Sudbury Daystarter - News

WAHNAPITAE WATER ADVISORY: As of 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feburary 6, a drinking water advisory remains in place for Wahnapitae and areas east of that community. The advisory was put in place after a pipeline repair. The health unit advises people not to drink the water or use it for cooking. Boiling the water will not make it safe for drinking. Residents can access drinking water by bringing containers to city water filling stations.

EDUCATION: First Nations will get greater control of their education system and a significant boost in education funding as part of the government’s plan to retool the First Nations Education Act, CBC News has learned. FULL STORY

HEALTH: The Northeast Cancer Centre in Sudbury says more Aboriginal people in the northeast have been screened for breast and collorectal cancer, thanks to a pilot program. The Under/Never Screened program aimed to detect more cancer cases earlier in Aboriginal communities. Hear more on @MorningNorth at 7:10 a.m.

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

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  • Lively's Meagan Duhamel and partner Eric Radford opened their games yesterday with a strong skate in the team figure skating competition. They're score was only topped by a Russian pair. WATCH. Duhamel and Radford skate again on Saturday at 1 p.m.
  • Join co-hosts Peter Mansbridge and Ron MacLean today for full coverage of the opening ceremonies for Sochi 2014 starting at 10 a.m. ET with an exclusive pre-show. The main event begins at 11 a.m. ET, rebroadcast in the afternoon and again in the evening with additional content. FULL SCHEDULE
  • Rebecca Johnston's Olympics start tomorrow when the Canadian women's hockey team takes on Switzerland at 8 a.m. ET
  • Devon Kershaw's first event in Cross-country skiing is scheduled for Sunday at 5 a.m. ET

Sudbury Daystarter Weather

Cloudy with a few flurries in store today. Wawa can expect up to 4 cm of snow. Timmins, Cochrane, Kapuskasing and Hearst should see about 2 cm of snow. Temperatures across the region will range from -15 C to -11C. Lows tonight from -17 C to -26 C. Tomorrow, a mix of sun and cloud with highs from -13 C to -11 C. Along James Bay tomorrow, highs of -17 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.

Sudbury Daystarter Roads

Winter festivities in Sudbury could affect traffic in Sudbury this weekend:

  • Walden Winter Carnival: Anderson Drive, between MR24 and Turner Street in Lively, will close to traffic between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on February 8 and 9, 2014 for the annual Walden Winter Carnival. For details about the Walden Winter Carnival, please visit www.waldenwintercarnival.com.
  • Pond Hockey Festival on the Rock: the venue has been moved to the area in front of the Sudbury Canoe Club (Elizabeth Street).  All participants and spectators are required to park in the York Street parking lots (North and South) and use the shuttle service provided free of charge.  Provisions will be made on site for those requiring accessible parking.
Shuttles will run:
- February 7 from 4 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
- February 8 from 8 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.
- February 9 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Residents planning on using the Ramsey Lake Skating Path are encouraged to access the path at the Science North entrance.

HIGHWAYS: Most highways in the Northeast are bare and dry. There is snow cover on Highway 17 in the Wawa district with poor visibility at times. The radar is also showing snow in the Parry Sound district, with reports of poor visibility at times on Highway 69 south of Sudbury

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.

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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The spring bear hunt will be limited to areas surrounding 5 major cities, and so far no community has turned down the hunt. We contacted David Orazietti, the Minister of Natural Resources, for an update on the return of the spring bear hunt. LISTEN

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