Sudbury Daystarter: Hospital parking plans up for council vote

News, weather and road information to start your day.

SUDBURY CITY COUNCIL: Councillors will vote later today on a plan to expand the parking lot at the city’s hospital. Health Sciences North is hoping to add an additional 965 parking spaces.

HEALTH: Northern Ontario still has fewer medical specialists per capital than any other region in Canada. However the Northern Ontario School of Medicine thinks that's about to change.

HOMELESSNESS: Sudbury city council will discuss permanent options for vulnerable citizens during the winter months. An annual report card on homelessness will be released at the meeting today as well.

COURT: A hearing will be held in Sudbury Friday involving two car dealerships on the Kingsway, shut down without warning last month due to consumer complaints.

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Mostly Cloudy today and turning wet and cooler across the north east. A big wet weather system is approaching from the west.  It will bring some unsettled weather to our region today.  That system will chase the warm air out and you'll start to see temperatures begin to fall.  Highs along the James Bay coast between 11 and 13 today.    A little warmer in the Timmins / Cochrane region at 21. It will take a little longer for that wet weather to reach Greater Sudbury and the rest of the northeast so for most of the day, we'll see a mix of sun and cloud and if you have any fog drifting by, that will burn off quickly this morning.  Highs in the mid 20's.

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.​

  • Emergency work will begin today at 6 a.m. until Wednesday at 6 p.m. to fix a water main leak on Maley Drive. One lane will be closed, leaving only one lane open from 2283 to 1990 Maley Drive.
  • One southbound lane is closed on the Paris Street Bridge to allow repairs for the bridge deck. The work is expected to take several weeks to complete.
  • 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.
  • Lane closures due to resurfacing work will happen on Eda Street, Gill Street, Ester Street and Field Street. The city said traffic control will be one site as required, and minimal delays are expected.
  • Construction will continue on Ferguson Avenue and Shaw Street in Capreol to install a sewer pipe.
  • Construction will continue on Vancouver and Keith Street in Chelmsford.

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