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.
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: 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.
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.
Great way to start the week...yep that's the sun raising over Lake Nipissing ! pic.twitter.com/E664QJg9e7— David Thompson (@TrusteeThompson) May 5, 2014