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Sudbury apartment fire displaces 30, leaves one in hospital
Greater Sudbury Fire Services were on the scene Jan. 28 of a fire at Benvenuto Apartments on Ramsey view court in the south end of Sudbury.
Approximately 30 people have been displaced from the building and one person was transported to hospital.
The blaze required firefighters from Downtown, Long Lake, Minnow Lake, New Sudbury and Valley stations.
Sudbury Professional Firefighters reported through their Facebook page that Engine 4 crew were met with heavy smoke and flames visible from a fifth story window. Engine 4, with the help of Engine 1 and Ladder 1 crews, connected to the building's standpipe and made an effective fire attack on the fire floor.
You can find the full story here.
Families from Ukraine treated to Greater Sudbury Cubs game
The Greater Sudbury Cubs win against the Soo Eagles on Jan. 26 was a very special game for some newcomers to Sudbury: it was their first hockey game, ever.
Thanks to an initiative between the City of Greater Sudbury's Immigration Services and the Cubs, families who had recently arrived from Ukraine were able watch a game at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex, as well as a visit with mascot, Elgin, and receive a bear to take home. There was also refreshment provided by Topper’s Pizza and Rehan’s Your Independent Grocer.
For the full story, click here.
Sudbury Restorative Justice believes 'empathy builds community'
Jackie Balleny said that in her time with the Sudbury District Restorative Justice (SDRJ), she has seen a crisis form.
At a Jan. 27 event discussing the work they have done with a 2022 grant, staff spoke to Sudbury MPP Jamie West at their office, located at 238 Elm Street.
Balleny is the executive director. A former educator and school administrator, she’s said that the last two years have had a significant effect on youth. “We have a crisis coming out of the pandemic for youth and mental health, and youth getting themselves into some trouble with the law,” she said.
Balleny said her first order of business upon joining in 2020 was finding out how the SDRJ could meet those needs, and she got down to writing - grants that is. The Ontario Trillium Foundation heard the call and approved a $65,200 grant from their Resilient Communities Fund, designed to help community-based organizations recover from the effects of the pandemic.
To learn how those funds have been used and what the organization offers, click here.
Sudburians have the province’s ear during Monday meeting
Greater Sudburians will have the province’s ear during a travelling road show consultation at the Holiday Inn Sudbury (Georgian Room) on Monday, Jan. 30, beginning at 10 a.m.
It’ll be a non-partisan event to help the province prepare its 2023 budget, at which members from the province’s leading political parties will listen to and ask questions of local speakers.
Only those who have registered for the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs can speak, though Nickel Belt NDP MPP France Gélinas said that she’d like to urge anyone interested in listening to come out.
“Anybody can come,” she said, adding that those who don’t make an oral presentation are able to send written submissions to the province until Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. by visiting ola.org/en/apply-committees.
For more information, you can find the full story here.
Sudbury Arts Council launches calendar photo contest
Sudbury Arts Council is planning ahead for 2024 by inviting the community to submit photographic images for a 2024 desk calendar.
This is the second time the SAC has been involved in Journal Printing's annual complimentary desk calendar.
“We had lots of submissions last year from mostly amateur photographers as well as a few from professionals. No one is excluded from entering,” said SAC board member Don Johnston. “That's the beauty of the contest.”
This year's theme is Iconic Sudbury.
For more information about the contest, click here.
India-Canada Association of Sudbury celebrates 74th Republic Day
India celebrated its 74th Republic Day on Jan. 26 with a colourful parade displaying military might and cultural diversity, honouring the day India officially adopted its constitution, making it a sovereign republic.
Each year since, Delhi and telecast live across the country and in Sudbury, it formed the background to the evening at the Parkside Older Adults Centre on Jan. 28 for a dinner and celebration, hosted by the India-Canada Association of Sudbury.
At the event. Dr. Rayudu Koka told sudbury.com that not only had India grown by “leaps and bounds” in the 74 years since the country adopted its constitution, and it is not only a powerhouse globally, but a young powerhouse at that. Koka said that 60 per cent of the country’s population is under the age of 35.
You can read the full story and see the photos here
Wolves defeat Spitfires 3-2 in spirited contest
Wearing special jerseys for Indigenous Celebration Night, the Sudbury Wolves were at home Jan. 27 against returning Jacob Holmes and the powerhouse Windsor Spitfires and came away with two points.
The hometown Wolves outshot the visiting Spitfires by 11, 34-25, with goaltender Kevyn Brassard making some key saves along the way, while Joey Costanzo had a strong showing between the pipes for Windsor.
With the win, the Wolves sit in 8th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 18-19-3-2 while Windsor falls to 28-12-3-1 on the season.
For the full game report, click here.
Flurries will begin Monday morning but will dissipate in the early afternoon, thought there will still be a 30 per cent chance of continued snow. Local amount up to 2 centimetres. A high of minus 9 will feel cooler with a wind chill, down to minus 19.
And the temperature will continue to plummet overnight as the potential flurries and 15 km/h wind will make for a very cold minus 23, minus 28 with the wind chill. Frostbite could be a concern.