April 17, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

City of Thunder Bay Snow Clearing Crews have started clearing major streets
City of Thunder Bay Snow Clearing Crews have started clearing major streets

Hotspot in Ontario: 1.7 °C 35.1 °F Toronto City Centre Airport
Cold spot in Ontario: -12.1 °C 10.2 °F Fort Severn Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 8.8 °C 47.8 °F Comox Airport, BC; Race Rocks Lightstation, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -32.2 °C -26.0 °F Eureka, NU

Thunder Bay – DAY STARTER – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. It is Tuesday, April 17th. However to look outside you might think it is February 67th, and winter is on the way. Environment Canada says that the Winter Storm Warning is still in effect. At 03:30 am there is light snow in Thunder Bay, and the weather service says that snow should start tapering off.

Today’s forecast is calling for cloudy skies with thirty percent chance of flurries. Winds will be north 20 km/h gusting to 40. Tuesday’s high is forecast for plus 3. Probably a pretty good idea to double check the windshield washer fluid. The UV index will be 4 or moderate.

For Dryden, expect a mix of sun and cloud with winds becoming northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the morning. The high will be plus 5. The UV index is targeted for 5 or moderate.

Travel east of Thunder Bay – Check 511 for the latest road conditions.

What Do You Need to Know?

THUNDER BAY – POLITICS 2.0 – Thunder Bay City Councillor Frank Pullia is hosting a town hall meeting at the 55 Plus Centre on April 25th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The public meeting will cover the growing issues impacting Thunder Bay including addiction, mental health, homelessness, and the pressures caused by these issues. This is your opportunity to find out more about the impact of these issues, and to have your input. Read More…

THUNDER BAY – Perhaps the biggest challenge facing leaders today is to ensure they are capable of navigating themselves and their organizations through a complex and rapidly evolving future landscape. Keep Reading…

A Conversation with the Mayor

THUNDER BAY – CIVIC – Thunder Bay Mayor Keith Hobbs sat down in the NetNewsledger newsroom to share insight into the recent NOLUM meetings in Sault Ste Marie, on the issues with racism, with the James Street Bridge, Indigenous relations with Fort William First Nation, and the growing relationship with North Caribou Lake First Nation.

Gas Up for Less

The price of a litre of gas is actually more expensive today in Dryden than Thunder Bay. Fuel prices across the region range from $1.349 in Dryden, to $1.24.4 at the Husky on Chipman Street in Kenora,  In Thunder Bay, the lowest price in the city is $1343 at the Esso on Red River Road.  Out on the Fort William First Nation, gas prices are at $1.187 at THP. You can get the latest gas prices, including Cook County MN at GasPrices on NetNewsLedger.

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