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THE  CITY OF GREATER  SUDBURY

CLS Action UpdateSept2.pdf

 

Neighbourhood Team Service Co-ordination Committee (NTSCC)

Co-Chairs:
Stephanie Brazeau stephanie.brazeau@ourchildren-ourfuture.net
Carole Burnet cbrunet@ccrconnect.ca

Mandate:
To co-ordinate and prioritize Neighbourhood Team work for the Best Start Integration Planning Network, providing recommendations on community-wide distribution of services specifically focusing on families, children and youth and identifying the need for a community strategy. To create community engagement/sense of community strategies that can be implemented at the neighbourhood level.

Currently the NTSCC meets on a monthly basis and brings together one representative of each neighbourhood team, representatives from school boards, from the Greater Sudbury Police Services and a from N.O.A.H’s S.P.A.C.E.

Currently we have 8 neighbourhood teams that are located around the City of Greater Sudbury:

Neighbourhoods – West End/South Central/South End
Name of Chair – Carole Brunet cbrunet@ccrconnect.ca

Neighbourhoods – Garson
Name of Chair – Cathy Manuel cmanuel@ccrconnect.ca

Neighbourhoods – Minnow Lake
Name of Chair – Cathy Manuel cmanuel@ccrconnect.ca

Neighbourhoods – Copper Cliff
Name of Chair – Cathy Manuel cmanuel@ccrconnect.ca

Neighbourhoods – New Sudbury
Name of Chair – Cathy Manuel cmanuel@ccrconnect.ca

Neighbourhoods – Valley East/Capreol
Name of Chair – Amanda Gour agour@ccrconnect.ca

Neighbourhood – Chelmsford
Name of Chair – Josée Racine jracine@ccrconnect.ca

Neighbourhood – 30 Zone (Donovan/Flour Mill/Louis St. Area)
Name of Chair – Jim Eshkawkogan jimesh201@yahoo.ca
 

A Culture Days Information Session for Greater Sudbury

Thursday May 22nd 2014

Little Montreal – 182 Elgin Street

5.30 p.m. – enjoy treats and entertainment

You are Invited:

The Sudbury Arts Council in cooperation with the City of Greater Sudbury is happy to

once again hold a Culture Days information session with a Culture Days representative

from the Ontario Arts Council in attendance to advise on the many available resources,

tools and tips that can make Culture Days in Sudbury and your activities a success. You

can meet and network with other Culture Days organizers who participated in previous

years and those taking part for the first time.

What is Culture Days?

Culture Days is a collaborative movement to encourage awareness, participation and

engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Now in its fifth

year, this Canada-wide celebration represents the largest-ever public participation

campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in this country. Sudbury has

participated for the past four years with an increasing number of events each year.

Culture Days features free hands-on activities that invite the public to participate in the

“behind-the-scenes” world of artists, creators, heritage workers, architects, curators, and

designers in their community. Through this exchange, artists and creators have a unique

opportunity to engage people of all ages in their creative practice whether the visual arts, dance,

drama, cooking, crafts or whatever makes our community more liveable and contributes to our

quality of life.

Who can participate? Everyone, from individuals to groups and organizations, schools,

churches, service clubs – it is a cultural “show and tell” for the whole community.

Culture Days will take place on September 26-28, 2014, throughout the City of Greater Sudbury

and across Canada in all provinces and territories.

To learn more about Culture Days, visit www.culturedays.ca or contact:

Catherine McLeod, OAC's Culture Days Animator/Coordinator

Tel: 416-961-1660 ext. 5124 Toll-Free: 1-800-387-0058 ext. 5124

on@culturedays.ca | www.culturedays.ca

 

Come out and Support your Sustainable Mobility Advisory Panel

Please come out and support your local SMAP (Sustainable Mobility Advisory Panel) as they present to the Community Services Committee of Greater Sudbury. (A committee of City Council).

Monday, May 5, 2014
4pm
Tom Davies Square, 2000 Brady St, Sudbury
Room C-11

https://sites.google.com/site/sudburysmap/

See you there!

 

2014 Commuter Challenge! Sign up your business and challenge your competitors!

Commuter Challenge this year is from June 1-7. The challenge is to record how many m/km you travel during one week without using a single-occupant vehicle (SOV). This includes walking, biking, carpooling, or using public transit (even if just for one day!). While the competition is national, we will find ways to celebrate our local winners!

Science North was our big winner in 2013 so let's see if we can all give them some competition (see Science North article from last year)

EarthCare Sudbury and Sudbury Cycles will showcase the bigger organizations like Science North and the City for some of the 'awards' but we will also consider smaller organizations - who will have the highest percentage of participants? How many small groups will have 100% participation?

Don't forget that Greater Sudbury is also in competition with cities across the country so every km counts!

http://commuterchallenge.ca/

Andrew Zaverucha
Tourism / Cultural Development Assistant
Greater Sudbury Development Corporation
City of Greater Sudbury
Sudbury, ON P3A 5P3
705-674-4455 ext.4643
1-866-451-8525
Twitter @sudburytourism
Facebook /sudburytourism
 


TIAO Listens

HOLD THE DATES

The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario ("TIAO") is pleased to announce a province-wide consultation process that will result in a status update on the tourism competitiveness study: "Discovering Ontario: A Report on the Future of Tourism." The report, released in the spring of 2009, contained four broad strategies and twenty specific recommendations to rejuvenate the industry.

One of the twenty recommendations identified in the report was the need for a single tourism industry association....a recommendation fulfilled by TIAO, which is now recognized as the umbrella trade association in Ontario. Given this role, the Ministry asked TIAO to lead this important consultation process which has been dubbed "TIAO Listens" in order to clearly communicate the primary objective: obtaining industry feedback.

TIAO has engaged HLT Advisory to assist with the facilitation process that will seek input in a variety of ways. Fifteen consultation sessions are planned across the province starting in early May and concluding in mid-June as follows:

May 7 Toronto Downtown May 27 Richmond Hill
May 8 Niagara Falls May 28 Blue Mountains TBD
May 13 Haliburton May 29 Muskoka
May 14 Kingston June 4 Chatham
May 15 Ottawa June 5 Waterloo
May 20 Sudbury June 10 Peterborough
May 21 Thunder Bay June 11 Toronto Airport
May 22 Sault Ste. Marie

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the session nearest you. More information is available at http://www.tiaontario.ca/tiaolistens or email inquiries to tiaolistens@hlta.ca.



Lyle Hall
HLT Advisory Inc.
370 King Street W, Suite 604
Toronto, ON M5V 1J9
www.hlta.ca





 

1250 Ramseyview Crt., Sudbury, ON P3E2E7 . (705) 585-3237 . elevate@sudburychristian.ca

Elevate Community Announcement

Elevate is a regional activity taking place June 6, 7 & 8 whereby Christian churches of every denomination are coming together to lift up our city with acts of kindness that will improve our community in some way.

The Elevate Committee is looking for your suggestions as to how we can most effectively use the teams who will be representing each ward to improve your living space for one day or in a more permanent way. Examples of activities might be spring debris clean-up, garden planting, painting, giving time to a senior centre, helping the poor, etc.

The person having the most innovative idea for the event will win two tickets to a Christian comedy show May 8th, featuring premiere entertainer Phil Calloway.

E-mail or private message (Facebook) your elevating idea to stephanie_palmer@live.ca or on Facebook Stephanie Palmer. Please note there is an underscore between stephanie and palmer in the e-mail address. Thanks! and please spread the word by including in your Community Announcements We're looking forward to this historic weekend when churches of all denominations come together in unity.

For further information: stephanie_palmer@live.ca

 

City of Greater Sudbury Challenges Citizens to Dream Big to Develop Cultural Plan
The City of Greater Sudbury invites citizens to share their ideas to help build a new plan that will support a strong local arts and cultural community. A public survey is available online at www.greatersudburyculture.ca until Monday, May 5, 2014. Citizens who don’t have access to a computer, or who prefer to fill out the survey in writing, may do so by visiting any branch of the Greater Sudbury Public Library.
Citizens will have further opportunities for input into the new cultural plan as work progresses. For more information, please visit www.greatersudburyculture.ca or dial 3-1-1 for municipal services.



 

Block 5: Register Now for Adult Education at Sudbury Secondary School

 

Rainbow District School Board offers FREE credit courses during the day to any adults 18 years of age and older who have been out of high school for at least one semester. Adults can earn two high school credits in approximately six weeks.

 

To register, visit the Adult Education Centre at Sudbury Secondary School’s Davidson Street entrance weekdays from 9 am to 11:30 am and 1:30 pm to 3 pm from Monday, April 28, 2014 to Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

 

When registering, students should bring a copy of their transcript from the last high school attended as well as a birth certificate and health card.

 

The Adult Education Centre offers adult day classes leading to completion of a high school diploma.

 

Block 5 of adult day classes will begin Thursday, May 1, 2014 and continue until Friday, June 20, 2014. A total of five blocks of six-week long classes are offered throughout the school year.

 

For more information, visit the Adult Education Centre at Sudbury Secondary School’s Davidson Street Entrance, call 705-675-5481 or visit rainbowschools.ca

 

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Media Contact:

 

Mary Lecce, Adult Education Centre,

Rainbow District School Board, 705-675-5481.

 

 

Invitation from the Mayor re: Spring Launch of Community Pride Projects & Initiatives

“Community pride begins at our own front door, and I would like to continue the discussion about opportunities for institutions, businesses, community groups and volunteers to get involved in beautification projects and initiatives that will foster pride in our great city.

I am planning a spring launch of these events, and I sincerely hope you can join me. Our goal will be to generate interest in the city and ensure excellent participation. These include the 20 Minute Makeover , the Clean Up Blitz , the Tim Hortons and the Lions Club Clean-up Blitz , Trash Troopers and various park and road Adoption Programs .

I have set aside the date of April 23 at 10 a.m. for this Launch.

The location will be James Jerome Fields.

“…Together, we can work to instill a positive image of our city … so that we all think and speak of Greater Sudbury as a beautiful, healthy and prosperous city every day.”

Please confirm your attendance with Mike Whitehouse at (705) 674-4455 ext. 2516 or mike.whitehouse@greatersudbury.ca .


“It is the Mayor's hope that as many groups as possible are represented at the launch and are prepared to talk about what they do and why they do it. Whether cleaning up, building trails, maintaining community gardens, planting trees, stocking fish or whatever ... this is an opportunity for groups to promote themselves and their work.” Mike Whitehouse



 

Sudbury Discoveries Menu for April 2014!

 

Greetings fellow Sudbury adventurers!

 

Spring is here and Greater Sudbury is loaded with great things to see and do. Please visit www.sudburydiscoveries.ca today to view all the featured Sudbury Discoveries for April.

 

Also, if you know of great ideas, activities, programs, concerts or other things going on, please don't forget that we can help you get the word out! Send us an email at sudburytourism@sudbury.ca.

 

OR

 

Post your information anytime on our Online Events Calendar at www.sudburytourism.ca.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Sudbury Tourism Staff

 

 

 

 

Internal Job Posting

Position: Manager of Health and Fitness, Adult Fitness

Start Date: May 2014

Hours: Full-Time (Days, Evening & Weekends)

Salary: Job Level 4

Under the leadership of the Director of Health and Fitness, the Manager of Health and Fitness, Adult Fitness is responsible for coordinating the operation of programs and services according to YMCA of Sudbury policies, procedures, and standards. The ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate and promote a personal understanding and appreciation for YMCA of Sudbury’s mission, vision, and values, believe in teamwork and collaboration, be service and results oriented, demonstrate responsible behavior, and have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Major Responsibilities & Duties:

Accountable for the success of core operations and meeting targets in all areas related to Adult Fitness and Recreation;

Achieve annual fiscal and retention targets as outlined in the annual plan;

Develop an outcome based staff culture that focuses on program quality, member engagement and customer service;

Recruit, train, manage and develop YMCA of Sudbury Adult Fitness and Recreation staff;

Ensure that all association human resource, risk management and fiscal management operating policies, guidelines and requirements are met within the departmentCoordinate and schedule all adult fitness activities and programs including partners and outside groups; and

Other duties assigned by the Association.

Summary of Qualifications:

University degree (recreation, physical education, education) and/or related experience;

Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience in results oriented health, fitness and recreation program delivery; experience supervising both staff and volunteers;

YMCA Instructor/Trainer Certification, YMCA Entry Level/Mid Management or SAM College training an asset;

2-3 years in a YMCA mid-management role including experience and demonstrated achievements in human resource management and financial management;

Strong communication skills;

Current Standard First Aid/CPR[C] [within 2 years from date of issue]; and

Applicants must discuss their intent to apply with their current supervisor. Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and resume to Anne Manion (anne.manion@sudbury.ymca.ca) by Thursday, April 3rd, 2014. Please ensure that your cover letter and resume both specify the job title of the position that you are applying for.

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Director of HR.

Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit a current and satisfactory Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check for review prior to starting employment.

YMCA of Sudbury is an equal opportunity employer that is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment. All of our employees and job applicants will be promoted or employed solely on the basis of their abilities and qualifications.

