Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Monday, January 7th, 2019

Greg Bowman

Campus:

- The first Monday in November means only one thing… the students have returned. Classes at Western University start back up today after the Winter Break that began on December 21st. Western is home to over 25,000 undergraduate students. The largest faculty for undergrads is social sciences, with nearly 7000 students.
- The social sciences faculty is home to the BMOS program which is a gateway to the University’s prestigious Richard Ivey Business School.
- The second largest faculty would be science, housing more than 5000 students, while third on the list is the health sciences faculty with around 3400 students. The smallest faculty at the school is the dentistry program with under 300 people enrolled.
- These faculties along with the 7 others here at Western University will all be kicking off the second semester today.
- All buildings and facilities will be open today on campus. Please be careful while driving through campus as you know how erratic student pedestrians can be. Best of luck to all students who are starting their second semester today!

Local:

- One man is dead and another one is in custody as London police investigate a stabbing in the Southwest end of the city.
- Police say emergency crews responded to reports of a stabbing at an address on Notre Dame Drive, north of Southdale Road West, shortly before 7 p.m. yesterday evening.
- Upon arrival, paramedics found an injured man who was then transported to hospital and was later pronounced dead according to police.
- Officials also said they located and arrested a suspect near the area. The man remains under custody while police investigate the death.

- OPP in Southwestern Ontario have concluded their Holiday RIDE Program spree that ran from late November all the way until the new year.
- RIDE stands for “reduce impaired driving everywhere.”
- During the five-week campaign, West Region OPP charged 135 drivers with being impaired by alcohol or refusing to provide a breath sample.
- 10 other drivers were charged with driving while impaired on drugs or failing to provide a breath sample.
- The OPP West Region includes Chatham-Kent and Brant, Bruce, Elgin, Essex, Grey, Haldimand, Huron, Lambton, Middlesex, Norfolk, Oxford, Perth and Wellington counties.

Sports:

- Your Western Mustangs men’s hockey team resumed their schedule on Friday night playing their first game of 2019 against the Guelph Gryphons at Thompson Arena.
- After the Gryphons took a 1-0 lead in the first period, Western responded with a three-goal second period, then added an empty netter in the third period to secure the 4-1 win.
- Ethan Szypula would score what would be the game winner in that second period, his seventh of the game. 
- That would be the Mustangs sixth win in a row, and they would have a chance to push for seven the very next night as they hosted the Toronto Varsity Blues at Thompson. Luke Peresinni would make 28 saves for the shutout in his team’s 3-0 win.
- The Mustangs men’s hockey team has now won seven games in a row, which has propelled them all the way to third place in the OUA West, compared to the 8th spot they occupied at the start of their current streak. This streak is also the first time all season that the Mustangs have put together consecutive wins.
- They will have a chance for their eighth win on Friday morning in a special School Day game against Laurier, you can catch that one live on Radio Western at 11:20am.

Weather:

- If you’ve got a case of the Monday Blues, well the forecast likely won’t help.
- Some blustery flurries going on out there this morning, which is expected to switch to rain this afternoon with a high of 4. It’s going to stay mild overnight, warming up to 5 degrees, with rain expected in the forecast tomorrow as well with a high of 6.
- Worry not though, because the snow and cold weather will return on Wednesday with a high of -2 expected with flurries.