Good morning, Greater Sudbury.
Here are some stories to start your day.
Attempted murder charge: 2nd person may have been involved in 'violent' Minnow Lake assault
Greater Sudbury Police say they have reason to believe a second person may have been involved in assault in Minnow Lake just after midnight Canada Day that resulted in attempted murder charges against a 25-year-old man. They are asking for the public’s assistance in the case. “There is a plea to the public — if you have information, either witnessed it, heard of information or have videoed the events, please come forward,” said Greater Sudbury Police Insp. Marc Brunette. A 44-year-old man was seriously injured in the assault, which occurred outside of a residence on Ferndale Avenue. The incident was reported around 12:30 a.m. July 1, and officers arrived on scene at around 1 a.m. “It’s without question a very violent assault,” said Brunette, adding that the victim sustained “very serious injuries,” and remains in hospital at Health Sciences North. “A tragedy for certain,” he said — the man’s injuries reflect the charge of attempted murder. Read the full story here.
Ajax man accused of ‘weaving all over the road’ on Hwy. 69 faces impaired charges
A 44-year-old Ajax man who was reportedly “weaving all over the road” on Highway 69 near French River has been charged with impaired driving. On June 26 at 4:50 p.m., members from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint regarding a vehicle weaving all over the road, northbound on Highway 69 in the vicinity of Highway 607, in the Municipality of French River. Officers located and stopped the vehicle on Highway 69, near Estaire Road in the City of Greater Sudbury. The OPP says that upon speaking with the driver, officers determined the individual had been consuming alcohol and was subsequently arrested. Read more here.
Popcorn and car keys: Horizons Drive-in opens in Sudbury this weekend
This summer, drive-in movie theatres will no longer be a thing of the past. Sudbury entrepreneur Benjamin MacKenzie has been hard at work for the past three months, getting ready to launch Horizons Drive-in, a pop-up drive-in movie theatre that will travel to cities throughout Northeastern Ontario. Opening weekend will be held in Sudbury from July 3 to 4 in the parking lot behind the Southridge Mall. Learn more here.
Enjoy summer, but keep COVID-19 risks in mind, says health unit
With the school year now officially at an end, summer beginning and many COVID-19 restrictions lifted, it means Ontario residents have some new options to consider with respect to how they spend their time. These options have prompted the Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) to produce a video report on the importance of staying safe according to guidelines from Health Canada. The YouTube video report produced last week features public health nurse Katy Peacock commenting on our newest freedoms and how to weigh those against our collective responsibilities. Read the full story here.
Face masks now required when visiting Sudbury health unit
Visiting the Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) now means you must be wearing a face mask. The new edict comes into effect today, Thursday, July 2. "If you are visiting our office locations for service, you will need to wear a face-covering (e.g. medical or a non-medical mask or other face covering) at all times," said a news release from the health unit. "This is the case whether you are receiving services that involve close contact or not. Certain exceptions may apply (for example, based on age or medical circumstances)." PHSD also said it is encouraging citizens to bring their own mask. For those who don't have a mask, the health unit will supply one for your appointment, supplies permitting. Learn more here.
Photos: Oh Canada! Pandemic didn't stop Sudburians from enjoying Canada Day
We asked for your Canada Day pictures, and you delivered. Click here to check out all of the red and white in the lovely pics you sent to us.