Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Thursday - February 8th, 2018

Jessica Singer

Campus News: 
-The UCC’s Spoke was filled with students eager to hear the elections results at last night’s event held by the University Student Council. There was a 23% voter turnout this year, with 7,584 Western students voting to have their opinion’s heard and valued on campus
-To begin the evening, the USC announced the Divisional Candidates for the upcoming school year. If you want to check out the list of all Divisional Candidate winners, check out www.radiowestern.ca
-Approximately 6,666 people voted for the referendum, whereas 6,583 voted for the PVP. With this vote, the radio can now maintain all current services and programming, so we would like those who voted for their support
-The majority of the student vote also believed that mental health and wellness must be included as a high priority of Western’s Strategic Plan, with an overwhelming 89.3% of voters who voted ‘yes’ on the Mental Health Plebiscite
-After announcing the Divisional Candidates, the referendum, and the plebiscite results, the USC finally revealed which Presidential/Vice Presidential slate would be representing Western University’s campus for the next year. The students chose Team PrattChang, who won the elections with 74.8% of the vote

-Medway-Sydenham Hall was evacuated yesterday after a strange gas-like smell was reported in the afternoon
-The London Fire Department found and removed the object that was creating the smell, and they continued ventilating the building last night 
-The building's dining hall will remain closed until 11:30 a.m. today

Local News:
-The death toll has jumped to 23 across the London area as a brutal flu season continues across the region
-Four more flu-related deaths and 30 new hospitalizations were reported to health officials last week
-The flu has claimed 23 lives and hospitalized 244 people in Middlesex and London since Sept. 1
-The health unit is urging Londoners to get the flu shot widely available at pharmacies, and health officials are also calling on everyone to practise good hygiene (lots of handwashing) to keep the flu at bay

Sports:
-Tonight the Western Mustangs men’s hockey team takes on the Windsor Lancers at Thompson Arena with a 7:00pm puck drop 
-The Mustangs have won 9 of their last 10 games and have climbed the OUA standings into the Top 4, while Windsor is tied with Toronto with 23 points for the 8th and final playoff spot 
-If you can’t make the game, don’t sweat, Radio Western has your back, tune in at 6:50pm as we set you up for the puck drop here on the “Original voice of the Western Mustangs”

Weather:
-Environment Canada  is forecasting a 60 per cent chance of flurries for London today and 70 per cent Friday night, with more snow expected during the weekend
-The Middlesex-London Health Unit issued a cold weather alert Wednesday — the fifth of the season — urging the public to be careful in the frigid weather and dress appropriately for weather conditions
-Today it is currently negative 20 degrees, feeling like negative 23, with snow flurries continuing in the afternoon and overnight. The snow continues on Friday, with a temperature of around negative 10 degrees Friday afternoon

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