Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Navaneeth Mohan

 

 

CAMPUS:

  • Indigenous student cetnre held its own Orange Shirt Day yesterday to educate people and promote awareness about the residential school system the impact this system had on Indigenous communities for more than a century in Canada, and still does.
  • The day was marked by a gather at the ISC followed by a smudging ceremony and a short parade around the campus. I caught up with Ashley Kewoyash Samuel of the indigenous student centre on the events of the day. 
  • Orange Shirt Day is a movement that began in 2013, based on the experience of then six-year Phyllis Webstad who entered the St. Joseph Mission Residential School, outside of Williams Lake, BC, in 1973. Webstad was wearing a brand new orange shirt for her first day of school, but was quickly stripped her of her new shirt and replaced it with the school’s institutional uniform.


LOCAL:

  • Fanshawe college is eyeing a 58 million dollar business research facility at its oxford campus. 
  • Fanshawe College is requesting that the City of London contribute $3 million to the facility over four years. The federal government will be asked for $15 million and the Ontario government $9.5 million. Additional funds will be sought from the Fanshawe College Foundation and the Fanshawe Student Union.
  • Dubbed Innovation Village, the facility would bring industry, academics and students together to work on challenges facing businesses in the region.

SPORTS:

  • Canada's Moh Ahmed wins bronze medal in men's 5,000 metres at track worlds in a time of 13 minutes 1.11 seconds on Monday in Doha, Qatar.
  • Ahmed, 28, will race the 10,000 final on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, the final day of the 10-day world championships.
  • Two years ago, Ahmed placed sixth in the world final, posting a time of 13:35.43 in London.
  • The Somalia-born, St. Catharines, Ont.-raised Ahmed won a Canadian title in 13:54.92 in late July in Montreal, one month after he ran a season-best 12:58.16 at the Diamond League's Golden Gala in Rome.

WEATHER:

  • The national weather agency is projecting a daytime high of 29 C, with the humidity making it feel more like a scorching hot 37 C.
  • Environment Canada calling for a chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm both in the afternoon and Tuesday night.
  • Temperatures will return to more normal, albeit slightly below, seasonal values on Thursday, when the high will be 15 C to go along with yet another rainy and cloudy day.