Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - July 11th, 2018

Nur Watad

Cole Davis and Nur Watad take you through your Wednesday Morning News:

 

Campus news..

-Western students in the Arts and Humanities and Faculty of Information and Media Studies Levi Hord, Leah Abaza and Thomas Sayers are working at Woodland Cemetery to establish a guided historical walking tour that resurrects stories of individuals buried in the cemetery’s potter’s fields

-The students are working towards preserving the memories of individuals who were either unable to afford or deemed undeserving of a traditional memorial grave

-If you’re interested in learning more about the potter’s fields you can book a guided tour through the Woodland Cemetery website at http://www.woodlandcemetery.ca/

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-Former Western Chancellor Grant Reuber passed away July 7th at the age of 90

-The Western alumni and professor of economics has been praised by Western faculty members as an exemplary scholar and leader for both Western and the department of economics. His role in the growth of the department  throughout the 60s and 70s has been largely attributed to Dr. Reuber

-He was made an officer in the Order of Canada and a fellow in the royal society of Canada beginning 1986

-His funeral will be held at 2pm Friday July 13 at Grace Church-on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. in Toronto

-Western will lower the flag on University College in Reuber’s honour on July 13

 

Local News...

-Rock the Park is making its annual return to Harris Park in downtown London today up until Saturday night

-The 15th edition of the music festival hosts different musicians every year with lineups from a variety of genres

-However, this event means more to Londoners and surrounding areas than just music

-All the profits raised from this four day event go to four local charities like Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario, Big Brothers Big Sisters of London & Area, Brandon Prust Foundation, and Western Football

-Bobnoxious, a local band will be kicking off the event at 4:45pm this afternoon, and Shinedown, an American band, coming all the way from Florida will be closing tonight's evening show

-Tickets are still available online at Rock The park website

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-London house prices continue to increase beyond Canadian trends

-More homebuyers are moving from Toronto to London, and the reduced supply of houses for sale are driving up prices

-The average price of a London home has risen nine percent in the last year, up to $400,000. -Due to the affordability of London relative to the GTA area, more baby boomers are moving from Toronto, and reducing the availability of affordable housing

-Economists predict that the market will grow later in 2018, and the housing prices will plateau

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-Ex MP Joe Preston has announced his candidacy for Mayor of London on Tuesday

-The former conservative MP from 2004 to 2015 has decided he wants to move into municipal politics, and thinks he can improve the City of London

-He believes his business ownership experience, and past government history will allow him to better run London than his opponents Malichi Male and Steve Wookey, as well as incumbent Mayor Heather Jackson

-Preston claims that a better understanding of the community, and an ability to create jobs will help him in his mayoral bid

 

Sports...

Tonight the London Majors are at home as they take on the Guelph Royals at Labatt Memorial Park.  The Majors are currently in 3rd place in the IBL Standings with a 14-8 record, just a game and a half back of the league leading Kitchener Panthers who possess a 16-7 record.  First pitch against the Royals tonight is slated for 7:35pm.

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-The final semi-final game for the world cup begins today at 2pm in Moscow between Croatia and England, with the winner playing France in the Final, and the loser playing Belgium for the 3rd place title

-The last time England won a major tournament was in 1966, beating West Germany. Croatia has never appeared in a World Cup final

 

Weather…

-Today’s forecast is mostly sunny with a high of 27 degrees and a low of 13

-This week will continue to be sunny with a high of 29 on both Thursday and Friday