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Brad Jacobs

Brad Jacobs and his rink from Sault Ste Marie are back on the ice later in the semi-final match up for curling. A win against China would send them to the gold medal game on Friday. The Canada vs. China game starts at 10 a.m. ET. WATCH LIVE

Devon Kershaw of Sudbury skied this morning in the men's cross-country team sprint classic. But Kershaw and his partner Alex Harvey failed to move out of the qualifying round. Kershaw and Harvey were fourth in the event in Vancouver in 2010. FULL STORY

Sudbury's Rebecca Johnston and the Canadian women's hockey team have another day to prepare for their gold medal game with rival U.S.A. That game goes Thursday at noon.

Sudbury Daystarter - News

Starting tonight, a new shelter in Sudbury will open for those who are under the influence. Homeless advocates in the city are pleased, but add it’s time to look at long term options.

In Sault Ste. Marie, a private snow dump near the downtown core is not sitting well with nearby neighbours. One city councillor said he’d like to see council regulate private snow dumps.

De Beers is looking at more diamond mining on the James Bay Coast, and that has some raising questions about whether enough is known about the environmental impact. The Wildlands League wants to see a more comprehensive assessment for the Tango Extension project.

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

Sudbury Daystarter Weather

TODAY: Very mild weather today. Mainly cloudy skies are in the forecast with the chance of a morning flurry and a risk of freezing drizzle. The James Bay Coast can expect 2 cm of snow today. Some sunny breaks are possible, especially for Wawa, the north shore and Elliot Lake. Temperatures today will range from -3 C to 1 C.

Lows tonight from -9 C to -13 C.

TOMORROW: Snow and ice pellets. Highs from -3 C to  2 C.  Colder along James Bay with highs of -8 C. A special weather statement has been issued for tomorrow for Wawa, Sault Ste Marie, Kapuskasing, Hearst, Timmins, Cochrane, Sudbury, Chapleau, Gogama, Kirkland Lake, New Liskeard, Temagami, Elliot Lake, Ranger Lake, Manitoulin Island, Blind River, Killarney, North Bay, West Nipissing. A major winter storm is threatening for Thursday and Friday. Northeastern Ontario can expect snow changing to ice pellets and rain. 

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

With the warmer weather, major highways in the Northeast are bare. Visibility is poor at times in the Cochrane District. 

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.

Sudbury Daystarter snapshot

What does it look like where you are this morning? Tweet us a photo @MorningNorth.

Daystarter - Listen up

It's been a long, cold winter and that has the Manitoulin Deer Management Advisory on Manitoulin Island concerned about the deer population. A member of the committee spoke on Points North. LISTEN

Find more interviews from Morning North and Points North.