May 13, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

A fire off Main Street had Thunder Bay Fire Rescue busy on Saturday Afternoon.
A fire off Main Street had Thunder Bay Fire Rescue busy on Saturday Afternoon.

Hotspot in Ontario: 14.5 °C 58.1 °F Dryden Airport; Lansdowne House Airport
Cold spot in Ontario: 3.3 °C 37.9 °F Little Flatland Island
Hotspot in Canada: 16.5 °C 61.7 °F Deschambault, QC
Cold spot in Canada: -22.8 °C -9.0 °F Eureka, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAY Starter – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. Is the propane tank full? Steaks ready for the barbecue? Happy Mother’s Day. Keep in mind that often while dad is set to do the cooking on the grill, make sure this year Mom isn’t spending her day getting everything ready so that 12 minutes of grilling isn’t all she doesn’t have to do.

Weather across the region is warm. The Hotspot in Ontario today is a tie between Dryden and Landsdowne House. For Thunder Bay the weather service says a high of 23c is in store for us today. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. UV index 7 or high. For tonight, expect a few clouds. Winds southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. The overnight low 9.

A great day to get outside.

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

NetnewsLedger would like to welcome Kasper Transportation onboard as your 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?

A fire off Main Street had Thunder Bay Fire Rescue busy on Saturday Afternoon.
A fire off Main Street had Thunder Bay Fire Rescue busy on Saturday Afternoon.

THUNDER BAY – The warm weather has conditions ripe for grassfires, and for wildfires in the woodlands.

This fire on Main Street in Thunder Bay just to the north of the Thunder Centre and Toysrus kept fire crews busy.

On Friday evening in the Parkdale area there was a grass fire that got out of control. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue was first on the scene and called in MNRF Fire Crews.

Be safe out there! Watch the conditions and remember Smokey the Bear might not be there so YOU have to prevent wildfires.

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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