Sudbury Daystarter - News

CROSSWALK: Sudbury city councillors debated another contentious downtown crosswalk last night. This one is at Elgin and Shaughnessy streets. A petition was collected at the Samaritan Centre, whose clients cross Elgin hundreds of times a day. It asked for a painted crosswalk, but city staff argue that won't actually make pedestrians safer. Instead, staff suggest a sign warning of a crosswalk ahead. Councillors voted to put in the pedestrian warning signs and city staff say they will continue to keep an eye on traffic patterns in the area.

CEMETERIES: Greater Sudbury's cemeteries won't be a resting place for furry friends anytime soon. Staff researched the idea of opening a pet cemetery, but reported to councillors last night that it would ultimately lose the city money. But staff do want to look further into offering green burials at municipal graveyards. City staff will draw up plans for a pilot project where a section of the Civic Memorial Cemetery on 2nd Avenue is set aside for organic burials and biodegradable caskets and then report back to council. 

FARMERS MARKET: City councillors heard last night about plans to spend $130,000 on improving the outdoor farmer's market. Those changes include removing tripping hazards and improving traffic flow. The historic train station building itself will not house any market vendors again this summer. That's because the sale from CP Rail is still awaiting approval from Heritage Canada, which oversees historic train stations.

ELECTION: Ontarians will head to the polls on June 12, and candidates are getting into campaign mode.  In Sudbury, the Liberal party will choose a candidate this week. The NDP have Joe Cimino running , while the Progressive Conservatives have Paula Peroni. For more information on the Ontario election, visit CBC Ontario Votes 2014

HEALTH: An Aboriginal health centre in Sudbury has outgrown its original building. The Shkagamik-Kwe Centre has seen unprecedented growth in the last four years.  Executive Director Angela Recollet said the centre is planning to expand into a larger space.

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Sudbury Daystarter Weather

TODAY: A mix of sun and cloud with highs from 9 C to 12 C.

TONIGHT: Lows from 1 C to - 3 C.

TOMORROW: Mainly cloudy skies with highs from 10 C to 15 C. The James Bay Coast can expect sunshine with highs of 7 in Attawapiskat. 

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.

Sudbury Daystarter Roads

STREET SWEEPING: City of Sudbury crews have started sweeping sidewalks, boulevards, medians and some streets. Currently, business centres and the Sudbury Rocks Marathon routes are areas of high priority, but once those areas are clear, crews will continue on to other parts of the area. 

Bruell Contracting Ltd. will sweep streets in the CapreolHanmer, Val CaronChelmsfordAzilda and Lively areas. A second contractor, A & G The Road Cleaners Ltd., will sweep the former City of Sudbury, Copper Cliff, New SudburyGarsonFalconbridge and Minnow Lake areas. Both contractors are entering the first year of a three-year contract with the City.

People are reminded to not leave large piles of sand on the road, instead sweep sand from property in an evenly distributed line so sweepers can more easily maintain it.

CURB REMOVAL: The City of Greater Sudbury said there will be lane reductions on Lasalle Boulevard and Notre Dame Avenue is on-going due to curb removals. Construction at the intersection is expected to continue throughout the summer. 

PAVING: The Kingsway is down to one lane in each direction near the Nissan dealership for paving. Work should be finished by 6 pm today. 

SEWER WORK: Sanitary sewer work on Windle Drive from Loach's Road to Millwood Crescent is on-going and only local traffic will have access. Pedestrians will be escorted across the site.

SIDEWALK REPAIR: Curb and sidewalk repair is on-going on Ontario Street until June 15. The city said work will happen between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Similar work is also being done on John Street West.

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

Sudbury Daystarter snapshot

Daystarter - Listen up

It's been a hard winter for bees. Beekeepers in this region have lost, on average, 50 per cent of their hives. A new, provincial funding program is in place to help, but not all beekeepers agree it will. Sudbury Beekeeper Wayne LeBlanc spoke with @MorningNorth LISTEN