FLOOD-PROOFING: Sudbury city council heard Tuesday that some $3 million has been squirrelled away for flood proofing along Junction Creek. Flooding in the Flour Mill and New Sudbury areas was a problem this spring—as it has been on and off for the past century. But a staff report showed that about $1.5 million for improved drainage has gone unspent, with about the same amount earmarked in coming years. City staff said a study of the floodplain should be back before city council in about a year from now.
COUNCIL SEATS: One empty seat around the Sudbury city council table will be filled tonight, just as the call goes out for a temporary councillor in a different ward. Council will hear from 13 candidates who want to temporarily fill the Ward 8 seat left empty following the death of Fabio Belli. The Ward 1 seat is also empty now that Joe Cimino has been elected MPP. The city is now accepting applications to be the interim Ward 1 councillor, who is expected to be sworn in next month.
CABINET SHUFFLE: Sault Ste. Marie Liberal MPP David Orazietti has a new role at Queen’s Park. He’s now the minister of a new portfolio: Government and Consumer Services.
TACKLE LOAN: The downtown branch of the Sudbury library has more than just books to take out. The facility is offering a new program that allows people to borrow fishing equipment. Equipment can be rented for free for a week at a time — all you need is a library card.
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TODAY: Southern regions can expect mainly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers. From Chapleau and Timmins north the the James Bay coast, sunshine will prevail. Temperatures across the north will range from 18 C to 22 C.
TONIGHT: Lows from 14 C down to 6 C.
TOMORROW: We are expecting sunny skies and warmer temperatures with highs from 24 C to 27 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.
- Construction at King Street at Laforest Avenue will close the intersection to all traffic, including emergency vehicles until next Tuesday. The City of Greater Sudbury said detours will be set up to direct traffic.
- 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.
- Until Friday, June 27 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., M.R. 15 will be down to one lane from Highway 144 to Whitson River Bridge.
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