April 25, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

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Hotspot in Ontario: 9.8 °C 49.6 °F Moose Creek Wells
Cold spot in Ontario: -8.9 °C 16.0 °F Armstrong
Hotspot in Canada: 13.6 °C 56.5 °F Ashcroft, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -29.2 °C -20.6 °F Pond Inlet,

THUNDER BAY – DAY STARTER – Good Day Northwestern Ontario. It is Wednesday, April 25th, 2018. Can you believe how fast April seems to have flown by? Maybe it was the extended cold weather that made everyone feel they contacted an extended case of cabin fever?

Weather-wise, expect mainly sunny skies in Thunder Bay today. The high will be 10c and the UV index will be 6 or High.

What Do You Need to Know?

FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION – Fort William First Nation, Metis Nation of Ontario, Grand Council Treaty #3, and other Indigenous leaders are calling for serious change at Lakehead University. This follows the resignation of Dean Angelique Eaglewoman from the Lakehead University Bora Laskin School of Law. Dean Eaglewoman resigned her position as the first Indigenous Dean of the school citing allegations of racism and discrimination.

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.

The second-year students from Confederation College’s Native Child and Family Services program will be hosting a Midnight Medicine Walk on Friday evening. Presented in partnership with Medicine Walk founder Lauren Chopek, the evening is intended to bring awareness to those lost in the River of Tears, as well as to bring the community together to heal as one.

The event is open to the community and will welcome elders Ira Johnson and John Gagnon. Participants can expect guest speakers, unity activities and a walk that will proceed along the McIntyre River, ending back at Confederation College.

DATE:                                Friday, April 27, 2018    

TIME:                                 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

LOCATION:                       Confederation College Teepee (southwest side of Shuniah building) Confederation College – 1450 Nakina Drive

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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