 

The CGS seeking Feedback From Residents for Parks, Open Space & leisure Master Plan

The Parks, Open Space and Leisure Master Plan, completed in 2004, provided a guideline for the development of parks, open space and leisure facilities for the City of Greater Sudbury. Input from public consultations and community groups helped to shape the direction of the Master Plan and identify priorities for our community. Many of the recommendations within the 2004 Master Plan have been addressed and now the City would like to review the plan and update the information so that it can best address the present needs of the community.
Parks, recreation facilities, trails and green spaces are here for all residents to enjoy. They contribute to the quality of life by providing spaces where we can enjoy nature, relax with the family or be physically active.

Residents are asked to complete a survey to provide information about their feelings regarding City parks, open space and leisure facilities. The survey can be found online at www.greatersudbury.ca/surveys. Copies of the survey will also be available at all Citizen Service Centres. The deadline to complete the survey will be April 24, 2014.

Open Houses are also scheduled at six different locations in May throughout the municipality to inform residents of survey results and to continue to gather feedback about the Master Plan.
For more information about the Parks, Open Space and Leisure Master Plan, please dial 3-1-1.




 

OMSSA Learning Symposium June 23-25, 2014 - Call for Proposals

The Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA) is holding its annual Learning Symposium in partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury, June 23-25, 2014 in Sudbury, Ontario.

The theme for the Learning Symposium is Creating Community Together: Inspiring Health and Wellbeing. The conference will allow delegates to explore the ways in which organizations must collaborate to achieve common goals in community and individual health equity. Workshop sessions will broaden the current discussion on social determinants of health.

OMSSA is seeking proposals for workshop sessions from all sectors including but not limited to service managers, private, health, faith-based organizations, non-profit, academic, research and provincial programs.

Please click on this link for further information on the call for proposals including session categories, criteria for submission and proposal form. Attached is a pdf version of the form. Please note deadline for submissions is March 5th. Should you require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Christie Abramovic, OMSSA Senior Coordinator at 647-385-9285 or cabramovic@omssa.com

Thank you,

Stacie


Stacie Reinhardt
Executive Assistant to the
GM of Community Development
City of Greater Sudbury
Box 5000 Station A
Sudbury ON P3A 5P3

(705) 674-4455 x 4330
stacie.reinhardt@greatersudbury.ca


 

Leadership and Vision

CHIEF OF POLICE

Greater Sudbury Police Service

Centrally located in Northeastern Ontario, the City of Greater Sudbury offers a rich mix of urban, suburban, rural and wilderness environments. Geographically, Greater Sudbury is the largest municipality in Ontario and second largest in Canada. The City serves as a regional hub for many Ontario residents who live in nearby communities. These visitors come to the City to visit with family and friends, for cultural and educational experiences, for entertainment, for shopping and for conducting business.

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary this past year, the Greater Sudbury Police Service is committed to a model of policing founded on the understanding that, through collaborative partnerships and a mutual concern for the wellbeing of the City’s neighbours and business partners, Greater Sudbury will build a safer community together with a sustainable future. To serve this unique community, the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board is seeking a Chief of Police whose leadership will inspire the trust and confidence of the Service and the community.

An experienced law enforcement executive, you have the leadership skills to energize, motivate and guide a complement of 264 sworn personnel, 111 professional support staff and more than 300 volunteers. Working with the Police Services Board, staff, volunteers, the Association and the community, you will continue to enhance the credibility of the Service, building partnerships to provide effective, coordinated solutions to issues of concern.

Understanding the unique challenges of policing in a large northern community will be critical as you ensure policing across a large rural and disperse area while meeting the needs in the urban core. You will instill the highest standards of integrity, dedication and professionalism across the Service. As the successful candidate you will continue to develop a service delivery model that ensures the well-being of the community remains a shared responsibility with its citizens, members, stakeholder partners and government.

Sound and reasoned judgment combined with strategic decision making and a philosophy that supports a contemporary management style will be key attributes to successfully managing complex issues and relationships, both internally and externally. An articulate spokesperson for the Service, you will invite dialogue and achieve consensus with challenging and long-range priorities. Above all, you will be an enthusiastic and persuasive leader that inspires excellence and accountability as the Service proactively embraces the opportunities in the coming years.

For inquiries, please contact Amanda Bugatto at 416-366-1990. To be considered for this position, submit your resume and related information online by January 17, 2014 at: www.odgersberndtson.ca/en/careers/12114 .

The members of the Greater Sudbury Police Service are committed to providing quality policing in partnership with our community. Our Community ~ Our Commitment ● Notre communauté ~ Notre engagement www.twitter.com/gsps_news www.gsps.ca www.facebook.com/gsps.news Distribute electronically to Distribution List All and the External Media Contact List. (COM04.12/02) Revised 11/09 Page 1

Originator: Chair, Ron Dupuis Contact: Chair, Ron Dupuis, 705 897 6410
Date: Thursday December 19, 2013 Time: 0900 hours
Posted Online: (Yes or No)
Subject: Police Board Announces Chief of Police Search

 

Reduced Water Pressure in Parts of Lively for Repair

 

City of Greater Sudbury crews are currently at the scene of a water main break at Old Creighton Road in Lively. Residents in an area north of Niemi Road in Lively may notice reduced water pressure and/or discoloured water.

 

Old Creighton Road will remain closed for the repair. The Greater Sudbury Fire Service, including volunteer stations in the Lively area, have been notified to prepare for reduced water flow in the event of an emergency.

 

The City of Greater Sudbury will issue updates as they become available. Residents who notice significant disruption to regular water service are asked to dial 3-1-1.

 

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Media contact:

 

Shannon Dowling, Corporate Communications

City of Greater Sudbury, 674-4455, ext. 2539

Facebook: www.facebook.com/greatersudbury

Twitter: @greatersudbury

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

25-02-2014

Get Ready for the Gardening Season … Seedy Sunday!

The Sudbury Horticultural Society and its partners would like to invite gardeners of all levels to the 5th Annual Seedy Sunday seed swap. Seedy Sunday will provide an opportunity for the community to come out and swap the seeds they’ve saved from their gardens. No seeds, no problem. Seed vendors will also be on site selling many different varieties.

Join us on Sunday March 2, 2014 at the Parkside Centre (YMCA building, 140 Durham St., Sudbury). The event gets underway at 10 a.m. and doors will close at 2 p.m.

Seedy Sunday, March 2nd ... a free event for the whole family!

"Get excited about gardening and the warmer days ahead. This year, there are even more exhibitors, activities, and guest speakers at the Parkside Centre," according to Hermina Smatlanek, event co-coordinator.

Seedy Sunday is celebrated around the world and is an event that encourages people to participate in the age-old traditions of seed saving and seed trading (or swapping). These events are typically a good place to pick up open-pollinated, heirloom, or heritage seeds. Although the Sudbury Seedy Sunday event emphasizes food varieties of seeds, a wide range of flower seeds will also be available.

A number of seed vendors, retail vendors, and other organizations will be on site, displaying their products and programs. Several presentations will also take place over the course of the day on a number of gardening topics. The Horticultural Society and Master Gardeners will be on site to answer all your gardening questions. Delicious locally prepared food will be available, as well as a children’s area to keep the little ones busy.

This is an event not to be missed!

Visit and bookmark our website www.SudburySeedySunday.ca for more details as they unfold. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SudburySeedySunday2014

Media Contact: Stuart McCall, event co-coordinator seedy@sudburyhorticulturalsociety.ca

705-693-9985

 

Register for Block 4 of Adult Education at Sudbury Secondary School

 

Rainbow District School Board offers FREE credit courses during the day to any adults 18 years of age and older who have been out of high school for at least one semester. Adults can earn two high school credits in approximately six weeks.

 

To register, visit the Adult Education Centre at Sudbury Secondary School’s Davidson Street entrance weekdays from 9 am to 11:30 am and 1:30 pm to 3 pm from Wednesday, February 26, 2014 to Friday, February 28, 2014.

 

When registering, students should bring a copy of their transcript from the last high school attended as well as a birth certificate and health card.

 

The Adult Education Centre offers adult day classes leading to completion of a high school diploma.

 

Block 4 of adult day classes will begin Monday, March 3, 2014 and continue until Wednesday, April 30, 2014. A total of five blocks of six-week long classes will be offered throughout the school year.

 

For more information, visit the Adult Education Centre at Sudbury Secondary School’s Davidson Street Entrance, call 705-675-5481 or visit rainbowschools.ca

 

http://www.sudburycf.ca/programs.html

 

Sudbury Discoveries Menu for February, 2014

 

Greetings fellow Sudbury adventurers!

 

Winter is here and Greater Sudbury is loaded with great things to see and do. Please visit www.sudburydiscoveries.ca today to view all the featured Sudbury Discoveries for February.

 

Also, if you know of great ideas, activities, programs, concerts or other things going on, please don't forget that we can help you get the word out! Send us an email at sudburytourism@sudbury.ca.

 

OR

 

Post your information anytime on our Online Events Calendar at www.sudburytourism.ca.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Sudbury Tourism Staff

 

 

Sudbury Discoveries Menu - January 2014

 

Greetings fellow Sudbury adventurers!

 

Winter is here and Greater Sudbury is loaded with great things to see and do. Please visit www.sudburydiscoveries.ca today to view all the featured Sudbury Discoveries for January.

 

Also, if you know of great ideas, activities, programs, concerts or other things going on, please don't forget that we can help you get the word out! Send us an email at sudburytourism@sudbury.ca.

 

OR

 

Post your information anytime on our Online Events Calendar at www.sudburytourism.ca

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Sudbury Tourism Staff

 

 

 

 
2014 Civic Awards Logo
 
 
 
Prix civiques 2014 Civic Awards
 
Nominate an individual or a group!

Each year, the City of Greater Sudbury recognizes the extraordinary contributions of individuals and groups who volunteer their time and skills to provide services and programs within Greater Sudbury communities.

 
 
Proposez la candidature d'une personne ou d'un groupe!

Chaque année, la Ville du Grand Sudbury reconnaît les contributions extraordinaires de particuliers et de groupes qui consacrent bénévolement leur temps et leurs compétences à procurer des services et des programmes au sein des communautés du Grand Sudbury.

 
 
Prefer to write it by hand?
Each of the Citizen Service Centres in the City of Greater Sudbury has been provided with copies of Civic Awards forms. Pick up your copy at the nearest location.
  
Or, print them at home.
Préférez-vous le remplir à la main?
Le document est disponible à tous les Centres de services aux citoyens dans l'ensemble de la Ville du Grand Sudbury. Procurez-vous une copie à l'emplacement le plus près de chez vous.
  
Ou, imprimez-le à la maison.
Deadline for submission is Friday, February 14, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

 
The Civic Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday April 10, 2014, in the foyer of Tom Davies Square.

Date limite pour la réception des candidatures:
le vendredi 14 février 2014 à 16h30

 
La remise des Prix civiques aura lieu le jeudi 10 avril 2014, dans le hall d'entrée à la Place Tom Davies.
 

 

Sudbury Discoveries Menu-December 2013

 

Greetings fellow Sudbury adventurers!

 

Winter is here and Greater Sudbury is loaded with great things to see and do. Please visit www.sudburydiscoveries.ca today to view all the featured Sudbury Discoveries for December.

 

Also, if you know of great ideas, activities, programs, concerts or other things going on, please don't forget that we can help you get the word out! Send us an email at sudburytourism@sudbury.ca.

 

OR

 

Post your information anytime on our Online Events Calendar at www.sudburytourism.ca.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Sudbury Tourism Staff

 

 

 

 

Greetings fellow Sudbury adventurers!

 

Fall is here and Greater Sudbury is loaded with great things to see and do. Please visit www.sudburydiscoveries.ca today to view all the featured Sudbury Discoveries for October.

 

Also, if you know of great ideas, activities, programs, concerts or other things going on, please don't forget that we can help you get the word out! Send us an email at sudburytourism@sudbury.ca.

 

OR

 

Post your information anytime on our Online Events Calendar at www.sudburytourism.ca.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Sudbury Tourism Staff

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 


City of Greater Sudbury Seeking Feedback from Residents on Community Halls


The City of Greater Sudbury is currently reviewing the operation of community halls in order to ensure that the halls are meeting the user groups' needs and objectives. These community halls are used for private bookings such as weddings, family reunions, parties, for fund-raising events, tournaments, and for recreational programs. Community consultation is critical in order to receive feedback and
recommendations to assist with policy revisions resulting in an increase use of the community halls.


The City is asking residents for feedback regarding your experience in using City owned Halls by
completing a survey.


The City of Greater Sudbury thanks you for your time and feedback. If you require more information, please dial 3-1-1.

 

 

 


 

La Ville du Grand Sudbury souhaite avoir vos commentaires sur les salles communautaires

  

La Ville examine actuellement l'opération des salles communautaires afin de s'assurer que celles-ci répondent aux besoins et aux objectifs des usagers. Les salles communautaires peuvent être réservées pour une occasion spéciale privée, un mariage, une réunion de famille, un anniversaire, un prélèvement de fonds, un tournoi ou un programme de loisir. Une consultation communautaire est nécessaire afin d'avoir la rétroaction et les recommandations des citoyens pour aider à la révision de la politique dans le but d'accroître l'utilisation des salles communautaires.


La Ville est à la recherche de vos commentaires à l'égard de salles communautaires à l'aide d'un sondage.


La Ville du Grand Sudbury vous remercie de votre temps et de votre rétroaction. Pour
obtenir des renseignements additionnels, veuillez composer le 3-1-1.

