March 28, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

Plan for success in life with a focus on education at Lakehead University
Plan for success in life with a focus on education at Lakehead University
Plan for success in life with a focus on education at Lakehead University

Hotspot in Ontario: 8.2 °C46.8 °F Vineland Station
Cold spot in Ontario: -19.8 °C-3.6 °F Fort Severn Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 11.9 °C53.4 °F Osoyoos, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -40.7 °C-41.3 °F Nangmagvik Lake, NT

Thunder Bay – Day Starter – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. A thought for today, set goals, monitor the progress toward your goals, adjust your actions to achieve your goals, and you will see success. The biggest part of winning isn’t having a massive talent, the biggest part of winning is doing the work. Never give up, believe in yourself, you are worth it.

This morning in Thunder Bay you are waking up to a spring-like -4c. Environment Canada is calling for a 40 percent chance of showers by the afternoon. Winds will become southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 early in the afternoon. Today’s high is forecast to be plus 5. The UV index 3 or moderate.

For Dryden, at 04:00 am it is +1c. The forecast is calling for periods of snow changing to rain showers or flurries near noon. Winds will become southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the morning then northwest 30 gusting to 50 in the afternoon. The high in Dryden for the day will be plus 3.

What Do You Need to Know?

THUNDER BAY – At a busy nomination meeting Tuesday evening the Thunder Bay – Atikokan NDP riding association has named local worker’s rights advocate Judith Monteith-Farrell as the NDP candidate for June’s provincial election. “I’m thrilled to be officially joining Andrea Horwath’s NDP team tonight,” said Monteith-Farrell. READ ON.

THUNDER BAY – Mayor Keith Hobbs has the following statement on the FWFN concept for the bridge: “In 2011, the City declared its commitment to work collaboratively with FWFN on outstanding issues that are to our mutual benefit. The reopening of the James Street Bridge fits squarely within what is a ‘mutual benefit’ to both communities”. The James Street Bridge has been closed to vehicle traffic for many years.

The James Street Bridge has been closed to vehicle traffic for many years. The impact on business in Westfort and on Fort William First Nation has been severe. Additionally, response times for Emergency Services has been far longer. A solution would be a real benefit. KEEP READING.

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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