Sudbury Daystarter: Everything you need to start your Thursday

News, weather and road information to start your day.
  • BREEDING LIKE BUNNIES: The rabbit population in the Sudbury neighbourhood of Garson has exploded after a couple released a few rabbits last spring. That's causing a nuisance for some local residents. 
  • MORE PEOPLE, MORE MEALS: The director of the Elgin Street Mission in Sudbury says it will have to find a way to feed more people this fall and winter. That's after the Salvation Army stopped offering inexpensive meals to non-residents while the kitchen is repaired.
  • DOMESTIC ABUSE: A pilot program in Sudbury hopes to tackle the increasing rates of domestic assault. It's a new collaboration between the Greater Sudbury Police and other service groups in the city. 
  • WAWA POWER DAM: The chief administrative officer for Wawa says it's possible the town's budget won't be crippled by the clawback of a provincial subsidy for power dams next year after all. This after comments from Premier Kathleen Wynne yesterday.

For the latest info follow @CBCnewsSudbury on twitter. See breaking news? Call the CBC Sudbury Newsdesk: 705 688-3240.

TODAY: A few showers ending this morning across the region and then a 40 to 60 percent chance of more rain through the day.​ Highs from 21 C to 24​ C in most areas. It could hit 28 C degrees in Kapuskasing and the far north, and the far north should see mostly sunny skies today.​

TONIGHT: Some cloud cover and lows from 18 C down to 13 C.

TOMORROW: More sunshine for Kapuskasing and the James Bay Coast communities with a high of 29 C. Everywhere else can expect a mix of sun and cloud with highs in the low or mid-20s C. There is a slight chance of showers tomorrow for Sudbury, Timmins, the Temiskaming area, and North Bay.​

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.​

  • NEW: ​On Thursday, August 21, and Friday, August 22, there will be lane closures on the Kingsway in both directions between Barry Downe Road and Cochrane Street, on Brady Street between Cochrane Street and Larch Street, on Lloyd Street between Brady Street and Paris Street, and on Cochrane Street at the Kingsway intersection for grinding operations.
  • Larch Street will be reduced to one lane until August 29 for patch work.
  • Work on Bellevue and Picard will continue until Wednesday, August 20. One lane will be open at all times.
  • Culvert replacements has reduced traffic to one lane on Moose Mountain Mine Road in Capreol
  • Frood Road will be closed between Kathleen and Jean streets for water main installations until the end of September. Local and emergency vehicles will be able to get through, but other traffic will be directed by detour signs.
  • Delays are also expected on Big Nickel Mine Road as construction work continues in the area.
  • Sanitary sewer upgrades, new curbs and new sidewalks will cause reductions in traffic lanes in the area of Highway 69 North (MR80) and Main Street (MR15) to Cecile Street in Val Caron. A reduction in lanes will be necessary until work wraps up at the end of October.
  • Water main installation will close Afton Road from Gemmell Street to Hawthorne Drive, but will remain open to local traffic and emergency vehicles only. Work will take place from August 25 to October 30, 2014. Detours will direct traffic.
  • Construction will begin on the Kingsway the week of August 25 and will include road reconstruction, curb, sidewalk and sanitary sewer repairs, as well as storm sewer upgrades. Work will take place from Bancroft Drive to 0.9 km West. Work is expected to be completed by October 31.
    See problems on the roads or highways? Send a note to @Sudburytraffic on Twitter, or phone the CBC Sudbury traffic line 705-670-3191.


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