2020

April 20, 2020
City Temporarily Closes all Municipal Boat Launches

To protect residents and slow the potential spread of COVID-19 in the community, all municipal boat launches within the City of Greater Sudbury will be temporarily closed to the public, effective immediately.

April 20, 2020
Spring Residential Tipping Fee Holiday Postponed

Due to the ongoing provincial and local State of Emergencies, the Residential Tipping Fee Holiday scheduled for the week of May 11, 2020, has been postponed.

April 20, 2020
City of Greater Sudbury Offers Online Resources for Learning and Fun

Visit www.greatersudbury.ca/COVID for fun and educational activities from the Greater Sudbury Public Library, Children Services and Environmental Planning Initiatives.

April 17, 2020
COVID-19 Reminders: Friday, April 17, 2020

As Greater Sudbury remains under a State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has some important reminders for residents about leisure and fitness programming, trails, and open-air fires.

April 17, 2020
GOVA Transit Adjusts Routes and Schedules Effective Saturday, April 18

Starting Saturday, April 18, 2020, public transit will reduce frequency of service on most routes and suspend some routes until further notice.

April 16, 2020
A Sure Sign of Spring: Street Sweeping Underway on Municipal Roads

The City of Greater Sudbury continues to maintain essential infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maintenance includes street sweeping now underway to prepare municipal roads for line painting.

April 14, 2020
Statement from Mayor Bigger – Update on COVID-19

I wanted to reach out and connect with our residents after the Easter long weekend. I am happy to see from reports and observations that traffic is down and so many of the residents in Greater Sudbury are listening to the advice of health officials and keeping inside and when outside keeping a safe distance away from others. I'll be the first to admit this was a difficult weekend.

April 9, 2020
COVID-19 Update: City Announces Staff Reassignments and Temporary Layoffs

As a result of extended facility closures and the suspension of non-essential services, the City of Greater Sudbury is taking the difficult step of temporarily suspending the employment of 322 seasonal and part-time staff in affected areas.

April 9, 2020
City of Greater Sudbury to Open Emergency Child-Care Centres

Three licensed emergency child-care centres will open in the City of Greater Sudbury to support health care and frontline workers as they continue to provide important services to the community.

April 8, 2020
Statement from Mayor Bigger regarding visitors

Greater Sudbury is a beautiful community with amazing people. Normally and under different circumstances we would have everyone come visit us. But these are not normal circumstances and I have a duty to protect our residents.

April 9, 2020
2020 Easter Weekend Municipal Service Schedule

As the Easter holiday weekend approaches, Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger reminds residents of the importance of maintaining physical distancing.

April 8, 2020
Mayor Bigger Shares an Inspirational Poem

I wanted to share some positive news that was brought to my attention today. Last week a grade 5 student, Carter Mann had written a poem to inspire his dad and to be strong.

April 6, 2020
UPDATED: COVID-19: When to Call 311

Over the past several days, there has been some feedback from members of the community about who to call with complaints related to COVID-19. Beginning immediately, the City of Greater Sudbury is making some changes to make the process easier for residents to navigate.

April 6, 2020
City Receives Funding to Provide Enhanced Supports to People Experiencing Homelessness during COVID-19

The City of Greater Sudbury has received more than $320,000 from the federal government to support its COVID-19 response capacity and help prevent the spread to our homeless population.

April 6, 2020
Statement from Mayor Bigger – Declaration of State of Emergency COVID-19

Today and effective immediately, I have declared a State of Emergency for the City of Greater Sudbury that will be in place for the duration of the provincial state of emergency.  I have reached this decision after careful consideration and conversations with the Medical Officer of Health, my fellow members of council and other local leaders across Greater Sudbury.

April 4, 2020
COVID-19: Bell Park Boardwalk Temporarily Closed

The Bell Park Boardwalk, from Science North to McNaughton Terrace, is temporarily closed to further promote physical distancing measures and limit the potential spread of COVID-19 in our community.

April 3, 2020
COVID-19: Important update on waste collection

Beginning Tuesday, April 7, 2020, all garbage must be placed in a secure, tied bag. Garbage containers that contain loose or unbagged waste will not be collected.

April 2, 2020
Statement from Mayor Bigger – Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Good evening,
I was saddened to hear of our community’s first fatality with regards to the COVID-19 virus and I extend my condolences to the family at this time on behalf of Mayor and Council. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this extremely difficult time.

April 2, 2020
Open Air Fire Ban Begins Friday in Greater Sudbury

In an effort to protect people and communities from the risk of preventable human-caused fires during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Greater Sudbury, in alignment the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, has implemented an open air fire ban beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020.

April 1, 2020
Statement from Mayor Bigger – Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

As we begin the month of April, I wanted to take a moment to commend everyone across Greater Sudbury who has been adapting, adjusting and seeing their way through this truly unprecedented time in our current history.