Good morning, Greater Sudbury.
Here are some stories to start your day.
GSPS, OPP, North Shore Search & Rescue partner together in the search for Henri Montpellier
Greater Sudbury Police continue to search for 55-year-old Henri Montpellier, who was last seen July 18 around 6:30 p.m. in the area of Vermilion South Shore Road and Lockerby Mine Access. Montpellier is 6-1, weighs around 235 pounds, with short dark hair and brown eyes. He sometimes wears glasses as seen in the photo and was last seen wearing a blue tank top and shorts. Anyone with information related to Montpellier's whereabouts is asked to contact police at 705-675-9171. Read the full story here.
Food Recall: Iceberg, Originale Augustin brand ice cream sandwiches
Agropur Cooperative is recalling Iceberg brand and Originale Augustin brand ice cream sandwiches from the marketplace due to possible presence of fine metal particles. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings. There have been no reported injuries associated with the consumption of these products. Read the full story here.
Food Recall: certain Pacific oysters
Industry is recalling certain Pacific oysters from the marketplace due to a marine biotoxin which causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below, which have been sold in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Symptoms of PSP include tingling and numbness of the lips, tongue, hands and feet, and difficulty swallowing with an onset of a few minutes and up to 10 hours after consumption. In severe situations, this can proceed to difficulty walking, muscle paralysis, respiratory paralysis and death. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. Read the full story here.
One wrist broken, two cars destroyed in Kingsway collision
A total of nine passengers were involved in a two-car collision that occurred on the corner of Levesque Street and the Kingsway around 2:10 p.m. Saturday. Although little is known about the accident at this time, the impact did cause one of the two vehicles to roll over onto its roof. Despite extensive damage to both vehicles, the only injury associated with the accident was the broken wrist of one passenger. Read the full story here.
Missing blueberry picker found less than one day after disappearance
Sixty-nine-year-old Denis Ranger was located in just before 6 a.m. this morning, after being reported missing around 10 p.m. Friday. Ranger had been last seen picking blueberries in the area of Lasalle Boulevard and Isabella Street, around 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. Thanks to the combined effort by the community, Greater Sudbury Police and Ontario Provincial Police, Ranger was located in good health.
'Painful': Sudbury Anglican priest who's a lesbian on church's same-sex marriage vote
“Painful.” That's how a recently-ordained Sudbury priest who identifies as a lesbian describes a vote this month by the Anglican Church of Canada narrowly defeating a proposal to allow same-sex marriage. “It was gut-wrenching,” said Rev. Patti Brace, who was ordained an Anglican priest in May, and is taking a leave from her job as an Laurentian University English professor for a posting at a church in Nipigon. “Particularly the youth were very upset.” Delegates rejected a motion July 13 to add same-sex unions to national church laws at the General Synod — a meeting held every three years to decide issues of policy and doctrine. Read the full story here.
Ionic Mountain Bike Tour raises $39,000 for bladder cancer diagnosis, treatment
A sun-soaked Naughton Trail Centre hosted their 8th annual Ionic Mountain Bike TourSunday, raising $39,000 for bladder cancer diagnosis and treatment at the Northeast Cancer Centre. Since being introduced as a component of the Sudbury Fitness Challenge, the Ionic Mountain Bike Tour has attracted crowds of participants, representing a wide variety of ages and fitness levels. Bladder cancer is the fifth-fastest growing cancer said Tannys Laughren, executive director of the Northern Cancer Foundation, which affected the lives of nearly 9,000 Canadians last year alone. In an effort to combat this growing problem, Laughren said 100 per cent of the proceeds from these past two events will go toward the purchase of equipment designed to detect and treat bladder cancer. Read the full story here.
SPCA Adoption Party finds 15 puppers their fur-ever homes
Eight puppies and five dogs were brought back to what could be their fur-ever homes Saturday, following the Ontario SPCA's adoption party at First Round Sports Bar in Val Caron. This pop-up style event allowed residents to foster rescues from Sudbury's local shelter and northern communities, who they had either previously selected from the SPCA's online database or were matched with that day. After fostering the animal for one to two weeks while they completed any testing or medical treatment, residents would have the opportunity to adopt the dog or return it without repercussions. Find the full story and photo gallery here.
Rookie Ball Shamrocks rock tournament play
The Sudbury Rookie Ball Shamrocks have not often had their backs against the wall, but when they do, they sure can come out swinging. The young Shamrocks captured back to back tournaments earlier this summer, cruising through round robin play, for the most part, but relying on some seventh inning heroics in both final encounters before returning home with the hardware. Read the full story here.
Local Sierra MacMillan crowned Miss Teenage Canada Talent 2019
Resident songbird Sierra MacMillan had the opportunity to represent Ontario at the 2019 Miss Teenage Canada Pageant in Toronto earlier this month, where she was crowned Miss Teenage Canada Talent for her performance of Lauren Daigle's 'You Say'. The six-day competition included a variety of activities, challenges, interviews and performances at various venues across the greater Toronto area, to showcase the participant's skills, talents and personalities. Watch MacMillan's performance and read the full story here.
More sun and scattered clouds to start your week
A mix of sun and cloud expected Monday and a high of 24. Strong sun poking through the clouds should carry a high UV index of 7. Increasing cloudiness expected overnight and a low of 13.