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Nicolas Mongeon recently appeared on the Food Network reality television show Wall of Chefs. (Supplied)

Good morning, Greater Sudbury.

Here are some stories to start your day.

LPAT adjudicator reserves decision on KED appeal 

Following a victory in Superior Court, the City of Greater Sudbury was again defending its process in approving and advancing plans with the Kingsway Entertainment District. Ontario's Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT) reconvened on the Kingsway Entertainment District for final oral arguments on all issues on Sept. 17. A second day, Sept. 18, was reserved, but it will not be needed, as submissions wrapped up Thursday. LPAT vice-chair David Lanthier has reserved his decision following a full day of arguments from both sides. Read the full story here.

Another case in latest spike of COVID-19 cases in Sudbury

Another case of COVID-19 was reported Thursday by Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD). This is case number 101 and it is the seventh case in the past six days reported by PHSD. The latest case is described as a contact of a travel related case in the Greater Sudbury area, and the person is self-isolating. Because of a new policy introduced by the health unit last week, no information was provided on the person's gender or age. Learn more here.

Sudbury board of health supports continuing CERB

The Sudbury board of health has endorsed a motion asking the Government of Canada to continue providing the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) into "a basic income for all Canadians during the COVID-19 Pandemic and beyond".The motion was passed with no opposition during the regular September meeting of the Public Health Sudbury and Districts board, which was held online via Skype with staff and board members joining from home or individual offices. The motion comes just 10 days before the CERB benefit is expected to end on September 27, 2020. Read the full story here.

Sixties Scoop adoptee finds birth family thanks to article 

A story about an Indigenous woman who was taken from her birth mother in the Sixties Scoop has helped her to find her family. The Aug. 31 story about Tammy Maki and her business, Raven Rising, was picked up by Yorkton This Week in Saskatchewan. Maki is from White Bear First Nation near Yorkton. Adopted by a Finnish-Canadian family in Sudbury, she had a happy childhood, but when her parents died, she started searching her roots and learning about her First Nations heritage. Read the full story here.

Sudbury's Nicolas Mongeon didn't win Wall of Chefs, but loved the experience

Nicolas Mongeon may not have walked away from the Food Network Canada reality television show Wall of Chefs with the $10,000 cash prize, but he said he loved his experience on the show all the same. The 23-year-old Sudbury native, who recently graduated from Laurentian University’s communications program, appeared on the Sept. 15 episode of the show. “I didn’t win anything, but I feel like I gained so much experience,” said Mongeon, who has been working in Montreal doing marketing for a hot sauce start-up company since graduation. “I just had so much fun that I don’t even care.” In Wall of Chefs, home cooks face off in culinary challenges to test their skill, judged by 12 of Canada’s most renowned and highly respected chefs. Learn more here.

Friday weather:

Today will be mainly sunny with a high of 11 C. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight there will be a few clouds. Low of 0 C with frost. Greater Sudbury was under a frost advisory overnight, and Environment Canada said patchy frost is likely to redevelop tonight into Saturday morning when temperatures are again forecast to drop to near or just below the freezing mark. Cover up plants, especially those in frost-prone areas, Environment Canada advises. Take preventative measures to protect frost-sensitive plants and trees.