April 4, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

Toronto Maple Leafs names on the Stanley Cup from 1967
Toronto Maple Leafs names on the Stanley Cup from 1967

Hotspot in Ontario: 8.7 °C 47.7 °F Vineland Station
Cold spot in Ontario: -29.7 °C -21.5 °F Muskrat Dam Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 8.7 °C 47.7 °F Vineland Station, ON
Cold spot in Canada: -34.7 °C -30.5 °F Wabush Airport, NL

Thunder Bay – Day Starter – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario and beyond. It is April 4th. We are reminding you of that because based on the weather, and the cooler temperatures, you might think it is January. It is -29.7c in Muskrat Dam this morning. For Thunder Bay it is -11c. Environment Canada says skies should clear this morning. We should have northwest winds at up to 20 km/h by this afternoon. Today’s high in Thunder Bay should be a chilly for this day -2c. The UV index will be 4, or Moderate.

What Do You Need to Know?

A busy day for Thunder Bay Police. Police are on scene for a deceased person at Lakehead University. A body was discovered behind the LU Fieldhouse. This is a developing story, and few details are out as of yet. Full report.

THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Police Service is on scene conducting a sudden death investigation in the 100 block of Rupert Street. Police attended this residence on April 1, 2018, and discovered a deceased person within the home. A post-mortem was conducted on today’s date and the police are treating this death as suspicious. Full report.

Politics 2.0

Over the weekend, in case you missed it, Minister Michael Gravelle, Minister Bill Mauro, Thunder Bay Atikokan NDP Candidate Judith Montieth Farrell, and Councillor Frank Pullia were in the Newsroom. Moving you past the sound-bite into the real meat of the local political scene is our goal. This weekend there was a lot of real meat and not a turkey in the Newsroom. Don’t miss the interviews.

Public Service Announcements

Spring Tea at the Branch No 5 Legion at 229 Van Norman Street from 12:00-3:00 on Sunday, April 8th, 2018.

The Navy League Cadet Corps #28 Thunder is a cadets group for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12.  Cadets learn marching drills, ropes, and knots, navigation, first aid, navy traditions, make new friends, play sports and so much more.

Come and enjoy some tea, coffee, and snacks while supporting the local Navy League Cadet Corps.  There will be a door prize, bake table, craft table, draw table and other draws.  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased through any Navy League Cadet or at the door.

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 price of a litre of gas is now the same in Dryden as Thunder Bay. Fuel prices across the region range from $1.240 in Dryden, $1.24.4 at the Husky on Chipman Street in Kenora,  In Thunder Bay, the lowest price in the city is $1.259 at the Macs on Dawson Road. 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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