Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Thursday March 29th

Pam Haasen

Good morning, this is your Radio Western NEWS, I’m Pam Haasen. In the news today, London Lightning continues to dominate the regular NBL season, London preps for construction season this summer and NASA and WEstern University collaborate on a very exciting project.

In campus news:

A Western planetary scientist, Catherine Neish is working with NASA for a future launch mission that could see a drone-like quadcopter buzz above the surface of Saturn’s largest moon. Get it, girl!

Saturn’s largest moon is Titan, and due to the calm atmosphere surrounding Titan, the craft will be able to fly and investigate much of the moon’s chemistry, geology, and potential for life. [ru paul FOR YOUR LIFE]

Western Earth Sciences professor Catherine Neish is helping define and achieve the mission’s science goals and is the lone Canadian researcher on a team led by Elizabeth Turtle at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). The team is developing the Dragonfly project, which NASA has selected as one of two finalists for the agency’s next New Frontiers mission.

In local news:

If you are a Londoner, you will know that summer means outdoor festivals, community gardens, and the C word -- construction.

A list of the Top 10 worst areas to be affected by construction this summer include:

Talbot Street from Fullarton to Kent

Wonderland Road at Highway 402

York Street from the Thames River to Talbot Street

Dundas Place from Ridout Street to Wellington Street

Western/Wharncliffe Road widening

This means if you are travelling in London, whether by car, bike, or even bus, expect detours and aggression. Go to the LTC website for future bus re-routes.

In sports:

The London Lightning have clinched the regular season Central Division Title with a 123 – 110 win over the Windsor Express. This secures home court advantage for the Lightning for the first two rounds of the playoffs.

The last London Lightning home game of the regular season is this Sunday, April 1 at two P.M. against the Island Storm. This is the rescheduled February 8 game, tickets from February 8 are valid for this game.
And if you just can’t wait to get out on the links, good news! The city of London opened their Classic 18 and Hickory 9, both located at the Thames Valley Golf Club at 10 a.m.

In other recreational news, this weekend is the last to get out on the slopes for some skiing, snowboarding or tubing at Boler Mountain because after Sunday, Boler Mountain starts to make the transition to its spring recreational activities.
 

In weather:

Currently in London it's 3 C with light drizzle.

Expect periods of rain or drizzle today and fog patches which should be dissapating now.
The daytime high is 5 C

For the long weekend, Friday will be cloudy with a high of 5 and a low of -2 deg.

Saturday we are expecting rain with a high of 7 and a low of -4 deg.

Easter Sunday is cloudy again with a high of 2 and a low of -6 deg.