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NEWSCAST - Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Taniya Sheikh

Campus News:

-Exams have just started this week and if you’re already feeling the stress of it get to you, make sure to take some time to go for a walk around campus, grab a quick bite with friends or even have a relaxing bath. Exams can be intense but remember to put yourself first and not let your exam marks define who you are.

Local news:

A city committee has unanimously supported a $150,000 request from the JUNO Host Committee.The JUNO Host Committee will use the money to build a fan zone — a temporary outdoor programming space — around Budweiser Gardens next year. There was debate about where the $150,000 ask would come from. City staff recommend taking the money from the TDIF, a move committee chair Coun. Josh Morgan said would likely result in the JUNOs paying back the fund.

-At the start of the year, the London Transit Commission replaced its subsidized bus pass for seniors with a new income-related program for anyone over 18. But the old system — which didn’t require people to disclose their income — has been missed. Though the committee voted to discuss the issue at length in the future, it did warrant some discussion yesterday with Ward 12 Coun. Elizabeth Peloza warning against age discrimination.Under the current program, all Londoners below the low-income cut off are eligible for a pass which costs $52 per month. A standard Citipass costs $81 per month, and five tickets cost $9.50.

SPORTS:

-The London Nationals are looking to snap a four-game losing streak tonight when they host the Sarnia Legionnaires at Western Fair Sports Centre. The Nats are coming off an ugly 6-2 loss against Chatham that saw them give up three goals in the first period. The last time London played Sarnia was on November 29th where the Legionnaires won 6-3, which was the start of the Nationals current losing streak. London still sits comfortably in first place in the GOJHL West at 19-6-0-2, seven points clear of second place Leamington. Puck drop for tonight’s game will be at 7pm.

-The other London hockey team is also playing against Sarnia, as the Knights are playing the Sting tonight on the road. London just had their 15-game winning streak snapped on Saturday 5-1 against Owen Sound. THis will be the first game without Alex Formenton, Liam Foudy, and captain Evan Bouchard who are all in BC for team Canada selection camp. The Knight’s next home game will be on Friday night at Budweiser Gardens when they host the Niagara Ice Dogs.

WEATHER:

-Currently cloudy at -2 although temperatures will drop to 0 later today with a few flurries. Tomorrow, we start the day a little colder than expected so make sure to dress warm and the weekend looks easy as we can expect a few clouds but mostly sunny.