Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Nur Watad

Campus news…

-If you were walking around downstairs in the UCC basement yesterday, you might have ran into Rebecca Jackson, a second year student, and a community outreach leader in the Arts and Humanities Student Council

-She was sitting by a booth that gave out free cookies to anyone who donates any canned or packaged food

-Radio Western was able to talk to Rebecca and ask her what all this was about

-Any Western student is eligible to drop by the Food Service office at UCC room 258 if they are in need of food or if they simply just want to donate and help out



-Academic, artistic and business leaders are to be honoured today at Western’s 312th convocation

-Film, philanthropy, medicine and math will be celebrated this fall when Western University bestows honorary degrees on seven Canadian luminaries at the 312th convocation this week

-There are two ceremonies scheduled for today: Jim & Louise Temerty today at 10 a.m., getting a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D.)

-Jim Temerty, the founder of Northland Power Inc., and Louise Arcand Temerty have a long history of philanthropy in Canada, and are significant supporters of research and innovation

-And later at 3pm: Carol Herbert, achieving a Doctor of Science, honoris causa (D.Sc.)


-Currently Professor Emerita of Family Medicine and Adjunct Research Professor of Pathology at Western, Dr. Carol Herbert served as Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry from 1999 to 2010

-Tomorrow will feature Charlotte Froese Fischer 
and Cameron Bailey


Local news…

-Ed Holder has been elected as mayor of London in a historic municipal election

-Holder emerged victorious on Tuesday from a field of 14 candidates. Paul Paolatto came in second place, followed by Tanya Park, and Paul Cheng

-The final results of Canada’s first ranked ballot election came out just before 2 p.m., almost 18 hours after the polls closed Monday night

-Though pleased with the outcome, Holder wouldn’t say whether he’d support the ranked ballot system moving forward and noted that he’d like to speak with Londoners, administration, and new council about its pros, cons, and what needs to be changed to make it work better

-Holder also didn’t go into specifics about London’s contentious bus rapid transit (BRT) plan, a $500 million project he campaigned against

-Holder secured 44,373 votes in the 13th round, compared to Paolatto’s final total of 31,061

-Tanya Park dropped off the ballot before Paolatto with a total of 22,415 votes, and Cheng dropped off the ballot before Park with a total of 19,616 votes

-Holder will be sworn in December



-Both the women’s and men’s Western Mustangs soccer teams host playoff action tonight

-The women’s team plays the Laurier Golden Hawks at 6:00pm, followed by the men’s team playing the Windsor Lancers at 8:15pm

-Both games are on campus at Mustang Field, so be sure to check it out and support both teams in their quest for an OUA Championship



-Today we see a mainly sunny sky, the double-digit highs are long gone, as we will only have a high of 7

-Beware of frost over night as we expect to go down to 0

-Thursday will be mainly sunny with a high of 8 and Friday will be cloudy with a high of 9, before what looks to be a wet weekend coming up