Hotspot in Ontario: 15.6 °C60.1 °F Armstrong Airport
Cold spot in Ontario: -5.4 °C22.3 °F Fort Severn Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 15.7 °C60.3 °F Shawinigan, QC
Cold spot in Canada: -17.1 °C1.2 °F Lupin, NU
THUNDER BAY – Day STARTER – Northwestern Ontario is a place of contrasts this morning, May 21, 2018 – Victoria Day. The hotspot for Ontario is Armstrong – which is often the cold spot weather-wise in Ontario. The cold spot is Fort Severn, Washaho Cree Nation the community the furthest north in Ontario.
For Thunder Bay today, Environment Canada is calling for a sunny day with a high of 24c. The UV Index will be 7 or high – grab the sunscreen! There is a risk of frost tonight so for those who are getting their garden’s going be aware.
The City-Wide ban on outdoor fires, except for charcoal barbecues for cooking continues. Remember fireworks are also banned due to the very dry conditions.
Gas prices appear to have started their usual downward move following a jump on a Friday before a long weekend.
NetnewsLedger would like to welcome Kasper Transportation onboard as your Day Starter sponsor. GOKASPER is Live in Thunder Bay! Download the App on the App Store – GoKasper, and you can now book a ride, as a special incentive, a 50% off code will be emailed to you! Kasper Transportation offers a variety of services for all your transportation needs.
Kasper Transportation offers a variety of services for all your transportation needs. Safe Ride home, to the office, to the mall, or anywhere you need to go. We offer on-demand ridesharing and scheduled bus services that you can book directly from this app. Rideshare: Just open the app and request a ride. The app uses your location so the driver knows exactly where to pick you up. Once a driver has been dispatched, you will receive the driver and vehicle details. Payment can be made by credit, debit or cash. You can also rate your driver and provide us feedback on how we can improve our services.
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. Kasper Transportation has grown to a fleet of forty vehicles. Visit www.gokasper.com for more details.
Compost is available to all residents at no charge at the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility while quantities last, weather permitting. Compost is available to all residents at no charge at the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility while quantities last, weather permitting. Access to the compost pick-up area is located east of the old landfill entrance on John Street Road. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm, and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.
“We’re happy to again offer free compost to all residents,” said Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste & Recycling Services. “Leaf and yard waste that’s picked up during our curbside collection programs is blended with organic waste and is ideal for use in landscaping, flower beds and lawns. It’s not suitable for vegetable gardens.”
Residents bringing garbage, recycling and/or hazardous household waste are reminded to dispose of these items at the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility on Mapleward Road first before visiting the special compost pick-up area. Residents are also advised to bring a shovel and some bags or containers to carry compost home. Quantities are limited to a maximum of one half-ton load per resident. For more information, visit: thunderbay.ca/leafandyard
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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 $1.389 in Dryden, to $1.399 at the Husky on Chipman Street in Kenora, In Thunder Bay, the lowest price in the city is $1.377 at the Esso on Red River Road. Out on the Fort William First Nation, gas prices are at $1.259 at THP.
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