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Here's what's happening around Greater Sudbury today
Health Sciences North will officially welcome Dominic Giroux as its new CEO Oct. 2. Giroux will also be taking over as the CEO of Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI).

Good morning, Greater Sudbury. 

Here are some stories to start your day.

Giroux takes the helm at HSN today:

Health Sciences North will officially welcome Dominic Giroux as its new CEO Oct. 2. Giroux will also be taking over as the CEO of Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) and makes the move from Laurentian University, where he served as the school's longest-tenured president, holding the position from 2009 to 2017. In a video released by HSN on Sept. 28, Giroux explained that he has been engaged with external stakeholders over the past few months and his focus is now shifting to the inner workings of HSN and HSNRI. "I want to hear from you, whether you're employees, physicians, volunteers, learners, patient representatives," said Giroux in the video. "I want to hear your vision, I want to listen to what you have to say, I want to listen to what makes you proud of HSN and HSNRI. I'd like to hear if you had a magic wand what would you like to change."

Sudbury runs for the cure:

Women, men, children, and even some four-legged friends gathered at Cambrian College Sunday morning for the CIBC Run for the Cure. The run is the largest, single-day, volunteer-led event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research and the Sudbury crowd came out in force. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $360 million, which has been invested in breast cancer research by the Canadian Cancer Society and the former Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation combined. Check out some photos from Sunday's run here.

Million Dollar Bus arrives in Sudbury:

Imagine turning a $2 button into $1 million. That's the mission that Kelowna, BC native Ryan Lancaster is on at the moment as he takes drives the Million Dollar Bus across the country with the hopes of raising $1 million to fund community passion projects across Canada. Ryan's mission is simple enough, travel across the country in a retrofitted school bus, learning about different community passion projects and raising money for them as well as spreading the word about the projects and organizations themselves. Ryan and his travel mates will spend the next 18 months fundraising for community projects before making their way back across the country, giving funds to the community projects they've learned about on their journey. Find the full story here.

Cyber crimes now total in the billions of dollars a year: OPP:

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and the Ontario Provincial Police sees it as an opportunity to take a multi-pronged approach to address the many threats posed by cyber criminals. The impact of fraud and victimization through technology as a target and technology used as a tool now totals in the billions of dollars annually in Canada, said the OPP. The destruction is only expected to expand through the 'Internet of Things' — devices connected via the Internet that collect and exchange information with one another and with us. More on this story here.

Students and seniors unite for family walk:

Seniors stood and cheered as throngs of Lasalle Secondary School students walked down Bancroft Drive Saturday morning. The students and seniors met for the second annual Sling-Choker SISU Family Walk on Sept. 30, an event that raises funds to enhance fitness programming and launch outdoor walking activities at Finlandia Village. Walkers choosing to depart from Lasalle Secondary made the 10 km trek to Bancroft and Second Avenue where they were greeted by a group of seniors before the groups merged to continue their walk. Once united, the group made their way back to Finlandia Village where they enjoyed lunch together in celebration of blazing new trails for senior fitness in Greater Sudbury.

Monday weather:

Sunny start to the work week with temperatures near 20. A few clouds scattered throughout the day but mainly sunny for Monday. Today's high will be around 18. Cloudy periods this evening with the low dropping to 12. For current weather conditions, short-term and long-term forecasts visit's weather page at


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