******Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Wawa, Sault Ste Marie, the North Shore and Manitoulin: Showers, at times heavy, are expected to develop late Friday and then continue into Saturday. Thunderstorms are also possible. Some places could see 40 to 80 mm of rain by mid-day Saturday.
TODAY: Sunshine this morning through Sudbury, North Bay, Temiskaming, Timmins, Kapuskasing and the far north. By this afternoon or evening there's a risk of a shower or a thunderstorm. Highs from 17 C to 21 C in most areas. Warmer in Kapuskasing and the far north at 23 C.
TONIGHT: Showers and thunderstorms with lows from 14 C to 16 C. The James Bay Coast will see lows between 12 C and 9 C.
TOMORROW: Showers, heavy at times, with highs in the low 20s.
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.
- ATTAWAPISKAT SCHOOL NAME: After two rounds of voting, the First Nation settled on Kattawapiskak Elementary School -- which is the traditional name of the community. Despite the formal naming, some say the school will always be a memorial for 15-year-old Shannen Koostachin. Hear more on Morning North at 7:45 a.m.
- PIT PARTY HEARING: The sentence for Blake Lapierre is expected to come down at 11:30 a.m. today. Lapierre was convicted of manslaughter into the fatal stabbing death of Justin Dagenais. Reporter Kate Rutherford will have more details on Morning North at 7:10 a.m.
- RIBFEST: Sudbury's most popular street festival kicks off this long weekend. More than 45,000 people are expected to flood downtown Sudbury to sample food as part of the city's annual Ribfest. Traffic has been re-directed off Elgin and Larch streets for the event.
- WORKPLACE DEATH: A company in Lively has been fined $110 dollars in connection with the death of one of its workers in 2013. High Strength Plates and Profiles Incorporated processes plate and sheet steel. A worker at the company died after being pinned by a large steel plate.
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- NEW: There will be lane closures in downtown Sudbury for Ribfest on Elgin St.from Thursday to Sunday. Lanes on Larch St. will also be affected Friday through Sunday.
- NEW: Frood Road at Shevchenko Avenue will be closed from August 28 at 7 a.m. until end of September 2014 due to construction. Traffic will be detoured down Shevchenko Avenue and Montague Avenue to Kathleen Street.
- Water main installation will close Afton Road from Gemmell Street to Hawthorne Drive, but will remain open to local traffic and emergency vehicles only. Work will take place from August 25 to October 30, 2014. Detours will direct traffic.
- Construction will begin on the Kingsway the week of August 25 and will include road reconstruction, curb, sidewalk and sanitary sewer repairs, as well as storm sewer upgrades. Work will take place from Bancroft Drive to 0.9 km West. Work is expected to be completed by October 31.
- One southbound lane on the Paris St. Bridge is closed for at least two more weeks for repair work.
- Construction on Regent St. near Walford Rd. will wrap up in October, with final paving next summer.
- Larch Street will be reduced to one lane until August 29 for patch work.
- Culvert replacements has reduced traffic to one lane on Moose Mountain Mine Road in Capreol
- Frood Road will be closed between Kathleen and Jean streets for water main installations until the end of September. Local and emergency vehicles will be able to get through, but other traffic will be directed by detour signs.
- Delays are also expected on Big Nickel Mine Road as construction work continues in the area.
- Sanitary sewer upgrades, new curbs and new sidewalks will cause reductions in traffic lanes in the area of Highway 69 North (MR80) and Main Street (MR15) to Cecile Street in Val Caron. A reduction in lanes will be necessary until work wraps up at the end of October.
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