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

Integrity commissioner to investigate Flour Mill CAN meeting

The City of Greater Sudbury’s Integrity Commissioner is pursuing an investigation into a meeting of the Flour Mill Community Action Network (CAN) that was held April 8. This according to email correspondence from commissioner David Boghosian sent May 14, requesting copies of the videos and recordings that were supplied to Sudbury.com by those who attended the meeting. Sudbury.com did agree to provide the requested material to the integrity commissioner only after obtaining the express permission from those who recorded them. When we asked Boghosian for further details, he replied “unfortunately, I will not be able to provide any details of my investigation until I issue a report, if any, as my investigation is confidential.” The meeting in question was organized by the CAN with a stated aim of offering an opportunity for residents and business owners near the Sudbury Centre for Transitional Care (SCTC), located at Notre Dame Avenue and King Street, to air their concerns about the centre, its clients and what residents see as the impact it is having on their neighbourhood. 

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Lax vax recording keeping leads to hundreds of suspension notices

Sudbury's Board of Health was told May 16 that the number of Sudbury area school students not compliant with the mandatory immunizations is very low, but hundreds of local students received brief suspensions this year because their parents were unable to provide up-to-date vaccine records. This followed a presentation to the board by Stacey Gilbeau, director and Chief Nursing Officer, and Stephanie Hastie, program specialist, from Public Health Sudbury & Districts. Their presentation was an overview of mandatory immunizations that students are required to receive, said Gilbeau. She said the program is run through the provincial Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA). "This past school year has afforded us the opportunity to continue our forward momentum, ensuring that students attending primary and secondary schools throughout our catchment area are protected and safe from infections and outbreaks in school that might disrupt learning and opportunities to grow and develop," said Gilbeau.

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HSN staff rally as contract talks enter arbitration

Health-care professionals at Health Sciences North rallied outside the hospital May 16. The workers have been without a contract since 2022 and entered in arbitration on Monday. The rally aimed to show support for the bargaining team with the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA). “It is unacceptable that the health-care professionals at this major hospital have been left  struggling to provide good-quality care and diagnostic services to their patients while  experiencing serious staff shortages and working without a respectful, current contract since  June 2022,” says ONA President Erin Ariss in a news release. “This employer has utterly failed to recruit and retain sufficient levels of these highly skilled  health-care professionals in 15 different health-care professional classifications. HSN has expected these dedicated, highly educated professionals to provide the essential work they do to diagnose, treat and help patients during recovery while simultaneously working for almost two years with an expired contract even amidst high inflation rates.”

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Diabetes Canada wants you to ‘Drive Up and Donate’ this weekend

Diabetes Canada is asking residents of Sudbury to drive up and donate their gently used clothing and small household items this Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., happening at the Diabetes Canada Clothing Collection Centre at 2141 Lasalle Blvd. This May long weekend is a great time to declutter your home or cottage and to help the more than 11.9 million Canadians with prediabetes and diabetes, said a press release from Diabetes Canada. And for those who are unable to participate this weekend, Diabetes Canada will be hosting the Drive Up and Donate event every weekend, all summer long. Last year during the Drive Up and Donate initiative, Canadians donated more than 94,000 pounds of textiles and household items which were diverted from landfill. Since Diabetes Canada started their annual Drive Up and Donate events in 2020, nearly 500,000 pounds have been collected and diverted from landfills across Canada. This year Diabetes Canada hopes to reach their goal of collecting 1 million pounds.  

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Algoma Steel charged in death of Sudbury contract worker

Algoma Steel has been charged by the Ministry of Labour in relation to the events surrounding last year's death of a contract worker, 21-year-old Damien Bryant of Sudbury. Three charges were laid on May 2, 2024 in connection with the June 15, 2023 incident that resulted in the death of Bryant, who was working at the plant as a contract worker employed by GFL Environmental Inc. Laid under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the three charges allege that Algoma Steel failed "as an employer to provide information, instruction and supervision to a worker to protect the health and safety of a worker," and failed to ensure that two specific regulations regarding "confined space entry" were "complied with." The charges have yet to be tested in court. When contacted about the charge on Thursday, the company declined to comment.

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Child under 5 dies after being hospitalized for measles: Public Health Ontario

Public Health Ontario says a young child has died after being hospitalized for measles — the first such death in more than a decade. A report published Thursday says the child was under five years old and not immunized against the virus. The report shows there were no other measles-related deaths recorded in the province between Jan. 1, 2013 and this week. The agency says there have been 22 confirmed cases of measles in Ontario this year, 13 of them in children. It says 12 of the children were not immunized against measles and the other had an unknown immunization status.

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Current Weather

Mainly Clear

Mainly Clear

10.6°C

Pressure
100.8 rising
Visibility
24.1 km
Dewpoint
10.3 °C
Humidity
98%
Wind
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7 Day Forecast

Chance of showers or thunderstorms

Tonight

11 °C

Showers with thunderstorms ending late this evening then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Local amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind southwest 30 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 11.


Mainly cloudy

Friday

20 °C

Mainly cloudy. Wind becoming north 20 km/h late in the afternoon. High 20. UV index 6 or high.


Clear

Friday night

7 °C

Clear. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. Low 7.


Sunny

Saturday

22 °C

Sunny. High 22.


Cloudy periods

Saturday night

11 °C

Increasing cloudiness. Low 11.


Cloudy

Sunday

23 °C

Cloudy. High 23.


Chance of showers

Sunday night

15 °C

Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 15.


A mix of sun and cloud

Monday

30 °C

A mix of sun and cloud. High 30.


Cloudy periods

Monday night

18 °C

Cloudy periods. Low 18.


A mix of sun and cloud

Tuesday

30 °C

A mix of sun and cloud. High 30.


Cloudy

Tuesday night

20 °C

Cloudy. Low 20.


A mix of sun and cloud

Wednesday

31 °C

A mix of sun and cloud. High 31.


Yesterday

Low
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High
0 °C
Precipitation
2.2 mm

Normals

Low
10.2 °C
High
21.8 °C
Average
16.0 °C

Sunrise and Sunset

Sunrise
5:30 AM
Sunset
9:18 PM

Record Values

Type Year Value
Max 1988 32.4 C
Min 1978 0.5 C
Rainfall 1999 33.1 mm
Snowfall 1954 0.0 cm
Precipitation 1999 33.1 mm
Snow On Ground 1955 0.0 cm

Based on Environment Canada data