Sudbury Daystarter: News, weather and traffic info for Thursday

Everything you need to kick off your weekday mornings in northeastern Ontario.


Frost advisory for Hearst, Kapuskasing, Cochrane, Timmins, Chapleau, Gogama, Kirkland Lake, New Liskeard and Temagami.  

TODAY: Sunny. Highs from 10 C to 14 C.

TONIGHT: Clear. Lows from 1 C to - 3 C.

TOMORROW: Sunny. Highs from 11 C to 15 C. 


CONSTRUCTION DEATH: Sudbury police are still investigating a shocking death in downtown Sudbury yesterday afternoon. A woman, 58, who was using a walker, was trying to cross through construction at Elgin and Beech Streets when she was run over by a heavy piece of construction equipment called a grader. READ MORE

DEBATE: Federal election candidates in Nickel Belt largely focused on the economy at last night's CBC-hosted debate — but gun control also became a hotly-contested issue. READ MORE

DOCTOR WAGES: The Ontario Medical Association is using social media to protest a further 1.3 per cent cut to doctors fees that kicks in today. The mass message campaign will ask government to stop clawing back physician earnings.

MINIMUM WAGE: Ontario's minimum wage earners will be getting a little more on each paycheque starting today.The general minimum wage is going up by 25 cents an hour, to $11.25.


Here's construction information from the City of Greater Sudbury:​

  • Kingsway: A private contractor will be conducting work to the development entrance on the Kingsway, across from Silver Hills Drive through to October 30. Work will be done daily between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and will result in lane closures to accommodate paving, curb work, and the installation of traffic lights.

  • Frood Road and Beatty Street Rail Crossing: Maintenance work will close the rail crossing at Frood Road and Beatty Street on October 3 and 4. Work should be completed before Monday morning rush hour. Detours will be posted. 

  • Ghandi Lane, Sudbury: Drainage improvements will close Ghandi Lane, between College Street and MacKenzie Street, starting on October 5 to October 30. Construction in the area will begin on September 28, with lane closures starting October 5. Work will be done daily, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Access will remain for local traffic and emergency vehicles.  

  • Old Highway 17 (MR 55), Naughton: Paving operations on Old Highway 17, between Simon Lake Drive and Eve Street, will result in intermittent lane closures from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. Blasting operations, still on Old Highway 17, between Koti Road and McCharles Lake Road will take place today through to Monday, October 5. Safety requirements restrict traffic while blasting is occurring which may cause delays of up to 30 minutes.

See problems on the roads or highways? Send a note to @Sudburytraffic on Twitter, or phone the CBC Sudbury traffic line at 705-670-3191. Find more information on road conditions on the Ministry of Transportation website.



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