Sudbury Daystarter: Everything you need to know to start your Monday

News and information to start your day.

ONTC: Last week, the province announced it will continue to run most of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, but Ontera, the telecommunications firm, will be sold to Bell Aliant. Questions are now being raised about what the sale of the company will mean for employees and customers. The province plans to continue to operate the motor coach, Polar Bear Express, rail freight, and refurbishment services of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission as a government owned company. However, the province said the sale of Ontera, a telecommunications company, is moving forward and will be sold to Bell Aliant for $6 million.

VALE DEATH: A 36-year-old man died Sunday while working at Vale's Casting/Crushing Plant at the Copper Cliff Smelter. According to a press release from Sudbury police, two men were working at the smelter in the late afternoon.  At about 6:30 p.m., emergency services was called to the scene. The unnamed 36-year-old was pronounced dead at the smelter.  A 28-year-old man suffered what are being called "serious injuries" and was taken to hospital.  According to the release, that man is now in stable condition. The matter is being investigated by the Greater Sudbury Police Services, the Ministry of Labour, and representatives of Vale and the United Steelworkers Local 6500.

BODY IMAGE: A study in Sudbury has found children as young as three are unhappy with their bodies. A psychologist with Laurentian University said her study shows poor body image is linked to low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression and can lead to diseases such as anorexia. Dr. Tremblay adds a healthy approach needs to be taken at a young age.

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TODAY: A mix of sun and cloud for Wawa, the north shore, Elliot Lake, Manitoulin Island, Sudbury and North Bay. The rest of the northeast can expect mainly cloudy skies with the chance of shower. Highs ranging from 8 C to 11 C. Snow is expected for Attawapiskat with a high of -2 C.

TONIGHT: Lows around the region from 2 C to - 4 C. Colder along James Bay with lows from -7 C to -19 C. 

TOMORROW: A mix of cloud, sun, flurries and drizzle. Temperatures from -11 C to 7 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.

Roads are mostly bare across northeastern Ontario. There is still some snow on roads in the North Bay area. Visibility is fair at times in the Wawa district.


  • @GreaterSudbury says the northbound curb lane on Paris Street near Science North will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, April 7 for spring maintenance.

The Ministry of Transportation keeps an eye on the roads around the clock. Click here and then on the "road conditions" box in the new window to reveal the latest information. 

See problems on the roads at highways? Send a note to @Sudburytraffic on Twitter, or phone the CBC Sudbury traffic line 705-670-3191.

There are signs that spring is slowly arriving. Radio-Canada's Yvon Theriault took these beautiful shots last week on the Wanapitei River in Sudbury, at Secord Falls south of Wanup.

A map showing TransCanada's proposed Energy East Pipeline that could go through North Bay. (Erik White/CBC)

CBC Reporter Erik White has been covering the Ontario Energy Board hearings on the proposed Energy East pipeline in the northeast. He spoke to some of the people who actually live near the pipeline and shared some of their thoughts with us. LISTEN

Find more interviews from Morning North and Points North


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