Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Navaneeth Mohan

 

CAMPUS:

  • Brescia has a new building on its grounds. The Academic Pavilion features three food and science labs, two 75-seat classrooms, one research and one sensory lab, one active learning classroom and two community lounges.
  • The new construction coincides with Brescia University College's centennial celebration. The event honoured the Ursulines, the Catholic order which founded the school in 1919. 
  • It now stands in what was the Merici Wing, using its foundation for a faster construction process. 
  • The opening reception saw MPP Terrence Kernaghan present Brescia University College's principal, Susan Mumm, with a congratulatory scroll on behalf of the Province of Ontario for her leadership.
  • Partnering with HDR, Brescia broke ground on June 2018; they will support its $14 million cost through a fundraising campaign. This is the second building dedicated to academics after the St. James Building, built in 1963.
  • The Ursuline Hall, now used for classes, was initially built as a residence, and then replaced by Clare Hall in 2013.


LOCAL:

  • London, Ontario, now has a Bicycle Mayor to accelerate the adoption of cycling in this city. 
  • Shelley Carr joins an influential international network of independent city leaders now active on every continent, all working to make their cities more human-centric and fit for the future. 
  • The task for Carr as Bicycle Mayor will be to identify the most pressing issues affecting cycling in London, and bring people together to find and implement practical solutions. Passionate about cycling and creating a more livable city, she takes up the volunteer role in addition to her post-secondary studies at Lawrence Kinlin School of Business, Fanshawe College.
  • The Bicycle Mayor network was established and is coordinated by the Dutch social enterprise BYCS, which works to create and scale breakthrough new solutions for cycling. It has a mission called 50by30 – encouraging 50% of all city trips to be taken by bike by 2030 
  • Carr says her major focus in London, Ontario, will be the creation of five additional kilometers of protected bike lanes within her two year two year term. She also will continue to work to create secure bike parking facilities in the central London business areas and encourage the adoption of a central registry for bicycles owners to reduce thefts. She would like to see a Junior Mayor become part of the London, Ontario, BYCS Bicycle Mayor program.

SPORTS:

  • Canadian men earn 1st FIBA World Cup win in 17 years
  • Corey Joseph poured in 24 points — 11 of them in the third quarter — to lift Canada to an 82-60 victory over Senegal.
  • Kevin Pangos chipped in with 13 points, Melvin Ejim had 11, and Khem Birch hauled down 10 rebounds to go with six points for the Canadians who trailed by as many as 13 points early but turned the game around with a dominant third quarter.
  • On the local sports scene we have the Mustangs men and women's soccer team hosting the Laurier Golden Hawks tomorrow night at Mustang Field. The women kick off at 6pm while the men will kickoff at 8:15pm. 

WEATHER:

  • Today will be a BEAutiful day with a high of 20 in the afternoon that will dip to 11 overnight. The clear skies and low humidity will continue tomorrow as well. 
  • On Saturday we expect afternoon showers as the mercury tops off at 25 for the weekend. 
  • Currently it is 11 outside our studios.