Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Navaneeth Mohan

 

CAMPUS:

  • Christine Stapleton, Director (Sports and Recreation Services), has been elected to the U Sports Board of Directors, the national governing body announced last week.
  • Stapleton was one of just three new members added to the board, as she joins Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Prince Edward Island, and Benoit-Antoine Bacon, President and Vice-Chancellor at Carleton University.
     
  • Recognized for “making a difference” in Canada’s green building industry, the Amit Chakma Engineering Building has been presented the Green Building Excellence Award for New Construction by the Canada Green Building Council at this year’s Leadership Awards Gala Dinner.
  • Dedicated in October 2018, the Chakma Engineering Building is a 9,400 square meter multi-use facility that marks the 13th Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified project at the university.

LOCAL:

  • New data from London’s Anova shows that 2018 was a record year for the agency, which was forced to turn away women over 2,500 times because of a lack of beds at its shelter.
  • The agency says it received over 11,000 calls to its crisis and support line, or 30 calls per day; served 383 clients through a single family court support worker; provided 903 hours of sexual assault counselling delivered by two counsellors and placed 75 women on a wait list for sexual assault services.


SPORTS:

  • London native Charlotte Prouse scored individual silver with the University of New Mexico at the recent NCAA Division-1 track and field championships in Austin, Texas. Her time of 9:44.50 in the women’s 3,000-metre steeplechase, a personal record, was bested by only Allie Ostrander, a three-time winner of the race with Boise State.
  • It’s the second straight year Prouse has won silver in the 3000m steeplechase.
  • Prouse also competed in the 5,000-metre steeplechase, finishing in 16:26.57 — short of the mark to qualify for the race’s second and final heat. It was the first time in her career competing in two separate long-distance races at the NCAA national championship.

WEATHER:

  • Today will be a mostly sunny day, with a high of 23 in the afternoon and some overnight showers leading into tomorrow’s rain and thunderstorm.