Sudbury Daystarter - News (summer)

BEACHES: The Sudbury and District Health Unit and the Ministry of the Environment are investigating the possibility of a blue-green algae bloom affecting several beaches on Ramsey Lake: Canoe Club, Main, Amphitheatre and New Beaches. The Health Unit has posted signs advising the public to avoid swimming, drinking the water, and allowing pets into the water if the bloom is visible at the beaches.​

FIRE: A morning fire has caused severe damage to a single family building close to the downtown. Firefighters were called to a Stanyon Street address around 6 a.m. Damage has been estimated at $120,000. Four people have been displaced by the fire.​

MUNICIPAL: A provincial agency will decide where in Greater Sudbury medical marijuana can be grown. The city passed new zoning regulations in the spring, which have now been appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board.

BUDGET: The Ontario legislature is expected to pass the Liberal budget this week and in that budget, more help for people in the far north trying to make ends meet. The government is increasing the Remote Communities Allowance.

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

Sudbury Daystarter - Weather (summer)

TODAY: Morning fog patches, then a mix of sun and cloud for the north shore, Manitoulin Island, Sudbury, North Bay, Temagami, Temiskaming Shores and Kirkland Lake.
Mainly cloudy elsewhere, with the chance of showers and the risk of a thunderstorm. Highs today from 23 C to 29 C.

TONIGHT: Lows from 18 C to 15 C.

TOMORROW: Increasing cloud from the west, with showers developing around Lake Superior. Heavy showers along James Bay.  Eastern regions including Sudbury can expect a mix of sun and cloud with showers developing tomorrow night. Highs from 25 C to 30 C. Along James Bay temperatures will be in the teens. 

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 (summer)

  • Intermittent lane closures from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. will continue on Lasalle Boulevard from the Shell gas station to A&W, and on Barry Down Road from Sparks Street to Shoppers Drug Mart. Work is expected to be completed by July 23, weather permitting.  
  • Sanity 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.
  • King Street will be closed from Notre Dame Avenue to Laforest Avenue until approximately August 10th.
  • Drivers are advised to consider alternate routes as work is being done on Big Nickel Road in Greater Sudbury. The city said construction will reduce the road to one lane, and rock blasting will stop traffic for up to 30 minutes until July 31. Blasting is scheduled to happen Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and sunset. The road will be completely closed tomorrow between 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for the Big Nickel 50th Anniversary celebration fireworks display.

See problems on the roads or highways? Send a note to @Sudburytraffic on Twitter, or phone the CBC Sudbury traffic line 705-670-3191.

Sudbury Daystarter - Snapshot (summer)