Sudbury Daystarter: Paul Pedersen chosen as new chief of police

News, weather and road information to start your day.

POLICING: Greater Sudbury has hired a new Chief of Police. The police services board says it took four months to find and recruit Paul Pedersen to the city's top police job. According to the board's release, Pedersen has more than 34 years of experience, some of it with the York Regional Police Service. Pedersen takes over for former Chief Frank Elsner, who left Sudbury for a post in Victoria, British Columbia, in December.

EDUCATION: CBC/Radio-Canada has obtained information from the ministry of education that shows declining enrolment in Ontario has hit hard in this region. It states more than a third of available seats in schools across northeastern Ontario sit empty. FULL STORY

LAKES: Sudbury city council will review a report tonight that looks at the health of local lakes and how waterfront should be developed in the future. However, the chair of the Vermillion River Stewardship, Linda Heron, said she’s concerned that lakes with pollution problems aren’t in the report.

WILDLIFE: The provincial government is spending money to help monitor turtles on Mantioulin Island. Last November, more than 50 turtles were found dead near Misery Bay.

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

Temperatures should be a few degrees above freezing this time of year, but this week will start on the cold side. Sunshine today with increasing cloud and the slight chance of afternoon flurries. Highs today from -8 C to -6 C.

TONIGHT: Most of the north can expect some light snow overnight with lows from -15 C to -24 C.

TOMORROW: Light snow ending, then a mix of cloud and sun. Highs from -15 C to - 5 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.

Major highways across the province are mostly bare and dry. Some secondary highways northeastern Ontario such as 556, 129, and 560 have some snow packed sections. 

PEDESTRIANS: Sidewalks in Sudbury are extremely slippery after melting yesterday and cold temperatures overnight.

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.

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