Sudbury Daystarter - News

The Sudbury & District Health Unit has lifted the boil water advisory issued Friday, Jan. 23 for all residents of Markstay who draw their water from the Markstay Distribution System.

The Health Unit issued the boil water advisory because of a lack of disinfection in the in the municipal water system. Chlorine has been restored and water samples taken to ensure the safety of the water supply.

What to do after boil water advisory is lifted: 

  • Run cold water faucets for one minute before using the water. 
  • Run drinking fountains for one minute before using the water. 
  • Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle. 
  • Drain and refill hot water heaters set below 45 degrees Celsius (a normal setting is 60 degrees Celsius).

Sudbury police say a woman was hurt yesterday afternoon when her snowmobile struck a tree along a trail southeast of Long Lake Road. Police say air ambulance responded to the scene and transported the 45 year-old woman to hospital for treatment of multiple fractures.

Greater Sudbury city council will hear this week about plans to re-brand the city’s image. The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation hired a consultant to re-brand. The result? Canada’s Resourceful City. 

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

Sudbury Daystarter Roads

In Sudbury, major routes have been plowed and are snow-packed, but side streets have several centimetres of fresh snow. 

Most highways have some snow cover this morning. Visibility is only fair at times south of Espanola, on Manitoulin Island, in the Sudbury district and south of North Bay. If you are travelling south, a snow squall watch has been issued for Barrie, Orillia and Midland. 

This note for pedestrians in Sudbury: Due to a maintenance requirement, the Kelly Lake Road/Martindale section of the Junction Creek trail will be closed to the public from Jan. 27 to Feb. 7. It will reopen on Saturday Feb. 8. 

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, sun and cold.

A snow squall watch has been issued for Sault Ste Marie, St. Joseph Island, Searchmont, Montreal River Harbour and Batchawana Bay. Snow squalls are expected this afternoon and tonight. Visibility in the heavy snow may be reduced to near zero. The heaviest squalls could dump more than 10 cm of snow. This watch may be upgraded to a warning later today.

A wind chill warning has been issued for Wawa, Timmins, Cochrane, Kapuskasing, Hearst, Moosonee and Fort Albany. Wind chills of -40 C or colder are expected this morning, and again tonight and tomorrow morning. Sudbury is getting snow this morning, but can expect some clearing later today. Temperatures around the Northeast region will range from -19 C down to -25 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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Sudbury’s image on Wikipedia is getting a makeover, at least if Matt Alexander has his way. He’s working to update the page on the Nickel City. LISTEN

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Artists on Elgin is looking for emerging Sudbury artists 30 years of age or younger for an upcoming exhibit that is winter themed. Phone 705-674-0415 for more details.

Are you a budding gardener looking to expand your harvest in the spring? The North Bay Seed Exchange is happening on February 22 at St. Andrews Church. You can exchange seeds, and those who don’t have any to exchange can purchase them for 25 cents a package. Entry is free, but non-perishable food items are being collected for the food bank. For more information, e-mail northbayseedexchange@gmail.com