May 10, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

The newest bus in the Kasper Transportation fleet
The local charter bus in the Kasper Transportation fleet
The newest bus in the Kasper Transportation fleet
The newest bus in the Kasper Transportation fleet

Hotspot in Ontario: 19.8 °C 67.6 °F Vineland Station
Cold spot in Ontario: -7.1 °C 19.2 °F Big Trout Lake Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 19.8 °C 67.6 °F Vineland Station, ON
Cold spot in Canada: -24.6 °C-12.3 °F Eureka, NU

THUNDER BAY – Day Starter – Good morning Northwestern Ontario! It is Thursday, May 10, 2018. If Thunder Bay seems just a little less safe today, after a reported shooting in downtown Fort William and yet another convenience store robbery, maybe the message is it is time to start tackling the root causes of some of the region’s issues. It is provincial election time, as you see candidates at your doorstep, that might be one of the questions you have to ask.

Thunder Bay is headed back into sunny weather. Today’s high will be 10c, winds will be northwest 20 km/h. The UV index 6 or high.

NetnewsLedger would like to welcome Kasper Transportation onboard as the Day Starter sponsor. Kasper Transportation is spreading its tires from Winnipeg to Longlac with travel available from Thunder Bay to Sioux Lookout, to Winnipeg, Dryden, Red Lake, Atikokan and Fort Frances. The newest bus, the ‘Mini Corn Dog’ has just joined the fleet. Visit for more details.

What Do You Need to Know?

THUNDER BAY – Thursday, May 10th Unifor invites the labour community and welcome all those who support the clinic and it’s hard working staff to attend a rally to support the Port Arthur Health Centre Strikers. Read More.

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Officers were dispatched to the Mac’s Convenience Store located on Balsam Street at 3:15 am on May 9, 2018, to take a report of a robbery that had just occurred. Thunder Bay Police report that the suspect entered the store with his face covered and holding a syringe… more details and video.

Roads UpdateTHUNDER BAY – A section of William Street, from Golf Links Road to Barton Street, will be closed to all through traffic starting on Thursday, May 10 to allow for asphalt resurfacing work.

The closure is expected to last up to two weeks. The construction schedule is subject to change as various factors, such as weather, can have an impact on project timelines. Motorists are advised to avoid the area, if possible.

Those traveling in the area are asked to use extra caution and obey all posted signage.

Community Events

THUNDER BAY – The excitement is starting for the Fountain Tire Summer Classic. The most exciting and epic game of road hockey to be played this summer. What: TeamStaal Fundraising Contest. Winners will play in the Fountain Tire Summer Classic – an epic road hockey game during the Staal Foundation Open, presented by Tbaytel. Read more...

Questions about home energy and renovations?

Join EcoSuperior’s certified energy advisor, Don Rutledge at Waverley Public Library from 6:30 – 8 pm on Wed. May 16. Don has completed over 1,900 home energy assessments and can help answer your questions about renovation rebate programs and much more! If you are planning renovations, plan to be there! Free admission * Free refreshments For more information, contact EcoSuperior at 624-2141.

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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