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Good morning, Greater Sudbury! Here are a few stories to start your day on this Wednesday morning.

Slash stops by Sudbury for the filming of ‘Deathstalker’

Legendary guitar player Slash, best known for his work with the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses, was in Sudbury last week to visit the set of a movie he is executive producing. City Tourism and Culture manager Lara Fielding met with Saul Hudson (best known by his stage name, Slash) during his May 9 visit. “He’s a legend,” Fielding told Sudbury.com, adding that Slash was keen to talk about everything film-related during his brief time in Sudbury, where the movie “Deathstalker” is being filmed. Fielding met with Slash at Northern Ontario Film Studios, which is hosting several movie sets. “He came in to see how the production was going,” she said. “We had the opportunity to sit down and talk to Slash and ask him some questions about filming and his interest in the horror genre.”

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Then & Now: A 93-year-old cold case of city’s first murdered cop

In the early hours of Dec. 21, 1931, at about 3:30 a.m., while on his rounds as car Inspector on the Canadian National Railway yards, Harold Haley discovered the body of 34-year-old Const. Albert Nault of the Sudbury Police Force lying face down in a pool of blood. A steel-jacketed, .32 bullet had gouged the officer's forehead and he fell where he was shot, slain in cold blood, on the platform at the rear of the CNR freight sheds. When found, not only was the body lying face down, but both feet were together. Both arms were lying flat by the side of his body, palms upward, with his face lying right side up in the only patch of snow on the platform. The right hand was ungloved with his nightstick lying about four inches from him. Nault’s constable’s cap was also off, and lying under his left hand. Haley immediately informed the police department, which had already sent detectives Scott and McLaren on a tour of Nault's regular beat to figure out why he had not reported into headquarters at 1:30 a.m. as expected. Both detectives arrived on the scene shortly after Haley’s discovery. “I had stepped between two freight cars along the east side of the platform and noticed the body immediately, not six feet from me. I telephoned the police station at once," Haley said at the time.

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Auditions this week for local ‘Addams Family Musical’ production

The Biggest Little Theatre Company is holding auditions this week for its production of the Broadway musical version of the classic TV comedy “The Addams Family”. The Biggest Lile Theatre Company (BLTC) invites young performers, age 6 to 16, to audition this week. "Celebrate the wackiness in every family with our best-selling Broadway musical adapted for middle  school-age performers" BLTC said in a news release. "Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family whom her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s 'normal' boyfriend and his parents." Auditions are taking place this week, until May 18. Those interested can find the forms and information on the BLTC website here. Performers need to prepare a short video of themselves singing a song from a musical or Disney film. They must also prepare a short scary story to demonstrate their acting chops.

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Cubs fall to Calgary, still chasing a win at the Centenntial Cup

The fact the Greater Sudbury Cubs had trouble staying out of the penalty box may have contributed to the team’s 3-2 loss to the Calgary Canucks in May 13 action at the Centennial Cup in Oakville. It was the third straight loss for the defending Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League champions. The 10-day Centennial Cup tournament, which determines the nation’s top Junior A team, is being held from May 9-19 in Oakville. Opening play on May 10, the Cubs fell 10-2 to the Collingwood Blues. Then on May 12, Greater Sudbury took on the Navan Grads, losing that one, too, by a score of 5-1. On Monday, Calgary opened the scoring 3:13 into the first period, off the stick of Gavin Schmidt (assisted by Ethan Casper and Billy Hooson). Sudbury then spent the next several minutes killing penalities. Ben Harris took a tripping penality at 8:15, followed by Mason Chitaroni earning two separate minors for kneeing at 10:38. Then at 11:22, Cole Quevillon went to the box for tripping.

