Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Navaneeth Mohan

CAMPUS

  • A Western student assembled a residents’ association to inform tenants of their legal rights concerning windowless bedrooms.  
  • Jeremy Roberts, a graduate student at Western University, created a webpage to shed light on living conditions in The Marq — a student apartment complex in the spotlight for renting out illegal windowless bedrooms.
  • It encourages tenants to reach out to the Landlord and Tenant Board to request a rebate or termination of tenancy if their bedroom is not up to code.  
  • Presumably, a large number of residents have been living in bedrooms without windows — conditions that violate provincial and municipal building codes. Amid an investigation initiated by the city's bylaw office, The Marq's owner asked for 10 months to fix the rooms.
  • a significant portion of tenants are international students who may be unaware of their rights to organize. 
  • Centurion Properties Management has been renting out units without windows at the Marq since taking ownership in 2012.
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LOCAL:
 

  • During one of the first big snow falls of the season, provincial police reported 213 collisions in less than 12 hours across southwestern Ont., all before the evening rush hour had even begun.
  • The 213 crashes happened between 5:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m, and none of them resulted in life-threatening injuries. 
  • In one instance, a 3-week old baby was inside an SUV pushed off the road in Norfolk County by a driver in a pickup truck who fled the scene. 
  • Another crash involved a school bus in Oxford County, which at the time was carrying 22 students, while a police cruiser was also rear-ended in Brant County as a police officer conducted an investigation. 
  • THE NATIONAL WEATHER AGENCY HAS issued a warning that “Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow,” 

SPORTS:

  • Londoner Maggie Mac Neil put together a signature finishing kick to win the 100-metre butterfly at the opening event on the Pro Swim Series circuit at Greensboro, N.C., on the weekend.
  • The University of Michigan sophomore and reigning world champion at the distance was fourth at the turn but roared to the line in 57.64 seconds, the fastest time in the world so far this season. Torri Huske of the United States was second (58.32) and fellow American Kendyl Stewart was third in 58.86.
  • Mac Neil was also fourth in the 50m freestyle (25.41).
  • WEATHER:
     
  • Today’s daytime high will be -6and overnight low of -10 will feel like -17. 
  • Flurries and local snow squalls are expected to begin this afternoon and continue into Wednesday. 
  • Local snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm per 12 hours are possible along with local blowing snow reducing visibilities to near zero.
  • Local snow squalls are forecast to taper off when the winds shift to southwest on Wednesday.