Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

John Urban

CAMPUS

  • With 100-plus buildings across 500 acres, the Western campus requires thousands of maintenance, repair, and infrastructure upgrade projects throughout the year
  • As the campus quiets down for summer, those projects will ramp up for Facilities Management
  • Current and upcoming infrastructure projects include: Middlesex Drive exterior and sidewalk lighting, Law Building chilled water replacement, Middlesex Drive resurfacing, Althouse and Middlesex parking lot refreshing and Campus sidewalk restorations
  • Current and upcoming renovations and capital projects include: Thames Hall, Alumni Hall, Chemistry Building, Saugeen/Maitland Hall, Robarts Research Institute and Social Sciences
  • Huron College is building up, what’s the impact on the Western Community as Huron College is building on the west side of Western Road?
  • In the coming weeks, preparations for new construction at Huron University College will take place in and around campus
  • During that time, access to the tunnel, which crosses under Western Road, will be maintained
  • However, there may be instances within the duration of construction in which the tunnel may be closed to ensure pedestrian safety
  • In this case, foot traffic will be diverted

LOCAL

  • The Municipality of Middlesex Centre is asking residents to be cautious following a black bear sighting in Denfield, north of Ilderton
  • Officials said on Twitter Monday that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry had been notified of the incident and were asking the public to report any other bear sightings
  • People are urged to call 911 immediately in emergency situations.
  • What to do if you encounter a bear – Ministry of Natural Resources?
  • Slowly back away while keeping the bear in sight and wait for it to leave
  • If you are near a building or vehicle get inside as a precaution
  • If the bear does not leave, throw objects, wave your arms and make noise with a whistle or air horn
  • Do not run, climb a tree or swim, Kneel down or make direct eye contact

SPORTS

  • On Saturday afternoon ‘The Boys of Summer’ returned to Labatt Memorial Park, just not officially
  • The London Majors hosted the Michigan Jet Box for their annual preseason doubleheader, with the visitors coming in this year as the defending Roy Hobbs World Series Champions
  • With many players still finishing school, both teams did not support a full roster, but this would create an opportunity for those players on the fringe to make an impact
  • London struggled out of the gate, dropping the first game 7-3
  • Despite the lackluster effort in the first game, London responded in dominating fashion throwing a no-hitter in the second half of the doubleheader in a 10-0 final
  • Local star Owen Boon, set the tone early striking out multiple Michigan batters through the first five innings
  • The Majors bullpen followed Boon’s start, not allowing a hit throughout the game that was called after eight innings
  • Baseball officially returns to the Forest City when the London Majors host the Hamilton Cardinals for their 2019 Home Opener
  • You can catch all the action from Labatt Memorial Park starting at 7:35pm on Friday May 10th

WEATHER

  • Our partly sunny morning will have a 40% chance of seeing some showers develop in the afternoon, as we reach our daytime high of 12 degrees
  • Tonight we have an 80% chance of getting thunderstorms through the area, with up to 5mm of rain
  • The risk of thunderstorms continues into tomorrow, with a high of 18, but wind gusts up to 55km/h
  • Thursday should be a bit better with a mix of sun and cloud and an expected high of 22 degrees