Hello, Greater Sudbury! Here are some stories to start your Tuesday.
Minnow Lake restoration group sues town over KED
A new legal action has been filed against the City of Greater Sudbury relating to the Kingsway Entertainment District. The city’s elected officials did not have all the relevant information available during their decision-making processes, according to a notice of application for judicial review filed on August 13 by the Lake Minnow Restoration Committee (MLRC). “It is certainly our client’s perspective that a full and proper understanding of the issues may well lead to a different outcome in terms of site selection,” Panel Counsel Eric Gillespie said in an interview. At a council meeting on July 14, Greater Sudbury City Council gave staff the green light to take the next steps for the KED project. In making this decision, council members joined with city staff in making “many errors of law,” according to the application for judicial review, argues the MLRC in its lawsuit. In the application for judicial review, MLRC argues, through its counsel, that these errors include “the failure to comply with the rules of procedural fairness, including the limitation of discussions and questions during the proceedings of the advice ”and“ failure to disclose relevant and material information, which had been known, would likely have affected the outcome.
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City says it will have a stronger security presence to stop homeless settlements in downtown
After a tumultuous week at Memorial Park, with an encampment dismantled on August 12 and the subsequent removal of the covered pavilion on August 13, a city councilor said Greater Sudbury would have a stronger presence around the park to prevent another development camp. The lodge was lit 24 hours a day, which was attractive for security reasons, as was the proximity to the Greater Sudbury Police Headquarters, which is why many decided to camp in the park. You can read the story of the dismantling here. In addition to removing people living in the park, several security-related measures have been taken, according to a Facebook post from Ward 5 Coun. Robert Kirwan. In his post, Kirwan provided numerous responses that were not provided by the city’s communications department. The measures taken by the city, says Kirwan’s post, include from August 15 uniformed security guards who will be stationed in the park seven days a week, 24 hours a day. In addition, two uniformed contract security guards will be stationed on site with a vehicle. They will actively monitor and deter anti-social behavior, which includes erecting tents or structures. Until August 22, contracted security resources will be on site overnight between 12:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. at Memorial Park. During the remaining 16 hours per day, our security guards on duty will patrol the site.
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Up Here is back with outdoor concerts in Durham August 20-22
The Sudbury Urban Art and Music Festival welcomes live music back to town with a series of free outdoor concerts taking place on Durham Street downtown from August 20-22. The festivities will kick off with an evening of electronic music on Friday August 20, featuring Montrealers Marie Davison and L’Oeil Nu will perform alongside NYSSA and The 555. Polaris finalist hip-hop artist Cadence Weapon , will headline a hip-hop night alongside Ethiopian and Montreal rapper Naya Ali and local rapper Jor’Del Downz on Saturday, August 21. Festival goers will remember Naya Ali from her performance at the Superstack base at Copper Cliff on the 2019 Up Here Mystery tour. On Sunday August 22, Ojibway artist Hamilton Zoon will perform his signature sounds with local post-punk legends Casper Skulls and Sudbury folk-country singer Julie Katrinette. Outdoor concerts are chargeable and donations will be accepted on site or at uphere.com/donate. Strict health and safety measures will be in place at Up Here Square.
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Start of the first full day of the election campaign with announcements by party leaders
The first full day of the federal election campaign began Monday with Justin Trudeau making an announcement in Quebec. The Liberal leader has left Longueuil, Quebec. and made it to Cobourg, Ontario with several stops along the way. Shortly after Trudeau’s morning announcement, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made one in Toronto, a Liberal stronghold he hopes will turn orange. Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole has remained in Ottawa, although he has scheduled “virtual town hall meetings” with communities in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario for the evening. O’Toole started the day with what his team called a “major announcement.” Governor General Mary Simon dissolved Parliament Sunday morning at Trudeau’s request, and voters went to the polls on September 20.
Hot and humid day with alternating sun and clouds for today
Tuesday is going to be a hot and humid day, folks. Under a mix of sun and cloud, today’s high is 26, but humidity will make it look more like 31. Today’s UV index is seven, or high. Tonight, the mercury will drop to 15 and the sky will clear around midnight.