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Good morning, Greater Sudbury! Stories to start your day

Here's what's happening around Greater Sudbury today
A glimpse of the finished products at Damascus Cafe and Bakery. (Ella Jane Myers/

Good morning, Greater Sudbury.

Here are some stories to start your day.

Refugees to entrepreneurs: Quarquoz family invites you to Damascus Cafe and Bakery 

Hussein and Sawsan Qarquoz, the husband and wife team behind Sudbury’s new Syrian restaurant, were just pulling a batch of their signature spinach pastries out of the oven.The warming smell of yeasted dough, pungent onions and tangy zaatar spice wafted out into the crisp spring air on Beech Street. They weren’t even officially open yet, but if all of this is making you hungry, then click here to read more about the new bakery 

Armour of hope adds a new member at the Northeast Cancer Centre

The Northeast Cancer Centre's armour of hope made a brand new addition today. Tannys Laughren, executive director Northern Cancer Foundation, unveiled a plaque to thank the Royal Canadian Legion District H branches for their continued support of the cancer centre initiatives. Find out more about this story here 

Do you want to have your own vendor table at The Market?

Both new and seasoned vendors are invited to an open house at the Market location on Elgin Street, across from the Sudbury Community Arena, Wednesday, April 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Find out more about how by clicking here 

Big projects making big progress in 2018

There's a whole lot going on in Sudbury's downtown, as years of hard work is starting to pay off in a big way.
Big, as in the big projects city council has gotten behind in an attempt to transform the city, including the Place des Arts, the new library, art gallery and convention centre, and the Elgin St. Greenway. To read more about the projects click here 

Joey Niceforo's debut full-length album 'Priceless' released: 

Two-and-a-half years after recording his debut full-length album at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London, England, Sudbury native Joey Niceforo finally dropped his album on April 13.Thanks to a generous financial backer, Niceforo was able to record the album, Priceless, in the fall of 2015 at Abbey Road Studios with an 80-piece orchestra and a renowned production team. Read our take on album here 

A lot to look as Wolves hold orientation camp

The fans really turned out this weekend at the Sudbury Arena as the Wolves held two free scrimmages on Saturday and Sunday. Players from the 2018 OHL draft like first overall pick- Quinton Byfield, were mixed with 2017 draft picks, U18 draft picks and free agents looking to make an impression on the organization. It was a cold weekend, but that’s not what the players will remember as a number praised the organization for the way it was organized and for getting the fans involved in the excitement. Read more on the orientation day here.

Monday weather:

A messy mix of ice pellets, snow and heavy winds expected to make the morning commute less than desirable. Ice pellets expected to change to heavy snow with gusting winds of up to 50 kilometres/hour times. Temperatures hold at 1 C. Monday evening promises no relief with snow or rain continuing. Snowfall of up 4 centimetres with heavy winds remain in the forecast. Temperature dips to -1 C. For current weather conditions, short-term and long-term forecasts visit's weather page at