March 24, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

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Goooooodd MOOOOORRRNING Northwestern Ontario
Goooooodd MOOOOORRRNING Northwestern Ontario

Hotspot in Ontario: -0.7 °C 30.7 °F Port Weller
Cold spot in Ontario: -25.3 °C -13.5 °F Attawapiskat Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 6.2 °C 43.2 °F Kindakun Rocks, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -40.2 °C -40.4 °F Eureka, NU

THUNDER BAY – Day Starter – Good morning Northwestern Ontario. It is Saturday, March 24th. In Thunder Bay this morning you are waking up to a temperature of -9c. That is right on the average low temperature for this day. Environment Canada is calling for increasing cloudiness by this afternoon. Winds will be east 20 km/h. Today’s high is forecast to be minus 4. The UV index 4 or moderate. For Thunder Bay, the coldest it has ever been on this day is -30c back in 1965. The warmest recorded temperature on March 24th was 15.4c in 2003.

What Do You Need to Know?

THUNDER BAY – The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as result of being Unlawfully at Large. James HOULE is described as a Caucasian male, 39 years of age, 6’2″ (188 cms), 194 lbs (89kgs). Read on…

THUNDER BAY – CRIME – The Thunder Bay Police Service are currently investigating two south-side convenience store robberies that occurred on the evening of Thursday, March 22, 2018. Get the full details and view the videos.

THUNDER BAY – On the eve of World TB Day, March 24, 2018, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit continues to manage an outbreak of tuberculosis in Thunder Bay. Currently, TBDHU has identified eight cases of respiratory tuberculosis and is contacting people who may have been exposed. Read on!

MOORESVILLE NC – Chaos theory tells us that the flapping of a butterfly’s wings in the South Pacific could conceivably spark a hurricane in the Atlantic but the intervening steps would never be known. Ontarians have sparked one of the major climate change mitigation processes working on the globe. And it started right here in 2007 in Thunder Bay. Read more.

For the Family

THUNDER BAY – SUNDAY, March 25th – Thunder Bay is celebrating Canada Water Week with a free, educational event at Prince Arthur’s Landing on Sunday afternoon.

This event is hosted by EarthCare Thunder Bay, coordinated by Let’s Talk Science, Confederation College, and in collaboration with numerous other community partners. The family-focused event runs from noon to 4 pm on Sunday, March 25, in the Baggage Building Arts Centre at Prince Arthur’s Landing. The day’s excitement will feature educational activities and hands-on displays centered on water and its importance to our community. Children will be invited to challenge their detective skills with an indoor scavenger hunt, learn about rain gardens, test their water conservation knowledge, learn about aquatic bugs and reptiles, and take part in water-themed crafts and face painting.

“This year’s Canada Water Week theme is water in nature,” said Kasey Maitland, Coordinator of Let’s Talk Science. “This event is a wonderful opportunity for residents of all ages to explore nature-based solutions to overcome water challenges of the 21st century. The event will also focus on how we can protect water and the Great Lakes using green infrastructure strategies.”

The event wraps up Canada Water Week in Thunder Bay, marked each year during the third week of March. The national celebration coincides with World Water Day, which is observed annually on March 22.

For more information visit: earthcarewater.com

Families are invited to enjoy a fun evening of skating, this Spring at the Fort William Gardens. The Mac’s Family Skate in support PRO Kids will be held on April 6, from 7 to 9 pm.

Come out and skate with local North Stars players! There will also be a beginners skate area, face painting, prizes, music and a Chuck-a-Duck game. Admission is $2 per person, proceeds in support of PRO Kids. Helmets are mandatory for children 12 years and under and recommended for all skaters.

PRO Kids is a registered charity that makes recreation opportunities accessible to Thunder Bay children and youth who are otherwise unable to afford program fees. For information, contact Ally Drombolis at 625-2340 or visit www.prokidsthunderbay.ca

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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