 

Notice of Collection:

Collection of Personal information provided on this form is collected under the authority of the section 10 of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25 for the purpose of generating feedback about Community Halls. Questions relating to the collection, use and disclosure of this personal information may be addressed to Renee Germain, Community Development Coordinator at 200 Brady St. Sudbury, ON, P3A 5P3 by emailing renee.germain@greatersudbury.ca, or by calling 705-674-4455 ext 2507.


Avis de collecte de renseignements :

La collecte de renseignements personnels au moyen du présent formulaire a lieu aux termes de l'article 10 de la Loi de 2001 sur les municipalités, L.O. 2001, chap. 25, afin de comprendre le point de vue des résidents sur les salles communautaires. On peut transmettre ses questions concernant la collecte, l'utilisation et la divulgation de ces renseignements à Renée Germain, coordonnatrice du développement communautaire, au 200, rue Brady, Sudbury (Ontario) P3A 5P3, par courriel à renee.germain@grandsudbury.ca ou en composant le 705 674-4455, poste 2507.

 

 

 

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October 20: Renown speaker on learning disabilities and ADHD in Sudbury

 

An inspirational speaker of international acclaim will be in Sudbury during Learning Disabilities Awareness Month to deliver a free public presentation for students, parents/guardians, educators and community members.

 

Jonathan Mooney, a writer with dyslexia, will share his personal story as he highlights the struggles of students with learning disabilities and ADHD in the traditional school setting. His presentation will take place on Sunday, October 20th, 2013 in the Sheridan Auditorium at Sudbury Secondary School at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome.

 

With humour and wit, Jonathan Mooney speaks honestly about the systemic and cultural barriers to normalizing unique learning styles.  Most importantly, he empowers parents/guardians and educators with strategies and emphasizes that it is okay to learn differently. He highlights the gifts that come with having a learning disability.

 

Jonathan Mooney is the author of Learning Outside the Lines. He is also Executive Director of Project Eye to Eye, a nationally acclaimed mentoring program for children with learning disabilities. He has spoken in more than 43 states and three countries.

 

The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury (LDAS) is hosting Jonathan Mooney in partnership with Huntington University, the Rainbow District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee and Cambrian College. A proud United Way funded agency, The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury would like to thank these educational partners for their support.

 

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Media Contact:

Wendy Larouche, Resource Facilitator

The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury

705-522-0100

resource@ldasudbury.ca

 

 

 

Tourism Forum Invitation

 

Aug19-13newsletter.pdf

Hello Sudbury Tourism Partners:

 

Click on the link below to check out the latest newsletter from our friends at Northeastern Ontario (RTO13A).

 

<http://eepurl.com/DMV1n>

 

Sandy Brouse

Marketing Officer, Partnership Coordinator Tourism & Culture City of Greater Sudbury PO Box 5000, Stn A

200 Brady Street

Sudbury ON P3A 5P3

Tel (direct): 705-674-4455 ext. 4416

Fax : 705-671-6767

e-mail: sandy.brouse@sudbury.ca

website: sudburytourism.ca

 

 

 

Difficulty: Average

Time Required: one day, plus two hours training

Be part of The Learning Spark: a one day, play-based learning festival where kids can learn by playing all day! Lend a hand at the Learning City Initiative’s flagship event and help us IGNITE THE POTENTIAL in our community’s children, on Saturday, September 14th, 2013 at Memorial Park.

The Learning Spark is an outdoor festival dedicated to what children do naturally: Play! Memorial Park will be transformed into a children’s wonderland that will capture their imagination with Water, Loose Parts, Sand and Cardboard Box play areas, to name a few. The event celebrates the importance of free, unstructured and self-directed play in the development of self-confidence, creativity and resilience in our city’s children. Play allows children to gather the skills they will need along their path of life-long learning. Help us make this day truly memorable!

Job Title: Play Ambassador

Purpose: The Learning Spark’s Play Ambassadors will be the key resource that will pull Greater Sudbury’s first ever play-based learning festival together and help to provide a memorable day for everyone involved. They will not only help to make sure all the play areas run smoothly and safely, but also interact with parents as well as ensure children have the tools and resources to play to the best of their ability – inspiring Greater Sudbury’s children to reach their fullest potential!

Location: Memorial Park, 188 Brady Street, Greater Sudbury, Ontario

Benefits:

Learn about the role of play in children’s healthy development.

Receive a Certificate of Attendance for play-based learning training session.

Gain hands-on experience fostering a rich play-based learning environment.

Support The Learning Spark, a new local project encouraging and promoting healthy child development.

Enhance communication and interpersonal skills by working with festival participants.

Gain satisfaction from assisting at a well-executed play-based learning festival.

Food and refreshments provided at training as well as at event.

Key Responsibilities:

Greet participants and direct them to play areas.

Provide information regarding play-based learning and the festival to participants.

Answer questions about play-based learning when necessary.

Supervise and support specific play areas, including:

o providing tools,

o monitoring level of supplies, and

o overseeing safe use of materials.

Collaborate with the festival’s general volunteers and organisers to ensure success of festival.

Other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Play Ambassador Volunteer Lead

Length of Appointment: This is a one-day event; training is required (see below).

Time Commitment:

September 7, 2013, 9:00 am to 11:00 am – orientiation and training

September 14, 2013, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm – festival

Qualifications: Pleasant manner, patience, problem-solving ability, dependability, experience working with children 12 years and under.

Support: Training for this position will be provided in a two-hour session on September 7, 2013, from 9 am to 11 am. In addition, the training facilitator will be available for questions and assistance the day of the event.

Age Requirement: 16 +

Dress Code: Casual. T-shirts will be provided to all Play Ambassadors. Please dress for the weather!

Security Checks: Police records check preferred.

Contact Information:

For more information on The Learning Spark please find us on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1378362475721702/

To apply to be a Play Ambassador please send a resume to:

Andrea Sacchetto

Event Coordinator, The Learning Spark

705.525.0055 ext/poste 2862

thelearningspark@ccrconnect.ca

Ignite your potential!

For more information on the Greater Sudbury Learning City Initiative see: www.LearnMoreLiveBetter.ca

and be sure to like us on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/GreaterSudburyLearningCity

Or contact:

Nicole Desaulnier

Business Development Officer

Greater Sudbury Learning City Initiative

City of Greater Sudbury

705.674.4455 ext/poste 4625

Learn More. Live Better.

 

City Invites Applications to New Downtown Market Working Group

 

The City of Greater Sudbury is seeking two former or current Market vendors and four community representatives to serve on a New Downtown Market Working Group that will bring a community perspective to ongoing operational decisions for the new downtown public market.

 

The Market Working Group will make recommendations, through municipal staff to the Community Services Committee of Council, for all aspects of market operations, including budget, programming, scheduling, promotions and maintenance. The panel will provide an annual report to City Council based on clearly identified performance measures.

 

Applications to the Market Working Group are being accepted until Friday, June 28, 2013. Application forms, mandate, objectives and eligibility for the Working Group are available online at www.greatersudbury.ca/market, at Citizen Service Centres  or by dialing 705-674-4455, ext. 2011 (TTY: 705-688-3919).

 

Citizen appointments are on a volunteer basis and receive no remuneration. All applications will be brought before the Nominating Committee on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Letters will be sent to all applicants to inform them of Council's decision.

 

The Market, downtown Sudbury's newest weekend destination for family fun, will open every Saturday starting June 22 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m.

to 3:30 p.m. at the site of the CP/VIA Rail Station on Elgin Street.

 

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Sudbury Discoveries Menu for June 2013

 

Greetings fellow Sudbury adventurers!

 

The sights and sounds of summer are finally here and Greater Sudbury is loaded with great things to see and do. Please visit www.sudburydiscoveries.ca today to view all the featured Sudbury Discoveries for the month of June.

 

Also, if you know of great ideas, activities, programs, concerts or other things going on, please don't forget that we can help you get the word out! Send us an email at sudburytourism@sudbury.ca.

 

OR

 

Post your information anytime on our Online Events Calendar at www.sudburytourism.ca.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Sudbury Tourism Staff

 

 

TNO INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OPPORTUNITY may2013pdf

Market - Call-out for Programming.pdf

Please Send your Sudbury Discoveries Menu Items for June

 

A friendly reminder that we will be creating our monthly, bilingual Sudbury Discoveries Menu for June.  We would like to include any special events, activities, programs, concerts, shows, or other fun things happening in Greater Sudbury during this time that we will in turn distribute to various tourism, arts and culture stakeholders, and more. Please send your details by May 21 as we'd love to include them in next month's menu.

 

Also, do not forget that you can maximize your event's exposure by posting your event information year round on the Sudbury Tourism online Event Calendar.  Just follow the link below to do this.

 

http://sudburytourism.ca/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=172

&extmode=event&event_mode=add&lang=en

 

Have a terrific week!

 

Marie Edsall

Technical Coordinator

Sudbury Tourism

PO Box 5000, Station A

200 Brady Street

Sudbury, ON P3A 5P3

P: (705) 674-4455, extension 4412

F: (705) 671-6767

marie-catherine.edsall@sudbury.ca

www.sudburytourism.ca

Like us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/sudburytourism  

Follow us on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/sudburytourism

 

 

 

Please send us your Sudbury Discoveries menu items for May

 

Good Afternoon Everyone,

 

A friendly reminder that we will be creating our monthly, bilingual Sudbury Discoveries Menu for May.  We would like to include any special events, activities, programs, concerts, shows, or other fun things happening in Greater Sudbury during this time that we in turn will distribute to various tourism, arts and culture stakeholders, and more. Please send me your details by April

22 as we'd love to include them in next month's menu!

 

Also, do not forget that you can maximize your event's exposure by posting your event information year round on the Sudbury Tourism online Event Calendar.  Just follow the link below to do this.

 

http://sudburytourism.ca/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=172

&extmode=event&event_mode=add&lang=en

 

Have a terrific week!

 

Marie Edsall

Technical Coordinator

Sudbury Tourism

PO Box 5000, Station A

200 Brady Street

Sudbury, ON P3A 5P3

P: (705) 674-4455, extension 4412

F: (705) 671-6767

marie-catherine.edsall@sudbury.ca

www.sudburytourism.ca

 

Like us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/sudburytourism Follow us on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/sudburytourism

 

 

 

Greetings fellow Sudbury adventurers!

 

The sights and sounds of spring are finally here and Greater Sudbury is loaded with great things to see and do. Please visit www.sudburydiscoveries.ca today to view all the featured Sudbury Discoveries for the month of April.

 

Also, if you know of great ideas, activities, programs, concerts or other things going on, please don't forget that we can help you get the word out! Send us an email at sudburytourism@sudbury.ca.

 

OR

 

Post your information anytime on our Online Events Calendar at www.sudburytourism.ca.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Sudbury Tourism Staff

 

 

Link for the CGS Residential Tipping Fee Holiday Weeks for 2013!

 

http://www.greatersudbury.ca/living/garbage-and-recycling/residential-tipping-fee-holiday-weeks/

 

 

Sudbury Discoveries - March 2013

 

Greetings fellow Sudbury adventurers!

 

Sudbury has plenty of activities to keep you and your family busy this March Break and beyond! Please visit www.sudburydiscoveries.ca today to view all the featured Sudbury Discoveries for the month of March.

 

Also, if you know of great ideas, activities, programs, concerts or other things going on, please don't forget that we can help you get the word out! Send us an email at sudburytourism@sudbury.ca.

 

OR

 

Post your information anytime on our Online Events Calendar at www.sudburytourism.ca.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Sudbury Tourism Staff

 

 

 

 

 
Prix civiques 2013 Civic Awards
 
Nominate an individual or a group!

Each year, the City of Greater Sudbury recognizes the extraordinary contributions of individuals and groups who volunteer their time and skills to provide services and programs within Greater Sudbury communities.

 
 
Proposez la candidature d'une personne ou d'un groupe!

Chaque année, la Ville du Grand Sudbury reconnaît les contributions extraordinaires de particuliers et de groupes qui consacrent bénévolement leur temps et leurs compétences à procurer des services et des programmes au sein des communautés du Grand Sudbury.

 
 
Prefer to write it by hand?
Each of the Citizen Service Centres in the City of Greater Sudbury has been provided with copies of Civic Award forms. Pick up your copy at the nearest location.
Or, print them at home.
Préférez-vous le remplir à la main?
Le document est disponible à tous les Centres de services aux citoyens dans l'ensemble de la Ville du Grand Sudbury. Procurez-vous une copie à l'emplacement le plus près de chez vous.
Ou, imprimez-le à la maison.
Deadline for submission is Friday, March 22nd, 4:30 p.m.

Date limite pour la réception des candidatures:
le vendredi 22 mars à 16h30

 

JOB POSTING - Northeastern Ontario Tourism

 

Good afternoon Sudbury Tourism Partners, Below please find job posting information and website link for the Northeastern Ontario Tourism Partnership & Communications Co-ordinator. Please pass it along to anyone who you think may be interested - note that the closing date is this Friday, March 1st at 4:30pm.

Thanks!

