Jamie-Lee McKenzie is from Kebaowek First Nation. She's a Reporter at CBC Sudbury. She's also worked as a Reporter and Associate Producer at CBC Manitoba and CBC North in Whitehorse. Reach her on Twitter @JamieMcKenzie_
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New paving techniques to be tested in Greater Sudbury
The City of Greater Sudbury will explore hot in place recycling, a type of preventative road maintenance that heats the existing pavement and reblends the asphalt, cutting down on the need for new materials. It's used to help correct small problems before they turn into big problems.
More people in Greater Sudbury should be using 211
United Way Centraide North East Ontario wants Sudburians to know about an under used information service. 211 is a helpline and online database of Ontario's community and social services. And although the service has existed in Sudbury for the last few years, it's still not used very often.
Downtown Sudbury BIA welcomes 3-hour parking limit
The Downtown Sudbury BIA agrees with a decision by city council to limit on-street parking to three hours. This fall, when the pay-by-plate parking system replaces parking meters in Sudbury's downtown core, the time limit will change from two hours to three hours.
Greater Sudbury reduces development charges by 50%
The City of Greater Sudbury is hoping to encourage more economic development and growth in the city. During Tuesday's city council meeting, council voted for substantial reductions to the development fees charged by the municipality.
Supervised consumption sites still a stigma in Greater Sudbury
Since a volunteer run pop-up overdose prevention site started showing up on Louis St. some Sudbury residents are concerned about safety, many with concerns about discarded needles and children seeing these sites. Greater Sudbury is currently researching the need for a safe consumption site.
Round table discussions hope to resolve PSW crisis in Sudbury
The Ontario Health Coalition and Unifor are trying to find solutions to the Personal Support Worker crisis currently happening in the province. A round table was held on Thursday in Sudbury, it focused mainly on the shortage of PSWs in long-term care in the province and the city.
A new location for Sudbury's library and art gallery
Sudbury's future library and art gallery will have a new home on Shaughnessy St. beside the Sudbury Theatre Centre.
Sudbury residents frustrated over illegal dumping
Spring cleaning usually means a trip or two to the dump, but it seems in the Greater Sudbury area, the garbage doesn't always make it that far. People have finding all sorts of garbage, from paint cans to fridges to tires, either on the sides of the roads or hidden in the bush.
Sudbury City Council concerned about LPAT, delays to Kingsway Entertainment District
Sudbury's City Council had a lively debate over a motion to expedite the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal for the Kingsway Entertainment District.
Youth creator space re-opening in Elliot Lake
Digital Creators North has found a new home months after the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre in Elliot Lake collapsed. The civic centre was home to many community groups, like the Stage Door Players, and was known as the nerve centre of the artistic community.
More delays possible for Sudbury's Kingsway Entertainment District
The Kingsway Entertainment District could be facing more delays after two opponents of the project filed a notice of application against the City of Greater Sudbury with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
More demand than supply for social housing in Greater Sudbury
The City of Greater Sudbury is looking at ways to improve its social housing programs. A report that's been two years in the making was presented to council during Monday's Community Service Committee meeting.
Sudbury woman discovers cancer diagnosis was wrong
For more than two years, Shelly Boileau lived with a cancer diagnosis that completely changed her life — only to discover that she didn't have cancer at all.
Sudbury mayor says city will consider new convention centre proposal
The Kingsway Entertainment District is still tied up in appeals, but Sudbury developer Dario Zulich says he's not concerned about the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal. Last week, the developer announced his pitch to expand the KED to include the city's convention centre.
Community volunteers cleaning up the City of Greater Sudbury
Old coffee cups, cigarette butts, plastic wrappers and more. With most of the snow in the city melted, the garbage is showing. Different community groups are now taking on the task of cleaning up.