Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Mehek Mazhar


In Campus News…

- World's Challenge Challenge happening on campus today at UCC McKellar Room, Room 290
- Student teams from 15 universities and 8 countries presenting their unique solutions to global challenges
- First-place prize is $30,000 
- At 11:15 a.m., catch the Western team’s presentation on ‘CREATE Kenya: Changing lives through social-entrepreneurial innovation and advocacy incubation’
- At 12:30 p.m. will be UBC’s presentation on ‘Using multi-story gardens to build sustainable communities’
- At 12:45 p.m. McMaster University will present ‘A sanitation solution for Rohingya refugee camps'


In Local News…

- It’s finally election day
- If you’re 18 years of age or older, a Canadian citizen and a resident of Ontario, you can vote in the polls anytime today from now until 9 p.m.
- Western University falls under the London North Centre riding 
- If you’re on campus, the closest location to vote is at the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre, which is at 266 Epworth Avenue

- The next stage of a plan to protect and revitalize the Thames River kicked off last night with a public meeting at Museum London
- This stage of the ‘One River’ project, a master plan for the Thames, has unveiled new designs for the Forks of the Thames and Harris Park
- The master plan is a fusion of three river projects: the overhaul at the fork, a strategy to keep the river in tip-top shape, and options for decommissioning the dam
- New options for the boardwalk were presented on Wednesday, including boardwalk designs that don’t touch the water, instead using suspended cables
- There are also designs that show steps and open space along the river at Harris Park
- Politicians will have to balance the plan for walkers, bicycle-riders, the environmental impacts and the price tag
- The project at the fork of the Thames is expected to cost between $5 million and $8 million

- Radio Western has been covering a lot of shows at the Fringe, including a dance performance, choreographed by Western alumni Brooke Gilmour
- She calls it, ‘I Never Promised You A Rose Garden’
- The performance is her understudy in contemporary dances, and there are 14 dances in this production that tells the story
- Our reporter Tanya Sheikh caught up with Gilmour and what she has to say about the performance


In Sports...

- The London Majors played last night in a rare Wednesday night match against the Brantford Cardinals, and beat them 6-1
- The Cardinals were blanked by pitcher Dylan Brooks, who threw a complete game with 14 strikeouts and only giving up five hits
- The offence was supplied by Michael Ambrose, who hit a 3-run home run in the fourth inning
- London added two more runs in the sixth, and another in the seventh, and finished with eight hits
- The Majors have now won their sixth game in a row, advancing to 7-3 (7 & 3) on the season
- Their next game will be tomorrow night at Labatt Park when they welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs, first pitch is scheduled for 7:35


In Weather...

- Today we will have a mix of sun and clouds with a high of 24 degrees
- The high temperatures will stick around going into tomorrow as a high of 26 is expected with sun all day
- The sun will unfortunately go away this weekend, as rain is expected early Saturday before it clears up in the evening
- Right now in London it’s 17 degrees.