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Lake Superior not immune to Asian carp threat, says National Wildlife Federation

The threat of Asian carp in the Great Lakes should concern everyone, according to the American based National Wildlife Federation (NWF). If they are not stopped, the fish will spread throughout the Great Lakes, moving north as far as Lake Superior. Read full story by the CBC News.

Ice cream sandwiches recalled

Two brands of ice cream sandwiches are being recalled from store shelves over concerns that there may be small pieces of metal inside them.

On Friday, Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur announced the voluntary recall of Iceberg brand and Originale Augustin brand ice cream sandwiches. The sandwiches were sold in Quebec, Ontario and Atlantic Canada.

The recalled products include Iceberg brand sandwiches sold in boxes of 8 and the Originale Augustin brand sold in boxes of 30.

Clusters of power outages

The thunderstorm rolling through the region Saturday night has caused scattered power outages through Huron, Perth, Bruce, Grey and Wellington.

Hydro One’s outage map show small clusters of outages throughout the five counties.

Crews are responding and restoration times range from 10:30 p.m. to midnight.

The thunderstorms are expected to ease through the night.

Severe thunderstorms threaten region

Amid a heat warning for much of Southern Ontario, Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch for London – Middlesex, Sarnia-Lambton, Chatham-Kent, Windsor-Essex Saturday afternoon.

Saturday evening all of the watches were upgraded to severe thunderstorm warnings.

The severe thunderstorms brought with them strong wind gusts and heavy rain.

Provincial funding for Huron-Bruce road improvements

The Province is investing more than $2.3 million in several road improvement projects in Huron and Bruce counties.

Three projects have been approved under the Connecting Links program, including the resurfacing of Victoria Street Highway 4 in Central Huron;    the resurfacing of Goderich Street Highway 8 in Huron East;     and the extension of the Railway Street culvert in Saugeen Shores.

The Connecting Link funding covers up to 90 per cent of eligible project costs, to a maximum of $3 million.

UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm warning ends

Environment Canada has ended a severe thunderstorm warning for London and eastern Middlesex County.

The weather agency said at 5 p.m. on Friday that a line of severe thunderstorms located between Bryanston and Dorchester was moving east at 35 kilometres per hour. The storm was expected to impact Ingersoll, Dorchester, Thorndale, Thamesford and Putnam.

Up to 50 millimetres of rain was also possible.

Residents are advised to take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

Navy ship to be commissioned at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor in ‘once-in-a-lifetime event’

For the first time, a U.S. Navy vessel will be commissioned in the largely landlocked state of Indiana. The USS Indianapolis littoral combat ship will be commissioned Oct. 26 at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor on Lake Michigan. Read the full story by the Northwest Indiana Times.