Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Monday, October 8th, 2018

John Urban

Campus News:
-How much more impact could Indigenous peoples have if their voices were more broadly heard when it comes to international decision making?
-This question is what Brescia faculty member Dr. Andrew Chater will examine firsthand when he visits the University of Washington next spring as a 2018-19 Fulbright Canada Scholar
-As the first faculty member at Brescia to hold this unique honour, Dr. Chater is one of the nineteen individuals selected across the country to join the prestigious alumni community of Canadian Fulbright scholars for 2018-19
-Dr. Chater’s research will specifically analyze this in relation to the Arctic Council, which is the major international institution for the Arctic region, made up of all of the Arctic states and six Indigenous peoples' organizations
-In addition to completing a manuscript and gaining new and diverse research connections, Dr. Chater hopes to bring his unique experience back to Brescia to help further enhance the University’s research profile
-Named after former U.S. Senator, James William Fulbright, the program launched in the U.S. in 1946 and is now offered in more than 160 countries

Local News:
-According to officers, Arthur Stevens was found safe Sunday afternoon
-Stevens is described as Caucasian boy who stands around five feet three inches tall and has short blond hair with black streaks and he was last seen in the area of Hill and Waterloo streets
-Police and family were concerned for the teen’s welfare
-London police are thanking the public for their assistance in helping locate a missing 13-year-old boy

-If you didn’t stock up for the long weekend, you’re stuck to say the least, here’s a look at what’s open and closed today
-Closed: Banks and credit unions, The Beer Store and the LCBO, Masonville, White Oaks, and Westmount malls will all be closed, Major grocery stores and most smaller retailers, Government offices and services, Pharmacies and walk-in clinics vary by location
-Open: The London Transit Commission will operate on a holiday schedule, The Labatt Beer Store, Select pharmacies and walk-in clinics

-With two close 3-point victories over the Trinity Western Spartans (56-53) and Fanshawe Falcons (46-43), the Western Mustangs women’s basketball team was looking to stay undefeated Friday evening when they hosted the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves from Alumni Hall
-Thanks to five different Mustangs though finding the scoresheet in the first quarter: Horst, Graham, Lawrence, Fisher and Larjava, they kept the game 12-12 after 10 minutes of play
-Western would round out the third quarter with an 11-4 run of their own for a 56-49 lead going into the final quarter, large in part due to 15 points from Maddy Horst
-The depth of UNBC started to prevail in the fourth quarter, with adjustments in their strategy to feed their star players
-Mustangs Guard Jade Codinera would drain a three-point shot with 4:05 left in the game to tie the contest up at 64-64, but that is as close as Western would get to a win
-The Timberwolves would close out the game on a 10-0 run to claim victory in London, Ontario 74-64
-Maria Mongomo from Spain was the clear player of the game with 38 points to lead all scorers on the evening, she was supported by 17 points from Prince George, BC native Emily Holmes and the ‘Greek Freak’ Vasiliki Louka with 14, as the three combined for 69 of the team’s 74 total points
-The ladies will now get a full week off from action following the loss, as they’ll host the Concordia Stingers at Alumni Hall next Friday night with a 6pm tip-off
-They also play their final preseason game next Sunday morning against Head Coach Brain Cheng’s former team the Victoria Vikes in Burlington, Ontario before starting their regular season on the road in Guelph against the Gryphons on Wednesday, October 24th

-We have a 40% chance of seeing some more rain this afternoon, as we reach our high of 23 with partially cloudy skies and we do have a slight risk of thunderstorms overnight
-The 40% risk of thunderstorms continues tomorrow with a high of 26 and Wednesday should bring a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 25