May 4, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

Photo credit: Tim Bates DHC/OJHL Images
Photo credit: Tim Bates DHC/OJHL Images
Photo credit: Tim Bates DHC/OJHL Images
Photo credit: Tim Bates DHC/OJHL Images

Hotspot in Ontario: 18.2 °C 64.8 °F Harrow AAFC
Cold spot in Ontario: -2.0 °C 28.4 °F Armstrong
Hotspot in Canada: 18.2 °C 64.8 °F Harrow AAFC, ON
Cold spot in Canada: -26.0 °C -14.8 °F Eureka, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAY Starter – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario! It is Friday, May 4th, 2018. Weatherwise it is likely going to be hard for many people to want to stay at work today as the weather is going to be quite nice. Environment Canada is forecasting a mix of sun and cloud for Thunder Bay with a high of 19c. The winds will become northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. The UV index will be 5 or moderate.

If you are traveling to Southern Ontario by air later today, there is a risk of severe Thunderstorms which

What Do You Need to Know?

Andrea Horwath will be in Thunder Bay this morning. The NDP leader will be outlining her Northern Plan at an event at The Common on Cumberland Street. Yesterday Horwath was in Kenora at the NOMA Meeting. There she shared details of her plan. Read More.

THUNDER BAY – CRIME News – The Thunder Bay Police Service has released a video of two males who have been deemed as persons of interest involved in the assault of the 82-year-old male last week on Rockwood Ave. #1 – Male with blonde hair, wearing a grey hoodie pulled up with a ball cap… Read More.

The City of Thunder Bay is celebrating National Youth Arts Week with a Youth Arts Showcase, presented by Ontario Power Generation, from May 1 to May 5 at the Kinsmen Centre on James Street.

Come see the work of local youth artists at the Youth Art Show opening on May 1 from 4:30 pm to 6 pm. The Art Show can also be viewed all week from 3:30 pm to 9 pm. Hear talented local youth musicians at the Youth Music Showcase on Friday, May 4from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Prizewinners for the Art Show’s Juried Prize and People’s Choice Award will be announced at the Music Showcase.

This is a free, outdoor community Music Showcase that will feature Visual Past, Ben Murray (aka PlanBStrike9) and DJ Rawlins. Youth, parents and Youth Advocates are invited to attend the Art Show and Music Showcase to celebrate these talented local youth.

For more information, visit For more information, contact Ash Young, Cultural Development and Events Supervisor, at 625-2487 or

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 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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