Sudbury Daystarter: Record cold temperatures in the northeast

News, weather and road information to start your day.

Environment Canada says we have record cold temps this morning: Killarney -26.8 C,  Sudbury -29.3 C, Kapuskasing -36.3 C, Hearst -41.3 C. 

TODAY: Cold, but sunny. Wind chill warning for the James Bay coast with wind chill values nearing -45  this morning. Cloud is expected to roll in this afternoon with some light snow developing by tonight. Highs from -19 C to -15 C. Along James Bay highs of -22 C. 

TONIGHT: Light snow with lows from -17 C to -27 C.

TOMORROW: Light snow ending, followed by some clearing. Warmer, with highs from -17 C up to -8 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.

Due to extreme cold this morning, school buses in TimminsCochrane, Iroquois Falls, Kirkland Lake, Kapuskasingand Hearst are cancelled. 

Road conditions have improved in the past 24 hours. City streets and highways still have some packed snow sections. Some intersections in Sudbury are icy. Visibility is good across the north.

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.

INQUEST: The province has announced an inquest into the death of man from Sault Ste. Marie who was killed on a construction site in 2009. James Vecchio, 34, died at a city landfill when a mobile crane fell on top of him. The inquest will look at the circumstances surrounding Vecchio's death. The jury could make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths. The inquest will begin on April 28th in Sault Ste. Marie.​

MINING: A Sudbury crowd was told last night that southern Ontario needs to be sold on the Ring of Fire mining development. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce recently released a report on the far north project to do just that. Josh Hjartarson, vice-president of policy and government relations for the chamber, says he compares the Ring of Fire to the Alberta oil sands, that at one time only made headlines out west. Matthew Cramer from Cliffs Natural Resources agreed that there is some work to do educating the south about mining. Cramer told the crowd that Cliffs remains committed to its Ring of Fire deposit and plans for a smelter in Sudbury. He said Sudburians can help by putting pressure on politicians to speed up the development.​

Eat Local Sudbury is collecting donations for the Seguin Family of Lavigne. The family produces honey and maple syrup products. Last week, all three of their children were hit by a car on a North Bay sidewalk. (Jenifer Norwell/CBC)

COMMUNITY: Three children from the Seguin family in Lavigne continue to recover in hospital after being hit by a vehicle in North Bay last weekend. The children’s aunt said all are showing signs of improvement, and added support from the community has been incredible.

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

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