Good morning, Greater Sudbury.
Here are some stories to start your day.
Don Cherry fired following 'you people' comments:
After more than three decades hosting Coach's Corner every Saturday, Don Cherry has been fired, Sportsnet announced Monday. The move comes after Saturday's segment in which Cherry went after immigrants in the Toronto area for not wearing poppies during the Remembrance Day season in Canada. He said “you people” in describing immigrants, adding that they come to Canada “for milk and honey” but don't honour war veterans. Co-host Ron MacLean didn't react Saturday, but on Sunday apologized for “not catching” what Cherry had said and not responding. Sportsnet also apologized Sunday, and Cherry's comments were roundly denounced.
12 Days of Kindness returns! Help us spread joy to deserving Sudburians this Christmas:
Christmas is just around the corner and that means it's time for the return of Sudbury.com's 12 Days of Kindness! We want to make Christmas brighter for deserving Sudburians by lending a hand, lightening a burden or making a special Christmas wish come true — but we can't do it without you, Greater Sudbury. If you know someone who could use a pat on the back, a hand up or a simple smile, we want to hear about them. Nominate them to be a 12 Days of Kindness recipient at www.sudbury.com/AOK. Make sure to visit Sudbury.com each weekday morning beginning Dec. 9 as we surprise deserving Sudburians with an Act of Kindness.
No timeline known for when HSN will relocate Children's Treatment Centre to create more bed spaces:
Sudbury's Children's Treatment Centre at the Ramsey Lake Health Centre will be relocated in order to create more acute care bed spaces, as Health Sciences North continues to battle with capacity issues, but there's no real timeline for that to happen. Health Sciences North was at 100 per cent capacity for all but 13 days over the past 15 months. Last month, the hospital hit a record high number of patients in unconventional bed spaces, with 67 patients finding themselves in tub rooms without windows, shower rooms, patient lounges with no bathrooms, hallways with lights on 24 hours a day and admitted patients waiting in the emergency department for a bed. The board decided in October to proceed with planning for the relocation of the Children's Treatment Centre and the two "section 23" classrooms located at CTC, to non-HSN facilities. Health Sciences North has hosted the CTC in its current location at the Ramsey Lake Health Centre since 2009. No timeline has been set out yet as to when this transition of moving the CTC to a new location and Health Sciences North having their 56 additional bed spaces open. More on this story here.
Crime of the week: Motorcycle stolen from shed in Espanola:
Sudbury Crime Stoppers and the Espanola OPP are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying suspects involved in a break, enter and theft. Sometime between Oct. 27 and 29, a suspect(s) broke into a shed at a residence situated on James Street in Espanola. Once inside the shed, culprits stole a motorcycle. The motorcycle is described as a white and orange 2018 KTM Enduro 690 R with a black tank bag. The value of the stolen property is estimated to be approximately $17,000. If you have information about this and wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 705-222-TIPS (8477) or www.sudburycrimestoppers.com.
Stobie Mine headframe sheds light on men's health issues this November:
Vale's Stobie Mine headframe in Sudbury is lit up again, this time for men's health awareness month. The headframe is visible to anyone travelling east on the Lasalle extension or between Sudbury and the Valley along Highway 69 North. Commuters will notice the headframe illuminated in the colour light blue in the early morning or evening. The headframe will remain illuminated throughout November in support of the annual Movember campaign, which aims to raise funds and awareness on health issues that primarily affect men, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
Watch again: Remembrance Day service from Sudbury Arena:
On Nov. 11, Canadians gathered to honour the men and women who served in times of war, military conflict and peace. Sudbury.com understands that not all residents in Greater Sudbury were able to attend the Remembrance Day service held at the Sudbury Arena in person. So as we do every year, Sudbury.com brought you livestream coverage of the ceremony from the Sudbury Arena on Remembrance Day. You can watch the ceremony in its entirety here.
Father John Meehan takes the reigns at University of Sudbury:
Father John Meehan has officially been installed as president and vice-chancellor at the University of Sudbury. Meehan succeeds Dr. Sophie Bouffard and has occupied the position of president and vice-chancellor of the University of Sudbury (UofS) since Sept. 12, 2019. He will serve a two-year term. Upon his arrival, he began “Thirty Days of Listening” and surveyed members of the university community to better understand the realities, including strengths, challenges, opportunities and needs. He expressed how much of a privilege it is for him to serve our university community which is, to some degree, a microcosm of Canada with its deeply rooted tri-cultural and bilingual aspects, said a news release. He is passionate about the institution’s Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person.
A mix of sun and cloud for Tuesday with some downright bitter temperatures. Tuesday's high will only get up to -10, feeling like -25 with the wind chill this morning. Clear skies overhead this evening with the low dropping to -18, feeling like -25 overnight. For current weather conditions, short-term and long-term forecasts visit Sudbury.com's weather page at www.sudbury.com/weather.