Sudbury briefs: bus change, Cookie week at HSN, Old Dominion tickets

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Matthew Ramsey of Old Dominion performs at The Buckhead Theatre on February 01, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Temporary GOVA route change

Due to emergency repairs to the CP rail crossing at Beatty Street and Frood Road, taking place from Sept. 11-14, GOVA route 26 McKim Local will temporarily pick up and drop off passengers at the corner of Frood Road and Kathleen Street. Once emergency repairs to the rail track are complete, route 26 will resume its regular route to McKim Street and Granite Street.

Traffic update

Work may take place at any time during the day or night at the following work sites. The sites will be active from Sept. 11-30: Douglas Street; the areas around 1361 Paris St. and 593 Paris St.; Elm Street at Lisgar Street; and Errington Avenue at Highway 144 in Chelmsford.

Ramsey Lake Road: Grinding and paving at 428, 664, 935 and 1505 Ramsey Lake Rd., as well as at Dixon Road, will reduce traffic to one lane from Sept. 11-30.

Grinding and paving at the following sites will take place from Sept. 12-30. Again, work may take place at any time during the day or night: 1261 Falconbridge Rd.; Bancroft Drive from Carmichael Arena to 1262 Bancroft Dr.; 847 and 865 Bancroft Dr.; Bellevue Avenue from Ralph Street to Portage Avenue; 1239 and 1249 Diane St.; Longyear Drive in Falconbridge, from Hardy to Parkinson Streets; William Avenue in Coniston; and Marcus Drive at the Home Depot entrance.

Markstay farmers market

A farmers and flea market takes place Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Caisse Populaire outdoor rink in Markstay. Booths are just $20; bring your own table and chair. All proceeds go towards a warming shack for the rink.

For more information, contact John Nipius at 705-662-3658 or jnipius@tribury.com, or through the Markstay farmers market Facebook page.

Cookie week at HSN

Health Sciences North Foundation is partnering with Tim Hortons once again for the annual Smile Cookie Campaign, which runs Sept. 16-22.

When you purchase a chocolate chunk Smile Cookie that week for just $1, all of the proceeds from the two Tim Hortons outlets located at HSN, and a portion from other locations in the city, goes towards supporting the hospital’s priority needs.

“The team at Marek Hospitality is elated to once again be joining forces with our friends at the HSN Foundation for the Smile Cookie campaign,” Erika Theriault, food service director for Marek Hospitality, sad in a release. “The yearly campaign is always immensely successful and we are extremely confident that with our combined efforts, we will crumble last year’s total and exceed our goal of 8,500 Smile Cookies.

“The sweetest part of the campaign is that the entire proceeds stay in our community to support our local health-care system.”

To pre-order your cookies or smile-a-grams, go to hsnfsmile.ca or visit the HSNF office located next to the gift shop at the hospital’s main site.

Book launch Thursday

“To boldly go where no funeral has gone before.” Imagine spending your final days exploring strange new worlds. That’s the premise of a new graphic novel called STARSEED.

Wallace R. Gillard, a faculty member in the Visual Arts program at Cambrian College, has written the book.

The official book launch for STARSEED and the accompanying exhibit featuring art from the book will be held Thursday, September 12, 6 – 9 p.m., in the Open Studio (Room 2119) at Cambrian College’s main campus on Barrydowne Road.

Concert tickets go on sale Friday

Country music band Old Dominion will make a stop in Greater Sudbury on Feb. 22 with its We Are Old Dominion Tour, performing 7:30 p.m. at the Sudbury Community Arena.

Special guests will be Mitchell Tenpenny and Meghan Patrick.

Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at the arena, online at www.greatersudbury.ca/tickets, and by phone at 705-671-3000. Prices range from $48.75 to $93.75. VIP packages are also available.

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