Sudbury Daystarter: School Bus Cancellations with Extreme Cold

Everything you need to know to start your day.

The cold snap continues this morning. All school buses with the Nipissing-Parry Sound Student Transportation Services are cancelled because of the extreme cold. 

Sudbury city councillors voted to keep residential speed limits at 50 km/h, rejecting a proposal to follow the lead of North Bay, which dropped the limit to 40 km/h. Councillors do want to see 20 more school zones created in the city however. Hear tape from last night's operations committee meeting at 7:10 a.m. on CBC Sudbury's Morning North radio program.

An entrepreneur and artist in Sudbury says she enjoys running her business in an incubator space — a shared office for business people to get their companies up and running without major financial costs. Coming up at 8:10 a.m. on CBC Sudbury's Morning North radio program, we’ll hear from the people who are starting up "The Workplace" in Sudbury.

The Nipissing First Nation near North Bay has passed its own constitution and it’s believed to be the only First Nation in Ontario to have one.  The chief of the community calls the move empowering, but there are legal debates happening about the process. More at 6:40 a.m. on CBC Sudbury's Morning North radio program.

As the temperatures continue to dip well below zero across the region, we'll hear from someone who embraces the cold. At 7:50 on @MorningNorth, more from Dave Marrone and his plans for a two week outdoor camping adventure.

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

Environment Canada has issued a wind chill warning for most of the province today. Here in northeastern Ontario, you can expect wind chills at or below -40 C this morning. Here's a map showing the regions under the warning. Daytime highs in the Northeast will range from -20 C to -24 C. Communities further north in our region may see a few flurries today, while the rest of the northeast can expect periods of sun and cloud throughout the day.

Tomorrow will bring slightly milder weather, with a bit more cloud. Sault Ste. Marie can expect some light snow tomorrow. Highs Wednesday will range from -22 C up to -15 C. 

For the latest on weather conditions tune into @MorningNorthlive from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. each weekday morning. 99.9FM in Sudbury.

All highways are open in northeastern Ontario, with major routes mostly bare and dry. Secondary highways have some snow pack. Overall, good winter driving conditions. 

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.

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

The IMAX Festival is underway at Science North in Sudbury. IMAX producer David Lickley stopped by @MorningNorth to talk about making an IMAX film. LISTEN

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The cold weather has helped the City of Greater Sudbury get a few skating surfaces open in the Nickel City.  The city says a portion of the Ramsey Skating path is now open. Residents can access the path at the Canoe Club and the turnaround point is at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre area. The Ramsey Lake Skate Patrol is on duty Mondays to Fridays between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m. and on Sundays from noon until 6 p.m.  The Queen’s Athletic Skating Oval is also open on weekdays between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. as well as on weekends between noon and 10 p.m.​


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