Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Friday - March 9th, 2018

John Urban

Campus news: 
-The second biennial Inspiring Young Women in STEM (IYWSTEM) Conference on March 4, hosted at Western
-Approximately 250 undergraduate students, researchers and volunteers attended the one-day conference, organized by the Western Women in Neuroscience graduate student group, in partnership with Western’s BrainsCAN initiative and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
-Conference organizers are hopeful IYWSTEM will continue to expand in future years, and are looking at building it into a national event

Local News:
-London’s jobless rate has risen for the third straight month 
-Stats Canada says the unemployment rate rose to 6.7 per cent last month, up from 6.5 per cent in January 
-The jobless rate stood at 6.2 per cent in December 
-Even though London-St. Thomas added 1,900 jobs in February that was offset by an increase to both the labour force and the number of people claiming unemployment, as 2,400 people entered the labour force while an extra 500 people claimed unemployment 
-The labour participation rate in London showed improvement for the fifth straight month, it increased to 60.6 per cent in February, it stood at 59.2 per cent last October
-Despite the increase, London is still well below the provincial average (64.6%) and the national average (65.6%)

-An 18-year-old London man is facing a string of charges after drugs and a sawed-off shotgun were seized in a raid in the city’s west end Wednesday
-The city police guns and drugs section, with members from the RCMP and OPP, searched a home on Limberlost Road and seized nearly $6,000 in drugs including marijuana, crack cocaine, Xanax, cocaine and cannabis resin
-Officers also seized a replica firearm, 146 rounds of ammunition and a sawed-off shotgun 
-Richard R. Wright, 18, is facing several charges including five counts of trafficking, possessing a prohibited or restricted weapon, carelessly storing a gun and failing to comply with recognizance

Sports:
-The Western Mustangs women’s hockey team plays for the OUA Championship aka the Judy McCaw Cup tomorrow afternoon at the Memorial Centre Arena in Kingston, Ontario against the Queen’s Gaels 
-This is just one game, winner takes all, with the teams splitting their regular season series 1 game a piece 
-Last time the Gaels won a Judy McCaw Cup was in 2013 in Kingston over Western
-This is the 4th trip to a Judy McCaw Cup for the Mustangs, with only 1 Provincial Championship under their belt 
-If you can’t make it to Kingston to watch some hockey history, have no fear, Radio Western is here.  Your original voice of the Western Mustangs will have all the action starting at 2:20pm tomorrow as we set you up for the 2:30pm puck drop in the Limestone City

Weather:
-This afternoon we should see some scattered flurries hovering around the freezing mark, it’ll be partially cloudy overnight, but drop down to -7 
-The weekend will contain a mix of sun and cloud on both Saturday and Sunday with highs of 0 and 1 respectively
-Monday welcomes you back to your work week with a mix of sun and flurries and a high of 1