Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Monday - February 12th, 2018

John Urban

Campus News: 
-The Western Smartphone Film Festival is an annual contest to celebrate just that kind of modern filmmaking, highlighting student-made movies shot and edited on cellphones 
-It was the third year for the film festival 
-Entries were now limited to Western University students, and movies have come from all across the country, as far away as British Columbia 
-Saturday marked the screening of the Top 10 films submitted to this year’s festival, selected by a panel of judges 
-Students have about a month after entering the contest to film and edit their flick 
-This year there was a choice of themes — good versus evil or “origin story” 

Local News:
-Ontario’s first temporary overdose prevention site (TOPS) will open its doors today in London 
-The site, located at the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection at 186 King St., is already home to the Counterpoint Needle and Syringe Program, which sees about 100 clients a day 
-Days before the location of the site was announced, London police announced three deaths and two hospitalizations in the span of a weekend from suspected drug overdoses
-Although the site is only temporary

Sports:
-Last week from Thursday to Saturday, the University of Western hosted the 2018 OUA Swimming Championships 
-The Varsity Blues took over the 3 days in the water, taking home the overall team Gold for both the Women’s and Men’s teams
-The University of Toronto, finished with totals of 1030 points by the Women’s team, and 932 points by the Men’s team 
-Western finished 2nd overall in both Women’s and Men’s, with scores of 582 points, and 748.5 points, respectively
-U-Sports National Swimming Championships is in Toronto from February 22nd until the 24th

-After beating the York Lions 1-0 in a shootout on Friday night, the purple and white went to Waterloo on Saturday night to take on the Waterloo Warriors 
-Three goals from three different players in a 44-second span proved to be all the offence the Mustangs would need as Western defeated the Waterloo Warriors by a 3-2 score at the CIF Arena 
-The win gives the Mustangs a 14-3-5-2 record after their final regular season contest, and has the team in second place in the OUA standings with a three point lead over Guelph, although the Gryphons have one game in hand on Western
-Check back to radiowestern.ca/livesports when the Mustangs first round playoff match-up is announced following the end of the OUA regular season on February 18

Weather:
-Expect this afternoon to be mainly sunny with a high of -7, as things cool down to -16 overnight 
-Tomorrow will have a high of -4 with a mix of sun and cloud 
-Wednesday we warm up with a high of 4 and mainly sunny and then on Thursday we could see some showers with a high of 5

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