April 30, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

Spring is here and as you can see lawn care is on the mind of these youths at Home Depot. Well maybe its just the cool lawn mowers
Spring is here
Spring is here and as you can see lawn care is on the mind of these youths at Home Depot. Well maybe its just the cool lawn mowers
Spring is here and as you can see lawn care is on the mind of these youths at Home Depot. Well maybe its just the cool lawn mowers

Hotspot in Ontario: 12.1 °C 53.8 °F Fort Frances
Cold spot in Ontario: -4.8 °C 23.4 °F CFB Borden
Hotspot in Canada: 14.5 °C 58.1 °F Kleefeld, MB
Cold spot in Canada: -27.9 °C -18.2 °F Hanbury River, NT

THUNDER BAY – Day Starter – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. It is Monday, April 30, 2018. This morning starts with a pair of freezing rain warnings for Sachigo Lake, Bearskin Lake, Big Trout Lake, and areas of the far north. Weather for those communities is likely to impact air transportation. As well up to 15 cm of snow is possible before this Arctic weather system is done with the far north.

For Thunder Bay, we can expect sunny skies this morning followed by a mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Winds becoming south 20 km/h this morning. Monday’s high +18c. The UV index will be 6 or high.

What Do You Need to Know

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – On 30 April 2018 at 12:00 AM, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Service received an alarm for a garage on fire in the Minto Pl area. Three pumpers responded carrying 13 firefighters.

The first arriving unit found a garage at the rear of a residential property, engulfed in flames, with smoke filling the sky above the structure. A second alarm was called and the fire attacked utilizing SCBA’s and hose lines. A water supply line was established from a nearby fire hydrant, that stretched across Walsh St. Read the full report.

THUNDER BAY WEATHER – Freezing rain warning in effect for:

  • Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika
  • Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake
  • Sandy Lake – Weagamow Lake – Deer Lake

A period of freezing rain likely today.

A sharp Arctic cold front is crossing the region early this morning, bringing brisk northeast winds and perhaps a brief shower. Full story.

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 $1.247 at THP. You can get the latest gas prices, including Cook County MN at GasPrices on NetNewsLedger.

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