Good morning, Greater Sudbury.
Here are some stories to start your day.
City providing free transit service to Remembrance Day ceremony
A Remembrance Day ceremony will take place at the Sudbury Community Arena on Monday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and residents are asked to be seated by 10:15 a.m. for the arrival of the parade. Find a full list of changes to municipal services tomorrow by visiting Sudbury.com.
Police arrest man believed to be behind poppy box theft
Greater Sudbury Police have arrested a man in relation to a stolen poppy box in Downtown Sudbury. Sometime on Nov. 3, an individual was caught on video stealing a poppy donation box from the Subway restaurant on Brady Street, said Staff Sgt. Daryl Adams. Read the full story here.
City to dedicate staff post to First Nations initiatives
As part of its formal response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Greater Sudbury is planning to educate its staff and managers on the history of First Nations, and the impact of the residential school system. A report headed to council Nov. 12 covers five calls to action from the commission, with an eye on promoting reconciliation between Canadians and indigenous people. Read the full story here.
Unemployment rate creeps up to 6.2%
After a strong run over the last two years, Greater Sudbury lost employment again in October, adding to a string of monthly job losses that has seen employment in the city decline by about 3,900 since April. According to Statistics Canada's monthly labour force survey, the jobless rate last month was 6.2 per cent, up from 5.7 per cent in September. Read the full story here.
Watch Mercury in Transit at Science North on Monday
Weather permitting, Science North is offering a chance to observe Mercury in Transit on Monday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. using their solar telescopes set up outside the front entrance. The event is being put on together with Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and if it's too cloudy, there will be a live stream in Space Place on the 4th floor. Read the full story here.
Photos: Science North joins the globe in celebrating science centres, museums
Crowds of families, friends and science-loving companions filled the action-packed hallways of Science North Saturday - free of charge, as part of International Science Centre and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD). ISCSMD is an annual event hosted by science centres and science museums across the world to celebrate and promote their role in raising awareness and encouraging engagement in sustainable development and solutions to worldwide challenges. View the full photo gallery here.
Wolves on a roll, beat Bulldogs for fourth straight win
The Sudbury Wolves faced off against the Hamilton Bulldogs at the FirstOntario Centre on Saturday, the first of two November matchups between the clubs. Applying consistent pressure throughout, the Wolves battled through to claim their fourth straight victory with a 7-3 final. Read the full story here.
Purboo earns first shutout as Wolves chew up IceDogs 6-0
The Sudbury Wolves took a big bite out of the Niagara IceDogs at the Pack's annual Remembrance Day and Military Appreciation game Friday. Backed by the cheers of a hometown crowd, there was just no stopping the boys in blue, especially with first season Wolves player Christian Purboo standing tall between the pipes. Read the full story here. https://www.sudbury.com/sports/purboo-earns-first-shutout-as-wolves-chew-up-icedogs-6-0-1839119
Five boost their roster with Chicago import Marlon Johnson
The Sudbury Five has announced that 6-10 forward Marlon Johnson will be joining them for the upcoming 2019-20 season. The 25-year-old was born in Chicago, Illinois and attended New Mexico Highlands prior to joining the league. Read the full story here.
Dark, chilly weather to start the week
Monday looks to get off to a gloomy start, with cold winter temperatures from sun-up to sun-down. Mainly cloudy skies today and a high of -9. Wind up to 15 km/h will introduce a wind chill of -21 this morning, rising to -16 in the afternoon. Cloud coverage expected to part in the evening as temperatures reach the low of -18. Northern 20 km/h winds overnight to produce a wind chill of -19 in the evening and -27 overnight.