Angela Gemmill is a CBC journalist who has covered news in Sudbury, Ont., for 15 years. Connect with her on Twitter @AngelaGemmill. Send story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
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'Pent-up demand' for travel expected to help tourism in northern Ontario once stay-at-home order lifted
Tourism experts in northern Ontario say there's pent-up demand for travel, and once the province's stay-at-home order and other travel restrictions lift, the summer tourism season should be busy.
'Heartbreaking grief' for outreach workers coping with loss to opioid crisis
A former harm reduction outreach worker in Greater Sudbury says seeing the constant loss of life among drug users is taking an emotional toll on people who work with this population. While Amber Fritz says workers want to help keep drug users safe, it's taken an emotional toll.
City not pursuing shared headquarters for police, fire, paramedics
The City of Greater Sudbury is no longer considering the idea of one space for all three of its emergency services. Two years ago city council had directed staff to work with police services to study whether a shared headquarters was viable.
New gender questions in 2021 census 'a good start,' transgender, non-binary advocates say
As Canadians fill out their 2021 census they may notice a couple of new questions focusing on gender. Statistics Canada has added two separate questions, one asking about 'sex at birth' and one for gender. The change allows for individuals to be included who don't identify as male or female.
Sudbury's urban Junction Creek to see first ever Water Walk ceremony
A small group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous supporters will be conducting a water walk of Junction Creek later this month. It's a first for the urban waterway in Greater Sudbury, which is well known for the debris that collects in it.
Sudbury daycares stepping up to provide emergency child care to essential workers
There are still more than 200 spaces left for emergency child care in Greater Sudbury. Those spaces are for school-age children of essential workers — who can't be home during the school day — and need a place to do their online learning.
Cab companies, organizations stepping up with free rides to COVID-19 vaccine appointments
Several initiatives are underway across the northeast to make sure transportation is not a barrier to getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Organizations and companies have stepped up to help provide free rides to appointments for those who don't have access to transportation.
Former Neelon Casting workers start receiving compensation for workplace illnesses
A handful of the over 200 compensation claims by former Neelon Casting employees who suffered illnesses linked to working at the now-closed Sudbury, Ont., brake-parts maker have been processed — which is proving to be "life changing" for some families, a union rep says.
Golf courses lobby to get Ontario to reverse closures amid pandemic
People hoping to hit the greens this spring were surprised Ontario's enhanced stay-at-home-order amid the pandemic has shut golf courses, among other outdoor amenities.
Laurentian financial crisis not typical of post-secondary sector, other northeastern schools say
The other universities and colleges in northeastern Ontario are reassuring students, faculty, communities that what has unfolded at Laurentian University is unique to that school.