Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Navaneeth Mohan

Campus:

- In the spirit of giving, the Western University campus is Western is hosting a three week long food drive beginning today.
- The campaign is the brainchild of Wayne Dunn, chair if London's business cares food drive. In partnership with London's food bank the business cares food drive is everything it's 19th year of helping the community.
- Western will be hosting it's own chapter Western Cares Food Drive. Green bins are located in the lobbies across campus buildings.
- Donations required are:

  • Canned vegetables & fruit

  • No-salt-added canned tomatoes

  • Canned tuna and salmon

  • Peanut butter

  • Special-diet foods (gluten-free, lactose-free, etc.)

  • Dried vegetables (lentils, chick peas, legumes, etc.)

  • Healthy breakfast cereals

- Collections will be delivered to the local food bank on December 21. So pour in the good feelings. 

In other campus news:

- Western University hosted First Lego League tournament on Saturday.
- The day long even featured local teams of grade 4 to 8 students competing with their custom made Lego robots.
- This year's theme was into the orbit. The tournament tests the  students on their ability to work as a team. To persevere and program. Their Robot better than the other team.  

Local:

- The London movers and packers company, One extra guy is helping out with the spirit of giving this season.  
- Partnering with some local businesses the trucking firm is picking up coats furnitures and bags of food for those in need this holiday season.
- The clothing is distributed through the St. Joseph Hospitality Centre to families needing help.you can also drop off a bag of donated food at Subaru London. Other partners include Jack FM and Canadian Banner Sign and Printing Inc.

- On Saturday the local francophones took to Victoria park to protest Ford's elimination of a French speaking University in Toronto. Those was over of about forty protests taking place across the province.
- Renee French speaking University was one of many dough Ford's promises during his campaigning.

Sports:

- The Western Mustangs women’s hockey team played their final game of 2018 on Friday night when they travelled to Toronto to take on the York Lions.
- After tying the game up 2-2 late in the third period, the Lions’ Erin Locke scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give York their first win over Western since 2011, 3-2.
- April Clark picked up her league-leading 11th goal and 17th point with a shorthanded marker in the second period. The Mustangs also lost defenceman Renae Nevills with what looked to be a serious head injury.
- Sydney Baker made her season debut for the purple and white after getting an exemption from red-shirting
- The women’s hockey team is now sits in fifth place in the OUA, but just a single point out of first as the top of the standings are jam-packed. The ladies will return to action on January 5th when they host the Ryerson Rams in their first game of the new year