April 2, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

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After the morning draw on April 1st, there is a tight leaderboard
After the morning draw on April 1st, there is a tight leaderboard

Hotspot in Ontario: 0.7 °C 33.3 °F Cobourg
Cold spot in Ontario: -31.4 °C -24.5 °F Sandy Lake Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 6.1 °C 43.0 °F Ballenas Islands, BC; Sand Heads Lightstation, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -38.6 °C -37.5 °F Key Lake, SK

Thunder Bay – Day Starter – Greetings Northwestern Ontario. You are waking up today, April 2, 2018, to more unseasonably cooler weather in Thunder Bay. It is -8c at 07:00 am and the daytime high today is forecast at -5c. The average temperature on this day is 5c. The forecast is calling for a mix of sun and cloud with a 30 percent chance of flurries. The UV index will be 4 or moderate.

What Do You Need to Know?

MissingSIOUX LOOKOUT – The Sioux Lookout Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are requesting the public’s assistance to locate a missing female.

Kaitlyn HUDSON-CHILDFOREVER a twenty-one-year-old female was last seen on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Sioux Lookout. Efforts to locate her in the Sioux Lookout area have been unsuccessful. HUDSON-CHILDFOREVER is described as an indigenous female, 5’5 170lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. Developing…

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – In the early morning hours of April 1st, Thunder Bay Police responded to a call involving a dispute at the Andras Court Apartment Building on Cumberland Street South. Police arrived at the scene at about 07:35 am where shortly afterward the body of a man was found on the ground. Full Report.

Politics 2.0

THUNDER BAY – Councillor Frank Pullia is the City of Thunder Bay’s Child and Youth Advocate. Since being appointed to that position, Pullia has been striving to represent youth. He has worked with groups from across the city bringing together voices and ideas toward making Thunder Bay a safer place for young people. Watch the full interview.

THUNDER BAY – Judith Monteith-Farrell is the New Democratic Party candidate in Thunder Bay Atikokan. This is her first campaign, and she is challenging Liberal MPP, Bill Mauro. Judith has a background in labour issues, is a life-long resident of Thunder Bay who loves the outdoors, and is a real people person. Watch the Full Interview.

THUNDER BAY – Politics 2.0 – The Ontario Liberal Government has brought down Budget 2018 in Queen’s Park on Wednesday. Thunder Bay-Superior North MPP and Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Michael Gravelle shares insight into exactly what the budget means for Ontario, and more specifically for Northern Ontario. Watch the Full Interview.

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 www.prokidsthunderbay.ca

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 www.infosuperior.com 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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