Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST- Thursday, September 12, 2019

Emma Fairgrieve

CAMPUS:

  • Western is part of a new program that aims to launch young astronauts into space.
  • As part of the NASA-led Lunar Gateway program, The Canadian space agency has given Western a grant for 4 hundred thousand dollars.  For the next 12 months the program will provide educational services to youth for the junior astronauts campaign.
  • The CSA states that campaign will offer students in grades 6 to 9 the opportunity to help play a role in getting Canada to the moon as part of the Lunar gateway program.

LOCAL:

  • A London man has been charged with attempted murder and firearms related charges after a shooting.
  • The 25 year old allegedly was driving aggressively. In May the 21 year old victim stopped at the intersection on Admiral Drive and Trafalgar Street. London police allege the driver pulled up alongside the victim's vehicle, pulled out a gun and shot the man before fleeing the scene.
  • In August, London Police offered a 10 thousand dollar reward for anyone who could give them information leading to a conviction. 25 year old Jonathan Lovo-Mayorga is expected to appear in court next Wednesday 


SPORTS:

  • Canadian athletes seem to be on a winning streak. Quebec's 22 year old Nicolas-Guy Turbide ​​​​​​received silver in the men's 100-metre backstroke at the 2019 world para swimming championships.
  • The championship is running until Sunday at the London Aquatics Centre in the UK where 6 hundred athletes will be competing.
  • The championship is a considered a qualifying opportunity for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games.



WEATHER:

  • Back to fall weather today. Cloudy skies and light rain moves in. Today expect a low of 13 and later this afternoon high of 19. 
  • Friday is calling for thunderstorms with a high of 24 and  low of 14.
  • Saturday calling for clear skies and a high of 23