Hello, Greater Sudbury! Here are some stories to start your day.
The driver dies on the freeway. 69 collision
The collision that closed Highway 69 for several hours Monday morning was fatal, reports the Ontario Provincial Police. Emergency services responded to the head-on collision between two vehicles around 2:50 a.m. on August 8. The collision occurred between Shebeshekong Road and Woods Road in the Shawanaga area. The driver of the motor vehicle, Mohammed Khidayer, 36, of Leamington, Ont., was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and passenger of the semi-trailer truck involved in the accident were slightly injured. Highway 69 was closed for several hours for the OPP and Recon Technical Collision Investigation Team to investigate the collision. The highway reopened late Monday morning. The inquest continues under the direction of the Office of the Chief Coroner and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS). An autopsy will take place in Toronto.
Bomb threat suspect arrested at Sudbury courthouse
A man who Greater Sudbury Police believe was responsible for an Aug. 5 bomb threat at the Sudbury courthouse has been arrested. The city’s 9-1-1 emergency communications center received a phone call about a bomb threat at 10:30 a.m. on August 5. The information provided was that a bomb had been left inside the courthouse and was about to explode. Officers attended and implemented containment of the building while other officers assisted in evacuating the courthouse. The Emergency Response Unit, Courts Branch and Greater Sudbury Police Service Patrol Operations conducted a thorough search of the building and found no suspicious packages or explosive devices. At the end of the search, the individuals were allowed to return to the building and court resumed for the day. Through an ongoing investigation, Greater Sudbury Police detectives have identified the man believed to be responsible. The 25-year-old was found and arrested in Toronto by the Toronto Police Service on August 6. Learn more here.
Artifacts discovered trigger archaeological digs in Lively
An archaeological assessment was triggered at Lively last October when historic materials were discovered during the digging of a hole for a concrete footing for the stairs. This week, a team of archaeologists from Archaeological Research Associates, based in Owen Sound, were on hand to undertake a preliminary dig on the Anderson Farm Museum property. “The site probably should have had an archaeological assessment some time ago, but I’m glad it’s happening now and I’m really interested to see what they reveal and what we can learn as a result. “said curator Sam Morel in Sudbury. com. It’s likely that a museum exhibit will emerge from the excavations, which she says will help people better understand what the archaeological assessments are, as well as a bit more about the history of the farm. Friday was the team’s last day at the site, although Archaeological Research Associates field manager Hailey Buckton said it was entirely possible they would return for a more in-depth excavation. That, she said, will depend on what conclusion the corporate office draws from its preliminary findings. Read the full story.
City is phasing out single-use plastic water bottles
In five years, water sold in single-use plastic bottles will no longer be an option in municipal facilities in Greater Sudbury. During this morning’s operations committee meeting, members unanimously gave the green light to an effort to ban their sale at city facilities by Dec. 31, 2027, which presides/Ward 9 Coun. Deb McIntosh describes it as another step towards environmental stewardship. “I think a lot of people don’t realize that it’s fossil fuels that go into making plastics, and that’s why it’s important to think about single-use plastics,” she said in Sudbury. com after the meeting. “We have declared a climate emergency in Greater Sudbury, and this is just one more step we can take. Additionally, she added, “We clean the water for you to drink and it comes out of the tap for free, so why would you pay for it bottled?” A case of 24 bottles of water can be purchased at Walmart for $1.97. However, 1,992 bottles can be filled with municipal tap water for the same price, according to a report from the municipal administration. For the full story, visit the Sudbury.com home page.
Let’s eat: The Food Truck serves quality dishes
Mark Broadfoot moved to Sudbury a few years ago to open a supplement shop and personal training location and heard about the popularity of food trucks. This year, he decided to enter the market. Originally from Wasaga Beach, Broadfoot has been in Sudbury for six years and operates BOSS Supplements and Ironworx on Lasalle Boulevard. The parking lot at the corner of Auger and Lasalle in New Sudbury was therefore an ideal place for his truck. “Everyone is always looking for the best food trucks,” he said. “I know RIV in Sturgeon Falls is popular and wanted to invest in some quality RIV food.” Along with the quality of the ingredients, he also brought great marketing and branding to the region with a clean, modern truck that he designed himself. “I spent a lot of money to refurbish this truck and bring everything up to code and beyond,” he said. “I have an experienced chef who has been in the business for over a decade who wanted him to enjoy high end cooking. We installed new fryers, fryer warmers, nicely tiled walls and new counters for fancy foods.” In two months, The Food Truck has already served its 2,000th burger. Read the full story.
Professor at NOSM to study the effects of space on the human body
A researcher at NOSM University (Northern Ontario School of Medicine) received a $150,000 grant to study the effects of space travel on the human body. The grant was awarded to NOSM Professor Dr. David MacLean of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA)The grant will be applied over two years, allowing MacLean to research what happens to the human body from things like cosmic radiation and microgravity. The project will also seek to better understand how to address associated health risks, said the NOSM News Release. The project is titled “Investigation of the role of a multi-targeted dietary supplement in alleviating radiation and microgravity-induced tissue damage”. It will study how the combined effects of radiation and microgravity interact and damage healthy tissue using a research model that simulates spaceflight, NOSM said. MacLean will study whether a dietary supplement can counteract the harmful effects of space travel and protect body tissues, NOSM said. Learn more here.
Hospice butterfly release brings peace, closure
Although the rain tried to dampen the spirits and wings of the McCulloch House hospice butterfly outing on August 7, the love and peace brought by the attendees made the hospice event something beautiful to see. The fundraiser — which had to be moved inside the Science North grounds to the science center cavern due to inclement weather on Sunday — raised $60,000 for the hospice foundation, exceeding well within the $30,000 goal. It was the first time in three years that the event could take place, and for some families the first opportunity to mourn publicly and remember a loved one. And while there were certainly some tears, the overriding feeling seemed to be the need to break free, to allow those lost to fly like butterflies; to allow those who mourn a sense of closure. Read the full story.
$1M lotto ticket sold in Sudbury
If you played Lotto 6/49 last week, check your ticket. OLG reports that the $1,000,000 guaranteed prize for the Saturday, August 6 draw was won with a ticket sold in Sudbury. The next LOTTO 6/49 multi-millionaire may wake up somewhere in Toronto. The $6 million jackpot for the August 6 draw was won with a ticket sold in Toronto. Read the full story.
After the rain on Sunday and Monday, the weather improved significantly for Tuesday. Expect mostly sunny skies, with fog patches dissipating in the morning. 22 C high. UV index 8 or very high. Tuesday evening, there will be clear skies with a minimum of 12 C.