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Turning fish waste to profit on Manitoulin Island

A Manitoulin Island fishery’s commitment to make better use of its catch will create more value for the company while also improving its impact on the environment. Purvis Fisheries, which is located near Silver Water on Manitoulin’s west end, is one of 24 fisheries operating on the Great Lakes that have joined the 100% Great Lakes Fish Pledge. Through the project, signatories have committed to using 100 per cent of their fish by 2025. It’s an initiative of the Conference of Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers (GSGP), an organization representing the governors of the Great Lakes states and the Canadian premiers of Ontario and Québec. “We are thrilled to have Purvis Fisheries sign on to the pledge,” David Naftzger, the organization’s executive director, said in an April 29 news release.

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Indie Cinema meeting leaves founding director ‘optimistic’

Though the Sudbury Indie Cinema will have to move it’s location after the building it was housed in was sold, Beth Mairs, lead programmer and former executive director of Sudbury Independent Cinema Co-op, told Sudbury.com she is feeling optimistic about the theatre’s future after a membership meeting on May 13, held in their current space at 162 MacKenzie in downtown Sudbury. It’s a space they’ll have to vacate in less than a year, and the meeting was to inform the members of the co-op theatre, and to offer some next steps, said Mairs. “As you are likely aware, the building that houses the Indie has been for sale for some time and was recently sold,” said an April 29 newsletter to members of the cinema co-op. “With the transfer of ownership of 162 Mackenzie, the Sudbury Independent Cinema Co-operative was notified that our current lease in the space will not be extended upon its conclusion in February 2025.” The cinema is located in the former gymnasium of Ecole St. Louis De Gonzagues, which at the time of the Indie’s opening was operated by Red Oak Real Estate of Red Oak Villa nearby Ste. Anne Road.

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Current Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

25.3°C

Pressure
100.9 falling
Visibility
32.2 km
Dewpoint
12.6 °C
Humidity
45%
Wind
S 5 km/h

Radar Satellite


Hourly Forecast

Today
7 PM
24°C
A mix of sun and cloud
Today
8 PM
23°C
Mainly sunny
Today
9 PM
21°C
A few clouds
Today
10 PM
20°C
A few clouds
Today
11 PM
18°C
Partly cloudy
Tomorrow
12 AM
17°C
Partly cloudy
Tomorrow
1 AM
16°C
Partly cloudy
Tomorrow
2 AM
15°C
Cloudy
Tomorrow
3 AM
15°C
Cloudy
Tomorrow
4 AM
15°C
Cloudy
Tomorrow
5 AM
15°C
Mainly cloudy
Tomorrow
6 AM
16°C
Mainly cloudy

7 Day Forecast

Partly cloudy

Tonight

15 °C

Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy after midnight. Wind becoming south 20 km/h before morning. Low 15.


Showers

Wednesday

23 °C

Mainly cloudy. Showers beginning in the morning. Risk of a thunderstorm late in the morning and in the afternoon. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Wind south 20 km/h gusting to 50 becoming southwest 40 gusting to 60 in the afternoon. High 23. Humidex 28. UV index 3 or moderate.


Chance of showers

Wednesday night

10 °C

Partly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm in the evening. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low 10.


Chance of showers

Thursday

24 °C

A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. High 24.


Chance of showers

Thursday night

10 °C

Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 10.


Chance of showers

Friday

25 °C

A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 25.


Cloudy periods

Friday night

10 °C

Cloudy periods. Low 10.


Chance of showers

Saturday

18 °C

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 18.


Chance of showers

Saturday night

8 °C

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 8.


Chance of showers

Sunday

19 °C

A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 19.


Cloudy periods

Sunday night

9 °C

Cloudy periods. Low 9.


A mix of sun and cloud

Monday

20 °C

A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.


Yesterday

Low
9.4 °C
High
24.4 °C
Precipitation
0.0 mm

Normals

Low
6.4 °C
High
18.6 °C
Average
12.5 °C

Sunrise and Sunset

Sunrise
5:43 AM
Sunset
8:59 PM

Record Values

Type Year Value
Max 1977 30.5 C
Min 1967 -1.1 C
Rainfall 1988 21.0 mm
Snowfall 2006 1.8 cm
Precipitation 1988 21.0 mm
Snow On Ground 1955 0.0 cm

Based on Environment Canada data