Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Monday, November 5th, 2018

John Urban

Campus News:

  • Western’s newest facility – the Amit Chakma Engineering Building – has won a provincial award of excellence for new green buildings
  • The award, presented at an Ontario Green Building Excellence and Leadership ceremony earlier this month, also qualifies it as a nominee for the national awards competition to take place in Vancouver
  • The facility is on target to achieve LEED ‘platinum’ status, which would make it only the third building in Canada with the designation
  • Such certification would also make it the 13th LEED-certified project on campus
  • Sustainability measures include its being 55% more energy efficient than the Canadian building code standard. Features include a rainwater collection/harvesting system and electric vehicle charging ports. Its 127-kilowatt rooftop solar array is expected to offset more than 5% of the building’s total annual energy use

Local News:

  • Middlesex County OPP are investigating the discovery of three people, found dead just outside of Oneida Nation
  • Provincial police responded to the area of Bodkin Road and Jones Drive in Middlesex Centre around 10 a.m. Sunday, after the bodies were discovered
  • They have deemed the situation “suspicious.”
  • Bodkin Road northbound at Jones Drive is closed for the investigation, and motorists are asked to use an alternate route
  • Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Major Crimes at 1-888-310-1122
  • Canada Post’s latest round of rotating strike actions will be hitting London today
  • The union representing the national postal service’s employees, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), is targeting operations in multiple cities in the province, including London, Barrie, Brantford, Guelph, and Simcoe
  • Cities in Newfoundland and Labrador will also be impacted this week
  • In London, the strike began at 10 p.m. Sunday, the union said
  • Mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up in these areas during the strike
  • Since they began Oct. 22, the job actions have affected operations in more than 70 communities across the country, causing backlogs likely to result in customers experiencing delays of several days for their mail to arrive

Sports:

  • The Mustangs capped off their 2018 OUA women’s soccer season with a silver medal falling to the Ottawa Gee-Gee's on home turf at Alumni Field on Sunday
  • Ottawa had been dominant all season long in the OUA East, with 14 wins, and only a singular loss and tie
  • The game started with a scoreless first half, as the two sides went back and forth with shutdown defense coming from both squads
  • While the Gee-gee's out shot the Mustangs four to two in the frame, they were shutdown repeatedly by Goaltender Megan Girardi who came out with four clutch saves in the first 45 minutes
  • Ottawa netted the only goal of the game in the 64th minute Katherine Bearne found the bottom left corner with the assist from Miranda Smith and Delaney Rickert-Hall
  • Western will conclude their season this week, as they head to Ottawa for the 2018 U SPORTS National Championships from Thursday to Sunday
  • The Mustangs first game will be Thursday at 10am against Cape Breton
     
  • A trio of Mustangs defenders secured Western's 3-1 win over the Laurier Golden Hawks Sunday afternoon at Thompson Arena in OUA women’s hockey
  • Western's offence was provided by Edie Levesque, Anthea Lasis, and Beatrice Dufour. Laurier's goal was scored by Carly AuCoin
  • It was the Mustangs' first time facing last year's head coach Kelly Paton
  • With Western's win, they sit at 5-1-0-0 and are tied for first. The Mustangs are on the road next Saturday when they face the Waterloo Warriors at 2 pm

Weather: 

  • This afternoon we could see an 80% chance of some shower, brining 1-3mm of rain as we reach our high of 12 degrees
  • Light rain will continue overnight and carry into tomorrow with a high of 14 on Tuesday with more showers
  • Be advised on Tuesday wind gusts are supposed to kick up to 70km/h at times
  • Wednesday will be a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 9