Good morning, Sudbury! Here are a few stories to start your day on this Monday morning.
Liberal party leader addresses opioid crisis during Sudbury stop
Ontario Liberal Party Leader Steven Del Duca made a stop on the campaign trail in Sudbury Sunday afternoon, speaking to the opioid crisis that has taken so many lives. Sudbury Liberal candidate David Farrow opened up the presser, held at the Hilton hotel on The Kingway, by introducing Del Duca to the media. Farrow and Del Duca invited members from the Sudbury Professional Firefighters Association to join them in addressing the opioid crisis in Sudbury, as the association is directly involved with the epidemic. Del Duca took a moment to pay tribute to the representing members of the firefighters association for their contribution to the community before diving into the issue at hand. “Today I'm here to talk specifically about a very, very troubling crisis that exists here in Sudbury, across Northern Ontario and frankly, across all of Ontario,” Del Duca said.
At least five dead, thousands without power after storm
As many as five people are dead and tens of thousands remain without power following a fierce storm that swept across Ontario and Quebec. Gatineau police said a 51-year-old woman died when the boat she was in capsized in the Ottawa River near Masson-Angers, Que. during Saturday's storm. Ontario Provincial Police said a 44-year-old man was killed in Greater Madawaska, west of Ottawa, after reportedly being struck by a falling tree, while police in Ottawa said one person died in the city's west end, but didn't release any further details.
Company says thin metal strands possibly embedded in candy or loose in bag
Mars Wrigley Canada has announced a voluntary recall of specific varieties of SKITTLES Gummies, STARBURST Gummies and LIFE SAVERS Gummies after customers reported finding very thin metal strands embedded in the candy or loose in the bag. The company says there have been no reported illnesses or injuries associated with the recalled products. The recall covers STARBURST Gummies Original, STARBURST Gummies Sours, STARBURST Gummies Sour Berries, LIFE SAVERS Gummies Sours, SKITTLES Gummies Original, and SKITTLES Gummies Wild Berries. The products were sold in a variety of sizes ranging from 57g to 280g, and distributed across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Customers who believe they have purchased a recalled product are being told to throw it out. Mars Wrigley Canada says it will work with retailers to remove recalled product from store shelves.
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 Office, ONCreates 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 Sudbury.com in a phone interview.
Youth activists aim to make climate change an election issue
Fridays for Future Greater Sudbury invited Sudbury and Nickel Belt MPP candidates to join the youth-led rally that calls for climate action this week. On May 20, around 10 people attended the 3 p.m. rally at the Four Corners in the city's South End. Sudbury.com checked out the rally in person, you can see footage from the climate rally on Sudbury.com's TikTok here. The young climate activists used the occasion to call on candidates in the provincial ejection to address the imminent climate crisis with evidence-based and socially-just solutions. The youth rally also wanted to raise awareness for climate action to take place immediately and educate the public on the IPCC (The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).
STC, YES announce details of new ‘collaboration’ May 25
Sudbury Theatre Centre and YES Theatre have announced details of a May 25 press conference during which they will officially announce the new “collaboration” between the two theatre companies. The press and members of the public are invited to the event, which will take place at Sudbury Theatre Centre starting at 10 a.m. “The presentation will include representatives from both organizations addressing the exciting collaboration and provide details on the context of what brought us together,” said the media advisory. “There will be performances by local artists and detailed announcements regarding programming.” The theatre companies are also planning a community “town hall” style forum on June 26 “where we can gather as an artistic community, voice our opinions and contribute to the future vision of the organizations. “This will be the first of what is intended to be an ongoing series of public conversations as we all navigate this growth together.” Earlier this month, Sudbury Theatre Centre’s board of governors confirmed what they’re calling a “new partnership” with YES Theatre.
Monday's forecast looking cloudy
Environment Canada is expecting Monday to be mainly cloudy during the day with a high of 16. The UV index today is six. Tonight, clouds are expected to stay and the temperature is expected to fall to six.