April 29, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

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Hotspot in Ontario: 6.8 °C 44.2 °F Sandy Lake Airport
Cold spot in Ontario: -10.4 °C 13.3 °F Moosonee Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 22.2 °C 72.0 °F Sheerness, AB
Cold spot in Canada: -25.9 °C -14.6 °F Shepherd Bay Airport, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAY STARTER – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. It is Sunday the 29th of April. The Hot Spot in Ontario is Sandy Lake, while the cold spot is Moosonee. A region of contrasts.

For Thunder Bay, expect a high today of 14c with a UV Index of 6 or High. Winds will become south 20 km/h near noon.

What Do You Need to Know?

LONDON – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) London Financial Crime Unit have charged an individual with defrauding the public of over six (6) million dollars stemming from a 12-month investigation into securities-based frauds being perpetrated against Canadians. The investigation began in April 2017 when a London resident alerted the RCMP to an elaborate scheme… Read the report

Wild Fire Report

THUNDER BAY – WILDFIRE UPDATE – The Aviation, Forest Fire, and Emergency Services have started their 2018 reports for the 2018 Fire Season. Fire while natural for forests as a part of the natural cycle for a living forest, man-made fires are damaging to the environment. As iconic Smokey the Bear always says, “Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires”. Latest Report.

Community Announcements

There is still time to register to complete the 20 Minute Makeover as part of Spring Up to Clean Up!

Help launch the month-long Spring Up to Clean Up campaign by taking 20 minutes out of your day on May 2nd to clean up outside of your workplace. Can’t join in on May 2nd?  That’s okay! Schedule your clean-up anytime in May to participate.

Supplies & Resources: Registered groups receive free bags and supplies, public recognition, and a chance to win great prizes.

Contests: Participants can also take part in our Spring Up to Clean Up photo contest. The winning photos will be used to promote the event in the future. Watch the EcoSuperior website for more great Spring Up to Clean Up contests.

For more information, contest details, and to register your clean-up, please visit www.ecosuperior.org/springup

EcoSuperior – 2018 Spring Up


562 Red River Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1H3 Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Phone: 807-624-2140 Fax: 807-622-0005 VOLUNTEER at EcoSuperior Make a DONATION

Road Closures

Starting Monday, April 30, a section of Balmoral Street, located between John Street and Oliver Road, will be closed to through traffic for about three weeks for storm sewer construction.

Local traffic will be allowed at each end of the construction site.

Motorists are asked to use extra caution and to obey all posted signage.

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 the same across Northwestern Ontario. Fuel prices across the region range from $1.399 in Dryden, to $1.399 at the Husky on Chipman Street in Kenora,  In Thunder Bay, the lowest price in the city is $1399 at the Esso on Red River Road.  Out on the Fort William First Nation, gas prices are at $1.237 at THP. You can get the latest gas prices, including Cook County MN at GasPrices on NetNewsLedger.

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