Good morning, Greater Sudbury.
Here are some stories to start your day.
Death under investigation at Rockview Towers
An incident occured at Rockview Towers apartment complex around 8 a.m. Saturday morning, resulting in the death of one elderly, female resident of the building. Police have ruled out foul play, but will not be releasing any more details regarding the accident until the investigation is complete. The investigation is now in the hands of the coroner's office. Read the full story here.
Food Recall: Heinz brand Turkey Stew baby food
Kraft Heinz Canada is recalling Heinz brand Turkey Stew 8+ Months baby food from the marketplace due to the presence of insects. This recall was triggered by a consumer complaint. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. Read the full story here.
Seniors reminded to be cautious in light of recent fraud
In light of a recent fraud, Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police would like to remind seniors to be cautious when approached by anyone wanting to do work on their homes. On Aug. 7, three men attended the home of a senior in Little Current, offering to do a 'driveway sealing job,' as stated in a press release. Once the work was completed, one man then increased the job price considerably, requesting the additional payment be made in cash. During this time, one of the men entered the residence on two separate occasions to use the washroom. After the men had left, the senior noticed that all of her money was missing from her wallet. Read the full story here.
Nickel price keeps going higher
Worries about supply and expected demand for electric cars kept pushing up the price of nickel this week, with the metal staying above US$7.31 a pound on the London Metals Exchange on Friday. Prices are up by 50 per cent the start of the year, when nickel was struggling to stay above US$5 a pound. Prices haven't risen this fact in a decade. Indonesia, one of the biggest suppliers in the world, plans to ban exports in 2022, and rumours the ban could be imposed sooner has accounted for some of nickel's recent strength, analysts say. Read the full story here.
Annual butterfly release raises over $28,500 for Maison McCulloch Hospice
With tears of joy and sorrow rimming their eyes, more than 400 Sudburians released their monarch butterflies on the grounds of Science North Sunday, as part of Maison McCulloch Hospice's annual butterfly release. The annual event is one of three major fundraisers for the Maison McCulloch Hospice and an opportunity to celebrate those who have passed away in our community. Find a full photo gallery here and check back with Sudbury.com for the full story.
Swimming advisory lifted for Manitoulin Island beach
Public Health Sudbury and Districts have removed the swimming advisory for the last of two Manitoulin Island beaches found to exceed the acceptable bacteriological water quality standards. Based on recent water samples, Kagawong Village Beach has been declared suitable for recreational use. Read the full story here.
Up Here 5 so far: A colour force to be reckoned with
Up Here 5 is well under way, bringing its patented blend of mind-bending sound and vibrant colour to Downtown Sudbury. In fact, the urban music and art festival’s entire lineup this year is subtly, and yet completely, influenced by colour. That’s because the 2019 theme is “colour force.” What exactly is colour force though? Don’t worry: Even the organizers didn’t know at first. Find the photo gallery and full story here.
Sudbury official jumps into a position with the East Coast Hockey League
Young local hockey talent are not the only ones looking to make a big jump on the ice this year. Sudbury official and Lasalle Secondary graduate Kyle Lekun has recently signed on with the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), as the former Sudbury Wolves' draft pick makes the move from northern Ontario to Greenville, South Carolina next month. Read the full story here.
Local athletes chalk up for World Masters Weightlifting in Montreal
Alex Fera has seen a lot thanks to a lifetime of involvement with the sport of Olympic weightlifting. A World Masters Weightlifting Championship - he has not. Until this weekend. The man at the helm of the Sudbury Weightlifting Club is off to Montreal for the next week or so, site of the championship that will gather roughly 800 lifters from around the globe, representing some sixty countries or more. Read the full story here.
Mix of sun and cloud today
A mix of sun and cloud Monday and a high of 25, feeling like 27 with the humidex. The day may get off to a chilly start, with 20 km/h winds from the south gusting to 40 km/h this morning. Don't let cloud coverage fool you, sun poking through should carry a high UV index of 7. Increased cloudiness expected overnight and a low of 14. Winds from the west should reach 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h as the sun begins to fall, but calm as the evening progresses.