Sudbury Daystarter: Everything you need to start your Tuesday

News, weather and road information to start your day.
  • SCHOOL BUS SAFETY: Today is the first day of school for some students in the northeast. That has school bus companies, Provincial Police, and one family who lost a little boy, reminding drivers of the rules of the road. Tune in to @MorningNorth at 7:10 a.m. for the story. 
  • MINIMUM WAGE: The latest commentary published by the Northern Policy Institute argues that calls to raise minimum wage are good politics but bad economics.
  • ORNGE TRAGEDY:​ The helipad at Health Sciences North has been renamed in honour of four men who died in an Ornge Air Ambulance crash in May 2013. The service was attended by officials and family members of the deceased men.
  • MINES MINISTER: Michael Gravelle, Ontario's Minister of Northern Development and Mines, is in town this week for a national conference. He spoke about the Ring of Fire, among other issues affecting the industry.

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TODAY: A mix of sun and cloud for most areas. There's a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm for North Bay, the Temiskaming area, Timmins, and Kapuskasing. There's a better chance far north communities could see some rain. (Showers are expected in Attawapiskat). Temperatures today from 18 C to 22 C in most areas. Sudbury should hit 27 C, 26 C for North Bay and 24 C for Timmins. The temperature will fall through the day in the far north, down to 12 C for Attawapiskat. Gusty winds also expected this morning for Sudbury, Manitoulin, North Bay and Temiskaming.​

TONIGHT: Lows from 13 C down to 8 C. There's a chance of an overnight shower for the Timmins area and the far north.​

TOMORROW: a mix of sun and cloud with highs from 15 C to 20 C degrees.​

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.​

  • NEW: Dominion Drive between Elmview and 1.5 km east, in Hanmer, will be down to one lane on Tuesday, August 26 for paving operations between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • NEW: 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.
  • NEW: 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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