Good morning, Greater Sudbury.
Here are some stories to start your weekend.
The end is nearing, Alex Trebek says as he faces chemo again
He can feel himself slipping, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek told CTV's W5 recently as he struggles with the re-emergence of pancreatic cancer. “No, not afraid of dying,” he said in the interview. “There are moments when I have some regrets about having gone public with it because there's a little too much of Alex Trebek out there and I regret that. “We thought I was finished with chemo that was a bit premature and certainly over optimistic.” Read the full story here.
EpiPen users asked to inspect their product in light of defect
Pfizer Canada has announced some EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto-injector devices may not slide out of their carrier tube easily, or at all. According to a release issued Saturday by Health Canada, the issue is estimated to have affected two auto-injectors out of every one million. There is no concern at this time with the device itself or the drug that it delivers. Read the full story here.
Food Recall: additional raw beef, veal products taken off the shelves
The food recall warning issued on Oct.10 has been updated to include additional product information identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation. Industry is recalling various raw beef and raw veal products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Find product information and more here.
Mural honouring Oryst Sawchuk unveiled in downtown Sudbury
The latest addition to Greater Sudbury's artistic landscape was unveiled in the pedestrian underpass connecting Elgin Street and Riverside Drive on Saturday, in a special ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Sudbury Arts Council. The mural was completed in honour of Sudbury artist and architect Oryst Sawchuk and includes recreations of 11 of his paintings of Downtown Sudbury. Read the full story here.
Your mission: Go to Lasalle Metro parking lot at 7 a.m. Oct. 20, donate to Infant Food Bank
A new group that's calling itself Grannies for Good is hoping to make a difference for local charities. The concept is simple: twice a year, with the minimum of fuss and no meetings, the group will gather to help meet the needs of a struggling charity. That's exactly what will happen Sunday, Oct. 20 at 7 a.m. Find the full story here.
Video: Starlotte Satine Vintage breathes new life into a beloved heirloom
Fashion may not be a subject on everyone's mind, but for some, it is a way to express their personality, explore their identity, or connect with a loved one, culture, religion or country. But what happens when these keepsakes or their owners begin to age and evolve with the changing times? This was the question life-long Sudbury resident Marion Gunther asked herself, after re-discovering a beloved family heirloom originally purchased by her mother Helga Gunther in the 1950s. Find the full story here.
Photos: A heavy-handed third period costs Wolves the win
The Sudbury Wolves welcomed the Oshawa Generals to the Sudbury Community Arena Friday night, for what would turn out to be a penalty-heavy matchup for these two division-leading teams. Despite having established an early-game lead, the Wolves could not withstand the flurry of goals by Oshawa in the third period, which brought the match to a 5-4 final for the visiting team. Find the full game report here.
Veteran returns to the ice to help Canadians claim victory
The big guy got back just in time for a big win Thursday night in Chelmsford. With 6'7" veteran defenceman Ethan Lavallee making his return to the lineup following an off-season of soul searching, the Rayside-Balfour Canadians looked more than ready to challenge the NOJHL elite, blasting the hapless Elliot Lake Wildcats 11-2. Read the full story here.
Sudbury Five tip-off their regular season on December 28
The Sudbury Five will play 20 games on their home court inside the Sudbury Arena during the 2019-20 National Basketball League of Canada season. The schedule kicks off with two pre-season home games on Nov. 22 against the defending league champion Moncton Magic and Dec. 12 against the Kitchener Waterloo Titans. Read the full story here.
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The federal election is less than two weeks away and Sudbury.com will be bringing you news releases and stories from all of the parties and candidates running on the 2019 federal election page. Be sure to check in at our election page daily for the news of the day and for a closer look at the candidates running in Sudbury and Nickel Belt.
Chance of flurries Monday as temperatures dip near zero
Mainly cloudy and a high of 7. There is a 40 per cent chance of flurries or rain showers this morning, followed by a 40 per cent chance of showers for the remainder of the day and early this evening. Southwest wind reaching 20 km/h by this afternoon, becoming light near midnight tonight. Light cloud coverage expected overnight and temperatures near a low of 2.