Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

John Urban

CAMPUS

  • The month of April is Autism Awareness Month across the world, where organizations within the autism community branch out to spread awareness and eradicate stigmas surrounding the condition
  • Western University’s Autism Awareness Club works year-round to spread awareness about the condition, and last Friday they took over the UCC Atrium with a plethora of demonstrations and activities for people to learn more about the condition that now affects 1 in 66 Canadian children
  • The event had multiple tables set up around the UCC Atrium with various posters that debunk myths and misconceptions about autism
  • There was also a station that allowed passersby to write a supportive message to the autism community which will be shared through Autism Awareness Western’s connections
  • There was also a sensory station whose aim was to give people an opportunity to sit and play with plasticine and sand, which are essential for those who live with autism as it can be an aid to their cognitive development
  • Autism Awareness Western posts weekly facts about autism on their Instagram page, @autismwestern, and their Facebook page, “Autism Awareness Western”

LOCAL

  • Until the end of May, crews will be working on the King Street Cycle Lane Improvements project
  • Construction will be completed in three stages. The first will happen between Ridout Street and Richmond Street, the second from Richmond Street to Wellington Street, and the third and final stage will take place between Wellington Street and Colborne Street
  • All on-street parking will be removed from King Street during construction and the existing bike lane will be closed. Bus service will continue, but some LTC stops may be temporarily relocated
  • Phase 2 of Dundas Place which kicked off in mid-March, will be closing Dundas street between Richmond Street and Wellington Street, including the Clarence Street intersection
  • The second phase of a downtown sewer operation is also taking place, closing York Street from Talbot Street to just west of Clarence Street, which will also shut down Talbot Street south of King Street to York Street

SPORTS

  • Last Friday afternoon family and friends gathered for a luncheon in the Labatt Lounge at TD Stadium to honour the 2019 Wall of Champions for the Western Mustangs football team
  • In total four players: Doug Cook, Art Froese, Jim Budge and Chris Hessel, along with current Defensive Coordinator Paul Gleason as a Builder and the 1981 Yates Cup Championship winning team were all inducted
  • Adding another chapter to the already rich history of the Western Mustangs football program in just the 16th year of the Wall of Champions
  • Later on in the evening at the London Convention Centre over 400 people gathered for the Champions Club – 2019 Wall of Champions Dinner, where videos highlighted the incredible accomplishments of those inducted    

WEATHER

  • This afternoon should be partly sunny as we reach our high of 10 degrees, however we do have a 40% chance of seeing some rain overnight as we drop back down to 2 degrees
  • Tomorrow should be a sunny one, with a high of 9 degrees
  • On Thursday there is a 60% chance of us getting some mixed precipitation with a high of 6 and wind gusts up to 60km/h