Mark

 

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Partnership & Communications Co-ordinator For Northeastern Ontario Tourism Northeastern Ontario Tourism seeks an experienced professional to develop and implement a fund generating partnership strategy for the organization and to work with the Executive Director to develop a communication strategy to manage all communications for the organization. A full job description can be downloaded from our website www.northeasternontario.com/employment

Closing Date: March 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm

 

 

Good Afternoon Everyone,

 

A friendly reminder that we will be creating our monthly, bilingual Sudbury Discoveries Menu for March.  We would like to include any special events, activities, programs, concerts, shows, or other fun things happening in Greater Sudbury during this time that we in turn will distribute to various tourism, arts and culture stakeholders, and more. Please send me your details by February 20 as we'd love to include them in next month's menu!

 

Also, do not forget that you can maximize your event's exposure by posting your event information year round on the Sudbury Tourism online Event Calendar.  Just follow the link below to do this.

 

http://sudburytourism.ca/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=172

&extmode=event&event_mode=add&lang=en

 

Have a terrific week!

 

Marie Edsall

Technical Coordinator

Sudbury Tourism

PO Box 5000, Station A

200 Brady Street

Sudbury, ON P3A 5P3

P: (705) 674-4455, extension 4412

F: (705) 671-6767

marie-catherine.edsall@sudbury.ca

www.sudburytourism.ca

 




Lots of important actions this week!
Speak up for Ramsey Lake, support pedestrian lighting for Sudbury, help us out at our Seedy Sunday booth, buy a rain barrel and support our rain gardens and rain barrels project, join Eat Local Sudbury’s “We Want Northern Chicken” campaign, and speak up for protection of endangered species.

1.  Have your say on the proposed Keast development, and its potential impacts on Ramsey Lake TODAY
This development proposes 63 lots, and 3 blocks for multi-residential development on the Keast peninsula on Ramsey Lake.
The first of two public Planning Hearings will be held TODAY Monday, February 11, 5:30pm in Council Chambers.  Any citizen can speak at the hearing, and/or submit written comments to the City Clerk (
clerks@city.greatersudbury.on.ca <http://clerks%40city.greatersudbury.on.ca/> ).
 
Some of the concerns for this proposed development are:
-  No watershed study has been completed for Ramsey Lake.  Without this study, there is no way to evaluate the impact on Ramsey Lake (also a major source of drinking water) of this development, or of the cumulative effect of the many new developments recently approved in this watershed.
-  The peninsula is steep and rocky, with little soil.  These conditions will worsen the effects of removing existing tree cover and developing roads and lots on this site.  These effects include erosion, siltation, and run-off with phosphorus, salt, and other contaminants directly into Ramsey Lake.
-  A sewage lift station, and a stormwater pond are proposed on a floodplain.  Several lots are proposed on an existing stream.

Read the staff report and see the site plan map here:  
http://www.greatersudbury.ca/AgendaRepository/PlanningCommittee/2013/130211/PlanningCommittee_Agenda_130211_3_full_report.pdf?CFID=2348132&CFTOKEN=695382dd87e1d72f-7479FAF5-CC2F-0378-58BCE573D29DAD4B&jsessionid=7BDD24C3F50E19E4074779DCE6798D54.inst_greatersudbury2 <http://www.greatersudbury.ca/AgendaRepository/PlanningCommittee/2013/130211/PlanningCommittee_Agenda_130211_3_full_report.pdf?CFID=2348132&CFTOKEN=695382dd87e1d72f-7479FAF5-CC2F-0378-58BCE573D29DAD4B&jsessionid=7BDD24C3F50E19E4074779DCE6798D54.inst_greatersudbury2>

2.    Support a motion that would ensure good lighting for pedestrians
Councillor Joe Cimino is bringing forward a motion to move forward with standards for pedestrian lighting here in Sudbury.  Currently, only the needs of drivers need to be considered, and as has recently been discovered on Lorne Street, that can leave pedestrians in the dark.
 
The motion will be presented at tomorrow’s Council meeting (Tues. Feb. 12), starting at 6pm in Council Chambers.  It is estimated that the motion will occur around 7:30pm.
Come out to the meeting to show your support!
AND – contact your Councillor today to let them know you support good lighting for pedestrians.
(Council e-mail list:  mayor@greatersudbury.ca; joe.cimino@greatersudbury.ca; jacques.barbeau@greatersudbury.ca; claude.berthiaume@greatersudbury.ca; evelyn.dutrisac@greatersudbury.ca; ron.dupuis@greatersudbury.ca; andre.rivest@greatersudbury.ca; dave.kilgour@greatersudbury.ca; fabio.belli@greatersudbury.ca; doug.craig@greatersudbury.ca; frances.caldarelli@greatersudbury.ca; terry.kett@greatersudbury.ca; joscelyne.landry-altmann@greatersudbury.ca)
 
Here is the motion:

R-4.  Sidewalk Lighting   
  As presented by Councillor Cimino:
WHEREAS Greater Sudbury Hydro Inc. installed new light poles on the south side of Lorne Street in 2012 to upgrade hydro infrastructure, and recently began transferring the existing light fixtures from the north, sidewalk side of Lorne Street, to the south side, where no sidewalk exists;
 
AND WHEREAS as a result of the street lighting relocation, pedestrians and businesses on the sidewalk side, (north side) of Lorne Street from Kelly Lake Road to Martindale Road now have dramatically reduced lighting on their side of the roadway;
 
AND WHEREAS members of the Ward 1 Community Action Network, together with Ward 1 Councillor Joe Cimino have been working on a resolution to this problem since the new poles on the south side of Lorne Street were installed last year;
 
AND WHEREAS in 2006 Council endorsed the Municipal Pedestrian Charter, as prepared by the Sudbury Heart Health Coalition for the City of Greater Sudbury, and endorsed the utilization of the Municipal Pedestrian Charter as a guideline in the planning and development of walking opportunities within the City of Greater Sudbury;
 
AND WHEREAS, in order to promote walking, the City must improve and maintain safety and accessibility for pedestrians, which includes appropriate lighting on sidewalks, as is indicated in Section 16.2.10 of the Official Plan, which states that “1. Design streets, buildings, and public places with due regard to public safety. Consideration shall be given to such matters as visibility, lighting and pedestrian/bicycle/vehicle conflicts.”;
 
AND WHEREAS the City of Greater Sudbury does not currently have standards for sidewalk lighting, or a policy to ensure joint planning between Greater Sudbury Hydro Inc. and the City when poles are being re-located;
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the City of Greater Sudbury direct staff to seek out best practices from other municipalities, develop a policy for sidewalk lighting standards for Council's consideration, identify the possibility of a joint planning policy between Greater Sudbury Hydro Inc. and the City of Greater Sudbury when the poles are being relocated, and report back to Council or Operations Committee by the fall of 2013;
 
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT Council direct staff to consider sidewalk lighting standards as part of the ongoing Official Plan Review and Transportation Master Plan Review;
 
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT Council direct staff to evaluate the lack of sidewalk lighting on the north side of Lorne Street and report back to Council by April of 2013 on the cost of installing light fixtures on the poles remaining along the north side of Lorne Street.

3.  We need your help at our booth at SEEDY SUNDAY
Seedy Sunday is coming up March 3, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Parkside Older Adult Centre on Durham.  CLS will have a booth to take orders for rain barrels, and to provide information on green gardening, and the connection between local food and sustainability.  
Please let us know if you can spare an hour or two to help at our booth.
 
4.  Order a rain barrel, help keep our watersheds healthy, and support our ‘rain gardens and rain barrels’ project
As part of our ‘Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels’ project, we are holding a rain barrel sale.  Rain barrels can now be ordered on-line at:  
http://rainbarrel.ca/liveablesudbury/ <http://rainbarrel.ca/liveablesudbury/>
 
Every rain barrel sold will keep stormwater run-off out of our lakes and waterways, and raise $10 towards rain gardens and other green infrastructure in the Minnow Lake and Ramsey Lake watershed, through our “rain gardens and rain barrels” project.
Order yours today!

5.  Eat Local Sudbury invites you to join in their “We Want Northern Chicken” campaign.
Drop by Eat Local Sudbury to pick up action postcards and brochures to distribute.
Find out more at:  
http://www.mediacoop.ca/blog/grassrootssudburymedia/16188 <http://www.mediacoop.ca/blog/grassrootssudburymedia/16188>  
 
6.  Call to action: help maintain protection for species at risk in Ontario
As part of their 'modernizing and streamlining' efforts, the MNR is proposing a number of changes to the Endangered Species Act.
These proposed changes have the potential for significantly greater impacts to habitat of species at risk.
 
For a summary of the concerns, see:
http://action2.davidsuzuki.org/stop-the-exemptions <http://action2.davidsuzuki.org/stop-the-exemptions>   
 
Here is an excerpt: "...would ... exempt both existing and new activities from meeting requirements under the Act, and ... give power to industry to self-police. These exempted activities could include logging, mining, quarries, hydroelectric dams, transmission lines, windmills, roads, infrastructure and municipal developments, to name a few."
 
Public input can be sent in until February 25, 2013.

For more information, and to submit input on-line, see:
http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTE4MDY5&statusId=MTc2NzEx <http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTE4MDY5&statusId=MTc2NzEx>  

Tax Backgrounder 2013 EN FR.pdf

Sudbury Discoveries Menu for February, 2013!

 

Greetings fellow Sudbury adventurers!

 

Fast-paced hockey on the lake, new artwork in the galleries, concerts, dancing and outdoor fun … This February, you have an endless list of fantastic events to choose from. Please visit www.sudburydiscoveries.ca today to view all the featured Sudbury Discoveries for the month of February.

 

Also, if you know of great ideas, activities, programs, concerts or other things going on, please don't forget that we can help you get the word out! Send us an email at sudburytourism@sudbury.ca.

 

OR

 

Post your information anytime on our Online Events Calendar at www.sudburytourism.ca.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Sudbury Tourism Staff

 

 

Youth Centre Staff are in Need

 

LEAD, SERVICES AND PROGRAMS (5)

(TEEN CENTRE LEAD)

REPORTING LOCATION: CAPREOL (1), ONAPING (2), RYAN HEIGHTS (2)

 

CONTRACT PART TIME POSITIONS

ESTIMATED PROBABLE DURATION: UNTIL JUNE 28, 2013

 

CGS GROUP 3 - $12.62 TO $13.71 PER HOUR

UP TO 48 HOURS BI-WEEKLY

(SOME EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS)

 

START DATE TO FOLLOW SELECTION PROCESS

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS SECTION

LEISURE SERVICES DIVISION

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

 

*A Criminal Records Check is required in advance of starting employment in this position. Please contact Police Services at 705-675-9171 Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for information on how to obtain a Criminal Records Check.*

 

Resumes quoting the above noted Job Opportunity Identification Number are invited and will be received by the HUMAN RESOURCES AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIVISION, by mail, hand delivery, fax at 705-673-3094 or e-mail at hrjobs@greatersudbury.ca for the above noted position until 4:30 P.M. ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 31ST, 2013.  Any application received after this deadline will not be considered.

 

MAIN FUNCTION: To assist in the delivery and efficient operation of the designated program or services.

 

DUTIES:

 

UNDER THE GENERAL SUPERVISION OF THE CO-ORDINATOR OF EVENTS AND ADMINISTRATION OR THE RECREATION CO-ORDINATOR OR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CO-ORDINATOR:

 

1.     Oversee the operation and staff of an assigned program or service area, including assisting in the supervision of the activities and behaviour of the public to ensure that all participants abide by the rules and regulations of the program or services

2.     Provide support and leadership to all program staff at all sites of the program or service.

 

3.     Assist in the administrative details of the program organization to ensure effective program management and customer service.

4.     Assist service or program staff in the efficient delivery of services as required.

5.      Assist in staff recruitment, scheduling, training and evaluation of service or program staff as directed.

6.     Maintain and protect the Section’s materials and equipment on site. Ensure the proper cleaning of the assigned service or program area.

7.     Prepare reports and maintain ongoing program records, as required.

8.     Assist in ensuring staff adherence to job procedures and operational policies, including the proper cash handling procedures as required.

9.     Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS's Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein.

10.  Perform other related duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

-  Successful completion of Secondary School (Grade X) Education.

- Must hold current CPR and First Aid Certificate for designated programs/services.

- Must possess or successfully obtain a valid Smart Serve Certificate for designated positions.

- For Box office at Sudbury Arena - Post Secondary Programs in a related discipline (Computer Programming, Business Administration or Accounting) considered an asset.

EXPERIENCE:

- One (1) year up to and including (2) years of related experience.

- For Concession - Experience with electronic Point of Sale/Inventory Control System an asset.

- For Maintenance - Building maintenance, janitorial, carpentry, plumbing or electrical experience an asset.

- For Ticket Sales and Cashier - Experience with handling cash, balancing reports and Ticket Sales system an asset.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

- Best practices within program or service area.

- For Leisure Programs - Creative and recreational activities related to program or service.

- For Hosting Services - Safety Procedures.

- For Ticket Sales, Concession and Cashier services - advanced mathematical and computer skills.

ABILITIES TO:

- Demonstrate excellent organizational skills.

- Demonstrate ability to deal with a variety of user groups.

- Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communications skills when dealing with the general public and staff.

- Motivate and supervise Staff.

- Understand and meet the needs of customers.

- Deal with the public in a courteous and effective manner.

- Work and act independently and use initiative when required.

- Work evenings and weekends if applicable.

