April 26, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

Ian Cameron - Community Spokes in The Hub at 507 Victoria Avenue East
Ian Cameron - Community Spokes in The Hub at 507 Victoria Avenue East

Hot spot in Ontario: 8.0 °C 46.4 °F Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Int’l Airport
Cold spot in Ontario: -10.9 °C 12.4 °F Fort Severn Airport
Hot spot in Canada: 15.2 °C 59.4 °F Solander Island, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -32.7 °C -26.9 °F Shepherd Bay Airport, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAY STARTER – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario! It is Thursday, April 26, 2018. The cold spot in Ontario this morning is Fort Severn at -10.9c. For Thunder Bay, expect mainly cloudy skies with periods of rain or snow beginning late this morning and ending this afternoon. Winds will become north 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. Today’s high will be +8. The UV index will be 4 or moderate.

What Do You Need to Know?

A very informative Town Hall meeting was held by Councillor Frank Pullia on Social Infrastructure. The Town Hall attracted a full house of interested people at the 55 Plus Centre. A panel of experts outlined the serious issues that our social infrastructure is facing. Superior EMS is reporting that in 2017 the number of overdose cases that they responded to doubled. Thunder Bay is facing a major crisis with opioids and addiction. Dealing with those issues has often put both the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and the EMS into effective gridlock.

NetNewsLedger was there, and has the full exclusive video coverage of the event. The video is currently uploading to Youtube and will be available soon. If you are wondering about some of the serious impacts of social problems, this video is a must watch.

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.

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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