March 27, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

Minister Michael Gravelle looks forward to a hard-fought campaign and June 7th's election
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Hotspot in Ontario: 6.0 °C 42.8 °F Sarnia
Cold spot in Ontario: -8.4 °C 16.9 °F Fort Severn Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 9.7 °C 49.5 °F Victoria Int’l Airport, BC; North Cowichan, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -42.8 °C -45.0 °F Mould Bay, NT

Thunder Bay – Day Starter – Good morning Northwestern Ontario. It is Tuesday, March 27th, 2018. In Thunder Bay, you are waking up to snow, but not as much snow in the city as was predicted by Environment Canada. The current temperature at 05:00 am is 0c. For drivers today, make sure your windshield washer fluid is topped up. It could be messy out there. The high for today is forecast at 8c so there will be a lot of snow melting. Please keep a careful eye out for pedestrians, as splashing them with dirty water from puddles isn’t a great way to share smiles and good feelings in our city. Overall, expect cloudy conditions with 60 percent chance of flurries in the morning and early in the afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud. The UV index will be 3 or moderate.

Environment Canada still has their Special Weather Statement in effect for Nipigon to Wawa.

What Do You Need to Know?

THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay-Superior North Liberals held their nomination meeting this evening at the Italian Cultural Association. Minister Michael Gravelle will be the candidate, heading into what he stated will be his toughest campaign yet.

To a full house, of Liberal supporters from across the riding, Minister Gravelle shared his thoughts on the campaign as well as on his political career. Read more.

Thunder Bay Police have secured the scene of a sudden death at the 400 Block of North Cumberland Street

THUNDER BAY – BREAKING – Thunder Bay Police are on the scene in the 400 Block of North Cumberland Street. Officers have secured the scene following reports of a sudden death reported at about 10:30 am this morning.

Police have not released many details as yet.

Police are holding the scene. The investigation is continuing.

More details as they become available. Read full report.

Dryden, ON – On the morning of Monday, March 26th, Mr. Ernie Remillard submitted his notice of resignation to Council, from his position as Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Dryden.“We are saddened to hear of Mr. Remillard’s resignation as Chief Administrative Officer. Council respects his decision to do so. More Information.

For the Family

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

Learn More!

Citizen Science” will be the topic of a Lakehead University presentation at the Lake Helen Community Centre, just east of Nipigon, at 7 p.m. on April 3rd. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The presentation is aimed at engaging Nipigon area residents in efforts to collect data about regional streams. Water temperature, water quality, flow rates, substrate material and barriers to fish passage will all be noted in a program planned for this summer. The university is hoping to identify streams which might benefit from rehabilitation. Fish passage to productive habitat and spawning areas has been blocked in some streams due to development, construction and other activities.

Presentations will also be provided about an environmental monitoring plan for Nipigon Bay and about environmental initiatives of the Red Rock Indian Band. The meeting is being hosted by the Nipigon Bay Remedial Action Plan which has carried out environmental projects in the Nipigon area for many years. Further information is available at or by calling Jim Bailey at 807-343-8514.

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 $1.259 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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