Nine stories to start your day, August 22nd

Green time vs. Screen Time

A report from the North East Local Health Integration Network says that “green-time” vs “screen time” is worth working for, even in the last few weeks of Summer. The Canadian Pediatric Society is joining arms with the report saying they recommend NO screen time for children under the age of two and only one hour per day minimum for children aged two to five.

Sudbury boater charged for impaired-driving

First a 32-year-old man Sudbury man has been was charged for impaired boating. It happened on Lake Wahnapitae over the weekend. The vessel stop took place the sandbanks of the lake. The boat has been impounded for seven days and the driver was issued an automatic 90-day licence suspension.

Dog park is on the agenda

North Bay City council will hear a recommendation tonight, regarding a dog park. City staff say they’re recommending Laurentian Playground as the preferred site for a second dog park in North Bay. This is following the launch of another park, off Champlain Park Road.

Manitoulin Man charged in assault

A Manitoulin Man has been charged by Wikwemikong Tribal Police, in response to a stabbing. The OPP Emergency Response unit along with the Canine Unit assisted in the arrest of the 24-year-old who fled the scene following the assault on another male. He has been charged with attempted Murder.

Greater Sudbury Woman Missing – Lillian Russell, 51 (LOCATED)

Sudbury OPP officers are looking for a woman who failed to show up for work on Monday. 51-year-old Lillian Russell of Dill Township was last seen at approximately 6:15 a.m. yesterday morning. The canine unit, the Emergency Response Unit and the Aviation Services Helicopter Unit have all joined the search.

Revamp for North Bay city hall entrance

The front entrance of city hall could be getting a face-lift. A report from city staff is recommending that council approve a contract in the amount of $134,900 to do the Reno-Job that would include an adjustment to the interlocking bricks outside the doors to bring the slope in line with accessibility standards.

The Flower is out, the Moose is in

The Northern Ontario Party’s says they’ve had their first AGM at a Provincial Park near Timmins and have emerged with a new logo. The Trillium has been replaced with the bull Moose to draw a further separation from other political parties with an animal mainly found in the North.

The Flower is out, the Moose is in

Sudbury MPP Glen Thibeault is giving two thumbs up to the Wynne Liberal plan to build a year-round access road to the Ring of Fire. But, while the energy minister says that the benefits to Sudbury will “continue to unfold” Nicklebelt NDP MPP France Gelinas says there’s a catch…

The funding for the project is projected in the post election budget, should the Liberals be re-elected.

Sidewalk plowing on the agenda

The operations committee for Greater Sudbury will decide next week whether to add an additional 26 kilometers of sidewalks to winter snowplowing routes. The move, should it go forward that will include $310,000 to buy additional equipment, and $240,000 in permanent annual costs.