City of Greater Sudbury crews have begun sweeping roads as well as sidewalks in high pedestrian traffic areas and in areas where runoff can affect waterways. At the end of April, operations will expand city-wide, with support from contractors Jara Sweeping and The Munro Group. Work is scheduled to be completed by mid-June, dependent on weather and the impact of COVID-19 related restrictions on operations.
With milder weather here, bears are making their way out of their winter dens. The potential for human-bear interactions increases in the spring when there are less natural food sources available to them. This is when food sources, such as garbage and bird feed, can draw bears into populated areas.