- For the Outdoor Rink - Ability to operate a snowblower safely.

PERSONAL SUITABILITY:

- Mental and physical fitness to perform essential job functions.

LANGUAGES:

- Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.

- French verbal skills an asset.

OTHER:

- Physical capability to operate a vehicle safely, possession of a valid driver?s licence and an acceptable driving record will be considered an asset.

- Provide, at own cost, a Criminal Records Check for designated positions.

 

Please quote the Job Posting Identification Number NU13-001 TO NU13-005 on your resume.  For further instructions on how to apply for this position, click here.

 

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Hiring Manager.

 

 

Please send us your Sudbury Discoveries menu items for February

 

Good Afternoon Everyone,

 

 

A friendly reminder that we will be creating our monthly, bilingual Sudbury Discoveries Menu for February.  We would like to include any special events, activities, programs, concerts, shows, or other fun things happening in Greater Sudbury during this time that we in turn will distribute to various tourism, arts and culture stakeholders, and more. Please send me your details by January 22 as we'd love to include them in next month's menu!

 

 

Also, do not forget that you can maximize your event's exposure by posting your event information year round on the Sudbury Tourism online Event Calendar.  Just follow the link below to do this.

 

 

http://sudburytourism.ca/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=172

&extmode=event&event_mode=add&lang=en

 

 

Have a terrific week!

 

 

Marie Edsall

Technical Coordinator

Sudbury Tourism

PO Box 5000, Station A

200 Brady Street

Sudbury, ON P3A 5P3

P: (705) 674-4455, extension 4412

F: (705) 671-6767

marie-catherine.edsall@sudbury.ca

www.sudburytourism.ca

 

Catch us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/sudburytourism Follow us on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/sudburytourism Watch us on YouTube @ www.youtube.com/sudburytourism

 

 

 

Greetings fellow Sudbury adventurers!

 

Sudbury is the place to be during the month of January with plenty of cozy indoor theatre and film options available for all tastes. Please visit www.sudburydiscoveries.ca today to view all the featured Sudbury Discoveries for the month of January.

 

Also, if you know of great ideas, activities, programs, concerts or other things going on, please don't forget that we can help you get the word out! Send us an email at sudburytourism@sudbury.ca.

 

OR

 

Post your information anytime on our Online Events Calendar at www.sudburytourism.ca.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Sudbury Tourism Staff

 

 

 

Good afternoon,

 

We wanted to make you aware that the external posting for a Business Development Officer to coordinate the Learning City project is now live at this link: http://www.greatersudbury.ca/living/jobs/employment-opportunities/current-employment-opportunities/business-development-officer-funded-position/

 

Thanks in advance for sharing this with your networks and any potential candidates who may be interested in applying.

Meredith

 

Meredith Armstrong
Manager of Tourism and Culture

City of Greater Sudbury
200 Brady Street
Sudbury ON P3A 5P3
(705) 674.4455 x4430
Fax: (705) 671.6767
meredith.armstrong@sudbury.ca
www.SudburyTourism.ca

 

 

 

2013 Budget at a Glance --PRESS-READY-- Dec 11-12_4_1.pdf

 

 

Please send us your Sudbury Discoveries menu items for January

 

Good Afternoon Everyone,

 

 

A friendly reminder that we will be creating our monthly, bilingual Sudbury Discoveries Menu for January.  We would like to include any special events, activities, programs, concerts, shows, or other fun things happening in Greater Sudbury during this time that we in turn will distribute to various tourism, arts and culture stakeholders, and more. Please send me your details by December 14 as we'd love to include them in next month's menu!

 

 

Also, do not forget that you can maximize your event's exposure by posting your event information year round on the Sudbury Tourism online Event Calendar.  Just follow the link below to do this.

 

 

http://sudburytourism.ca/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=172

&extmode=event&event_mode=add&lang=en

 

 

Have a terrific week!

 

 

Marie Edsall

Technical Coordinator

Sudbury Tourism

PO Box 5000, Station A

200 Brady Street

Sudbury, ON P3A 5P3

P: (705) 674-4455, extension 4412

F: (705) 671-6767

marie-catherine.edsall@sudbury.ca

www.sudburytourism.ca

 

 

Catch us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/sudburytourism Follow us on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/sudburytourism Watch us on YouTube @ www.youtube.com/sudburytourism

 

 

 

 



CLS Action Update

Join us in two exciting community revitalization projects:
 
1.  Creating a rain garden or two in the Ramsey Lake watershed.
Rain gardens absorbs and filters rain water where it falls.  Directing rain water run-off into a rain garden, rather than directly into a storm drain, means less water rushing into our storm water system.  The benefits?  Reduced risk of flooding, and healthier lakes and waterways.
The Ramsey Lake watershed is experiencing increasing development pressures.  Rain gardens is one way to help relieve this pressure.
Join us in planning and creating rain gardens in the Ramsey Lake watershed!
Let us know if you would like to be involved.
We will be partnering with the Ramsey Lake Stewardship Committee and others on this project.

2.  Creating a Stairway Park in the Wembley neighbourhood
Pedestrian stairways are a special part of Sudbury neighbourhoods.  But what if they were more than a handy short cut?  What if they were great public spaces?  Timothy Pella came up with the idea of a Stairway Park encompassing the four stairways in the Wembley neighbourhood, and his idea has generated a lot of enthusiasm!  This could include plantings of native species, painting, art installations, benches and exercise equipment…..there are many great ideas to explore.
Join us in planning and creating a Stairway Park!
Let us know if you would like to be involved.
We will be partnering with Friends of the Roxborough Greenbelt and others on this project.

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The municipal budget process is coming to a close.
Here are the budget options approved by Council:
. $35,000 in one-time funding for each of two Community Improvement Plans (Capreol Waterfront and Levack Onaping);
. $35,000 for storm water management;
. an additional $642,000 in permanent funding and $425,000 in one-time funding to fix roads;
. $305,000 in operational top-up funding for emergency shelters;
. $200,000 in physician recruitment;
. $50,000 for Crime Stoppers;
. $40,000 to expand the Green Cart organic program to local schools; and
. the design, construction and implementation of one of council's priority projects, the Rock of Fame, was also funded through the 2013 budget.
 
That’s $1,067,000 (60%) for additional funding for road maintenance, which already claims the largest portion of the municipal budget.
The good news is some funding for Community Improvement Plans, storm water management, emergency shelters, and green cart pick up for schools.
The bad news is that funding for acquisition of priority green spaces, watershed studies to protect the health of our lakes, active transportation, the Good Food Box, and other worthwhile projects brought forward did not make the cut.
 
What do you think of the budget options selected by Council?  Let them know.  You can contact them at:
mayor@greatersudbury.ca; joe.cimino@greatersudbury.ca; jacques.barbeau@greatersudbury.ca; claude.berthiaume@greatersudbury.ca; evelyn.dutrisac@greatersudbury.ca; ron.dupuis@greatersudbury.ca; andre.rivest@greatersudbury.ca; dave.kilgour@greatersudbury.ca; fabio.belli@greatersudbury.ca; doug.craig@greatersudbury.ca; frances.caldarelli@greatersudbury.ca; terry.kett@greatersudbury.ca; joscelyne.landry-altmann@greatersudbury.ca;
 
Be part of the public dialogue  - send in a  letter to the editor.  Send to:  editor@northernlife.ca  ; sud.letters@sunmedia.ca <mailto:sud.letters@sunmedia.ca>
(note that letters to the editor must include your name, phone number and address – only your name and city will be published if the letter is put in the paper)
 
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Cliff’s has released Amended Terms of Reference for their chromite project, which includes the proposed smelter near Capreol.
They have made some changes in response to public input.  Comments on the amended Terms of Reference should be sent to public_affairs@cliffsnr.com by December 14.

The Amended Terms of Reference can be viewed at:
http://www.cliffsnaturalresources.com/EN/aboutus/GlobalOperations/chromite/Documents/Cliffs%20GAL-095-R%20Amended%20ToR%20Rev.01%2026Nov2012-Part%201-Main.pdf <http://www.cliffsnaturalresources.com/EN/aboutus/GlobalOperations/chromite/Documents/Cliffs%20GAL-095-R%20Amended%20ToR%20Rev.01%2026Nov2012-Part%201-Main.pdf>
An explanation of the changes can be found at the beginning of the document.  The section on the chromite smelter begins on pg. 82.
 
 

 

Sudbury Discoveries Menu- December 2012

 

Greetings fellow Sudbury adventurers!

 

December is the perfect time to explore the outdoors and spend quality time with family and friends. There are plenty of great opportunities to enjoy the Holidays this month. Please visit www.sudburydiscoveries.ca today to view all the featured Sudbury Discoveries for the month of December.

 

Also, if you know of great ideas, activities, programs, concerts or other things going on, please don't forget that we can help you get the word out! Send us an email at sudburytourism@sudbury.ca.

 

OR

 

Post your information anytime on our Online Events Calendar at www.sudburytourism.ca.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Sudbury Tourism Staff

 

 

City to Enter into Agreement for Biosolids Management Facility

Greater Sudbury City Council tonight directed staff to enter into an agreement with N-Viro Systems Canada LP for the Design, Build, Finance, Operation and Maintenance (DBFOM) of a City-owned biosolids management facility. Finalization of the agreement is subject to N-Viro providing evidence of fully committed financing, as well as an updated financing plan for the full 20-year term of the contract, and N-Viro executing the project agreement in substantially the same form as currently written, and for the submitted amounts.

“This is a significant step forward in this vital project for our community,” said Mayor Marianne Matichuk. “I’m pleased that we can move forward to finalize an agreement that will allow us to maximize the benefits to taxpayers. There is still work to be done before a deal is completed, and I look forward to a future update from staff.”

Mayor Matichuk praised the work of staff and Council in managing this project, the first of its kind in Greater Sudbury. “I know Councillors Jacques Barbeau and Joe Cimino have been particularly involved in this difficult and complex process, and I thank them for their work.”

The biosolids management facility is a major project for the municipality. The City of Greater Sudbury has been using tailings ponds near Lively for over 30 years as a disposal site for waste activated sludge from its wastewater treatment facilities. While this was once an acceptable practice, changing environmental standards and recurrent episodes of foul odour have made this disposal method unsustainable. The City is required to cease using the tailings ponds for disposal purposes.

While a number of alternative project procurement methods were available to the City, it was determined that a DBFOM model offered the highest value for money for the community. Indeed, N-Viro’s submission offers value for money of approximately $16 million over the 20-year contract term. PPP Canada has committed up to $11 million to the project, and staff continues to negotiate with the corporation to secure full funding of 25% of the final construction costs.

The lump sum construction price of N-Viro’s submission is $62 million. The biosolids facility capital costs will be funded by a contribution from PPP Canada, and the balance will be debt financed by the City and the contractor. A report on the City’s financing options will be presented to Council at a later date.

Under the DBFOM model, the private sector accepts more of the risk and is responsible for meeting the standards established by the City through the procurement process. However, the City of Greater Sudbury maintains ownership of the facility at all times.

It is anticipated that the City will finalize the agreement with N-Viro in January 2013.

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Media contact:

Shannon Dowling, Corporate Communications
City of Greater Sudbury, 705-674-4455 ext. 2539

Background

What is a biosolids management facility?

A biosolids management facility processes sewage sludge, which is a normal end product of the sewage treatment process, to create a product with low odour potential and little environmental impact. Biosolids management facilities use a heat and/or chemical process to kill harmful organisms called pathogens present in untreated sewage sludge. The process being considered by the City of Greater Sudbury, will produce a Class A biosolids product, suitable for long-term disposal or as a soil amendment product for various purposes.

Why does Greater Sudbury need a biosolids management facility?

The municipality has been using tailings ponds near Lively for over 30 years as a disposal site for waste activated sludge from its wastewater treatment facilities. While this was once an acceptable practice, changing environmental standards and recurrent episodes of foul odour have made this disposal method unsustainable.

How will Greater Sudbury pay the capital costs?

The City of Greater Sudbury recognizes that the biosolids management facility represents a significant investment. The City will debt-finance 75% less PPP Canada’s share of the construction costs. The contractor will finance the remaining 25%.  

Has the public been consulted on the biosolids management facility?

Yes. Community consultations occurred at a number of intervals, as early as 2005 and as recently as 2010. Concerns and questions that arose during those consultations have been taken into consideration in the report and recommendation being brought before Council.  

Who is PPP Canada?

PPP Canada is a Federal Crown Corporation established to support the development of public-private partnerships (P3) and to facilitate the development of the Canadian P3 market. To be approved for funding, the plant must be either designed or built by the private sector and the private sector must either finance or maintain/operate the plant

What exactly is a public-private partnership?

The private sector in partnership with the public sector assumes a role in the development of public infrastructure. In a public-private partnership (P3), a government enters into a contract with a company or companies that may take on responsibility for one of the following scenarios: designing and building (DB), designing-building and financing (DBF), designing-building-financing, operating and maintaining (DBFOM). For the Biosolids Management Facility, ownership of the facility by the private sector is not under consideration as the City will retain full ownership of the infrastructure. 

How many full-time jobs will be created?

It is anticipated that the new biosolids management facility will create three to five full-time jobs. 

What are the main advantages of a public-private partnership?

