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Lockerby Mine

Officials with First Nickel in Sudbury said Marc Methe, 34, and Norm Bissaillon, 49, were killed on the job early on May 6, 2014. (CBC)

LOCKERBY DEATHS: The union representing workers at Sudbury's Lockerby Mine will help with an investigation into the deaths of two contract workers. Marc Methe, 34, and Norm Bissaillon, 49, died yesterday morning while working underground. The men worked for Taurus Drilling Services. Anne Marie McInnes is the local Unifor president. She said while the workers weren't part of Unifor, the union is still invested in figuring out what happened. The company believes there was some kind of seismic event, and then a fall of material. The Ministry of Labour, Sudbury Police, and the company are also investigating.

John Rodriguez

John Rodriguez served as Sudbury's mayor from 2006 to 2010.

MUNICIPAL POLITICS: Former Greater Sudbury mayor John Rodriguez has confirmed he will run again for the city’s top job. Rodriguez said he plans to file his candidacy paperwork on Friday. Rodriguez held the post for a term before current mayor Marianne Matichuk won the race in 2010. The municipal election will be held October 27.

Construction on Regent Street

Construction on Regent Street at Bouchard will continue through the summer. (Megan Thomas/CBC)

CONSTRUCTION: Summer construction season is already in full swing in the City of Sudbury. Tune into @MorningNorth this morning for live updates from around the city with @meganTcbc. Some of the major projects that will stretch through the summer months include:

  • Regent Street at Bouchard 
  • Big Nickel Mine Road
  • Lasalle and Notre Dame
  • The interesection of MR 15 and MR 35

Also of note: @GreaterSudbury says paving will reduce traffic on Falconbridge Road between Churchill Avenue and the Kingsway to one lane in each direction from 5 a.m. Wednesday, May 7 to 5 p.m. later that evening.

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

Sudbury Daystarter Weather

TODAY: Cloudy for southern regions. A mix of sun and cloud from Timmins and Temagami north to the James Bay Coast. Highs today from 10 C to 15 C.

TONIGHT: Lows from 4 C to -3 C.

TOMORROW: Increasing cloud across the region with a few showers around Lake Superior and the chance of showers elsewhere. Highs from 11 C to 16 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.

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