April 22, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

No More Meth - That is the message from these Indigenous Walkers as they headed to Ottawa from Thunder Bay
No More Meth - That is the message from these Indigenous Walkers as they headed to Ottawa from Thunder Bay
No More Meth - That is the message from these Indigenous Walkers as they headed to Ottawa from Thunder Bay
No More Meth – That is the message from these Indigenous Walkers as they headed to Ottawa from Thunder Bay

Hotspot in Ontario: 6.4 °C 43.5 °F Sandy Lake Airport
Cold spot in Ontario: -14.1 °C 6.6 °F Moosonee Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 8.8 °C 47.8 °F Sand Heads Lightstation, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -29.0 °C -20.2 °F Resolute Airport, NU

Thunder Bay – Day Starter – Good Morning! It is Sunday, April 22nd. The Hotspot in Ontario is Sandy Lake Airport in the far north of our province. For Thunder Bay on Sunday, expect a high of 13c, under sunny skies. The UV Index will be 6 or high. Environment Canada is predicting a high on Monday of 17c.

The weather across the far north of Ontario is being contrasted by the weather in Churchill Manitoba as a Winter Storm Warning is in effect.

Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • Churchill

A developing storm system approaching from Saskatchewan will continue to spread a mix of wintery weather into this northern Manitoba today.

Snow and freezing rain will continue to spread across northernmost Manitoba and reach Churchill by midday. Snow will be heavy at times with accumulations of 10 to 20 cm forecast by the time it tapers off Sunday evening.

An organized swath of freezing rain will accompany the heavy snow. The bulk of the freezing rain should fall south of the communities of Tadoule Lake, Lac Brochet, and Churchill, but some freezing rain could occur throughout the regions today.

Strong northeasterly winds, mainly along the Hudson Bay coast, will give poor visibilities in blowing snow at times today and tonight.

What Do You Need to Know?

THUNDER BAY – Over the course of this past week, a group of walkers from Garden Hill First Nation and St. Theresa Point First Nation came through Thunder Bay. They started their walk heading to Winnipeg Manitoba to raise awareness of the damage and danger that Crystal Meth is causing in their communities. Their arrival in Winnipeg saw the walk grow. It was decided that the message needs to go directly to Ottawa. NetNewsLedger’s Amanda Perreault has the exclusive video interview which will be shared on Monday.

TORONTO – April is best known for playoffs and spring. Seeing as how spring has failed to make an appearance so far, we shall content ourselves with the playoffs, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association Playoffs. Read More

Public Service Announcements

Confederation College’s Culinary Management program is excited to present “A Celebration Showcasing Indigenous Cuisine” on Thursday, April 26.

Join our students as they present dishes inspired by and celebrating the Indigenous cuisine and cultures of northwestern Ontario. Tickets are on sale now for just $75. Proceeds support the Culinary Management program and its students.

Visit confedshowcase.eventbrite.ca to get learn more and get your tickets today.

THUNDER BAY – Do you have electronic waste – like an old cell phone or computer – unwanted tires, or used clothing and textile that you are ready to pass on? EcoSuperior and Gateway Casino Thunder Bay will help make your spring cleaning easy! Drop off your electronic waste, old passenger tires, and used clothing and textile for FREE during our 1 day collection event on Saturday, May 5 from 10am to 3pm at the Cumberland Street parking lot of the Gateway Casino Thunder Bay. Donations will be made to EcoSuperior by the Ontario Electronic Stewardship and Bin There Dump That based on the volume of materials collected, so your spring cleaning can help inspire environmental stewardship in Northwestern Ontario! For more information visit www.ecosuperior.org/collectionevent or call 624-2141.

Upcoming Town Hall

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… Read More

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 $1346 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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