The main advantage of a public-private partnership is that it transfers construction and operating risks to the private sector, maximizes access to private sector innovation and experience, generally results in faster construction time, provides single-point accountability, results in fewer construction claims and generally provides long term financial stability related to construction and operating costs. Immediate construction of a community asset through private sector financing, in return for some form of annual payment by the city, is also beneficial when access to capital dollars is limited. 

What types of risk is the City trying to mitigate?

In all construction-based projects, there are risks to be considered, including design, construction and operational risks. In the specific case of the biosolids management facility, the largest risk is that the project may not be completed on time and consequently there will be a need to haul sludge to another facility for processing at considerable expense. Other risks include the potential for construction cost over runs, escalating operating costs, the City’s lack of experience with biosolids technology and the fact that all proposed technologies are proprietary. By transferring risks to the private sector, the City is able to mitigate these risks.  

 

Please send us your Sudbury Discoveries menu items for December

 

A friendly reminder that we will be creating our monthly, bilingual Sudbury Discoveries Menu for December.  We would like to include any special events, activities, programs, concerts, shows, or other fun things happening in Greater Sudbury during this time that we in turn will distribute to various tourism, arts and culture stakeholders, and more. Please send me your details by November 19 as we'd love to include them in next month's menu!

 

 

Also, do not forget that you can maximize your event's exposure by posting your event information year round on the Sudbury Tourism online Event Calendar.  Just follow the link below to do this.

 

 

http://sudburytourism.ca/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=172

&extmode=event&event_mode=add&lang=en

 

 

Have a terrific week!

 

 

Marie Edsall

Technical Coordinator

Sudbury Tourism

PO Box 5000, Station A

200 Brady Street

Sudbury, ON P3A 5P3

P: (705) 674-4455, extension 4412

F: (705) 671-6767

marie-catherine.edsall@sudbury.ca

www.sudburytourism.ca

 

 

Catch us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/sudburytourism Follow us on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/sudburytourism Watch us on YouTube @ www.youtube.com/sudburytourism

 

 

 

 

For Immediate Release:  November 2, 2012

 

GSU Crews heading to Long Island New York

SUDBURY, Ontario – Long Island Power Authority has requested assistance from far and wide to restore service to their grid stricken by high winds and flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Sandy.  In response GSU is sending up to 9 Power Line Technicians and 5 pieces of equipment. When the Sudbury crews arrive in Long Island they will participate in a safety briefing and be put immediately to work restoring power to thousands of Long Island residents who have been in the dark since last weekend's storm rolled through.

The Sudbury contingent join a host of other Canadian Lineman heading for the States to assist. "There is a long history of mutual assistance in the Electric Utility Industry" said Brian McMillan, Vice President - Distribution Electrical Systems at GSU. "Our crews have participated in restoration efforts in other areas including the big ice storm in Eastern Ontario", McMillan continued. "It's comforting to know this tradition exists in the industry and that if we were ever to find ourselves in a similar circumstance we could expect the same type of assistance".

GSU is sending up to 9 tradesman, 3 material handling bucket trucks, one digger derrick boom truck, a pickup and a piece of off road equipment used to perform Utility operations in tight areas, in and around housing.

Greater Sudbury Hydro is a community-owned, operated, and community-minded distribution utility in Northeastern Ontario providing the energy needs for in excess of 47,000 customers.  

For more information, please contact:

 

Brian McMillan, Vice-President,                           Frank Kallonen, President & CEO

Distribution Electrical Systems                              

Greater Sudbury Hydro Inc.                                 Greater Sudbury Hydro Inc.

Tel:  675-0507                                                       Tel:  675-0520

Fax: 675-0528                                                       Fax:  675-0528

                                                                             

 

Sudbury Discoveries for Novembre 2012

 

Greetings fellow Sudbury adventurers!

 

November is here! Bundle up and head downtown on November 17 for the annual Santa Claus Parade! Start the celebration early outside at sMarket Square on parade day from 2 to 5:30 p.m. with the Santa Watch Party. Please visit www.sudburydiscoveries.ca today to view all the featured Sudbury Discoveries for the month of November.

 

Also, if you know of great ideas, activities, programs, concerts or other things going on, please don't forget that we can help you get the word out! Send us an email at sudburytourism@sudbury.ca.

 

OR

 

Post your information anytime on our Online Events Calendar at www.sudburytourism.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Women Of Distinction Posters and Nomination Packages

Call_for_Nomination_PKG_ENG.pdf

 

 



CLS Action Update
 
Come out to our working group meeting, Monday, October 29, in the ERC
(176 Larch, back entrance)

 

7 p.m.:  Community revitalization working group – time to brainstorm some great doable sustainable community revitalization projects and select a few to pursue.  Bring your ideas and enthusiasm!

 

Some of the great ideas that have been brought up so far include:  creating rain gardens in stressed watersheds; naturalizing a shoreline; creating a unique urban ‘stairway park’ along a series of neighbourhood stairways; hearing from youth about what is needed to transform their neighbourhood, and facilitating a project to make some of that change happen; using community art to mark the passage of Junction Creek under the downtown;  complete street pilot project; getting high school students on the bus…and many more…

 

8:30 p.m.:  Shoreline working group – standing up for our shorelines and wetlands.

Please RSVP if you can, to give us an idea of who will be coming out  All welcome!
Can’t come but want to join one of these working groups?  Contact us. Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury [globalnilly@persona.ca]

Speak up for our lakes
The combination of climate change and increased development pressures means that many of our lakes are under stress.  Closed beaches and loss of private drinking water are red flags we shouldn’t ignore.

 

At the release of the Vital Signs Report, Dr. John Gunn of the Living with Lakes Centre, said:  “We're allowing far...too many nutrients to enter our lakes. We're too careless in our building codes and our land practices. We're not brave enough to insist that drinking water be protected or lakes be protected. The consequence is that if we don't, we'll lose the use of our waters more and more frequently.”

Let City Council know that it’s time to insist our lakes are protected!
The city is currently reviewing its Official Plan – there has never been a better time to make the changes needed to properly protect our lakes for now and for the future.
 
Some of the key changes needed are:
 
-  Require watershed studies.  Healthy watersheds mean healthy lakes.  Watershed studies provide the basic information needed to make good planning decisions when it comes to water quality– without them we are taking a gamble on the health of our lakes.  Greater Sudbury has not completed a single watershed study – not even for Ramsey Lake.

-  Increase natural vegetative buffers along shorelines and wetlands to at least 30m.  The most important thing we can do to keep our lakes healthy is to maintain the wetlands and natural shoreline vegetation that filter out contaminants before they end up in the water.  

-  Require Low Impact Development standards.  Low impact development absorbs rainwater where it falls, reducing run-off.  This means less contaminants entering our lakes and waterways, less stress on our storm water systems, and less risk of flooding

-  Require more stringent stormwater treatment to remove more contaminants before they get into our lakes.

It is up to all of us to speak up for our lakes.   

Write to your Councillor and send a copy to the rest of Council, the Official Plan Review, and to local media:

 

mayor@greatersudbury.ca; joe.cimino@greatersudbury.ca; jacques.barbeau@greatersudbury.ca; claude.berthiaume@greatersudbury.ca; evelyn.dutrisac@greatersudbury.ca; ron.dupuis@greatersudbury.ca; andre.rivest@greatersudbury.ca; dave.kilgour@greatersudbury.ca; fabio.belli@greatersudbury.ca; doug.craig@greatersudbury.ca; frances.caldarelli@greatersudbury.ca; terry.kett@greatersudbury.ca; joscelyne.landry-altmann@greatersudbury.ca; officialplan@greatersudbury.ca ; editor@northernlife.ca ; sud.letters@sunmedia.ca

 

  (note that letters to the editor must include your name, phone number and address – only your name and city will be published if the letter is put in the paper)
 

 

Subject:

Notification of Community Crime - NOCC

 

Officers and volunteers from the Police Auxiliary and Citizens on Patrol conducted its weekly Notification of Community Crime – (NOCC) initiative in the Donovan as a result of an increase in the number of reported thefts in the Kathleen Street area.

 

Approximately 200 households were provided with information pamphlets to help residents reduce their chance of becoming victims of theft.

 

As well 284 residences received invitations to the Human Trafficking and Street Prostitution Symposium held last night at the Croatian Hall.

 

 

 

For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Greater Sudbury Rock of Fame

At the regular meeting of City Council last night, Greater Sudbury came one step closer to becoming home to its very own Rock of Fame. The Rock of Fame Creation Advisory Panel was established in January to provide recommendations to City Council concerning the creation of Greater Sudbury’s Rock of Fame. The project was identified as a strategic priority for Council to commemorate our community pride, celebrate Greater Sudbury citizens and recognize their achievements.

"The Rock of fame will honour Greater Sudbury’s ambassadors and champions, both living and past, who have achieved significant local, national or international recognition for their contributions to our city’s image," said Mayor Marianne Matichuk. "On behalf of Council, I thank the Rock of Fame Creation Advisory Panel for its hard work and look forward to the ongoing collaboration to move this project forward."

For the past nine months, the Rock of Fame Creation Advisory Panel has been hard at work researching and determining factors such as best location, physical configuration and materials, for the Rock of Fame, along with developing criteria for identifying honourees. Based on the Panel’s recommendations, Council last night approved the location for the Rock of Fame, which will be on the south side of Elgin Street, downtown.

"The Rock of Fame will be visible year-round in the heart of our City," said Councillor Ron Dupuis, Chair of the Rock of Fame Creation Advisory Panel. "The panel presented the ideal location for the Rock of Fame based on the future design and development plans, such as the Laurentian School of Architecture, intended for downtown."

City Council approved the recommendation that an allocation of $200,000, to be funded from capital reserves, be included in the 2013 budget for the Rock of Fame initiative. With Council’s support, the Rock of Fame Advisory Panel will move forward work on design, construction and promotion of this exciting project in Greater Sudbury.

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Media Contact:

Shannon Dowling, Corporate Communications

City of Greater Sudbury, 705-674-4455, ext. 2539

Facebook: www.facebook.com/greatersudbury

Twitter: @greatersudbury

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For Immediate Release Tuesday, October 16, 2012

2011 Municipal Performance Benchmarking Report Released

The 2011 Municipal Performance Benchmarking Report, released this week by the Ontario Municipal Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI), shows how the City of Greater Sudbury is performing over time and relative to other municipalities. The report provides comparative data on 22 municipal service areas, including roads, public transit, policing, long-term care, libraries, water and wastewater systems, solid waste management, child care and social assistance. Year-over-year results provide city administrators, elected representatives and citizens with a valuable tool for measuring performance.

"The OMBI Report not only allows us to compare our performance to other municipalities in the province, it also provides the opportunity to reflect on our City’s services from year-to-year," said Greater Sudbury CAO Doug Nadorozny. "These benchmarking results allow us to examine the work we do in relation to our peers, and they help us identify the areas that need improvement as we strive to fulfill our mission of providing excellent access to quality municipal services."

The City of Greater Sudbury ranked highly in areas such as social housing, child care, cultural spending and development activity. The City has the highest number of regulated child care spaces (252 per 1,000 children age 12 and under). 2011 investment in cultural spending skyrocketed to more than three times the median of its OMBI peers ($70.88 per capita), thanks to the one-time contribution toward the School of Architecture. Greater Sudbury’s Planning division processed nearly double the number of development applications of its single-tier peers, while 98 per cent of applications were processed within Planning Act timelines, exceeding the median of 93 per cent. This revenue generating development activity continues to have a positive economic impact in our community.

The report shows that the City continues to be challenged by wastewater main backups and water main breaks. In 2011, Greater Sudbury experienced the second highest number of wastewater main backups (per 100 km of wastewater main) and fifth highest number of water main breaks (per 100 km of water distribution pipe) of the OBMI group. For 11 years, Greater Sudbury City Council has been directing municipal water/wastewater revenues to a Sustainable Capital Asset Management Program to help preserve and renew the municipality’s water and wastewater infrastructure.

The OMBI is a voluntary collaboration of 14 Ontario municipalities (representing over 66 per cent of the province’s population) as well as Calgary and Winnipeg.

For more information about the Ontario Municipal Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI) and to view the full OMBI 2011 Performance Benchmarking Report please visit www.ombi.ca.

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Media Contact:

Shannon Dowling, Corporate Communications

City of Greater Sudbury 705-674-4455 ext. 2539

Facebook: www.facebook.com/greatersudbury

Twitter: @greatersudbury

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Please send us your Sudbury Discoveries menu items for November

 

A friendly reminder that we will be creating our monthly, bilingual Sudbury Discoveries Menu for November.  We would like to include any special events, activities, programs, concerts, shows, or other fun things happening in Greater Sudbury during this time that we in turn will distribute to various tourism, arts and culture stakeholders, and more. Please send me your details by October 19 as we'd love to include them in next month's menu!

 

Also, do not forget that you can maximize your event's exposure by posting your event information year round on the Sudbury Tourism online Event Calendar.  Just follow the link below to do this.

