Sudbury Daystarter: Everything to start your Tuesday
BUDGET: A Sudbury personal support worker is hoping Premier Kathleen Wynne follows through on a budget promise to raise PSW pay. Included in yesterday’s budget is a plan to increase the worker’s salaries by $4 an hour over the next three years.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Transgender rights will be highlighted in Sudbury today. The province’s human rights commissioner will be in the city to release more information about Ontario’s transgender rights policy.
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A special weather statement has been issued for Blind River, Elliot Lake, Manitoulin Island, Killarney, Sudbury, North Bay, West Nipissing, Temagami, New Liskeard, Kirkland Lake, Gogama, and Foleyet.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to track through northeastern Ontario this morning through to tonight. Local rainfall amounts of 15 to 40 mm are expected, with higher amounts possible if several thunderstorms track over the same area.
Today: Mainly cloudy skies with showers and the risk of thunderstorms. Some clearing this afternoon along James Bay. Highs from 15 C to 18 C.
Tonight: More showers for southern regions, clear skies along James Bay with lows from 12 C down to 6 C.
Tomorrow: Sunshine around Lake Superior and James Bay. Cloudy elsewhere with a few morning showers. Highs from 16 C to 20 C.
For the latest on weather conditions tune into @MorningNorth live from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. each weekday morning. 99.9FM in Sudbury.
- Construction work continues at the busy intersection of Notre Dame and Lasalle. More delays are expected today. Line painting will also take until the end of the week and will also affect traffic. The entire project is expected to be complete in the coming weeks.
- Starting today until Friday, inspection of the sanitary sewer rock tunnel will take place on Kelly Lake Road and Bank Street between 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day. Crews will require access to sewer maintenance holes and traffic will be diverted accordingly. The city said the work will require ventilation in both the Bank Street and Kelly Lake Road areas and odour and noise may result.
- The northbound curb lane on Barry Downe Road between the entrance to Shoppers Drug Mart and Sparks Street will be closed to complete the construction of an additional northbound lane between Lasalle Blvd and Sparks Street. Work is expected to be complete by Friday, July 19, weather permitting.
- King Street will be closed from Notre Dame Avenue to Laforest Avenue until approximately August 10th.
- Hydro One has closed the northbound curb lane at MR80 and MR15 between until Friday, July 18 for pole relocation.
- Drivers are advised to consider alternate routes as work is being done on Big Nickel Road in Greater Sudbury. The city said construction will reduce the road to one lane, and rock blasting will stop traffic for up to 30 minutes until July 31. Blasting is scheduled to happen Monday to Friday, between 8 a.m. and sunset.
See problems on the roads or highways? Send a note to @Sudburytraffic on Twitter, or phone the CBC Sudbury traffic line 705-670-3191.