Hotspot in Ontario: 27.0 °C 80.6 °F Collingwood
Cold spot in Ontario: 5.9 °C 42.6 °F Fort Severn Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 27.0 °C 80.6 °F Collingwood, ON
Cold spot in Canada: -2.0 °C 28.4 °F Ulukhaktok Airport, NT
THUNDER BAY – DAY STARTER – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario! It is Monday, June 18, 2018. After a wet weekend, Environment Canada says that Monday will be a sunny day. Although at 08:00 am there are a lot of clouds. Environment Canada is predicting a high of 25°C with a UV index of 10 or very high. The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority had issued a Flood Alert this weekend, based on the rainfall predictions.
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NIGIGOONSIMINKAANING – This week, the City of Hamilton will be donating two fire trucks to Nigigoonsiminikaaning and Couchiching First Nations Communities, The communities will receive a 1997 Freightliner 3 – person, commercial cab vehicle with a 1,350-gallon water tank and a 420 gallon per minute pump. This move comes after the Ontario Chief Coroner announced that an investigation will be taking place as a result of dozens of residential fires in Indigenous Communities that have killed nearly 60 people in just over a decade. Six Nations Fire Chief Matthew Miller (who is also the president of the Ontario Native Fire Fighters Society) raised concerns about the adequacy of First Nations fire protection levels. Many First Nations communities have a great need for fire apparatus, but no funding to acquire them. To help address this, the Hamilton Fire Department reached out to the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal, who oversees the Northern Ontario Fire Protection Program about the possibility of donating two surplus fire trucks to benefit First Nation communities. The Hamilton Fire Department also worked closely with the Senior Project Manager of the City of Hamilton’s Urban Indigenous Strategy.
THUNDER BAY – HEALTH – The thunderous roar that marked the start of the Tbaytel Motorcycle Ride for Dad, presented by WINMAR was an in-your-ears reminder of the continued fight against prostate cancer in Northwestern Ontario. Read More.
THUNDER BAY – Lakehead Search and Rescue has a new Mobile Command Centre. After a lengthy fundraising campaign, Lakehead Search and Rescue now has a shiny new 20’state of the art Command Centre built in Ontario. “With this new Mobile Command Centre, LSRU will be given the opportunity to increase its efficiency… Read on.
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. From Safe Ride home, to the office, to the mall, or anywhere you need to go, Kasper Transportation offers on-demand ridesharing and scheduled bus services that you can book directly from their 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 the company can improve their 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
The Thunder Bay Public Library is pleased to announce the spring opening of the garden tool lending libraries.
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...
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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 $1.356 at the Macs on Hodder Avenue. Out on the Fort William First Nation, gas prices are at $1.249 at THP.
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