April 8, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

M.V. CSL Welland docked
M.V. CSL Welland docked

Hotspot in Ontario: -1.1 °C 30.0 °F Port Weller
Cold spot in Ontario: -25.1 °C -13.2 °F Muskrat Dam Airport

Hotspot in Canada: 9.6 °C 49.3 °F White Rock, BC; Cape St.James, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -36.6 °C -33.9 °F Eureka, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAY Starter – Good morning Northwestern Ontario. It is Sunday, April 8, 2018. The current temperature in Thunder Bay at 08:00 am this morning is -14c. This is a full eight degrees below the seasonal average for this date. Today, the high is forecast to be just under the freezing mark. We should expect sunny skies, with a UV index of 5 or moderate.

It should start warming up soon, spring in Northwestern Ontario is coming in like a timid sparrow.

What Do You Need to Know?

THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – Thunder Bay was the host of this year’s 59th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championships held at Port Arthur Curling Club. Throughout the week, Saskatchewan played strong finishing 10-0 in round robin play with Alberta finishing 9-1 and losing their only game to Saskatchewan. Full Coverage of Curling.

THUNDER BAY – POLITICS – Derek Parks is the Progressive Conservative candidate in Thunder Bay-Superior North. Parks is running against incumbent Liberal cabinet minister Michael Gravelle. In the last provincial election, Parks ran against Gravelle and lost. This time, Parks is feeling far more confident that his chances at the polls are far greater. Derek Parks Interview – Politics 2.0.

THUNDER BAY – POLITICS – Iain Angus says that there is a lot of work that must be done for Thunder Bay to move forward. Angus, who has served as a Councillor at Large, as well as a provincial MPP and federal MP, says he has the skill sets needed right now. Iain Angus – Declares Intention to Run for Mayor.

Gas Up for Less

The price of a litre of gas is almost ten cents cheaper in Dryden than Thunder Bay. Fuel prices across the region range from $1.249 in Dryden, $1.24.4 at the Husky on Chipman Street in Kenora,  In Thunder Bay, the lowest price in the city is $1. at the Husky on 11-17. Inside the city gas prices have spiked. Prices range up to $1.359 across the city. Out on the Fort William First Nation, gas prices are at $1.134 at THP and K&A. You can get the latest gas prices, including Cook County MN at GasPrices on NetNewsLedger.

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