Sudbury Daystarter: Everything you need to start your Wednesday

News, weather and road information to start your day.

ECONOMY: According to Statistics Canada, there were 200 fewer employment insurance cheques addressed for Sudbury this May, as compared to the same time last year. However, Sudbury economist David Robinson said that shouldn’t be taken as a sign the economy is on the upswing, rather that most people likely had their benefits run out. 

MEDIA: Accessible Media Incorporated is shutting down its Sudbury office. The company has had volunteers read local newspaper stories on tape for blind or partially-sighted people for decades. The president of the company said the Sudbury office is closing, as a survey indicates customers showed little interest in local headlines. Hear more on Morning North at 7:15 a.m.

ORGAN DONATION: North Bay now joins a benevolent list: It is one of six communities in Ontario where 50 per cent of eligible residents are registered for organ donation. The other five are Lively, Hanmer, Garson, Val Caron and Parry Sound.​

EARTHQUAKE: If you felt the ground move yesterday in Sudbury, it wasn't your imagination. Earthquakes Canada reported a 3.8 magnitude earthquake in the Sudbury area at around 2:15 yesterday. READ MORE

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TODAY: A mix of sun and cloud with a chance of showers in most areas in the region except for Wawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Manitoulin Island and Attawapiskat. Expected highs across the northeast between 16 C in the far north and between 23 C and 25 C in other areas.

TONIGHT: Showers possible in some areas. Lows between 7 C and 12 C.

TOMORROW: A mix of sun and cloud across the northeast with highs in the mid-20s 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 will slow westbound traffic on Belevue Drive this week.
  • Starting today at 9 a.m., one southbound lane will close on the Paris Street Bridge to allow repairs for the bridge deck. The work is expected to take three weeks to complete.
  • The westbound curb lane on Lasalle Boulevard between Somers Street to Notre Dame Avenue will be closed today to replace a double catch basin.
  • Asphalt treatment will close Medora Street from Worthington Road to Edmund Street. Access will remain for local traffic and emergency vehicles only.
  • Frood Road will be closed between Kathleen and Jean Street for water main installation until mid-August. 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.
  • King Street will be closed from Notre Dame Avenue to Laforest Avenue until approximately August 10th.

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

Indigenous dancers from the Wikwemikong Cultural Festival held every summer on Manitoulin Island. The powwow has been running for 54 years. (Yvon Theriault/CBC)


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