There was a lively discussion last night at a Town Hall on Youth Safety and Technology.

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Keeping youth in Thunder Bay safer can be done, and with the constantly expanding technology along with smartphones, there is a development ongoing to combine data and technology. That was the topic of a town hall meeting hosted by Councillor Frank Pullia, who is the city’s Child and Youth Advocate. Read more. NetNewsLedger will be following this issue closely. Watch for more reports on the weekend. Stay tuned!

Premier Wynne and Federal Minister Jane Philpot in Thunder Bay today

Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne along with Ontario Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault and Wataynikaneyap Power chief executive officer Margaret Kenequanash will be in Thunder Bay for an announcement this afternoon on expanding the energy grid into Northern Communities. Full Coverage later today.

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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