Porvoo Police Question Murder Suspect
Police in Porvoo will today begin questioning a 40-year-old man being held for the stabbing death of his 3-year-old child. The French national was apprehended in a school play park on Monday morning, after the attack. The child was taken by helicopter to hospital, but died from the injuries.
Climate Change Hits The Slopes
The affects of climate change are being felt on the slopes of Finland’s ski resorts. Each year, managers note the uncertainty of how early snow will fall, when they can open the runs, and how long the snow will last. They’re tackling the problem by storing more snow from previous years, and making their own snow too – and all of Finland’s ski resorts are putting in place energy-saving tactics to try and reduce their own global warming footprint. Read more in our original story here.
New American Ambassador Nominated
The Trump administration has nominated Robert Frank Pence to be America’s new ambassador to Finland. The post has been vacant since the beginning of the year, when Trump recalled all Obama-appointed ambassadors. Pence is described by the White House as founder and chairman of The Pence Group “a full-service development company dedicated to sustainable development practices. He is actively engaged as a board member of the Gary Sinise Foundation which supports our nation’s veterans, first responders, and their families”. Pence’s appointment still has to be confirmed by the US Senate.
Fake Budgets, Real Budgets
There’s some budget announcement in the pipleline for today. Three Finnish opposition parties are unveiling their alternative budget plans: the Social Democrats, Left Alliance and Finns Party will all make announcements today about where and how they would spend the nation’s money if they were in government. Which they’re not. Also this morning, the city of Joensuu will present its budget for 2018.
Selänne to Hockey Hall of Fame
Finnish ice hockey player Teemu Selänne is now officially a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. He was inducted in Toronto last night. The 47-year-old became a Hall of Famer during his first year of eligibility after a long career in the NHL.
Tuesday Morning Weather
It’s a cloudy start across the whole country, according to the Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI. In the southern half of Finland, those clouds are likely to bring rain, as temperatures hover above zero. While in the north, the clouds will bring some snowfall, as temperatures drop below freezing.