April 6, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

Curling fans of all ages are watching the action. Here Lamarith tests out how heavy a curling stone really is. - James Murray photo.
Curling fans of all ages are watching the action. Here Lamarith tests out how heavy a curling stone really is. - James Murray photo.

Hotspot in Ontario: 2.1 °C 35.8 °F Point Pelee; Harrow AAFC
Cold spot in Ontario: -20.1 °C -4.2 °F Attawapiskat Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 10.4 °C 50.7 °F Sechelt, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -31.0 °C -23.8 °F Shepherd Bay Airport, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAY STARTER – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. It is April 6th, 2018. It is slowly starting to return to more seasonable temperatures in the region. Environment Canada suggests that by Sunday we can expect seasonal weather. For today, the forecast is calling for a mix of sun and cloud. There is a 40 percent chance of flurries late this afternoon. Winds will be northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. The high will be minus 5. The UV index will be 4 or moderate.

What Do You Need to Know?

A very busy day for Thunder Bay Fire Rescue.
THUNDER BAY – NEWS – On 05 April 2018 at 7:30 PM, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Service responded three pumpers to a structural fire on South Windemere Ave. Because of the smoke that could be seen from the Fire Stations, a second alarm was initiated immediately responding another two pumpers and an Aerial Ladder… Read More.

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – On 05 April 2018 at 5:15 PM, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Service received an alarm regarding two transport trucks on fire at a commercial trucking firm on Harold Cres. Initially, one pumper responded but because of the large volume of black smoke that could be seen from a distance. Read the full report.

Great story for a local business

THUNDER BAY – At a celebration attended by valued customers and community delegates, Cub Cadet senior leadership presented locally-owned and family-operated business, Rosslyn Service, with the 2017 Award as the #1 Cub Cadet Dealer in Canada. “We are extremely proud to be recognizing this incredible Thunder Bay dealer today as the best in the country… Read the full report.

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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