Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Tim Chapman

Campus News: 
-Yesterday western hosted the 5th annual Wrongful Conviction Day event, this year titled “Into The Shadows”, from 11:00am-1:00pm at the McKellar room, as people from around the globe came together in recognition of the wrongfully convicted
-The western sociology department, along with Innocence Canada, the faculty of law and the pre-law society, hosted exoneree and keynote speaker, Jamie Nelson, who spoke at the wrongful conviction day event which was open to the public, about his story, wrongful conviction in general and its effects on individuals and society
-Since its inception in 1993, Innocence Canada has helped in the exonerations of twenty-one Canadians
-These innocent individuals - combined - spent more than 190 years in prison, Innocence Canada has eighty-six cases currently under review and is undertaking a major initiative over the coming year to cut into this backlog

-To promote the open conversation of mental health issues, Western is organizing Wellness week from Oct 1 - Oct 5th
-Wellness week is a whole week of events to explore all the resources and activities that enhance the 7 dimensions of wellness in our lives, so students are able to schedule them into their weekly routine
-What are some of the activities taking place? Yoga, Peer Support, sharing stories, wellness walk and more
-What to keep an eye out for today? 12pm- yoga and pilates at the Student Services Building
-Later in the evening at 4pm, Emma Mcilroy CEO and co-founder of Wildfang: where badass women call home - will lead a discussion on conquering your fears at the McKellar room

Local:
-A day after Police Chief John Pare blasted Western University for the weekend chaos on Broughdale avenue, the first student-focused debate in London’s mayoral race took place at King’s University College
-Most questions surrounded the future of London's debate centring around economic development, poverty, employment, injection sites, addictions and mental health, as well as sexual violence
-Students can vote as early Thursday when advance polls open at Western and Fanshawe

Sports: 
-The Western Mustangs football team look to keep their perfect season alive and win their seventeenth straight against the Windsor Lancers at home tonight
-Tonight is the second annual blackout game, as the Mustangs will be rocking custom black jerseys, instead of their usual purple
-Fans will be able to get some swag as well as start.ca will be at the game handing out free light up glasses and noise makers, so you can cheer on your Vanier Cup Champions in style
-Kickoff will be at 7pm, be sure to tune in at 6:50pm to www.radiowestern.ca/stream or 94.9FM for our live broadcast!

Weather: 
-Mostly cloudy this morning and 16 degrees, but some strong south west winds should clear things up early this afternoon
-Temperatures will be dropping throughout the day and into the evening for an overnight low of plus three with a risk of frost
-Mainly sunny throughout the day tomorrow with a high of 16, but cloudy in the evening with a low of 12
-Pack your umbrella on Saturday, there’s a 60-70 percent chance of showers with a high of 17 and low of 12