Sudbury Daystarter - News

WATER DISRUPTION: The City of Greater Sudbury says residents in the area north of Niemi Road in Lively may notice reduced water pressure or discoloured water due to a water main break. Old Creighton Road is closed for the repair. There is no word on how long that repair will take.

BRIDGE NAMED: The bridge that carries Estaire Road over Highway 69 south of Sudbury will now be named after a fallen police officer. Sergeant Laurier Quesnel was shot outside a home on King Street in the city's flour mill neighbourhood in October 1965.

MINING: Students looking for work in the mining industry might have to go further afield for employment. Many of them attended Cambrian College's annual mining symposium yesterday in Sudbury. This year, the event had a global focus With the industry in a downturn, officials were recommending students apply for opportunities overseas.​

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

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Jill Harnden

  • Sault Ste Marie's Jill Harnden is cheering on Canada's curling team in Sochi. Her three grandsons, Brad Jacobs, E.J. Harnden and Ryan Harnden, are all on the team. Canada is facing Denmark this morning. WATCH 
  • Meagan Duhamel of Lively and her partner Eric Radford placed 7th in the individual pairs figure skating yesterday. The pair also landed a silver medal in the team figure skating competition.

Sudbury Daystarter Roads

OPP have closed Highway 17 one kilometre east of Blind River due to a fatal collision. No further details are available, and there is no estimate on when it will re-open. OPP say a no detour is available in the area.

Old Creighton Road is closed in Lively for water main repairs.

Most highways have some snow cover and may deteriorate with more snow in today's forecast. Highway 17 between Sudbury and North Bay is snow covered. There is also snow cover on Highway 144 north of Sudbury. Visibility is poor at times in the Cochrane district. 

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.

Sudbury Daystarter Weather

Snow is in the forecast for Northeastern Ontario today, but it should be light. Wawa, Kapskasing and Hearst  can expect 5 cm. In the Sault Ste Marie district 2 to 4 cm of blowing snow. Temperatures should range from -12 C to -6 C. Along James Bay skies will be sunny with highs near -20 C.
Lows tonight from -6 C to -15 C. Along James Bay lows from -23 C to -30 C.
Tomorrow, more light snow. Highs from -22 C up to - 6 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.

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Daystarter - Listen up

As we continue our look at sports in the Winter Olympics that are mostly obscure in the northeast, we take you to a speed skating practice in Sudbury. The CBC's Erik White spoke with mom and coach Nicole Therrien and her 16-year-old son old Julian. LISTEN

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