Work is underway to clean up Memorial Park after a homeless encampment, set up during the pandemic, caused damage and contamination. Some areas will be fenced while re-sodding and electrical updates take place. Crews started that work this week. The splash pad opening will be delayed as a result.
Ontario's gas tax was cut by 5.7 cents per litre this morning. Legislation, passed this spring, also dropped the fuel tax on diesel, by 5.3 cents. Prices in Greater Sudbury are as low as $1.99 in places but are mostly around $2.06. The tax cut will last till at least December 31.
There will be no garbage pickup in Sudbury on this Canada Day. That's moved to Saturday. Landfills, transfer sites and the Recycling Centre are open today. GOVA transit will run on a holiday schedule and there will be Canada Day Shuttles to Science North. All other City services will be closed.
Mathieu Bonin is in the final day of preparation for the Multiple Sclerosis Manitoulin Swim. Beginning Canada Day, Bonin will swim 350km around Manitoulin to raise funds and awareness for M.S. research. You can follow the swim and make a donation at msmanitoulinswim.com
The hot humid weather continues in Greater Sudbury this weekend. Public Health issued a warning earlier in the week, and with the humidex forecast to hit 37 today, they ask that everyone drink plenty of cool liquids, especially water, and check-in on neighbours, and the chronically ill.
Sunday afternoon, police followed a vehicle being driven aggressively near Downtown Sudbury. A witness reported the suspect had driven over a lawn, striking a large manhole, before fleeing on foot. The vehicle was impounded and officers found a loaded handgun and drugs. The driver is still at large.
Officers patrolled the area and located the ATV at a business on Centre Street. The driver of the ATV was identified and was subsequently arrested.
A 15-year-old individual has been charged with Dangerous Operation contrary to section 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code.