Good morning, Greater Sudbury.
Here are some stories to start your day.
Major shakeup at HSN as CEO cuts 30% of senior managers:
Sudbury.com has obtained a leaked memo to staff from HSN CEO Dominic Giroux, outlining a major shakeup at the senior staff level. During an HSN board meeting on Jan. 9, while discussing the board's strategic plan, Giroux made mention that he wanted to see a more streamlined approach at the management level, and a little more than 100 days into his tenure, Giroux has axed five senior management positions. Find more on this story here.
City councillor's conflict of interest case back in court Feb. 2:
A court hearing Friday to set a date in a conflict of interest allegation involving a city councillor was held over until Feb. 2. Both Andre Dumais, who lodged the complaint, and Ward 12 Coun. Joscelyne Landry-Altmann, were in attendance Friday at the Sudbury Courthouse for the brief hearing. Dumais alleges Landry-Altmann was in a pecuniary (financial) conflict of interest when she voted last June in favour of building the $100-million arena on the Kingsway, rather than downtown.
Dirty laundry: Coin box crook arrested:
A 39-year-old man has been hit with a laundry list of charges after police investigation tied him to at least 13 break and enters where he emptied the coin boxes attached to laundry machines in apartment complexes. Around 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, a man used a crow bar to pry open the door of an apartment building on Ramsey View Court where he proceeded to enter the laundry room. When he discovered that the laundry machines did not require coins, he left the room. The man was met by an employee who confronted him regarding his presence in the building. The man became aggressive with the employee, punching him and swinging the crow bar at him. An off-duty OPP officer was in the area and saw the altercation between the two men. The officer quickly intervened and detained the man. Full story here.
Coleman Mine expected to be up and running by mid-February:
Production is expected get back online at Vale's Coleman Mine by the middle of next month, according to Vale spokesperson Danica Pagnutti. Operations at the Levack mine were suspended indefinitely back on Nov. 10 so that repairs could be done on the shaft's ventilation compartment. The shutdown was originally expected to last for about a month, but on Dec. 1, a press release from Steelworkers Local 6500 indicated that the interruption would continue until the end of January. Approximately 300 workers were impacted by the shutdown and were temporarily laid off.
Did you lose cash on Loach's Road Nov. 4? You can claim it with Greater Sudbury Police:
Did you lose a sum of money on Loach's Road on Saturday, Nov. 4? If so, you can speak to Greater Sudbury Police to claim the cash. "A kind community member found a sum of money and turned it into Police. If you believe this money belongs to you, please call us at 705-675-9171 extension 5751," said a Facebook post from Greater Sudbury Police. "You will be asked a few skill testing questions to verify your claim including the amount of money, the denomination of the amount and whereabouts you may have misplaced it."
Michel Dupuis, co-creater of the Franco-Ontarian flag, passes away at age 60:
One of the creators of the iconic Franco-Ontarian flag passed away in North Bay on Jan. 11. Michel Dupuis was 60 years old. News of his death has spread across social media today, with the French Catholic school board tweeting that the Franco-Ontarian flag outside of l’école secondaire du Sacré-Cœur has been lowered to half mast in Dupuis' honour. When Dupuis was a student at Laurentian University in 1975, he and his professor, Gaétan Gervais, created the white and green Franco-Ontarian flag, which has since become a symbol for Francophones across the province.
Order of Canada honour highlights Jeanette Corbiere Lavell's amazing legacy:
Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory’s Jeannette Corbiere Lavell, Keewednanung (North Star) in her native Ojibwe, is no stranger to honours. She is being featured in the new Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg and even has an award named after her (the Ontario Native Women’s Association established the Jeannette Corbiere Lavell Award in 1987 “to be presented annually to a deserving Native woman demonstrating the same qualities and dedication as Jeannette”). Later this year, though, Corbiere Lavell will be joining the ranks of the members of the Order of Canada as a 2018 inductee. Full story here.