 

http://sudburytourism.ca/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=172

&extmode=event&event_mode=add&lang=en

 

Marie Edsall

Technical Coordinator

Sudbury Tourism

PO Box 5000, Station A

200 Brady Street

Sudbury, ON P3A 5P3

P: (705) 674-4455, extension 4412

F: (705) 671-6767

marie-catherine.edsall@sudbury.ca

www.sudburytourism.ca

 

Catch us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/sudburytourism Follow us on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/sudburytourism Watch us on YouTube @ www.youtube.com/sudburytourism

 

BRIDGES TO BETTER BUSINESS 2012

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

Press Conference : Mayor to announce Proclamation

Monday, October 15th 2012 – 9am to 10am - Tom Davies Square

Join the Regional Business Centre, Mayor Marianne Matichuk and the Business Development Bank of

Canada as they announce the official launch of the 13th Annual Bridges to Better Business Conference

taking place during Small Business Week.

Business of the Arts: Turning your talent into a business

Monday, October 15th 2012 – Howard Johnson Hotel, Salon C Ballroom

As an artist, it’s important to recognize that talent is only part of the equation that makes an art

business successful. Join us for this free session and let an expert help you identify the trends,

opportunities and barriers to doing art as a business as well as the recommended actions to drive

advancement.

Agenda:

11:00am – Registrations & Networking

11:45am – Welcome & Introductions

12:00pm – Lunch

12:45pm – Keynote Speaker

1:30pm – Q&A

1:45pm – Wrap Up

Presenter : Kevin Rose, Artist / Business Development Officer at Waubetek Business Development

Corporation

BRIDGES TO BETTER BUSINESS 2012

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH

2012 Sudbury Tourism Forum: E-Commerce & Partnerships – Exploring opportunities with Sudbury

Tourism(FREE)

Tuesday, October 16th 2012 – 8:30am to 11:30am - Howard Johnson Hotel, Conference Lounge Ballroom

Join Sudbury Tourism staff and partners to discuss how they can help you develop and expand your

business through E-Commerce and Partnerships. Including a panel discussion on lessons learned from

local businesses in the tourism sector.

Plus! Share your feedback, suggestions and ideas for the tourism industry in Greater Sudbury and help

us to become one of Ontario's Top Four Destinations.

After Business

Tuesday, October 16th 2012 – 5pm to 7pm - Howard Johnson Hotel, Conference Lounge Ballroom

Join us at the Chamber of Commerce's After Business networking event. Make new contacts and

business leads, enjoy great food, prizes and refreshments. If you are interested in attending or

exhibiting, please contact 705-673-7133 ext 222.

BRIDGES TO BETTER BUSINESS 2012

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH

Retail: Maximizing inventory management efficiency

Wednesday, October 17th 2012 – Howard Johnson Hotel, Salon C Ballroom

If you possess inventory that you don’t expect to be able to sell, can it be written off? If your inventory

has lost value over time, can you claim its depreciation? Join us for a free session and let the experts

guide you through the importance of efficient inventory management as well as its potential costs and

tax burden.

Agenda:

11:00am – Registrations & Networking

11:45am – Welcome & Introductions

12:00pm – Lunch

12:45pm – Keynote

1:30pm – Q&A

1:45pm – Wrap Up

Presenter : Collins Barrow

BRIDGES TO BETTER BUSINESS 2012

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18TH

Mining & Construction: Using enhanced services to diversify your market

Thursday, October 18th 2012 – Howard Johnson Hotel, Salon C Ballroom

Looking to grow your business and tap into new markets? Need help with market research? Join us for

this free session and let our Research Officer provide you with an overview of the FREE Enhanced

Services that the Regional Business Centre has to help you expand your business.

Agenda:

11:00am – Registrations & Networking

11:45am – Welcome & Introductions

12:00pm – Lunch

12:45pm – Keynote

1:30pm – Q&A

1:45pm – Wrap Up

Presenter : Jacinda Mclean, Research Officer at the Regional Business Centre

BRIDGES TO BETTER BUSINESS 2012

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19TH

Entrepreneur Panel Luncheon

Friday, October 19th 2012 – Howard Johnson Hotel, Conference Lounge Ballroom

Join us as four local entrepreneurs representing the arts, tourism, retail and mining & construction

industries speak about their greatest challenges, accomplishments and experiences within Greater

Sudbury and how they’ve gotten through it all. You will have the opportunity to ask your questions and

speak to business owners who understand what you may or are currently experiencing.

Agenda:

11:00am – Registrations & Networking

11:45am – Welcome & Introductions

12:00pm – Lunch

12:45pm – Panel Speakers

1:30pm – Q&A

1:45pm – Wrap Up

Presenters:

Patrick O’Sullivan, Professional Artist (Arts)

Monica Youppi, Sixth Avenue Golf and Country Club (Tourism)

Mona Aelick, Top Notch Toys (Retail)

Jeff Fuller, Fuller Industrials (Mining & Construction)

 

Greetings fellow Sudbury adventurers!

 

Fall is in full swing and as the weather cools down, the events just keep on getting better! October is a fantastic month to enjoy many great activities, from art shows to haunted houses. Please visit www.sudburydiscoveries.ca today to view all the featured Sudbury Discoveries for the month of October.

 

Also, if you know of great ideas, activities, programs, concerts or other things going on, please don't forget that we can help you get the word out! Send us an email at sudburytourism@sudbury.ca.

 

OR

 

Post your information anytime on our Online Events Calendar at www.sudburytourism.ca.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Sudbury Tourism Staff

 

 

 

For immediate release                                                                                                  Friday, September 28, 2012

Greater Sudbury Fire Services Launches First In-Service Pink Fire Truck

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Greater Sudbury Fire Services has added the first in-service pink fire truck to its fleet of emergency response vehicles. The pink fire truck will operate out of the Van Horne Street Fire Hall and will respond to regular fire calls. The truck is part of the newly formed “Partners in Prevention” campaign running for the month of October.

“We are thrilled to launch this partnership,” said Fire Chief Danny Stack. “The Partners in Prevention campaign allows us to respond to the need for cancer awareness. We also want to inspire people to be proactive and take the steps needed for early detection against cancer.”

Along with the pink fire truck, throughout the month of October, members of the Sudbury Professional Fire Fighters Association (SPFFA) will be volunteering their time to those in need of transportation to and from appointments with the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP). Pink t-shirts will also be available for purchase during Fire Prevention Week (October 9-13) at New Sudbury Centre, with proceeds going to Northern Cancer Foundation.

“No one in Greater Sudbury is immune to cancer. Whether it’s a family member, a close friend, a co-worker or a neighbour, everybody knows someone who has battled cancer,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Marianne Matichuk. “I want to thank Greater Sudbury Fire Services for their leadership and dedication to helping to create awareness around the importance of breast cancer screening. This partnership is a true showcase of their commitment to this community.”

The pink fire truck was made possible by Hatch, a local company specializing in technical and strategic services to the Mining, Metallurgical, Energy and Infrastructure industries. "Hatch believes in this wonderful community and this great cause," said Keith Joiner, Operations Manager for Hatch in Greater Sudbury. "The people who fight fires and the people who fight cancer are heroes in our eyes, so we're glad to help out in any way we can."

“We congratulate Chief Danny Stack and his team for their determination to raise awareness at the community level,” said Natalie Aubin, Administrative Director of the Northeast Cancer Centre. “While recruitment to breast screening has been quite effective in the north, there are still many more women who could be benefiting from regular mammography.”

Rides to and from appointments can be scheduled through OBSP. To book your appointment please call 1-800-661-8897 and advise you will require a ride to and from your appointment.


 

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Media contact:

Leo Frappier, Public Safety Officer
Greater Sudbury Fire Services, 705-674-4455 ext. 3746
Mobile: 705-677-9226

 

 

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BRIDGES TO BETTER BUSINESS 2012

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

Press Conference : Mayor to announce Proclamation

Monday, October 15th 2012 – 9am to 10am - Tom Davies Square

Join the Regional Business Centre, Mayor Marianne Matichuk and the Business Development Bank of

Canada as they announce the official launch of the 13th Annual Bridges to Better Business Conference

taking place during Small Business Week.

Business of the Arts: Turning your talent into a business

Monday, October 15th 2012 – Howard Johnson Hotel, Salon C Ballroom

As an artist, it’s important to recognize that talent is only part of the equation that makes an art

business successful. Join us for this free session and let an expert help you identify the trends,

opportunities and barriers to doing art as a business as well as the recommended actions to drive

advancement.

Agenda:

11:00am – Registrations & Networking

11:45am – Welcome & Introductions

12:00pm – Lunch

12:45pm – Keynote Speaker

1:30pm – Q&A

1:45pm – Wrap Up

Presenter : Kevin Rose, Artist / Business Development Officer at Waubetek Business Development

Corporation

BRIDGES TO BETTER BUSINESS 2012

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH

2012 Sudbury Tourism Forum: E-Commerce & Partnerships – Exploring opportunities with Sudbury

Tourism(FREE)

Tuesday, October 16th 2012 – 8:30am to 11:30am - Howard Johnson Hotel, Conference Lounge Ballroom

Join Sudbury Tourism staff and partners to discuss how they can help you develop and expand your

business through E-Commerce and Partnerships. Including a panel discussion on lessons learned from

local businesses in the tourism sector.

Plus! Share your feedback, suggestions and ideas for the tourism industry in Greater Sudbury and help

us to become one of Ontario's Top Four Destinations.

After Business

Tuesday, October 16th 2012 – 5pm to 7pm - Howard Johnson Hotel, Conference Lounge Ballroom

Join us at the Chamber of Commerce's After Business networking event. Make new contacts and

business leads, enjoy great food, prizes and refreshments. If you are interested in attending or

exhibiting, please contact 705-673-7133 ext 222.

BRIDGES TO BETTER BUSINESS 2012

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH

Retail: Maximizing inventory management efficiency

Wednesday, October 17th 2012 – Howard Johnson Hotel, Salon C Ballroom

If you possess inventory that you don’t expect to be able to sell, can it be written off? If your inventory

has lost value over time, can you claim its depreciation? Join us for a free session and let the experts

guide you through the importance of efficient inventory management as well as its potential costs and

tax burden.

Agenda:

11:00am – Registrations & Networking

11:45am – Welcome & Introductions

12:00pm – Lunch

12:45pm – Keynote

1:30pm – Q&A

1:45pm – Wrap Up

Presenter : Collins Barrow

BRIDGES TO BETTER BUSINESS 2012

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18TH

Mining & Construction: Using enhanced services to diversify your market

Thursday, October 18th 2012 – Howard Johnson Hotel, Salon C Ballroom

Looking to grow your business and tap into new markets? Need help with market research? Join us for

this free session and let our Research Officer provide you with an overview of the FREE Enhanced

Services that the Regional Business Centre has to help you expand your business.

Agenda:

11:00am – Registrations & Networking

11:45am – Welcome & Introductions

12:00pm – Lunch

12:45pm – Keynote

1:30pm – Q&A

1:45pm – Wrap Up

Presenter : Jacinda Mclean, Research Officer at the Regional Business Centre

BRIDGES TO BETTER BUSINESS 2012

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19TH

Entrepreneur Panel Luncheon

Friday, October 19th 2012 – Howard Johnson Hotel, Conference Lounge Ballroom

Join us as four local entrepreneurs representing the arts, tourism, retail and mining & construction

industries speak about their greatest challenges, accomplishments and experiences within Greater

Sudbury and how they’ve gotten through it all. You will have the opportunity to ask your questions and

speak to business owners who understand what you may or are currently experiencing.

Agenda:

11:00am – Registrations & Networking

11:45am – Welcome & Introductions

12:00pm – Lunch

12:45pm – Panel Speakers

1:30pm – Q&A

1:45pm – Wrap Up

Presenters:

Patrick O’Sullivan, Professional Artist (Arts)

Monica Youppi, Sixth Avenue Golf and Country Club (Tourism)

Mona Aelick, Top Notch Toys (Retail)

Jeff Fuller, Fuller Industrials (Mining & Construction)

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Be sure to send your Sudbury Discoveries menu items for October!

 

A friendly reminder that we will be creating our monthly, bilingual Sudbury Discoveries Menu for October.  We would like to include any special events, activities, programs, concerts, shows, or other fun things happening in Greater Sudbury during this time that we in turn will distribute to various tourism, arts & culture stakeholders and more. Please send me your details by September 21 as we'd love to include them in next month's menu!

 

 

Also, do not forget that you can maximize your event's exposure by posting your event information year round on the Sudbury Tourism online Event Calendar.  Just follow the link below to do this.

 

http://sudburytourism.ca/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=172

&extmode=event&event_mode=add&lang=en

 

 

Marie Edsall

Technical Coordinator

Sudbury Tourism

PO Box 5000, Station A

200 Brady Street

Sudbury, ON P3A 5P3

P: (705) 674-4455, extension 4412

F: (705) 671-6767

marie-catherine.edsall@sudbury.ca

www.sudburytourism.ca

 

 

Catch us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/sudburytourism

 

Follow us on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/sudburytourism

 

Watch us on YouTube @ www.youtube.com/sudburytourism

 

 

 

It's an old joke that there are only two seasons in Greater Sudbury: winter and road construction season.

 

With five new road reconstruction projects getting underway this week, area motorists will have even more areas to avoid or expect traffic delays.

 

The new projects include:

 

Highway 17 at Municipal Road 55, Lively: The Ontario Ministry of Transportation advises motorists of pending road closures on Highway 17 West, Thursday and Friday. Approaches to the entrance and exit ramps to and from Municipal Road 55 will close for a maximum of 15 minutes each hour to permit jacking of the overpass for rehabilitation. Traffic will be restored to one lane in each direction on Highway 17 West, during the overnight hours. Maximum speed is reduced to 80 km/h.

