May 30, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day STARTER

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Thunder Bay – Day STARTER – Good morning Northwestern Ontario. It is Wednesday, May 30, 2018. It is eight days until the provincial election. Tonight at The Da Vinci Centre, tune in for the All Candidates Debate. The candidates for Thunder Bay Atikokan and Thunder Bay Superior North will be on hand for sharing their platforms and party ideals.

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Election Candidates’ Forum on Wednesday, May 30th at the Da Vinci Centre for candidates whose parties hold a seat in the Ontario Legislature. The event is supported by Acadia Broadcasting and Netnewsledger.

The timing of the event is as follows:

4:30 pm Doors open

5:00 pm Thunder Bay-Superior North Candidates’ Forum

Participants: R. Louise Ewen, Trillium Party of Ontario

Michael Gravelle, Ontario Liberal Party

Derek Parks, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario

Lise Vaugeois, Ontario New Democratic Party

6:05 pm Thunder Bay-Atikokan Candidates’ Forum

Participants: Bill Mauro, Ontario Liberal Party

Judith Monteith-Farrell, Ontario New Democratic Party

Brandon Postuma, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario

Questions will be posed to the candidates by a panel. Each candidate will have one minute to respond with the receiving candidate provided 30-seconds of rebuttal. Each candidate will have a two-minute opening and closing statements.

The event will be live-streamed on Everyone is welcome to attend.

In October, the Ontario Chamber Network along with its 135 chambers of commerce and boards of trade across the province, released Vote Prosperity, a platform outlining the business community’s priorities for the upcoming 2018 provincial election. For more information about the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s Vote Prosperity platform, visit


gokasperNetnewsLedger 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 for more details.

Get Gardening!

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:

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

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...

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.

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.

You can get the latest gas prices, including Cook County MN at GasPrices on NetNewsLedger.

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