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Good morning, Sudbury! Here are a few stories to start your day on this Tuesday morning.

Thousands still without power after weekend storm that left at least nine dead

Hundreds of thousands of people remain without power after Saturday's powerful storm that left at least nine dead and caused extensive damage throughout southern Ontario and Quebec. Hydro utilities say the damage to the power grid is extensive and complicated, meaning even as crews work around the clock to make repairs, it could still be days before all outages are resolved. Hydro One reports the number of customers without power in Ontario has dropped a little below 200,000 as of Monday morning, having restored power to more than 380,000 customers.

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Blank wall in Lo-Ellen’s new caf the canvas for 16-metre mural

In a case of go big or go home, Cambrian College and Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School have unveiled a massive new mural. The mural, called "Northern Resurgence", is 16 metres in length and 2.4 metres in height. Northern Resurgence is located in the cafeteria of Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School. It depicts the beauty and fragility of the northern wilderness, and the importance of revitalizing and conserving the landscape. Over the past 50 years, considerable work has been done to re-green the community, earning Sudbury international praise and awards in the process.

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French Catholic board director heads education provincial group

Paul Henry, director of education and secretary-treasurer of the Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon, was recently selected to serve as president of the Council of Ontario Directors of Education in 2022-2023. The CODE is an advisory and consultative organization composed of the Directors of Education of all 72 district school boards in Ontario and the Consortium du Centre Jules-Léger (CCJL).  It is the common public voice of senior school district administrators working with government and various associations. Director of education and secretary-treasurer of the CSC Nouvelon since January 2020, Henry had previously served as associate director of education and superintendent of education and possesses a rich and varied experience in teaching and school administration at the elementary and secondary levels in Ontario, said a press release from the school board. 

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Film: Café Daughter shooting wraps up in Sudbury

Film director, screenwriter and film producer Shelley Niro wrapped up shooting for the upcoming film ‘Café Daughter’ just last week in Sudbury. The film took place in various locations around Sudbury. With film funding assistance from the province, Niro said, “we were able to go into Sudbury and hire as many local people as we could.” “Café Daughter” is produced by Niro in association with Freddie Films and Circle Blue Entertainment and with the participation of Telefilm Canada, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the Indigenous Screen OfficeONCreates Film Fund and CION. “We were all over Sudbury. We even went to Capreol, which was great,” Niro said. “We filmed at a restaurant in Capreol and transformed it into a Chinese restaurant. We use some of the Capreol Ski Club. And we use the area in the club itself. And in Coniston, we went to the BRB studios. “There were schools that we use, there were houses, private houses that we used. Yeah, we were kind of all over the place,” Niro told in a phone interview. 

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Cambrian offering course for ECEs to become daycare admins


With the provincial and federal governments signing a historic agreement to deliver “$10-a-day” daycare across Ontario, Cambrian College is responding, knowing there will be increased demand for leaders in that sector. Beginning this September, Cambrian College will be offering its new Early Childhood Education Administration graduate certificate program. The program is available to recent graduates of Early Childhood Education (ECE) diploma and degree programs in Ontario, as well as professionals working in the field with a college or university ECE credential.

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Inaugural Sudbury Music Festival a success, say organizers

One hundred and four emerging musicians and vocalists participated in the inaugural Sudbury Music Festival at the end of April. Sudbury Music Festival builds on the 75-year tradition of the Kiwanis Festival of Sudbury. While they remain supportive, the Kiwanis Club of Sudbury is no longer sponsoring the festival.cLike many service groups, its membership has declined. In its place, a group of local music teachers and enthusiasts – passionate about the festival and the opportunities it provides young musicians – have formed a new organization, Sudbury Music Festival. Instead of performing live for an adjudicator, participants filmed their performances, and uploaded videos to YouTube. Participants in each category then met with their adjudicators on Zoom to view the videos together and receive their feedback and evaluations. “I was thoroughly impressed by the enthusiasm, dedication, talent and musicianship exhibited by so many of our students!” said festival co-ordinator Louis Simão, in a press release.

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You can look forward to a sunny Tuesday

Environment Canada forecasts Tuesday to be sunny for the most of the day with a high of 20.  The UV index today is seven or high. Tonight, will be clear and the temperature is expected to fall to a low of seven.