Sudbury Daystarter - News

WILDCAT ANNIVERSARY: Today, Steelworkers will remember a health and safety milestone. In 1974, an illegal wildcat strike took place in Elliot Lake that lasted three weeks. Uranium miners walked off the job over concerns about lung disease and cancer. The strike eventually led to Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act. The Steelworkers will hold a mock picket line later this morning at the entrance to one of the old mines in Elliot Lake to commemorate the event.

BUS ASSAULT: Another Sudbury transit employee has been assaulted by a passenger. The incident happened on Saturday at the downtown terminal with a rider who boarded a bus at the hospital. The rider got off and punched a transit employee in the face. But Sudbury's transit director says this is an example of a situation that even increased security on buses likely wouldn't have prevented. 

FOOD BANK: A new food bank in Sudbury is aiming to make it easier for low-income families to access healthy food. A volunteer at the Donovan Food Bank, Deborah Newton, said it’s important to open food banks in locations where clients may not have access to transportation.

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

Sudbury Daystarter Weather

TODAY: Sunny, but cool across northeastern Ontario. Yesterday Kapuskasing and Hearst hit record lows near -20 C.
Today, temperatures for most of the region will range from -1 C to 1 C. Along James Bay highs will range from -12 C to -6 C.

TONIGHT: Snow is expected to move into the region from the west, with overnight lows from -3 C to -23 C.

TOMORROW: Cloudy with the chance of snow, possibly mixed with rain. Highs from 2 C to 7 C. Sunshine for the James Bay coast with highs near zero. 

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

SUDBURY: Notre Dame Avenue is down to one lane in each direction near Wilma Street because of water on the road. 

Highway 537 remains closed because of flooding at Jumbo Creek. Highway 546 is closed north of Blind River from Highway 639 for 40 km due to flooding. Secondary roads in the Timmins and Cochrane districts still have some snow cover.

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.

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Fabio Belli

Late Sudbury city councillor Fabio Belli (Yvon Theriault/Radio-Canada )

This Saturday, a funeral service will be held for Sudbury city councillor Fabio Belli. The 37-year-old died recently in Florida while visiting family. CBC Sudbury city council reporter Erik White took a look back at Belli's legacy. LISTEN

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