Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Jessica Singer

Campus:

  • Tonight the USC election results are in! Come to the UCC’s Spoke restaurant from 7:00-8:00pm to hear who will be representing your voice for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • The original USC Election results night was supposed to be yesterday evening, and the school closure is not the main culprit.  Issues with the Science Ballot box, as 3rd and 4th year Medical Science students were unable to vote for their faculty President or Councillors.  This potentially affected over 600 students voting and forced the USC’s CRO to push the Elections Results event back a full day, prior to the weather closing down the school on Wednesday.  
  • With everything settled now, all that’s left is to announce the winners tonight from The Spoke at 7pm.  

Local:

  • 15 different venues are hosting the JunoFest in London, which begins on Friday, March 15th.
  • Hundreds of artists will be playing at this two-day long concert, including a variety of local talents, the nominees for the 2019 season, and some Canadian musicians as well.
  • You can now purchase wristbands for the event for $30, by searching JunoFest on ticketweb.ca. This festival is starting off the nationally televised Juno Awards hosted by Sarah McLachlan.

 

  • A unique study done in London found that Southwestern Ontario ranks second for the highest rate of people who have signed up to be organ donors when they die.  
  • Researchers looked at how many registered organ and tissue donors present in five regions across Ontario, and compared registration rates in these areas in 2011 and 2016.
  • Northern Ontario has the highest rate in Ontario, with some areas having an average of 60 plus registered donors per 100 eligible citizens.
  • However, organs are still demand still outweighs supply, with 1,648 people on organ transplant wait lists.
  • People can register as organ donors if they’re 16 or older and have a valid health card. Donors can sign up online, by mail or in-person at Service Ontario locations.

Sports:

  • The Western Mustangs women’s and men’s basketball teams were supposed to have hosted the Windsor Lancers last night at Alumni Hall, but with the University closing it’s operations because of weather at 12:30pm the games were rescheduled.  Now the Mustangs will host the Lancers on Sunday from Alumni Hall with a 1pm tip off for the ladies, followed by a 3pm for the men.
  • Sadly, despite the games scheduled to be broadcasted last night, Radio Western will only be able to broadcast the women’s hockey game this Sunday versus Waterloo at 2:20pm.

Weather:

  • Yesterday’s ice and freezing rain was enough to convince Western administration to cancel classes and other on-campus events. This ice storm will still be affecting road and walking conditions today as well, so make sure to stay safe when travelling outside.
  • Expect a temperature of negative 5 tomorrow feeling more like negative 18, with some snow flurries coming our way. Moving into Saturday, expect a temperature of negative 6 feeling more like negative 11, with sun and clouds.