Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Jessica Singer

Campus:

  • Western University has developed a new technology for radiation oncologists to deliver treatments to women with gynaecological cancers, including vaginal, cervical and uterine cancer
  • The new technology has transformed a previously used conventional ultrasound probe; doing so provides a 360-degree, three-dimensional view of surgical tools and surrounding tissue and organs, providing a clearer more comprehensive picture in the operating room for clinicians who need to precisely and accurately insert needles into the tumour for the procedure
  • The study’s principal investigator, Aaron Fenster, is a professor at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and a Scientist at Robarts Research Institute who has been developing 3D ultrasound technology for over three decades
  • He says this technology has potential to be practice-changing
  • In partnership with Lawson Health Research Institute, the new technology was tested by radiation oncologists on six patients at London Health Sciences Centre, with very promising results
  • One of the other benefits of using ultrasound technology is the accessibility and wide application globally in places where resources are more scarce
  • The feasibility study was published this week in the Journal of Medical Imaging

Local:

  • After a quarter of a century, the Rwandan communities are still getting together to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against Tutsis 
  • Rwandans who live in London, Ontario organized different events on Sunday, April 7th, the day that marked the beginning of mass killing of the Tutsi 25 years ago
  • In a hundred days, over one million people were killed, a haunting statistic of roughly ten thousand people per day were slaughtered
  • Sunday's memorial began with a walk to remember, that started at the City Hall downtown  
  • In terms of some challenges the Rwandan Community of London is facing regarding hosting this event, Kaleke pointed out that there is a lack of involvement on the side of the London City officials
  • For instance, they invited different MPs, and no one showed up or their delegates
  • Also, they asked to lower the flags to honour the victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, but the response from the city was negative
  • However, the Mayor of London Ed Holder did send a letter of support that was read to the audience
  • Later towards the evening, the Rwandan Community of London hosted the commemoration event, where around 200 people including Londoners and other people from neighbouring towns showed up
  • During the event which took place at Centre Communautaire Régional de London (CCRL), different speeches and testimonies emphasized on the historical background of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, the slow intervention of international humanity, along with how Rwanda is striving to rebuild.
     
  • Fanshawe College has recently snapped up the former Westervelt College building in a leased deal that is not yet finalized
  • This will put around 850 students at the school’s sixth site in London
  • The school’s plan is to renovate the former Westervelt site to bring in around 250 students this fall, with future plans for up to 850 students after final renovations are made on the building
  • The first group of students at the new campus will study business management and business and information systems architecture, including agri-business management and retirement residence management
  • Westervelt is now located at 303 Richmond Street, and is also on the south leg of the city’s planned bus rapid transit system
  • Already one of the largest Ontario community colleges, the new expansion is the 6th Fanshawe site in London, including its main campus on Oxford Street and the two components of its downtown campus

Sports:

  • Last night at the Sleeman Centre in Guelph, the London Knights were looking to put away the Guelph Storm in their Semi-Final series
  • Guelph refused to be swept despite being down 3-0 in the series, prevailing 4-3 on their home ice to survive for another day
  • Forward Nate Schnaar scored two goals and goaltender Anthony Popovich made 39 saves on the Knights for the win
  • The series now shifts back to London for Game #5 at Budweiser Gardens on Friday evening, with the Knights having another chance to eliminate Guelph starting with the 7:30pm puck drop
     
  • While the Knights lost away last night, another London team won on home ice, as the London Nationals prevailed 4-1 over the Listowel Cyclones in Game #1 of the Sutherland Cup Finals
  • The Nats shot out of the gate 3-0 at the Western Fair Sports Complex in the first period, adding an empty netter late in the third period for the 4-1
  • This is a rematch of the same two teams from last year’s Sutherland Cup, where Listowel prevailed
  • London will continue to seek revenge, as the series switches back to Listowel Friday night with a 7:30pm puck drop

Weather:

  • Spring has not sprung quite yet, today there is a chance of some snow flurries with a mix of rain hitting parts of southern Ontario
  • On Friday, expect a temperature of 16 degrees with a risk of thunderstorm
  • Saturday, expect a temperature of 13 degrees with some sun