Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Navaneeth Mohan

CAMPUS:

  • Starting Aug 1, incoming Western students will pay their tution fee and residence fee into one account with a single deadline for both. 
  • The move streamlines both students’ payment process and the university’s administrative process, 
  • This move was suggested after 1000 transactions had to be revised in the past fiscal year due to students mixing up the two payments. 
  • Now, the Student Central will be the one-stop shop for all payments. Any refunds, credits, scholarships, or student aid payments will all be reflected on that one student account.
  • Residence assignments will be finalized by mid-July at which point students can get a detailed breakdown of how much they owe to the Registrar and Housing. Online payments can be made through Student Central. 


LOCAL:

  • The London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has implemented a hiring freeze and plans to cut 165 full-time positions this year to help tackle a $24 million deficit.
  • The impact on staff is set to be offset by temporary hiring freezes of non-clinical staff, natural attrition and non-union voluntary exits. It's unclear whether there will be any layoffs.
  • Officials also asked all departments in the hospital to come up with strategies to save up to 2.5 per cent of their budget.
  • The last time the LHSC experienced a deficit was about 13 years ago.
  • The LHSC said it will also tackle the deficit by increasing efficiencies in its clinical operations, "such as new models of care and standardization."
  • The hiring freeze has already been implemented and will be revaluated every three months.
  • The current budget includes investments in patient access and flow improvement, clinical imaging and facilities infrastructure.


SPORTS:

  • FC London women’s team came into their home-opener on Sunday afternoon with a 2-1-1 record, searching for their third straight win. They wowed the German Canadian Field crowd with an impressive 6-0 win over Hamilton United Elite. 
  • With the win, London moves to 3-1-1 on the season, good for fourth in the League 1 Standings, three points back of first-place Vaughan Azzurri. Their next game will be on June 8th when they travel to Oshawa to take on DeRo United FC.

 

  • Tonight is Game 3 of the NBA Finals that has the nation rooting for Toronto Raptors. The series is currently tied 1-1. 
  • Londoners are invited to the the viewing party at Forest City’s own Jurassic Park, located on Dundas street between Talbot and Ridout street. 
  • About 1,000 people turned out at that location on Sunday to watch Game 2.
  • Tipoff is at 9pm and you might want to bring your biggest umbrellas. 


WEATHER:

  • Today will see a high chance of rain that will develop into a strong thunderstorm in the afternoon. Rain is expected well into the night but, the skies will clear up by tomorrow for a sunny weekend. 
  • Today’s low is at 16 and we’ll see a high of 24 in the afternoon.