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Good Morning, Sudbury! Here are 11 stories to start your day

Here's what happening around Greater Sudbury today
Laura Stradiotto and Pina Cotesta with the book “The Sun Will Shine,” featuring writing by Laura Cotesta, who died in 1997 at age 18 after living with a rare spinal cancer for 10 years. (Heidi Ulrichsen/

Good morning, Greater Sudbury.

Here are some stories to start your day.

United We Roll: convoy trucking through Sudbury on Monday morning

You may see a whole new set of wheels on Sudbury's streets Monday, when the United We Roll convoy makes its way through Northern Ontario.The United We Roll convoy is spearheaded by Jason Corbeil and Glen Carritt, who organized the cross-country demonstration to protest bill C48, bill C69 and the carbon tax. In light of controversy surrounding pipeline construction, the two men wanted to ensure the voices of oil industry workers were heard. Find more details on the convoy and its expected arrival online, at

'Sometimes I think of writing a book': Laura Cotesta's story, in her own words

“Sometimes I think of writing a book about my story … maybe when my life settles down, I will find the time.” Sudburian Laura Cotesta wrote those words on May 17, 1995, at the age of 16. Having been diagnosed with an ependymoma spinal cord tumour when she was eight years old, Laura passed away at the age of 18, on July 22 1997, shortly after high school graduation. “The Sun Will Shine,” a book chronicling Laura's life with childhood cancer in her own words, will be released Feb. 18 by StoriaBooks. Read the full story online, at

Women and Girls in Science: LU looks to grow the science mentors of tomorrow

For the first time since being introduced by the UN in 2015, Sudbury celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Feb. 11, with two interactive events at LU's Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering building. In addition to showcasing the academic achievements of the university and its diverse staff, the day highlighted the importance of mentors, both in the evolution of the industry and the gender bias present within it. Find out more by visiting

Snow removal planned for downtown next week

The city will perform snow removal in downtown Sudbury next week to widen traffic lanes and improve access to parking. The work will take place from Feb. 19-26, with crews working midnight to 8 a.m. in each scheduled area, depending on weather conditions. Find the full schedule online, at

Riderless snowmobile, train collide in Hanmer

Around 4 p.m Saturday, Greater Sudbury Police responded to a collision in which a train on route through Hanmer hit a riderless snowmobile. No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident. Read the full story online, at

Food Recall (Allergen): Various EnviroKidz brand cereals

Nature's Path Foods Inc. is recalling various EnviroKidz brand cereals from the marketplace because they may contain wheat and gluten which are not declared on the label. View the full list of recalled product online, at 

Food Recall (Allergen): Various Brewer's Yeast product

A food safety investigation conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), has led to the recall of (Debittered) Brewer's Yeast from the marketplace because it contains peanut which is not declared on the label. Find out more about the investigation and learn which products have been recalled by visiting

Food Recall (Allergen): Victoria White Linen Collection Marinara Sauce

B&G Foods Canada, ULC is recalling Victoria White Linen Collection Marinara Sauce from the marketplace because it may contain cashew which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to cashew should not consume the recalled product described below. View the full list of recalled product online, at

Wolves not so super as Greyhounds score 10

Super powers weren't enough to keep our Wolves from defeat last night, as they welcomed the Soo Greyhounds for the fourth annual Superhero Game at the Sudbury Arena. After a heroic performance by both teams, the Hounds took home Game Five of the Bell Challenge Cup series with a 10-4 final. Final shots on goal were 43-38 in favour of the Soo. Read the full game report online, at The Wolves faced off against the Niagara IceDogs yesterday at the Meridian Centre, check back with for the full game report. 

Sudbury Five drop the ball in London

The Sudbury Five suffered their second loss of a three-game road trip Saturday, at the hands of defending champs the London Lightning. Missing from the court was sharpshooter Jaylen Bland, who was placed on the injured reserve Friday following a lower body injury sustained in Wednesday's match against Windsor. The Five shot over 50 per cent from the field in fourth, but it wasn't enough to keep the team from ultimately losing the match 124-107. Check out photos from the game and full game report online, at

Clear skies for Family Day

Overnight cloudiness is expected to clear by Monday morning, leaving nothing but blue skies for Family Day. Wind chill will make the high of -13 C feel more like -27 C in the morning and -19 C in the afternoon. Sudburians are reminded that low temperatures such as those predicted for Monday, introdce a risk of frosbite. Clear skies in the forecast for Monday night and a low of -22 C.