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Good morning, Sudbury! Here are 12 stories to start your day

Here's what's happening around Greater Sudbury today
Santa Shuffle Sudbury 2019 hosted at Collège Boréal in support of Cedar Place women and family shelter. (Keira Ferguson/

Good morning, Greater Sudbury.

Here are some stories to start your day.

Special Weather Statement issued in anticipation of freezing rain

A Special Weather Statement has been issued for Greater Sudbury and the surrounding area, in anticipation of freezing rain Monday. According to Environment Canada, the greatest threat will be in the area between Elliot Lake and Sudbury and areas north of North Bay. Read the full story here

Sudbury woman killed in two-vehicle collision on Hwy 11

A resident of Sudbury was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 11 Friday morning in Huntsville. According to police, a BMW had been travelling westbound on South Mary Lake Road when it was struck by a cube van that was heading northbound on Highway 11. The driver of the BMW, 41-year-old Keisha Andrews of Sudbury, was pronounced dead at the scene. Read the full story here

Vehicle veers off roadway, killing M'Chigeeng passenger

Police are in the process of investigating a fatal collision that occured on Highway 6 Friday resulting in the death of one M'Chigeeng First Nation passenger. So far, police have determined that the vehicle left the roadway for a still unknown reason, resulting in minor injuries for the driver and death for the passenger. Read the full story here

Man arrested in connection to trio of robberies at Lasalle convenience stores

The Greater Sudbury Police Break Enter and Robbery (B.E.A.R.) Unit with assistance from the Tactical Unit arrested a 47-year old man on Lasalle Boulevard shortly before 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, in relation to three robberies. The three robberies took place at convenience stores (two locations) on Lasalle Boulevard on June 25, Oct. 17 and Nov. 30, 2019. In all three cases the man hid his face, entered the store, displayed a knife and demanded money. Read the full story here

City now accepting applications for 2019 Elderly Tax Credit

If you or someone you know wants to take advantage of the 2019 Elderly Tax Credit, applications are being accepted until Dec. 31. Find more information here

Photos: Sudbury shuffles along with Santa raising $18K for Cedar Place

Sudbury joined 37 cities across the country in hosting a Santa Shuffle 5K Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk at Collège Boréal on Saturday, in support of the less fortunate in the community. The national event was introduced locally around 11 years ago to establish the Cedar Place women and family shelter, which returned as the sole beneficiary of this year's Sudbury Santa Shuffle. Find the full story and photo gallery here

Photos: Shining bright at the Downtown Sudbury Christmas Market

Tom Davies Square underwent a holiday makeover this weekend for the city's first Downtown Sudbury Christmas Market. The festivities kicked off Friday night with Mayor Brian Bigger lighting the courtyard's 30-ft holiday tree, followed by Christmas music, a light display, bonfires and access to food and drink vendors. Find the full story and photo gallery here

$600K of your tax dollars helped fund 34 arts, culture groups this year

Greater Sudbury taxpayers helped fund 34 arts and culture groups to the tune of $584,357 in 2019. The city announced this year's recipients of the 2019 Arts and Culture Grants on Dec. 6. Greater Sudbury Development Corporation administers the funds. Since 2005, taxpayers have provided $7.4 million to more than 100 arts and culture groups in the Nickel City, helping employ more than 200 artists over the years. Read the full story here.  

Friends band together to host food, clothing and blanket drive for those less fortunate

What began as a neighbourhood holiday drive has become a city-wide undertaking for two friends who were inspired to bring warmth, joy and comfort to those less fortunate in Greater Sudbury. The initial goal of the clothing, blanket and food drive, as explained by co-organizer Shawn Varey, was to have a few friends and their children collect and distribute items to the homeless and less fortunate. Read the full story here

Photos: Wolves sweep their four-game homestand with a 5-3 victory

The Sudbury Wolves capped off their homestand with a 5-3 victory over the Barrie Colts Sunday, making this the third victory of the two team's three-season matchups. Both teams came out swinging for this highly-anticipated event, resulting in a total of 44 minutes in penalty calls over the course of the 60-minute affair. But in the end, it was Sudbury, battled and bruised, who pushed through the madness to claim a 5-3 victory with 27 seconds left in play. Find the full game report and photo gallery here

Wolves celebrate their third straight win on home-ice

The Sudbury Wolves welcomed the Flint Firebirds to the Sudbury Arena Friday, for their second matchup following a 5-3 defeat at the Dort Federal Event Centre back in October. The pack came out swinging, establishing a strong lead right off the bat, but it was consistent pressure throughout that earned them an 8-5 final. Read the full game report here

Cloudy with a chance of flurries, freezing rain into the next morning

Cloudy skies Monday and a steady high of zero. Snow or freezing rain expected to begin late in the morning, amounting to 2-4 cm of snowfall over the course of the afternoon. Cloudy overnight and a low of -11, feeling more like -17 with the windchill. Southeast 30 km/h wind, becoming southwest 20 km/h late in the evening, then northwest 30 km/h before Tuesday morning. An additional 2-4 cm of snowfall overnight, with snow or freezing rain ending before Tuesday morning.