Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Roger Cumberbatch


  • Senior leaders and researchers from Western University were joined by officials from China Automotive Battery Research Institute Co. Ltd. and London Mayor Ed Holder to mark the official opening of Glabat Solid-State Battery Inc.
  • The initiative represents significant investments in London by the China Automotive Battery Research Institute, which has partnered with Western to advance research related to solid-state batteries for electric vehicles
  • The event just took place at 10 at the Amit Chakma Engineering Building
  • Today Brescia University College will welcome close to 100 high school girls to campus for the third annual Just Own It! Conference
  • Centred around female entrepreneurship and social innovation, the one-day interactive event is designed to educate and raise girls’ awareness of entrepreneurship as a career
  • Spearheaded by Brescia faculty members, Melissa Jean and Colleen Sharen, the Just Own It! Conference will be comprised of several dynamic elements designed to engage high school girls in Grades 9 – 12
  • Students will have the opportunity to participate in active learning workshops that will be facilitated by 11 local female entrepreneurs, as well as university student mentors
  • In these workshops, students will explore the process of generating and identifying a product or service concept designed to address a social challenge
  • In celebration of the University’s Centennial celebrations, the 2019 Just Own It! Conference will focus on the theme of social innovation
  • In recognition of the University’s foundresses, the Ursuline Sisters of Chatham, who were committed to community service and social justice, students will be challenged to create services and products that better our world
  • Admission and parking are complimentary and for additional information, please visit:


  • Two men were inside the church just before 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning when London police say they began yelling at female parishioners, interrupting the service
  • The men left before officers arrived, police say
  • Hours later, two men were arrested and charged
  • London residents Steven Ravbar, 50, and Matthew Anthony Carapella, 32, are jointly charged with mischief relating to religious property
  • Both accused are expected to appear in London court on May 27
  • Last month, Ravbar and Carapella also were charged with violating city hall’s newly revamped nuisance bylaw
  • City hall had received more than 75 complaints about the street preachers, who have taken to street corners in downtown London
  • The city has received more than 150 complaints from throughout London, including Western University, Wortley Village and numerous locations in the downtown core
  • In 2016, people opposed to the pair’s actions and words launched an online petition that collected more than 2,500 signatures


  • Saturday afternoon saw the Western Mustangs Ultimate Frisbee team play their first-ever games on Western University’s campus
  • It was the inaugural Exhibition Showcase, where both the men’s and women’s Mustangs squads faced off against some fellow Ontario University opponents
  • The event was significant because it is the first and only time for members of the team to compete on Western’s campus in front of family and friends
  • It was also the first competitive match that any players have played in since the season ended in October
  • The women’s team played against an all-star team consisting of players from McMaster, the University of Toronto and York. During the season, Western’s women’s team won both games at the Canadian University Ultimate Championship against the Toronto Varsity Blues and the Regina Cougars
  • On Saturday's exhibition game, the all-stars were able to prevail with an 8-6 victory
  • The game was a friendly one though, and the teams engaged in a post-game celebration and photo afterwards, with plans to have lunch together as wellThe men’s team competed against the McMaster Marauders for their exhibition game
  • A fast-paced, back-and-forth game ended in the Marauders coming away with a 10-7 victory. During the regular season, the men’s team competed in tournaments in Guelph, Waterloo and Toronto, while also making trips out to Regina and Sherbrooke
  • For full recaps with interviews from the games go to


  • This afternoon should be partly sunny as we reach our high of 9 degrees, with only a 20% chance of precipitation
  • Overnight we drop down to 1 degree under mainly cloudy skies
  • On Thursday, a 40% chance of flurries and a high of 6