Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

John Urban

CAMPUS

  • David C. Malloy is the new King’s University College principal-elect. He was introduced to students, faculty and staff earlier this month
  • Malloy assumes his role as principal on July 1.  Malloy is a Western University graduate, with a bachelor's and master's in physical education, BA '83, MA '86
  • He was also part of the Mustangs track team
  • He served as the vice-principal of research at the University of Regina, as well as a full-time professor in its Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies
  • His research focuses on applied ethics and philosophy in health care
  • He also focuses on codes of ethics, personhood and decision-making
  • Malloy's goal as principal is to strengthen the liberal arts culture and to share its significance in education with the external community
  • He feels it's important to embrace students who pursue a career in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • His aim is to advocate for this across campus and throughout the city

LOCAL

  • Hundreds of pink slips are flying in Southwestern Ontario school boards as the Ford government’s classroom cuts meet yearly school board projections of how many teachers they’ll need in the fall
  • Notices about the jobs in jeopardy — layoff letters for many, while the fate of others await provincial funding not yet nailed down — are going out even as Premier Doug Ford tells Ontario’s teachers they have a good deal and shouldn’t strike as their contracts run out this summer
  • The Lambton-Kent District school board has notified 111 high school and elementary teachers with low seniority they’ll be laid off Aug. 31, but can apply for any vacancies within the board before then
  • Elsewhere in the region, dozens of high school teachers for the public board in the Goderich and Stratford areas have been told they could lose their jobs, the Brantford-area public board is projecting the loss of 100 jobs
  • The London-based public board, the region’s largest, is waiting for details of provincial grants that affect 100 teaching and support positions

SPORTS

  • The Guelph Storm are headed to the Western Conference Championship series
  • The Storm erased a 3-1 lead in Game 7 and a 3-0 lead in their series with the London Knights on their way to a 6-3 victory on Tuesday night at Budweiser Gardens
  • With the Knights leading 3-2 heading into the third period, Londoner Isaac Ratcliffe scored back-to-back goals to give Guelph a lead they would never give up
  • The Storm became just the fifth team in Ontario Hockey League history to come back from a 3-0 deficit in a seven-game series, joining the Windsor Spitfires — who have done it twice — the Peterborough Petes and the Ottawa 67’s
  • Ratcliffe ended the game with two goals and an assist for the Storm
  • Fellow Londoner Nick Suzuki had a goal and two assists, giving him 13 points in the last five games the Knights and the Storm played
  • Suzuki was named the OHL’s Player of the Week prior to Game 7
  • Guelph now advances to meet the Saginaw Spirit in a series that is scheduled to begin on Thursday

WEATHER

  • Environment Canada has issued a fog advisory for London and the surrounding areas, warning of near zero visibility in fog
  • According to the national weather reporting agency, areas of dense fog developed early this morning, adding visibility could be suddenly reduced where fog is heavy
  • Fog will dissipate Wednesday morning, but the agency said until then, travel is expected to be hazardous
  • Drivers are warned to prepare for areas of near-zero visibility
  • Due to the fog, the local school bus authority said all morning buses in Oxford County have been cancelled