Sudbury Daystarter - News

One man is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Hanmer last night. Greater Sudbury Police say at about 11 p.m., the 37-year-old man was on foot near the intersection of Municipal Road 80 and St. Joseph street when he was hit. He was taken to hospital, but was pronounced dead. Police say the driver of the vehicle was not hurt. The crash is under investigation. 

Sudbury city councillors want to make sure rules are in place before a legal marijuna grow-op comes to town. The city's planning committee voted last night to hold a public meeting as the first step towards researching the regulations.

OPP officers are getting an 8.5 per cent pay hike this year, but many smaller municipalities in this region say they are struggling to pay for police in their community.

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

Sudbury Daystarter Weather

A little cooler in Northeastern Ontario today, but clearer. A mix of sun and cloud is expected for most regions, with highs for southern regions from minus 6 up to minus 3. From Timmins north to the James Bay Coast, highs will range from minus 10 down to minus 15. Tomorrow, you can expect light snow and slightly cooler conditions.

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.

Sudbury Daystarter Roads

With temperatures back below freezing, some side streets, parking lots and sidewalks are icy this morning. Highways are in good winter driving condition, with Highways 17 and 11 mostly bare and dry. Visibility is fair at times in the Kirkland Lake 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 snapshot

The Kingsway Hotel in Sudbury is coming down. Our Radio-Canada colleague Yvon Theriault put together this neat video of demolition:

On Mobile? Click here to watch the You Tube video.

MORNING DISTRACTION: This is fun. Especially for anyone who has ever owned a Beagle. WATCH

What does it look like where you are this morning? Tweet us a photo @MorningNorth.

Daystarter - Listen up

The National Organization for Atheists is opening a Sudbury branch. The group has also launched an ad campaign on city buses that states: "Don’t believe in God? You’re not alone.". Local branch leader, Spencer Lucas told Markus about it on @MorningNorth. LISTEN

Logan and Melissa Lariviere

Meet 7-year-old Logan Lariviere. His mom Melissa​ told @cbcpointsnorth about eSight Eyeware Logan is getting​. It will help him deal with his ocular albinism. LISTEN

Find more interviews from Morning North and Points North

Sudbury Daystarter to do

TONIGHT: The issue of smoking bans in Greater Sudbury is set to spark up again tonight. Starting at 6:00 p.m. at Tom Davies Square, city council will debate prohibiting smoking on all municipal property, as well as restaurant and bar patios.

NEXT WEEK: The Sudbury Genealogical Society is hosting guest speaker Brenda Cavallin at the monthly Monday, Jan 20th at the Parkside Centre. Cavallin's​ quest to discover her ancestry has led her to be featured in an Irish television show. Her story was feature on Morning North in the summer: LISTEN