Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Ariana Magliocco

Campus News:
-Although weather wasn’t great on Saturday morning, the Science Faculty at Western did not back down on hosting their second Science Rendezvous event at the TD Stadium
-The event ran from 10am-4pm and had a crowd from the beginning even with gloomy, rainy weather
-The stadium that was filled with little kids running around with balloons and big smiles on their face participated at over 25 booths that explored the wonders of science
-The activities and booths were set up by various faculties at Western from Engineering to the Schulic School of Medicine and Dentistry and also included several science institutes in and around London
-With several families taking part in the various activities, one family drove from Paris, Ontario to make it for the event
-Jill Thomson was on the road at 8:30am to make it in time for 10am with her son from Paris
-When asked about her motivation to make the commute during the unpleasant weather, she happily responded saying that her son is fascinated with space and science and its important for her to get him involved in as much as possible
-9 years old Zack, who is an aspiring NASA scientist loved the event, especially the slime, hunting for gold and the warm sun

Local News:
-Yesterday the London City Council was met with a packed house to go over the proposed policies surrounding supervised consumption facilities
-Currently falling under the same jurisdiction as clinics, these facilities are established to allow people to bring their pre-obtained illicit drugs to consume in a sterile and safe environment in the presence of a nurse or other health care professional
-London had the third-highest rate of opioid overdoses in Canada last year, and many see these supervised consumption facilities as one step in addressing this problem and saving lives
-Two weeks ago, city council endorsed 241 Simcoe St. and 446 York St. as proposed locations for supervised consumption facilities
-The staff-endorsed policies brought to council yesterday, included a set of evaluation criteria to be considered in properly locating these facilities
-This included the recommendation that facilities should be on accessible on transit lines, located near communities with documented high drug consumption and separated from schools, parks, and community centres
-The planning and environment committee voted 5-0 to endorse these recommendations and these policies will now go to city council on may 22 for further approval

-The London Lightning are just one win away from their fourth National Basketball League of Canada Championship after defeating the Hurricanes 110-102 last night in front of  over 2600 fans
-The win gave London a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven final, with Game #6 back in Halifax on Thursday evening
-It was truly a team win, as the Lightning were only able to dress nine players. Ashton Smith and Ryan Anderson were out because of injuries and in Game 4 Marcus Capers went down and was carried off on a stretcher-board
-He was out of the lineup for last night’s game with an injured back but the good news is that he was seen walking throughout the building before the game
-Leading London to victory was Doug Herring Jr. finished with 27 points and six assists, while Mo Boyd had 22 points and nine rebounds
-No NBL team has come back from being 2-0 down in a final and the London Lightning have put themselves in an excellent position to become the first franchise to stage the big comeback in the Finals

-The rain shouldn’t hold out for too much longer, and you can expect a high of 21 degrees this afternoon before cooling down to comfortable 16 degrees in the evening
-Tomorrow you can expect clear skies and a high of 22 degrees, so here’s hoping this warm weather continues