Sudbury Daystarter: Everything you need to start your Thursday

News, weather and road information to start your day.

LAPIERRE TRIAL:  In an on-going Sudbury murder trial, defence witnesses say it was the victim who was aggressive the night he died. Blake Lapierre is on trial for second degree murder in the death of Justin Dagenais. The fatal stabbing happened in August 2012.

RUNWAY RE-PAVING: Sudbury’s airport is getting a facelift. The runway is being repaved for the first time since 1977. The airport received a 70 per cent subsidy from Transport Canada for the $4 million repaving project.

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TODAY: Sunny and warm across Northeastern Ontario. Highs from 24 C to 28 C.

TONIGHT: Clear skies with lows from 14 C down to 8 C.

TOMORROW: More sunshine, with some cloud developing in the afternoon. Warmer with highs from 27 C to 30 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.​

  • Construction at King Street at Laforest Avenue will close the intersection to all traffic, including emergency vehicles until next Tuesday. The City of Greater Sudbury said detours will be set up to direct traffic.
  • Drivers are advised to consider alternate routes as work is being done on Big Nickel Road in Greater Sudbury. The city said construction will reduce the road to one lane, and rock blasting will stop traffic for up to 30 minutes until July 31. Blasting is scheduled to happen Monday to Friday, between 8 a.m. and sunset.
  • Until Friday, June 27 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., M.R. 15 will be down to one lane from Highway 144 to Whitson River Bridge.
  • For travellers heading to Northwestern Ontario, Highway 17 is fully closed at the Jackfish River Bridge (13 km east of Nipigon) for emergency bridge repairs. The bridge is expected to reopen later today, subject to an engineering review. 

See problems on the roads or highways? Send a note to @Sudburytraffic on Twitter, or phone the CBC Sudbury traffic line 705-670-3191.


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