May 9, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

Sleeping Giant from the Terry Fox Lookout - April 22, 2018
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Hotspot in Ontario: 13.6 °C 56.5 °F Point Pelee
Cold spot in Ontario: -0.8 °C 30.6 °F Attawapiskat Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 18.6 °C 65.5 °F Lillooet, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -22.2 °C -8.0 °F Taloyoak Airport, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAY STARTER – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. It is Wednesday, May 9th, 2018. For Thunder Bay, for the early morning hours, expect periods of rain. Fog patches developing this evening. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low plus 5. For this morning, expect more rain with fog patches. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 10.

Weatherwise, for Northern Manitoba there is a winter storm warning for Churchill.

Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • Churchill

Heavy snowfall is expected to enter the Churchill area this evening
and continue to fall overnight and Wednesday morning. The town of Churchill will see 10 to 15 cm are expected before tapering off
Wednesday afternoon. Areas north of the town of Churchill may see over 20 cm of snow in total.

In addition to the snow, intense northerly winds gusting to 90 km/h are expected to develop Wednesday morning creating widespread reduced visibilities in blowing snow. These winds will moderate late Wednesday.

What Do You Need to Know?

THUNDER BAY – There was a heavy police presence called out to downtown Fort William last night as reports of a shooting have come into the newsroom. Police have not issued any statement yet. Developing.

There are also reports of human remains found on the grounds of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. The Thunder Bay Police Service was contacted by a citizen at 11:45 am on May 8, 2018, regarding human remains located on the property. The area has been contained and officers remain on scene pending further investigation.

No other further information is available at this time.

Community Announcements

On Saturday, May 26th, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm The Beer Store and its affiliated union – United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 12R24 – are inviting Ontarians to join in the fight against blood cancers by donating their empty beer, wine, and liquor containers during the 13th annual Returns for Leukemia Bottle Drive. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) in their mission to end blood cancers. The funds raised are used for research into innovative treatments and cures for blood cancers. They are also used for patient and survivor support, as well as resources and education for the public.

Heading into the warmer weather, now is a great time to start putting together your home and your business Spring Cleaning Plan. Is there a yard project you want to get going on? Is this the year you start a serious recycling plan? Is this the year you decide that you will spend the warmer months getting in shape?

Share your ideas at Over the coming weeks and months we are going to be sharing your ideas, and the plans the NNL Family have for the summer.

GARDENING TIME The Thunder Bay Public Library is pleased to announce the spring opening of the garden tool lending libraries.

The Thunder Bay Public Library is pleased to announce the spring opening of the garden tool lending libraries.
This is the second year that the Library is offering the garden tool library to the community in partnership with Roots to Harvest – Punks Growing Food.
Thunder Bay and area residents with a Thunder Bay Public Library card can check out a huge variety of garden tools from the two lending libraries, located at the Waverley and Brodie branches. For more information and a complete inventory of the available tools, please visit

Gas Up for Less

The price of a litre of gas is reported at $1.499 in Terrace Bay. Honestly put, at these prices, the costs of many necessities are going to go up too. Fuel prices across the western parts of Ontario 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 $1.399 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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