 

Errington Avenue North, Chelmsford: The railway crossing on Errington Avenue will be reduced to one lane for maintenance and repair until today.

 

While it's not a road reconstruction project, filming by Black Walk Productions will require temporary road closures in downtown Sudbury on Thursday. Old City Hall Lane will close from Elgin to Lisgar streets from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Durham Street will close from Elgin to Cedar streets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The southbound lane of Elgin Street is scheduled to close from the Brady East extension to Minto Street from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Larch Street: Replacement of a temporary patch with concrete and asphalt will close the eastbound curb lane on Larch Street, just east of Durham Street, until Friday.

 

Catchbasin and culvert repairs: Motorists are advised to expect temporary lane closures at various locations for catch basin and culvert repairs on: M.R. 80, Lorne Street at Tuddenham Avenue, the Lasalle Boulvevard extension near College Boreal, Frood Road near Perkovitch Lane and Balfour Street.

 

Patching, grinding and asphalt rehabilitation: Motorists are advised to expect temporary lane closures at various locations for hot mix patching, grinding and asphalt rehabilitation on the following roads: Main Street east of M.R. 80, St. Jean Street, M.R. 15, St. Agnes Street and Denis Street. Vine and William Avenues.

 

Construction is underway on Vine and William Avenue, between Gemmell Street and Hawthorne Drive, for a watermain replacement, partial replacement of sanitary sewer-main and road resurfacing. Traffic is reduced to one lane.

 

ONGOING:

 

Bancroft Drive, Levesque Street to Moonlight Avenue: Excavation on Bancroft Drive has uncovered additional rock that will extend the limits of a detour. Bancroft is now closed to through traffic from Levesque Street to Moonlight Avenue for an additional 30 days. Motorists must detour via Hines and Rheal Streets. Access will be maintained on Bancroft for local traffic and emergency vehicles.

 

Barrydowne Road and Lasalle Boulevard: Line painting at intersections will create minor traffic delays for the week ending July 13.

 

Churchill Avenue, Falconbridge to Gemmell: Major construction on Churchill Avenue will reduce traffic to one lane between Falconbridge Road and Gemmell Street, until the end of July. Work includes improvements to the storm sewer, curbs, gutters and sidewalks, grinding and paving, and traffic calming measures.

 

Brady and Douglas streets, Ontario Street to railway underpass: Motorists are reminded to reduce speed and exercise caution in this area. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction for water main lining, storm sewer improvements, asphalt, curb and sidewalk replacement. Work will continue until the Fall.

 

Torbay Road is reduced to one lane for road upgrades and resurfacing until Friday. Motorists may experience extended delays.

 

Latimer Crescent, Loach's Road to Hunter Street: Latimer Crescent is closed to through traffic to July 21, between Loach's Road and Oriole Drive, for a watermain replacement and sanitary sewer improvements. Access will be maintained for local traffic and emergency vehicles.

 

Oscar Street, Hanmer: Expect lane closures for installation of a water main and sanitary sewer on Oscar Street in Hanmer. Work is expected to be complete by late July.

 

Robinson Drive, Southview Drive to Kelly Lake Road: Robinson Drive is reduced to one lane between Southview Drive and Kelly Lake Road for water and sanitary sewer main renewal. Work will continue to fall. Surface asphalt is scheduled next year.

 

Lavoie Street, Mayfair Court to Montrose Avenue: Construction is underway on Lavoie Street. Expect lane closures between Mayfair and Montrose for a water main renewal project, and from Drummond Avenue to Montrose for new surface asphalt.

 

Fairbank Lake Road (M. R. 4): Work is underway for the reconstruction of Fairbank Lake Road from Highway 17 to C. Johnson Road. Access through the nine-km construction site will be maintained at all times, with minor delays at work sites and during blasting activities. By the end of the 2012 construction season, the road will be partially paved with intermittent gravel sections.

 

 

Sudbury Discoveries - June / Juin 2012

 

Greetings fellow Sudbury adventurers!

 

 

The summer months are finally here and June is jam-packed with activities! From fast-paced street hockey action during Hockey Night In Canada’s Play On! Sudbury, to free concerts every Sunday night at Bell Park, there is plenty of affordable family fun this month. Please visit www.sudburydiscoveries.ca today to view all the featured Sudbury Discoveries for the month of June.

 

Also, if you know of great ideas, activities, programs, concerts or other things going on, please don't forget that we can help you get the word out! Send us an email at sudburytourism@sudbury.ca.

 

OR

 

Post your information anytime on our Online Events Calendar at www.sudburytourism.ca.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Sudbury Tourism Staff

 

Summer Students Have Joined the Tourism Team

 

Good Morning Partners!

 

Sudbury Tourism now has three summer students in the office.

 

The students want to learn all they can about events, activities and services available to visitors this summer, and they may be in touch with partners to find out more.

 

If you would like to send any updates for the students' benefit, you are more than welcome to do so.

 

The students can be reached at :

 

Monika Peltomaki: monika.peltomaki@sudbury.ca Scotty Cummings:

scott.cummings@sudbury.ca Lizette Frappier: lizette.frappier@sudbury.ca

 

Thanks and have a great weekend!

 

Marie Edsall

 

 

 

 

Greater Sudbury Announces Additional Downtown Parking

 

Due to an increase in demand for downtown parking now and in the coming months, the City of Greater Sudbury will open the Energy Court parking lot to monthly pass holders beginning July 1, 2012.

 

Monthly parking passes for this lot will go on sale May 22, 2012 at the Tom Davies Square Citizen Service Centre and can be purchased for $40 per month. Passes are valid from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. No overnight parking.

 

The Energy Court parking lot is off Lorne Street between The Beer Store and the Sherwin-Williams paint store.

 

For more information about municipal parking lots, monthly passes and hours of operation, please visit our website at www.greatersudbury.ca or call Citizen Services by dialing 3-1-1.

 

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Media Contact:

 

Shannon Dowling, Corporate Communications
City of Greater Sudbury, 705-674-4455, ext. 2539
Facebook: www.facebook.com/greatersudbury
Twitter: @greatersudbury

 

Please send us your Sudbury Discoveries menu items for June

 

Good afternoon Everyone,

 

A friendly reminder that we will be creating our monthly, bilingual Sudbury Discoveries Menu for June.  We would like to include any special events, activities, programs, concerts, shows, or other fun things happening in Greater Sudbury during this time that we in turn will distribute to various tourism, arts & culture stakeholders and more. Please send me your details by May 18 as we'd love to include them in next month's menu!

 

Also, do not forget that you can maximize your event's exposure by posting your event information year round on the Sudbury Tourism online Event Calendar.  Just follow the link below to do this.

http://sudburytourism.ca/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=172

&extmode=event&event_mode=add&lang=en

 

Have a terrific week!

 

Marie Edsall

Marketing Officer

Sudbury Tourism

PO Box 5000, Station A

200 Brady Street

Sudbury, ON P3A 5P3

P: (705) 674-4455, extension 4626

F: (705) 671-6767

marie-catherine.edsall@sudbury.ca

www.sudburytourism.ca

 

Catch us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/sudburytourism Follow us on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/sudburytourism Watch us on YouTube @ www.youtube.com/sudburytourism

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Customer:

 

Greater Sudbury Hydro Inc. (GSHi) is required to file a complete “Cost of Service” rate application by August 31, 2012.

The Cost of Service application is filed every 4 years and represents a thorough review of GSHi’s spending and

performance.

 

GSHi is requesting your participation in a customer consultation designed to canvass your opinions and priorities so

that your input can be considered by both our staff in the preparation of the application and the Ontario Energy

Board in its deliberations.

 

The consultation will consist of an information session on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. at the Howard Johnson

on Brady Street, breakfast will be served beginning at 8:00 a.m.  The agenda for the information session is as follows:

 

·         Overview of GSU and Greater Sudbury Hydro Inc.

·         Overview of the role of the Ontario Energy Board

·         Overview of the rates filing process

·         GSHi’s capital and maintenance priorities

·         Question and answer session

 

Following the Q&A we will request that you provide your feedback to us, forms can either be filled out at the session

or on-line.

 

If you feel you are not the most appropriate person to attend the session, please forward this invitation to whomever

you think can best participate from your organization.

 

Your favourable response to this invitation would be greatly appreciated. 

 

RSVP to Robin Ouellette, 705-675-0537 or robino@sudburyhydro.com.   

 

 

Frank Kallonen

President & CEO

GSU

500 Regent St., P.O. Box 250

Sudbury, ON P3E 4P1

Office: 705-675-0520

Fax      : 705-675-0528

 

 

 

 

 

New and Emerging Vehicles on our Roadways

 

Originator:

Sgt E. Sanderson

Traffic Management Unit 705-675-9171 ext 2411

Contact:

Sgt E. Sanderson

Traffic Management Unit 705-675-9171 ext 2411

Date:

May 04, 2012

Time:

130 pm

Incident No.:

 

Posted Online (Y or N)

 

Subject:

New and Emerging Vehicles on our Roadways

         

 

Every year new types of vehicles are emerging and being used on our roadways as we look for “Green” options and cost savings in our economic times.

 

That being said, the rules and restrictions for the various new vehicles need to be reviewed, so that collectively we can take the necessary steps to ensure our safety while using these vehicles.

 

Attached to this email are a series of documents that outline the various authorized uses and prohibitions for these vehicles as well as minimum safety equipment required.

 

The public is urged to take a moment and review the information to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” for each form of transportation.

NE fact sheet 1 - eibkes moped LSM Sep 2011.pdf

NE fact sheet 2 - MPMD Segway Sep 2011.pdf

NE fact sheet 3 - motor tricycle LSV Sep 2011.pdf

NE fact sheet 4 - prohibited vehicles Sep 2011.pdf

 

 

 

Sudbury Discoveries Menu - May 2012

 

Greetings fellow Sudbury adventurers!

 

May is here. Why not catch an exciting night of star gazing, or laugh out loud at the LOL Sudbury Comedy Festival? Whether you’re interested in sidewalk sales, festivals or just getting outdoors, we have it all here in Greater Sudbury! Please visit www.sudburydiscoveries.ca today to view all the featured Sudbury Discoveries for the month of May.

 

Also, if you know of great ideas, activities, programs, concerts or other things going on, please don't forget that we can help you get the word out! Send us an email at sudburytourism@sudbury.ca.

 

OR

 

Post your information anytime on our Online Events Calendar at SudburyTourism.ca. Simply click "Submit an event" on the right side of the screen and fill out the form.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Sudbury Tourism Staff

 

 

 

For immediate release                                                                                                         Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Students Demonstrate Emergency Preparedness Knowledge

 

As a lead-in to Emergency Preparedness Week, Grade 6 students at Cyril Varney Public School competed alongside local radio celebrities this morning. Using the technology of a SMART Board, the students teamed up with morning show hosts Rich and Gary from EZ Rock, Markus from CBC, and Todd and Mike from KFM to answer questions about how to be ready for emergencies.

 

In preparation for this event, the students learned about topics such as creating an emergency kit and developing a family emergency plan.

 

The same questions will be available on the City’s website throughout the month of May for members of the public to answer. Everyone who participates in the quiz will be entered in a draw to win emergency preparedness prizes, including an emergency kit. To take the quiz, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/beprepared. Grade 6 classes throughout Greater Sudbury have also been invited to take the quiz as part of a school contest, with a grand prize of a pizza party and tour of the City’s emergency services complex in Azilda.

 

All Greater Sudbury residents are encouraged to prepare for emergencies by creating a plan and building an emergency kit. More information is available at www.greatersudbury.ca/beprepared.

 

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Media contact:

Shannon Dowling, Corporate Communications
City of Greater Sudbury, 705-674-4455 ext. 2539
Facebook: www.facebook.com/greatersudbury
Twitter: @greatersudbury

 

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Please send us your Sudbury Discoveries menu items for May

 

Good Afternoon Everyone,

 

A friendly reminder that we will be creating our monthly, bilingual Sudbury Discoveries Menu for May.  We would like to include any special events, activities, programs, concerts, shows, or other fun things happening in Greater Sudbury during this time that we in turn will distribute to various tourism, arts & culture stakeholders and more. Please send me your details by April 20 as we'd love to include them in next month's menu!

 

Also, do not forget that you can maximize your event's exposure by posting your event information year round on the Sudbury Tourism online Event Calendar.  Just follow the link below to do this.

 

http://www.mysudbury.ca/Tourism/EventSubmission.htm?

CalendarType=Tourism&Channel=Tourism

 

Have a terrific week!

 

Marie Edsall

Marketing Officer

Sudbury Tourism

PO Box 5000, Station A

200 Brady Street

Sudbury, ON P3A 5P3

P: (705) 674-4455, extension 4626

F: (705) 671-6767

marie-catherine.edsall@sudbury.ca

www.sudburytourism.ca

 

Catch us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/sudburytourism Follow us on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/sudburytourism Watch us on YouTube @ www.youtube.com/sudburytourism

 

 

 

 

 

Accessibility Symposium - April 5th, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

 

http://museumsontario.com/en/Accessibility_Symposium_2012_97.html

 

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