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Good Morning, Sudbury! Here are 10 stories to start your day

Here's what happening around Greater Sudbury this week
Pond Hockey Festival on the Rock 2019 participants at the Northern Water Sports Center (Keira Ferguson/

Good morning, Greater Sudbury.

Here are some stories to start your day.

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science at Laurentian University

The Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation, and Engineering building at Laurentian University will be hosting two events on Feb. 11 in honour of International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The Women and Girls in Science Symposium will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., then from 6:30-10 p.m. the space will host a panel of women who have built successful careers in the field of science, in an event called the Power of Women in Science. For more details, visit

HSN president Dominic Giroux to give keynote speech at Chamber lunch Feb. 13

Health Sciences North president and CEO Dominic Giroux is the keynote speaker at a Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce luncheon Feb. 13. Tickets cost $55 for members and $85 for non members, and are available through the Chamber's website. Visit for more details. 

Sudbury Frost Fest hits the stage Feb. 15

Dig out your cowboy boots because Sudbury's Frost Fest featuring Aaron Pritchett, Kira Isabella and David James is this Friday, Feb. 15. This 19-plus event will be hosted by local comedian Shawn McLaren at the Caruso Club, beginning at 7 p.m. Find out more, by visiting 

GrEATer Sudbury's Best: Cozy Cafe

There is nothing like a fresh cup of coffee to warm up those chilly Sudbury mornings, but what cozy cafe stands out above the rest? We asked you to tell us your favourite place to warm up with a cup of joe, and this Friday we will announce your winner in a series we call GrEATer Sudbury's Best.  Check back with over the next seven weeks and don't forget to cast your vote, as we explore the best the city has to offer. 

Feel like barriers prevent you from volunteering? This Volunteer Sudbury program might be for you

Greater Sudbury is home to thousands of people who volunteer their time day in and day out to make their community a better place in which to live. However, there are potential volunteers in this city who face a number of barriers that allow them to fulfil their volunteering endeavours. That's where the Valuable Volunteer program comes in. Read the full story online, at

Pond Hockey Festival on the Rock skates into its 11th year

This weekend, a frozen Ramsey Lake hosted 71 teams of hardy Northerners playing in the 11th annual Pond Hockey Festival on the Rock. Don't let its name fool you -- this was not your average pond hockey tournament. In addition to 16 playground and 55 non-playground teams, the ice was filled with as many as 1,000 people at any given time, enjoying the many sights and sounds of the event. Find photos from the event and more information online, at

Kids in the Hall's Bruce McCulloch to headline LOL Sudbury

Get ready. The Laugh Out Loud (LOL) Sudbury Comedy Festival is coming back March 28-30 to tickle your funny bone. This year’s festival includes new shows from Canada’s best talents, killer stand-up and local favourites, said a press release issued by the festival organizers. Check out the full lineup online, at

Montpellier goes public with his serious heart issues

Ward 3 Coun. Gerry Montpellier is going public with the serious health issue that will sideline him from council business for the next month or so. Montpellier fell ill at city council Jan. 29, passing out briefly before walking out on his own power and taking an ambulance to Health Sciences North. It turns out, that night his heart stopped beating for about four seconds. Read the full story online, at

Another sunny day in store, with a winter storm in the forecast

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for Greater Sudbury and the surrounding area, with 25-35 cm of snow expected to fall between Tuesday and Wednesday. But sunny skies are predicted for Monday and a high of -9 C. Prepare for a chilly start to the week, with a wind chill of -21 C in the morning warming to -16 C by the afternoon. Clear skies expected overnight, with increasing cloudiness before Tuesday morning. Moderate winds of up to 15 km/h will make the low of -17 C feel more like -16 C in the evening and -25 C overnight, introducing a risk of frostbite.