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

Video: Massive Ontario championship draws 400+ arm wrestlers

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an explosion in the popularity of arm wrestling across Ontario. This fact was very much in evidence on May 18 at the Ontario Provincial Arm Wrestling Championships, which were held in Sudbury this year, as more than 400 competitors, and likely as many fans and supporters, turned out for the event. Organized by the Rock City Reapers and held at the Holiday Inn on Regent Street, the event drew some 40 teams from Toronto and area to the south, all the way up to Kapuskasing in the north. Winners qualify for the nationals. The Reapers themselves are a testament to the renewed popularity of the sport. In recent years, the team has ballooned in size to some 40 members, team member Brad Wade told Sudbury.com. “Our team started at three or four members, and we’re up to probably about 40 now,” he said.

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Video: Khalsa Day celebration draws more than 1,000 people

Sudbury’s Sikh community might have more than 40 years of history in the Nickel City, but it wasn’t until recent years that the city’s first temple opened. Now, and for the second year in a row, the Sudbury Gurudwara has held Khalsa Day celebrations in Greater Sudbury. On May 19, more than a 1,000 celebrants turned out to celebrate the Sikh New Year and bestow blessings on the community. A major component of the celebration of the Festival of Vaisakhi is the “Nagar Kirtan”, a ceremonial procession through the community. As explained by the organizer of the event, Karanbir Badesha, “nagar” means “city” in Punjabi, while “kirtan” means to “sing hymns in blessing”, so through the Nagar Kirtan, faithful Sikhs are blessing their community. It is also an occasion to share their culture with the wider community, Badesha said.

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Hwy 144 crash Sunday claims life of Espanola resident

The crash that closed Highway 144 in Chelmsford on Sunday claimed the life of an Espanola resident. The Nipissing West Ontario Provincial Police detachment said they, along with Greater Sudbury Fire Services and Greater Sudbury Paramedic Services, were dispatched to the scene at the intersection of Highway 144 and Lavallee Road just after 5 p.m. on May 19. “The driver of the motorcycle, a 33-year-old-person from Espanola, was transported to the local hospital by ambulance, with serious life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital,” OPP said in a news release. Although the notice of reopening wasn't posted by OPP or 511 Ontario until around midnight May 20, police said Monday the roadway was closed for under three hours.

New study probes cancer’s impact on Canadians’ health, wealth

A new study published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal said Canada cancer rate, the deaths associated with it, will continue to increase as more and more Canadians reach their senior years. The study was based on data provided by the Canadian Cancer Registry and Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database, respectively. The study was researched and written by more than a dozen physicians and scientists, including researchers from the University of Calgary; Canadian Cancer Society, Vancouver;  Centre for population health at Stats Canada, the Population Oncology Centre in Vancouver; McMaster University department of surgery; Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program, Halifax; Cancer Care Alberta, Calgary; and the College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. "We projected cancer incidence and mortality counts and rates to 2024 for 23 types of cancer, overall, by sex, and by province or territory,” the study states. “We calculated age-standardized rates using data from the 2011 Canadian standard population."

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Most NOSM-trained docs choose family medicine residency

Northern Ontario's NOSM University is succeeding in its mission to have more family doctors in this part of Ontario, the university said recently. Highlighting residency data on its students, NOSM U said its MD students have recently completed their residency choices for 2024 through the Canadian Resident Matching Service. NOSM said 38 of the 69 eligible MD students were matched to family medicine residencies — at 55 per cent, this is the highest proportional residency rate in Canada, said NOSM. NOSM U, formerly the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, teaches medical students at campuses in Sudbury and Thunder Bay. The medical school also said 36 of the graduating MDs (52 per cent) will be doing their medical residency training at NOSM University. This is important, said NOSM, because about 90 per cent of learners who do both an MD degree and a residency in the North, stay in the North.

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Let’s eat! We go on a hunt for Josie’s Secret Patio

“A lot of the allure is in trying to find it,” jokes Patty Desjardins. She’s one of the owners of Josie’s Secret Patio, named for her mother and located near the corner of Alder and Elm streets, which serves up lots of yummy eats like smash burgers, woodfired pizzas, tacos and shareable plates. What was once the home of the old Alder Hall, a dance hall owned by her parents, the building now boasts an indoor simulated golf restaurant experience and secret patio. “This used to be my parent’s residence and their business. My mom was in charge of the food at the hall for weddings, showers and catering so when my brother came up with the idea to add a sprawling patio out back it was named in her honour,” Desjardins said. Patty’s mom Josephine (Josie) Desjardins was the family pillar. She passed away in 2021. She and her husband, Maurice, owned a number of successful and prominent local businesses, including the Townhouse Tavern and the Walden General Store.

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Current Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

10.5°C

Pressure
100.9 rising
Visibility
24.1 km
Dewpoint
10.3 °C
Humidity
99%
Wind
WNW 7 km/h

Radar Satellite


Hourly Forecast

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5 AM
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Chance of showers
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6 AM
12°C
Mainly cloudy
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12°C
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8 AM
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9 AM
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10 AM
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11 AM
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1 PM
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2 PM
19°C
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Today
3 PM
19°C
Mainly cloudy
Today
4 PM
20°C
A mix of sun and cloud

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
0 °C
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