April 24, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

Sleeping Giant from the Terry Fox Lookout - April 22, 2018
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Hotspot in Ontario: 12.3 °C 54.1 °F Port Colborne
Cold spot in Ontario: -7.6 °C 18.3 °F Fort Severn Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 12.3 °C 54.1 °F Port Colborne, ON
Cold spot in Canada: -29.3 °C -20.7 °F Pond Inlet, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAY STARTER –Good Morning. It is Tuesday, April 24, 2018. We start our day with our thoughts to the families and friends of a horrible crime in Toronto that has left ten people dead, and many injured. A suspect driving a white van along Yonge Street from Finch Avenue for 2.2 kilometres appears to have deliberately hit the victims. Toronto Police have the suspect in custody. Alek Minassian a twenty-five-year-old male from Richmond Hill was arrested and is due to appear in court this morning. At this point in their investigation, Toronto Police are stating they do not believe this was a terrorist attack.

In total, fifteen people are reported injured. Most of the victims were transported to the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre trauma unit. Others were taken to the North York General Hospital and to St. Michael’s Hospital.

Weather wise

The forecast for Thunder Bay is calling for a high today of 10c. There will be a mix of sun and cloud today. The UV index will be 6 or high.

What Do You Need to Know?

THUNDER BAY – The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Outlook Statement for the Lakehead Region including: the Township of O’Connor and the Township of Gillies. The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority advises that ice jamming is occurring on the Whitefish River in the vicinity of Harstone Road. NetNewsLedger will keep you up to date on this developing situation. 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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