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

Here's what's happening around Greater Sudbury today

Good morning, Greater Sudbury.

Here are some stories to start your day.

Here are the municipal services operating on the Civic Holiday:

The August Civic Holiday is already upon us. It’s happens to be today in case it’s been a while since you’ve looked at a calendar. Here’s a list of the municipal services that are operating (and not operating) on Aug. 3. Landfills and transfer stations are closed. Tom Davies Square, including the Citizen Service Centre, will be closed. The Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter will not accept appointments for visits. If you are interested in adopting a pet, call 311 to schedule a visit. Household waste collection will go ahead as scheduled and the Recycling Centre will be open. GOVA Transit will follow holiday routes and schedules. Here’s a link to the holiday schedule, in case you need it, and the phone number, if that’s your preference, 705-675-3333. Fireworks are prohibited on the Civic Holiday. Bonfires are permitted provided property owners are compliant with the City’s Open Air Burning Bylaw that specifies setbacks from structures and additional conditions.

Onions imported from USA recalled due to Salmonella:

Red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions grown by Thomson International Inc. and imported from the USA are being recalled due to Salmonella. The onions have been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Yukon. Consumers should not consume the recalled products or foods containing these raw onions. Retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, and nursing homes should not serve, use, or sell the recalled products. These products may also have been purchased on-line or through various restaurant locations. They may also have been sold in bulk or in smaller packages with or without a label and may not bear the same brand or product names as described below. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will continue its investigation into other possible importers and additional recalls may follow. More on this story here.

GSSC still optimistic about running their soccer program this summer:

Greater Sudbury Soccer Club staff and board of directors have continually been working diligently toward providing the community with the opportunity to play soccer this summer. The board of directors has stayed in contact throughout the pandemic, communicating electronically and holding our monthly meetings online. During the board's June meeting, providing youth soccer training programming under Ontario Soccer’s Phase 1 criteria was considered, which allows restricted training, but does not allow the playing of any games, and requires physical distancing at all times.  On July 13 the Ontario Government announced that certain regions would move into Phase 3 of their economic reopening plan, effective July 17, which included Sudbury. After this was announced, GSSC waited for direction from Ontario Soccer.  On July 16 Ontario Soccer announced that the Ontario Government approved their Phase 2 criteria, which allows minimal physical contact during play and small-sided games.  GSSC immediately put in a request to the Greater City of Sudbury for field time to arrange for our summer programming. At the time and which is still the case, the only field available was/is the James Jerome artificial turf field, where the schedule was/is both limited and subject to restrictions. More on this story here.

Passport expired? Services have now resumed for renewal:

Passport services in Canada resuming by mail and by appointment for travel in less than 30 days. The Government of Canada has started the gradual resumption of some passport services in Canada. Starting July 31, Canadians can apply for a passport by mail. If Canadians have an immediate need for a passport or are travelling in less than 30 days with proof of travel, they can request in-person appointments. 
Applicants can visit to learn more and find out how to apply. If Canadians do not have travel plans, we ask that they wait before applying for a passport. Processing times are expected to be longer than normal due to high demand and measures to safeguard the health and safety of our employees and Canadians. Full story here.

Man illegally cuts down trees on Sturgeon Falls municipal property:

A 42-year-old Sturgeon Falls man has been charged with mischief after cutting down two large trees on municipal property, and leaving them covering the street. The OPP received a report of a person cutting down public trees at the corner of Queen and Main streets in Sturgeon Falls July 24 at 8:10 a.m. Investigation revealed the person cut down two large trees on the municipality's property, and left them covering the boulevard on Queen Street.   Upon arrival at scene, officers observed the accused walking away. He was subsequently arrested and charged with:
Mischief Under $5,000 (2 counts). The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Oct. 1 in Sturgeon Falls.

Wahnapitae's Mireille Roy won $25K for life, but has to go through Insider Win process first:

Mireille Roy of Wahnapitae won $25,000 a Year for Life with DAILY GRAND on May 7, but she can’t claim her prize right away. That’s because as Roy is an employee at an authorized OLG retailer, this prize falls within OLG's definition of an Insider Win. She did not purchase or validate the ticket at her place of employment. As of July 31, the claimant has completed the first step of a two-step Insider Win process, which included enhanced scrutiny of the prize claim. To complete the prize claim, the prize will be held for a 30-day waiting period as part of OLG's Insider Win process, in order for OLG to publicize the win. If there are no additional claims on this prize, it will be paid to the claimant on Aug. 28. If the pay date falls on a day that is not a business day, then the following business day shall be deemed to be the pay date. The ticket was purchased at Coniston Pharmacy on Amanda Street in Coniston.

Monday Weather:

Mostly cloudy today with some sunny periods throughout the day. Monday's high is only expected to get up to 19. Mainly cloudy into the evening with a few showers expected into Tuesday morning. Overnight low will get down to around 12. For current weather conditions, short-term and long-term forecasts visit's weather page at