NEWSCAST - Friday, June 8th
In Campus News…
- Western Hosted their International World Challenge Challenge Day yesterday in the UCC in the McKellar room. The event was inspired by UN's sustainable goals to be achieved by the year 2030, that focused on poverty, education and health. With 15 universities from 8 different countries, the ideas presented touched a lot of bases.
- The 5 hour event ended with the University of Waterloo receiving $15,000 with the Silver medal with their "Catalight" idea to make safe drinking water accessible for all.
- The Bronze medal receiving $7,500 went to McMaster for their idea for sanitation solutions for Rohingya Refugee Camps
- The gold medal winner who received $30,000 was the University of Otago from new Zealand for their project "E-Hop" which focuses on electric vehicle charging.
In Local News…
- While the Ontario PC party may have won the provincial election last night, three out of four ridings here in the Forest City are now NDP lead. Peggy Sattler was re-elected in London West, while Theresa Armstrong was re-elected in the London-Fanshawe cohort.
- Terence Kernaghan was elected in the London North riding after his first crack in politics.
- Jeff Yurek will represent London-Middlesex-Elgin as the lone conservative, and non- new Democrat elect.
- Today is the grand opening for the Factory in London. Canada's biggest indoor adventure park which features North America's highest ropes.
- The Factory includes 7 escape rooms, an arcade, trampolines, children's play area and London's biggest and first VR Stations called the Next Level.
- The facility is meant to accommodate the entire family and have activities aimed for all ages. The Factory is hoping to bring some tourism and adventure into the London Community.
- Do you know the rules to love? Are you sure? Eric Davis explores this question in the weird and wonderful production Red Bastard, Lie with Me at the London Fringe festival.
- If you haven't seen it yet, you have one more opportunity to catch the show, Saturday June 9th at the McManus stage inside the Grand Theatre at 8pm. We promise you, this isn't one you'll want to miss.
- The London Majors are looking to win their seventh game in a row tonight when they welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs to Labatt Park. Both teams are 7-3 this season, as the winner of this game will take sole possession of second place in the IBL standings.
- London is coming off of a 6-1 win over the Hamilton Cardinals on Wednesday, while Toronto is coming off a 11-5 blowout win over Guelph on Sunday. First pitch is at 7:35 tonight from Labatt Park.
- FC London will be taking over German Canadian field tomorrow night as both League 1 teams are in action.
- At 4PM the men’s team will be taking on Darby FC. London is looking to rebound from their first loss of the season which they suffered last week against Sigma FC.
- At 7:30, the women’s team will do battle with Vaughn Azzuri, as they are first and second in the League 1 standings. The women’s FC are 4-0-1 this season as they are gunning for their third straight provincial title.
- Remember when it was cool earlier this week? Ahhh, good times. That’s no longer the case as it’s gonna be a high of 26 today, feeling more like 30, with a mix of sun and cloud all day.
- A high of 25 is expected on your Saturday with a chance of showers earlier in the day
- Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high of 23.