Sudbury Daystarter - News (summer)

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A new study argues that hydro savings should be based on annual household income. (Yvon Theriault/Radio-Canada)

POWER RESTORED: Greater Sudbury Hydro and Hydro One have restored power to almost 6,000 customers in Capreol, Garson and the Valley. Hydro One says it's still trying to figure out what caused the disruption. It had estimated that power would not be back on until early afternoon. The power outage has affected the water system in McCrae Heights and Guilletville. Pressure is low. Customers are asked to conserve water until the system can get back to full pressure​

ACCIDENT: A Sudbury woman has been killed in a single vehicle collision on highway 11 in Strathcona Township.  
Police say the vehicle was southbound on the highway.  It crossed into the northbound lanes and hit a rock cut.
80 year old Lillian Selman was taken to the Temiskaming hospital where she was pronounced dead.

HIGHWAY SAFETY: A new steel guard rail system from Sweden is being tested on a highway north of Sudbury. It's currently the only place the system is being tried in North America. The Ministry of Transportation hopes the guard rails improve driver safety.

WATER WARNING: The Nickel District Conservation Authority says Sudburians should continue to avoid fast-flowing water as a result of recent rainfall. The group says children who are out of school might be attracted to the edges of creeks or rivers. Anyone experiencing flooding due to the rainfall should call the city at 3-1-1.

E-CIGARETTE DEBATE: A Sudbury public health nurse says the Ontario government should better regulate electronic cigarettes. Francine Brunet-Fechner said the vapour units contain nicotine, but are being marketed to young people using brightly-coloured packaging and candy-like flavours. She said the Smoke-Free Ontario Act should regulate e-cigarettes like any other tobacco product. 

CITY: A prominent vacant lot in Sudbury, that until recently was a prominent eyesore, could soon have a new owner.
In a closed door meeting yesterday, Sudbury city council approved a deal to sell the land where the old Kingsway Hotel once stood.The abandoned building was taken over by the city and demolished earlier this year.

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Sudbury Daystarter - Weather (summer)

WEATHER: There is not a lot of change expected in today's forecast.  It will be wet and windy just about everywhere. In Sudbury, periods of rain. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High of 15.The heavy rainfall warning is still in effect for Chapleau, Timmins and Cochrane. You can expect  another 5 to 10 millimeters of rain. The lone exception to the the wet weather is Attawapiskat where a mix of sun and cloud will keep conditions drier. The wind will pick up through the morning gusting to 40 km/h  from the north to north west.  You might need a sweater today as the highs will only reach the low teens.  

TONIGHT:  Much the same kind of weather is in store for the North; periods of rain, brisk north winds and lows around 7 degrees for James Bay and Highway 11... a little warmer in the south with lows around 12. Periods of rain ending this evening then cloudy. In Sudbury,.wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light near midnight. Low 10.

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)

  • The City of Sudbury is advising drivers of intermittent lane closures on the Kingsways heading eastbound Kitchener from Tuesday night at 6 p.m. until Friday due to construction work. Poor weather has been delyaing the completion of the project. 
  • Lane closures are also in effect in Sudbury on Lloyd Street, near Mount Adam, for curbside replacement. This work is expected to be complete by Wednesday.
  • Frood Road will be closed between Kathleen and Jean streets for water main installations until mid-August. Local and emergency vehicles will be able to get through, but other traffic will be directed by detour signs.
  • Delays are also expected on Big Nickel Mine Road as construction work continues in the area.
  • Sanitary 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.

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